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These are the clearest views of the upcoming F56 MINI hatchback so far. Our spy photographers snooped around a professional photography session (check out the matte black Cayenne with the camera rig) of the next-generation 2014 F56 MINI hatchback and caught this yellow MINI Cooper S hatchback in action.

Earlier today, BMW dropped fresh details on the upcoming MINI hatch, confirming that the new model will feature both BMW’s TwinPower Turbo 1.5 litre three-pot and 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engines, with outputs of 136 hp/220 Nm and 192 hp/280 Nm respectively.

The current BMW-PSA Prince engines will no longer be in service in the new hatch, but will continue in other existing models until the collaboration project expires in 2016. Read the full powertrain and tech story here.

2.0 litre MINI TwinPower Turbo petrol

This F56 Cooper S is in the same yellow hue as the car that was photographed the first time we saw the MINI fully undisguised, but this time our spies managed to get a clearer and more direct angle. The previous spyshots, shot from a high angle, prompted MINI to issue a statement which basically called us to wait and see as those weren’t the most flattering angles of the car.

What do you think, does the new MINI look better here than in the previous set? The F56 2014 MINI Hatch will be unveiled in London on November 18, the birthday of Sir Alec Issigonis, the man behind the original Mini of 1959. We will cover its motor show debut in Tokyo just a few days later, so stay tuned for that.