Remember the early Mini’s? They came with a speedo, a fuel gauge and two or three warning lights and that was it! But not any more.
Since BMW took over the Mini you get all the information on your dashboard that you could ever want.
There’s the time, the temperature, the distance you’ve travelled and two other interesting bits of information as well.
On the left beside the bowser icon you’ll see what your current fuel consumption is and alongside that a suggestion of what gear you should be in as well.
Sometimes you just have to wonder if too much information doesn’t take all the fun out of driving. However BMW would really have to work hard to take the fun out of the new Mini John Cooper Works models. The hardtop will do 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds while the Clubman will do it in 6.8 seconds and both can reach 238km/h.
The price for one of these hairy little beasts starts at $48,000 plus onroad costs.