MINI has revealed technical details about its upcoming generation. The new car will debut a new generation of powerplants that will "optimize the balance between driving thrills and fuel consumption yet again”, according to the automaker.

It will be the first to use both three-and four-cylinder engines, which they say will set “new standards in terms of output, performance, comfort and reliability.”

MINI has confirmed the 1.5 liter displacement of the 3 cylinder engine and the 2.0 liter displacement of the 4 cylinder unit. Both are twin turbocharged and feature direct injection with the larger engine most likely used by the Mini Cooper S.