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Although the car has not actually been officially revealed, the first pix of the new F56 MINI hatchback have made their way onto onto BangkokPost‘s website.

Pictured here is a yellow Cooper S hatchback, which is expected to have a 192 hp 2.0 litre inline-four engine under the hood – a much bigger engine than the second-gen Cooper S it replaces. Zero to 100 km/h times improve from 7.2 seconds currently to 6.7 seconds.

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The Cooper has a three-cylinder 1.5 litre engine making 136 hp. It’s no longer normally-aspirated, but turbocharged like the Cooper S. Turbo power means significantly more torque, which translates into significantly better acceleration – 0 to 100 km/h times are expected to improve from about 10.4 seconds currently to 7.8 seconds.

We’ll be back with more details on the new F56 MINI hatchback when the full details are revealed.