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Here are first photos of the 2012 MINI Coupe and MINI John Cooper Works Coupe spied on the streets of Munich.

First introduced as the MINI Coupe Concept along with the MINI Roadster Concept in Frankfurt 2009, these photos are the cleanest seen so far.

With camouflage concentrated on the rear upper body area, we suspect MINI is trying to hide the taller dimensions of the greenhouse and steeper windshield compared to the concept. Otherwise, in JCW trim the Coupe looks identical to the Fankfurt concept - even down to the body kit, wheels and reverse baseball cap roof.

In the photos of the regular Coupe in black we can see a retractable spoiler in the up position while in motion. 

It was rumored the production version of the MINI Coupe and Roadster would debut at the recent Geneva Motor Show but it seems MINI is not quite ready. Expect a market launch later in the year.

Gallery: 2012 MINI Coupe and MINI JCW Coupe spied on the road

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