New Mini bigger in every dimension. Overhangs short, but longer than previous models.
Despite significant changes, third-generation Mini strongly resembles original ’02 design.
All-new interior vastly improved with more craftsman-like details.
Old pie-plate-sized speedometer in center stack replaced by sensible-looking HMI.
Light ring around HMI changes color according to driving style.
Beautifully detailed analog speedometer and tachometer situated in front of driver, where they belong.
Annoying, thimble-like HMI controller replaced by nice, meaty dial.
Mini features first heads-up display in segment.
A few nostalgic design elements remain inside, including center-stack toggle switches.
Formerly hard-plastic IP cover now soft and pleasantly squishy.
More room in back seat, thanks to longer wheelbase.
Innovative BMW I-3 and I-4 engines delight to drive, built in Hams Hall, England.
BMW's third-generation Mini Hardtop gets bigger, faster and more friendly to mainstream buyers. (See related article New Mini Offers Less Nostalgia, More Technology.)
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