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MINI Paceman - The Newest Member of the MINI Family

by Tim Jones on January 13, 2011 at 04:57:50 PM
MINI Paceman - The Newest Member of the MINI Family

The MINI Paceman Concept vehicle made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. During the press conference, Ian Robertson, Board Member for Sales and Marketing, announced that the Paceman will be the basis for MINI's seventh production model in the lineup. * Paceman Concept Confirmed As Basis For New Production Model * First crossover coupe in the premium small car segment * MINI lineup to reach seven vehicles “There will be a seventh member of...

Pandora ® internet radio named as the first MINI Connected Approved App

by Tim Jones on January 06, 2011 at 10:14:29 AM

MINI USA announced today that the company is collaborating with Pandora to develop the first third party app for MINI Connected. Upon completion, Pandora internet radio will be available at no charge and allow customers to access and control Pandora through the existing MINI Connected system. All 2011 MINIs equipped with MINI Connected will be able to stream Pandora, enabling access to personalized internet radio across the entire vehicle lineup. Unique features to the MINI Connected app will...

EPA says 2011 MINI Cooper is the most fuel-efficient car

by Tim Jones on November 17, 2010 at 10:37:38 AM

The 2011 Fuel Economy Guide released recently by the US Environmental Protection Agency points to the MINI Cooper as the most fuel-efficient car in its class. These new figures also indicate that this vehicle is able to rival the leaders in surrounding classes too. BMW boosted the power of the 2011 MINI Cooper but it could still boast a fuel economy rating of 29 mpg (9.74 liters per 100 km) city and 37 mpg (7.63 liters per 100 km) highway mileage. The MINI Cooper's naturally aspirated 1.6-liter...

MINI to product smaller....errr MINI and it will come in a John Cooper Works Model!

Meet the tiny MINI that packs a mighty punch! Following our scoop in Issue 1,126 that revealed a new smaller MINI is in the pipeline, insiders have hinted that a hot John Cooper Works model will also make production. The design is familiar to fans of the MINI range, but there's a few crucial changes. The as yet unnamed car has shrunk to just over three metres long, although there should still be space for four inside, along with a decent boot. Efficiency is key, even for this sporty version,...

Sebastian Vettel drives the new MINI Countryman

by Tim Jones on July 30, 2010 at 11:34:36 AM
Sebastian Vettel drives the new MINI Countryman

Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel drives a MINI Countryman during his stay in Budapest at the F1 Grand Prix. The car having its market launch only in September was offered to Sebastian by BMW Group Hungary. The driver currently 4th in the World Championship was happy to have the car at his disposal ***8211; he sat excitedly into the new MINI model and drove straight to the Hungaroring from the airport. The black MINI Cooper S Countryman was delivered from the new model's international...

MINI Joining the World Rally Championship in 2011

by Tim Jones on July 27, 2010 at 10:19:08 AM
MINI Joining the World Rally Championship in 2011

MINI is making a comeback on the international rally circuit. From 2011, the brand will compete at selected rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and will go on to contest the entire season from 2012 onwards. This involvement is planned for several years. The car charged with this task is the MINI Countryman WRC, which is being developed by Prodrive, in close cooperation with MINI, and is based on the production model. The powerful heart of the racing car is a 1.6-litre,...


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