Originally Posted by Coni
Not true at all, the car was just facelifted for the 2010 MY, so they would hardly just throw that in the trash for a new model so soon. The new one i am guessing will be released in 2013 as a 2014 MY, because its production cycles are the same as the current 3-series coupe.
The R56 second gen Mini was JUST facelifted for MY2011. This included a long list of changes (e.g. new bumpers, new lamps, new ENGINE
So no chance that a brand new 3rd gen Mini will be out for MY2012...