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Mini Coupe concept headed to production

Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG, has announced that two new Mini models are to be built at Mini Plant Oxford.

Let's be honest. The Cooper's rear seats were pretty much useless anyway.
BMW has confirmed that one of the new Mini models will be based on the Coupe concept. BMW AG/Mini

Remember that cute little Mini Coupe concept that was announced a few days ago? Neither do I, but perhaps you should take a second look because according to Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG, Dr. Norbert Reithofer, will be putting the Cooper Coupe into production at the Mini Plant in Oxford, alongside one other new model.

Specifically, the two new models will be based on the Mini Coupe concept and a concept that will be unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show.Details of the second model have not yet been announced.

Place your bets on whether the second model will be the rumored Mini Roadster (Speedster?) or the also-rumored Mini Crossman SUV; and stay tuned to our continuing coverage of the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.