Mini has unveiled details and photos of a Mini Coupe Concept, set to debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Coupe builds on the Cooper platform (confusing, isn't it?), but ditches the useless rear seats in favor of a sloping roofline and a coupe's profile.
The Coupe is identical to the Cooper S from the B-pillars forward and under the hood is the 1.6-liter turbocharged heart that we've come to love in the high performance John Cooper Works Mini. Out back the Coupe's new look includes a spoiler edge on the classic floating white roof that is one of the hallmarks of Mini's aesthetic.
Meanwhile, sources at Motor Authority have unearthed sketches for yet another Mini concept that may also be bowing at Frankfurt: the Mini Roadster. The Roadster is rumored to differ from the current Mini Convertible by having two fewer seats and a larger enclosed storage area. A removable (or retractable) hardtop would be nice, but if the Roadster concept ever sees the light of day, we expect it will be topped with a canvas roof.
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