German magazine Auto Motor und Sport brings us the best look inside yet of the new F56 MINI platform. Above you can see the new style toggle switches and an increase in black plastic interior trim. Eagle eyed observers will also note there are no longer toggle switched for the windows in the central stack.
It’s all part of the apparent maturation of the MINI brand and, we think, some of the brand’s playful character is being lost. This is further evidenced by the removal of the centrally-mounted speedometer. The speedo will now sit atop the steering column, with a smaller dial beside for the rev counter (see image below).
An infotainment screen, mounted inside a circular shape, will sit in the middle of the dashboard where the speedo used to be placed. It follows a similar look to current generation MINIs that are equipped with either satellite navigation or Visual Boost. Although, there’s no speedo around the outside, of course.