Spy shots just keep on coming in today, and here is another flurry of images starring the new generation of the iconic Mini Cooper. The next version of the small Anglo-German car - codenamed F56 - could share the frame with the new BMW 1-Series GT, a front wheel drive MPV that will be introduced as a variant of the 1-Series. In addition to the range of four-cylinder turbo units, BMW will probably also give the new Cooper a new 3-cylinder turbocharged engine.
The transition between the two generations will also lead to a growth in size, meaning the new model should gain a few inches in both length and width. The design of the front grille will be revised too, while the hood of the pictured mule looks significantly longer and more curved than the current model. Production of the new Mini Cooper should start in early 2013, while a convertible version is planned for the following year.