Trust MINI to think about bringing out a premium panel van – that’s the MINI Clubvan Concept
A 2 seater with three cup holders?
It’s definitely an interesting concept car and maybe we will see it go into production.
BMW claims that it’s got some Moke in it’s ancestory … if only Mokes were this comfortable.
Yesterday it was just a rumour that BMW were about to build a small fleet of electric Minis to test the concept and do some serious field trials. Today, with this press release from BMW, it’s official. As part of the Group’s Number ONE strategy, the company will begin extensive tests on electric drives in […]
It’s being reported that BMW will soon commence building 500 electric versions of it’s ever-popular Mini. The Chairman of BMW AG is reported as saying that this small group of cars will allow BMW to gain knowledge and experience in the production of eletrically powered vehicles. It’s believed that 490 of the electric Minis will […]
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 […]
Perhaps he should have played cricket for the Poms Sir Alec Issigonis, designer of the post war Morris Minor and world-famous Mini, was born 100 years ago today, 18 November 1906. Originally from Smyrna, Turkey, a young Alec Issigonis moved to England in 1922 after his Greek father died. Photo courtesty of Arno Schwithal He […]
But why a new MINI when BMW couldn’t keep up with the demand for the old MINI? BMW launched its first MINI in 2001 and since then has sold over 875,000 vehicles and it admits that it has never been able to keep up with the demand. However in the words Dr Michael Ganal, a […]
Team MINI fielded just one of its three car team for the Alphera Dutton Rally Victoria last weekend and secured a giant-killing outright victory on handicap. Beating off a field of close to 100 hard-charging competitors including exotic sports thoroughbreds costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, and all-wheel drive rally-bred turbo-charged Japanese challengers by the […]
Mini, through the establishment of FMEF – has today begun to take action against a car identity fraud ring allegedly passing off counterfeit cars as Minis. FMEF, “Fake Mini Eradication Force” will co-operate with Mini and international law enforcement agencies to bring the counterfeiters to justice. Counterfeiting schemes are nothing new, although up until now […]
Mini Springs into Summer with a hot new model. The ever-popular high-specification Chilli model, so beloved by Mini hardtop buyers, is now available in the Always Open Mini Cabrio. Due to arrive in showrooms in December just in time for the summer holidays, the Mini Cabrio Chilli models gather together an outstanding array of additional […]