I was reading about the Mini F56 and then realized how the new F56 is growing in size pretty considerably. You just have to laugh a bit at a car company named Mini that has been systematically inflating the size of all its vehicles over the past X amount of years.
How has the Mini F56 grown? Let me count the ways. The F56's length was increased by 89 millimeters, it's length by 44 millimeters, and its height by 7 millimeters. The F56 also has a wheelbase that is 28 millimeters longer than the last generation, and a track width that is 42 millimeters wider at the front and 34 millimeters wider at the rear. The luggage compartment grew in space significantly. What was once 160 liters is now 211. That's 51 more liters of storage space.
The larger size of the Mini F56 makes its grille look quite imposing. The headlights also see, quite large IMO. To me the larger size Mini looks like a toy car that was inflated to a ridiculous proportion. Okay, it is not that terrible, but I think that the design of the Mini lends itself more when it is, well, miniature.
Are you happy about all the extra space and size that the new Mini F56 is offering? Do you think that the Mini design looks funny when translated to larger designs?