The MINI Coupe and Roadster are the brand's most stylish models but their future could be in doubt.
According to Australia's Motoring, the cars will be replaced by a new sports car that is more differentiated from the rest of the MINI lineup.
Little is known about the model but it is expected to feature more curvaceous bodywork and a futuristic interior that could borrow cues from the Vision concept. That's not much to go on but the car will reportedly ride on the front-wheel drive UKL platform and be available as a coupe (codenamed F58) and convertible (codenamed F59).
Power will reportedly be provided by a BMW-sourced 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine. There's no word on outputs, but the report says we can expect both S and JCW variants.
If everything pans out, the new sports car could be launched by late 2015 or early 2016.