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http://www.carscoops.com/2014/01/scoop-new-2015-mini-five-door-hatch-f55.html



Here's our best look yet at the upcoming five-door version (codenamed F55) of the new generation Mini hatchback series, spied completely uncovered while being transferred on a trailer by a poster over at the Dutch Newminiclub forums.

It's hard to tell from these night shots, but previously spied prototypes of the car appear to sport shorter front doors and a slightly longer wheelbase than the traditional three-door version (F56) of the BMW Group's third generation "New Mini", which premiered at the Tokyo and Los Angeles motor shows in November last year.

The Mini-loving crew over at Motoringfile says the five-door F56 should be at least 50mm (2+ inches) longer than the three-door F56, with the newly found space aiding (mainly) rear passenger legroom and to a lesser degree, the cargo area. Mini may offer both a two-seat and a traditional three-seat bench layout for the rear compartment.

Under the hood, the F55 will be offered with the same engine lineup as the F56, centered on the new 1.5-liter three-cylinder and 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged units.

The F56 three-door model will be the first of the new Mini hatch series to launch in the market this spring and will be followed by the F56 five-door version towards the end of the year or early 2015, and the Cabriolet (F57) next year.
 

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I still dislike the chrome fuel door, I wish they made it more seemless with the rest of the body
It would be an easy modification to color the fuel door after delivery. Would you want it painted body color?
 

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It would be an easy modification to color the fuel door after delivery. Would you want it painted body color?
It would help but I want an actual cover over it, not just some big hole in the panel with nothing to cover it for a cleaner look.
 

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If this is the case then maybe it should be an option. But i really have no complaints with the gas cap. I find it rather unique.

Is it unique but it also look like some horrible aftermarket mod only ricers would go after. But because of how amazing Mini's are, it's something I can live with, definitely not a deal breaker.
 
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