Our spies managed to grab the five-door MINI hatchback on camera with slightly less camouflage, ahead of a possible 2015 launch.

Our spies managed to grab the five-door MINI hatchback on camera with slightly less camouflage, ahead of a possible 2015 launch.

In the first part of October we learned from BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer the new MINI lineup will encompass between eight and ten different models. One of the new models can be seen in these spy shots which depict a five-door hatchback featuring a significantly longer wheelbase to better accommodate two rear passengers. The vehicle is also slightly taller than the regular Cooper and comes with a small window behind the C-pillar.

The standard MINI Cooper will be finally revealed on Monday when we will get an idea about what sort of engines will power this larger version. We already know the three-door MINI will be offered with a 1.5-liter gasoline motor rated at 134 bhp (100 kW) and a more powerful 2.0-liter outputting 189 bhp (141 kW). There will also be a 1.5-liter direct-injection diesel common-rail engine producing 114 bhp (85 kW) and 199 lb-ft (269 Nm). Expect these engine to be carried over onto the bigger version.

The five-door MINI will be revealed towards the end of 2014 as a 2015MY.

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