All-new Small – latest spy shots
All-new Small – latest spy shots
The 2014 Small hatchback continues to be previewed within an official teaser image from the organization.
Created included in an advertising and marketing campaign, the photo shows the development-ready vehicle in front of its official reveal on 18 November.
The all-new vehicle has formerly been photographed testing in Europe, with simply front and back bumper sections disguised. Both standard Cooper and also the Cooper S model happen to be caught in the past spy photos.
The brand new Small features distinctive Brought daytime running light rings that encompass the whole headlamp unit. Not surprisingly, the vehicle carries far bigger back lights than ever before.
Cooper S models feature many of the performance variant’s traditional hallmarks, together with a rear roof spoiler, a dual centrally-mounted exhaust arrangement as well as an air intake within the bonnet. The vehicle seems to possess grown slight having a longer front overhang compared to current vehicle.
Spy photos showing the vehicle filming its launch advert are also taken, just days following the first official technical information regarding the vehicle have been revealed.
Turbocharged, direct-injection three- and 4-cylinder gas engines is going to be offered included in the range. The launch 1.5-litre 3-cylinder unit will get 134bhp and 162lb foot (170lb foot on overboost) from just 1250rpm. The launch 2.-litre 4cyl unit, meanwhile, will get 189bhp and 206lb foot (221lb foot on overboost). Both engines rev to 6500rpm, with further variants planned for future release.
The only so-far confirmed diesel is a very common-rail direct-injection 1.5-litre unit with 114bhp and peak torque of 199lb foot. Efficiency is stated to enhance by seven percent within the 1.6-litre unit it replaces. All gas and diesel engines is going to be offered with new manual and automatic gearboxes, with stop-start.
New front- and all sorts of-wheel drive UKL1 platform (which BMW may also use) can result in “even more precise and sporty handling” with “further advances in driving comfort”. Wider tracks feature, the leading strut and multi-link rear suspension is created more rigid, lightweight materials are utilized, and unsprung masses reduced. Rear entry and boot space can also be improved because of redesigned rear axle.
Digitally adjustable dampers make their very first on the Small. Two driving modes is going to be offered: one “emphatically sporty”, another “balanced and comfortable”. These can be controlled with a switch within the interior.
A next-generation electronic power steering product is stated to “promote agility, driving safety and comfort”. A brand new torque-steer compensation product is fitted, which seeks to reduce torque-steer issues effective front-drive Minis have formerly endured from. A brand new braking mechanism is stated to become lighter and also have improved friction.
Despite a obvious rise in size proven within the undisguised spy pictures, Small states weight continues to be reduced. High-strength steels are utilized in key areas of the body to lessen weight, improve safety while increasing agility.
An energetic bonnet is really a new standard safety feature for that Small 3. The bonnet is instantly elevated in case of an accident having a pedestrian at speeds between 12mph and 34mph. Extra crumple zones also boast.