Mini Cooper coupe to be badged as ‘Broadspeed’

1965 Mini Broadspeed

BMW’s Mini brand is scheduled to unveil a concept form of its speedster model at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. A design mule for the production Mini Speedster is currently being tested for an official unveiling sometime in 2010.

It is reported that Mini is also working a new coupe model that will most likely be called the Broadspeed. The Broadspeed name comes from the racing team that used Mini Coopers in the mid-60″s with some success. The team also manufactured their own version of a Mini racer meant for the street with the 1966 Broadspeed GT Coupe based on a Mark 1 Austin Mini Cooper 1275 S.

Original plans for the new coupe were to be a John Cooper Works only product. Nonetheless, with fuel-economy regulations and a shift in consumer behavior, Mini is planning a Cooper and Cooper S version of the Broadspeed.

The coupe and the speedster will be based on the R57 platform and will use the current engine lineup.

– By: The Daily Auto Editor

Source: MotoringFile
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