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Old 03-25-2011, 06:44 AM
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I don't believe any MINI shares a transmission with any BMW model; if your friend is looking for mechanical commonality, I'd say there's none beyond fluids (e.g., coolant & oil).

That being said, BMW is the parent company of MINI -- and that may be the answer for which your friend is looking: the new (2001-current) MINI was primarily designed by BMW; so in essence, a MINI is a "Baby BMW..."

X3 w/6-speed & Sport Package:
A sports sedan disguised as an SUV...
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