If you look at shots of the S and the concepts there all 2 slip exhausts. Other wise the numberplate would have to go where the big badge would be. Like in the other spy shot and also would have an overhang when the boot is open.So to the rear... interesting to see how the number plate is going to be bumper mounted.... this will be interesting on S versions with a twin centerer exit exhaust. Unfortunately the original bumperless rear design was a non-starter as US bumper legislation dictates that a bumper must be able to absorb an impact of 6mph without causing damage to the vehicle. The tailgate doors are bound to be quite funky with a predictably large MINI wings logo.
Believe it or not mate... it is known for MINI owners to breed :biggrin: :biggrin:No sir, I don't like it.
It does look like a hearse, I agree. A black 300C touring also looks like a hearse, but they look great!
If I were a midget and died, i wanna go in the back of one of these!!!
You don't buy a MINI if you give half a damn about passengers, do you?
Yeah, I'd rather end up in one of those than the Mini version!Glad its not just me then. I didn't read the whole thread fully.
Yeah but those are Merecedes and Jaguar. Very nice for a hearse. Saw a old vauxhall C reg hearse the other day. That wasn't very nice. Not much design in that one!
Why?I'm more interested in seeing the finished product. It won't look as bad as these prototype shots.
No, but the car is still under development so I don't the exterior is in its final form.Why?
Do you know something we don't?
Frankly Iam very unimpressed with it as it is! I was looking forward to something a little more imaginative, so far it's a great disappointment.
I was definitely a future purchaser until I saw these pics ... come on BMW even your '1' series has more appeal than this!!!
Good grief, even I didn't go that far! But, now you mention it, you may have a fair point there!
Well I do hope you are right because it won't be sitting next to my GP in it's current form!No, but the car is still under development so I don't the exterior is in its final form.
With the disguising panels removed, it will probably have a back end that looks more like this, although the waste line will be higher as a result of the changes on the R56. Oh, it will have a nice glossy paint job as well:i wonder how much (if any) it changes?