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The new MINI voted 'Classic of the Future'

by Tim Jones on October 22, 2014 at 10:55:00 AM

The latest generation of the premium small car already has what it takes to become a lasting classic.

Readers of "Auto Bild Klassik" voted the new MINI "Classic of the Future" in the category of small and compact cars.

JCW Mini matches Zonda time on the 'Ring

by Tim Jones on October 21, 2014 at 06:33:00 PM
JCW Mini matches Zonda time on the 'Ring

The Mini in question got some special tuning by John Cooper Works that took its 1.6-liter turbocharged engine up to 286 horsepower. That’s a boost of about 78 over the original.

A MINI claims the “Value Champion” title once again in 2014.

by Tim Jones on February 07, 2014 at 10:17:00 AM

For the tenth time in a row, the title of 'Value Champion' goes to the British premium brand MINI. The MINI Cooper S Countryman gained the top position in the small car category of the ranking list published in the 'Auto Bild' motoring magazine, making it the 'Value Champion 2014'.

MINI production starts in Chennai, India

by Tim Jones on April 24, 2013 at 12:32:00 PM
MINI production starts in Chennai, India

In response to demand MINI production will start in Chennai, India marking the first time MINI has been produced outside of Europe. MINI will share the assembly line with BMW 3 and 5 series as well as the X1 and X3 already being produced for the Indian market.

BMW remains UK's number one premium car company with record sales

by Tim Jones on January 09, 2013 at 11:09:38 AM
BMW remains UK's number one premium car company with record sales

In 2012, BMW Group in the UK achieved its best ever sales result and confirmed its position as the number one premium car company in the UK. In total, 178,854 BMW and MINI vehicles were registered, an increase of 7.23 percent over 2012 against a market which has seen overall sales rise by 5.32 percent. The BMW brand accounted for 127,530 sales, an increase of 9.33 percent compared to 2011 and nearly 6,000...

This weekend, attendees at the Head of the Charles Regatta® (HOCR) in Cambridge, Massachusetts will be in for a sight that they weren***8217;t expecting***8230; A Chili Red MINI Convertible boat motoring along on the Charles River during the races. The vessel was built as part of the MINI USA***8217;s annual Motor-Tober activities, where MINI takes over the month of October to celebrate all that is fun about the...

BMW reports highest ever September sales - On track for 2012 sales record

by Tim Jones on October 09, 2012 at 12:40:01 PM

The BMW Group experienced growth in many regions around the world in September and achieved another record month in sales. With 177,716 (prev. yr. 159,223) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles delivered worldwide, sales were 11.6% higher than in the same month last year. It was also the best first nine months for the company, with sales up 8.3% compared to the same period last year. A total of 1,335,502...

BMW i3, i8 and Mini Rocketman Concepts Win Green Design Awards

by Tim Jones on July 09, 2012 at 05:40:01 PM

A trio of BMW Group concept cars ***8211; the BMW i8 Concept, BMW i3 Concept and MINI Rocketman Concept ***8211; have been presented with the 2012 Green GOOD DESIGNTM Award for sustainable product design. This is the first time a BMW Group product has been among the winners of the annual Green GOOD DESIGNTM Award, which was launched in 2009 as a special off-shoot of the GOOD DESIGNTM Award. The...

Your Next BMW Could be built in the Netherlands?

by Tim Jones on July 03, 2012 at 03:20:03 PM

BMW is in talks with Japanese auto manufacture Mitsubishi to build cars at their Dutch based factory. The factory is currently producing the Mitsubishi Colt and Outlander SUV but production is scheduled to end at the end of the year. BMW has been tight lipped on the details but with the growing number of cars in the pipe line BMW production capacity must be limited. It is also possible BMW could use the factory to build the growing line of MINI cars and SUVs. Would a BMW built in the...

BMW Wins 4 Engine of the Year Awards for 2012

by Tim Jones on June 14, 2012 at 02:36:18 PM
BMW Wins 4 Engine of the Year Awards for 2012

BMW has always won all sorts of awards for their engines and this year is no different with BMW winning 4 2012 Engine of the Year awards. The winning engines were from the 328i, M3, 1M Coupe and Mini.

If you haven't had a chance to go out and drive a car with one of these engines...what are you waiting for?

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