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The new MINI: a present-day original and “Classic of the Future” :

The new MINI: a present-day original and “Classic of the Future” :

The new MINI: a present-day original and “Classic of the Future”. Successful showing in the readers’ vote by automobile magazine “Auto Bild Klassik”: the latest generation of the British premium small car wins the 2014 “Golden Classic Steering Wheel”. The new MINI offers instant appeal, but it is also excellently equipped to provide long-term fascination, too. As far as readers of the automobile magazine “Auto Bild Klassik” are concerned, the latest generation of the premium small car … Read entire article »

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World Debut: The MINI F55 Five Door Hatch :

World Debut: The MINI F55 Five Door Hatch :

Just a few months after the market launch of the new MINI Hardtop 2 door, MINI expands its model range with the addition of an entirely new body variant. The MINI Hardtop 4 door combines the legendary go-kart handling that MINI customers love with newly added utilityin the form of two new added doors. The iconic exterior design of the original in the small car premium segment is authentically transferred to the specific proportions of … Read entire article »

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World Premier: The F56 MINI One & One D :

World Premier: The F56 MINI One & One D :

When MINI was launched in 2001 it went to to market with two models – the One and the Cooper. A year later (coinciding with the US market launch) the Cooper S joined the ranks and shortly after a number of diesel variants appeared. Now with the F56 Cooper and Cooper S successfully launched MINI is turning to the One range. Read on for the full specifications of both. The One and One D will … Read entire article »

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Official: F56 MINI Production to Expand to Netherlands Plant VDL Nedcar :

Official: F56 MINI Production to Expand to Netherlands Plant VDL Nedcar :

Additional MINI production will be taken on at VDL Nedcar in the Netherlands. This is in addition to cars already slated to produced at Plant Oxford, not a replacement. As in so many things, this move is actually another case of MINI staying in touch with its roots. That is, this isn’t the first time Minis have rolled off the assembly lines in the Netherlands. Full details in the official release after the break. Official Release: The new … Read entire article »

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2014 MINI Previewed: Engines & Transmissions :

2014 MINI Previewed: Engines & Transmissions :

The secret has been out for years now that MINI and BMW will be introducing a new family if 1.5L three cylinder engines destined for small front wheel drive cars. But would MINI be replacing all four cylinders with equivalent 3 bangers? Our sources are now telling us that the three cylinders are just part of the story. According to people internal at MINI familiar with the matter, the next generation of Cooper S and … Read entire article »

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The 2014 F56: All You Need to Know About the Next Generation MINI :

The 2014 F56: All You Need to Know About the Next Generation MINI :

The 2014 F56 hatch is the first of the next generation MINIs and a precursor to replacements for all future MINIs. While it signals a shift away from unique MINI underpinnings and technology (most of the F56′s underlining structure, engines and electronics will be shared with a new line of front wheel drive BMWs) it also could usher new technology, performance and efficiency never dreamt of in a small car. In some respects one could … Read entire article »

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