19 November 2008
The BMW Group will be the world’s first manufacturer of premium automobiles to deploy a fleet of some 500 all-electric vehicles for private use in daily traffic. The MINI E will be powered by a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor fed by a high-performance rechargeable lithium-ion battery, transferring its power to the front wheels via a single-stage helical gearbox nearly without a sound and entirely free of emissions.
Specially engineered for automobile use, the battery technology will have a
20 October 2008
The BMW Group will be the world’s first manufacturer of premium automobiles to deploy a fleet of some 500 all-electric vehicles for private use in daily traffic. The MINI E will be powered by a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor fed by a high-performance rechargeable lithium-ion battery, transferring its power to the front wheels via a single-stage helical gearbox nearly without a sound and entirely free of emissions. Specially engineered for autom
13 October 2008
A unique MINI featuring a visually stunning exterior designed by legendary artist, illustrator and graphic designer Alan Aldridge, is now on show at the Design Museum in London. The MINI Aldridge Special is an exhibit in a retrospective display of Alan’s work, entitled ‘The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes’.
10 September 2008
The MINI brand is continuing its overwhelming story of success - now taking a new approach with the MINI Crossover Concept.
This Design Study offers a fascinating outlook at a new facet of the brand powerfully expressed by a truly innovative body concept - the fourth body variant, to be precise, following the classic two-door, the MINI Convertible, and the MINI Clubman.
The MINI Crossover Concept is a new model variant for the first time measuring more than four metres in length, with four d
09 August 2008
Already since 1986, HAMANN-Motorsport develops and manufactures products for the individualisation of BMW automobiles. Therefore, it is only consistent that the technicians of the Laupheim-based company also focus on the “small relative” in the BMW family and develop an extensive tuning programme for the MINI. The
24 July 2008
The MINI Cooper S has been singled out for praise by What Car? and taken the Green Sports Car award in the What Car? Green Awards ceremony at the 2008 British International Motor Show, where the MINI range is currently showing on a MINIVERSITY-themed stand.
The award is recognition of MINI’s commitment to manufacturing frugal and fast premium small cars, with minimal cost to the environment.
The MINI Cooper S embodies all of those qualiti
18 July 2008
Since production began in 2001 Plant Oxford has seen over one million MINIs leave the plant destined for customers abroad. The one millionth MINI for export has now left Plant Oxford.
More than 80 per cent of MINI production is currently exported to almost 80 countries worldwide with the largest export market being the USA. The most recent sales figures have been the best in MINI USA’s history. In the first half of the year, MINI USA has reported sales of 26,400 cars, an increase of 33.6 per cent. The increase
15 July 2008
New addition to the MINI family focusing in particular on sporting performance – and at the same time establishing a new market position for John Cooper Works. The MINI John Cooper Works and the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman provide the driving pleasure so typical of MINI in true racing character reflecting the unique nature and tradition of John Cooper Works.
• Drivetrain and chassis components derived directly from the MINI John Cooper Works CHALLENGE racing model: 155
08 July 2008
The traditional British International Motor Show is almost as old as the car: It took place for the first time back in 1903 in the legendary Crystal Palace, which was once built for the world exhibition in London. Between 23rd July and 3rd August 2008 the automobile industry bestows the honour on the ExCel exhibition a
25 June 2008
Hat trick for AC Schnitzer in "sport auto" reader survey Top for Styling and Engine Tuning MINI by AC Schnitzer most successful vehicle of all classes
There are companies who offer visually exciting cars, and there are companies who invest their entire know-how in stable and refined technology. At AC Schnitzer however, no-one ever has to settle for a compromise. This has recently been confirmed again by the German magazine "sport auto", whose readers have just voted on the most sporting cars
09 June 2008
Pleasure, Emotion, Pragmatism, Elegance.
These are the basic items of the new interpretation of the Mini Clubman signed Aznom.
So the new Mini Chateaux is born, a Mini that, thanks to its name evokes the elegance of the world of the Grands Chateaux; for this reason in its car trunk has found place a 6 bottles (and chalices) wine-cellar completely caulked and shock absorbent built up with the same wood and leather selected for the car.
Concerning the inner features, the match of aged / gau
03 June 2008
The Life Ball MINI is traditionally created by the fashion designer responsible for the fashion show in the opening event - and in 2008, this was the British lingerie label Agent Provocateur. This year, the new MINI Cooper Clubman was selected as the basis for this exclusive, unique design. "The new shape is so reminiscent of the old English Mini police van that we were immediately inspired to create an Agent Provocateur styled interior that you really would want to get banged up in! A classic y