Archive for the ‘MINI’ Category

Maxi-Tuner: Performance Package for The New MINI Cooper S

Jul
28

Maxi Tuner MINI Cooper S 2014 Front Maxi Tuner: Performance Package for The New MINI Cooper SNo sooner have the initial products of the brand new MINI-Generation F56 hit the street scene than the refiners of Maxi-Tuner, specializing in the performance optimization of MINI models, presented a comprehensive tuning package for the third rebranded generation of the Bavarian cult compact car with British roots.

Even though the present F56 peak model “MINI Cooper S” with its 192 horse power-strong turbo engine cannot be regarded as under-motorized factory-wise, the tuners from Gau-Algesheim in the state of Rhineland Palatinate, took the game one level higher using their company’s own supplementary Electronic Control Unit! This chip-tuning box that has received TÜV’s blessing through a partial expertise has boosted the performance of the forcibly resuscitated 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine by 28 to a total of 220 horse power. Parallel to this, the maximum torque was raised from 280 to a forceful 340 Newton meter thus providing abundant stand-by thrust at all times. With this newly gained steam, the Maxi-Tuner MINI has even broken the prestigious speed limit of 250 k.p.h. sonic barrier! (more…)

The MINI Convertible: Ten Years as The Epitome of Stylish Open-Top Driving Fun

Jul
22

Ten Years MINI Convertible Front The MINI Convertible: Ten Years as The Epitome of Stylish Open Top Driving FunSummer’s most seductive herald appeared just a few weeks before the start of spring. The MINI Convertible first hit the spotlight at the Geneva International Motor Show at the beginning of March 2004. For ten years now, the 4-seater open-top version of the British premium brand has been letting the sun shine in along boulevards and country roads all over the world.

From the very beginning, the MINI Convertible stood for refreshing openness, individual character and yet also a clear brand identity. Its upright windscreen ensured that the driver, front passenger and rear passengers instantly found themselves sitting in the open air as soon as the textile top was opened. Short overhangs at front and rear, large wheel arches, the height of the shoulder line and numerous hallmark brand design elements left no doubt as to the kinship of the open 4-seater model. And thanks to a precisely defined roof shape, the characteristic MINI proportions were instantly recognisable when the soft top was closed, too. (more…)

2015 Mini Paceman John Cooper Works

Jul
09

Mini Paceman John Cooper Works 2015 Front Angle 2015 Mini Paceman John Cooper WorksAs an extravagant individualist in urban traffic, the MINI Paceman is a real eye-catcher. The world’s first ever Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact segment presents an excitingly athletic and elegant design as well as enthralling sporty driving properties. Now there is more to discover and lots more driving fun to experience as well. The new MINI Paceman presents precise visual modifications and innovative equipment details while at the same time offering an optimised balance between driving performance figures and fuel consumption. As part of the model revision, the premium characteristics in the interior of the 4-door model were also refined. Meanwhile, new paint finishes and light alloy rims provide additional freedom for characteristic MINI customisation. (more…)

The New MINI Countryman

Jul
08

Mini Countryman 2015 Front The New MINI CountrymanThe MINI Countryman has pursued its path to success both on and off-road. The first MINI with four doors, a large tailgate, five seats and optional allwheel drive now gives an additional boost to the brand’s advance into the premium compact segment. Selective design modifications for the exterior and interior, optimised fuel consumption and emission figures as well as innovative equipment features contribute to the more mature charisma and increased appeal of the new MINI Countryman. This gives it a more pronounced profile as an all-round talent for versatile mobility and an active lifestyle, both in city traffic and beyond. (more…)

The New Mini 5-door Hatch Rolls Off The Lines at Oxford

Jul
02

The New Mini 5 door Hatch Rolls Off The Lines at Oxford The New Mini 5 door Hatch Rolls Off The Lines at OxfordPlant Oxford today sees a production first as the new MINI 5-door Hatch comes off the production line.

The new 5-door is a first for MINI production at the Oxford plant and marks another phase in the roll-out of a £750 million investment programme across BMW Group UK’s production facilities from 2011 to 2015.

The car comes hot on the heels of the new MINI Hatch, which was launched in November. The new 5-door, which will go on sale in the autumn, is an exciting addition to the family of MINIs made in Oxford and opens up a whole new market segment. (more…)

Wanted: “Resale Value Giant”. Found: four MINI models.

Jun
23

Four MINI Models Front Angle Wanted: Resale Value Giant. Found: four MINI models.The MINI combination of driving fun, expressive design and premium quality is still unique – and it is helping current models of the British brand to achieve lasting appeal. This is once again reflected in the new “Resale Value Giants” ranking published in the online edition of “Focus” magazine. Here, no less than four MINI models have been recognised for their outstandingly stable value. The new MINI One, the MINI Cooper S Paceman, the MINI One Convertible and the MINI Cooper Coupé all occupy leading positions in their respective segments. (more…)

MINI Countryman Once Again Successful at The 2014 “Off Road Award”

Jun
18

MINI Cooper SD Countryman Front Angle MINI Countryman Once Again Successful at The 2014 Off Road AwardIt offers more interior space than any MINI before it, as well as new ways to experience hallmark brand driving fun with its optional all-wheel drive system ALL4. The MINI Countryman has become firmly established in its segment and is now also one of the top favourites among fans of all-wheel drive automobiles. This is again reflected very clearly in the results of the 2014 “Off Road Award”. Like last year, readers of “Off Road” magazine voted the compact MINI all-rounder into second place in the category “Subcompact SUV”. (more…)

The New MINI With Additional Engine Variants

Jun
13

MINI Cooper SD 2015 front angle The New MINI With Additional Engine VariantsThe new MINI remains on course for growth. After its successful market launch, the engine range for the new original in the small car premium segment continues to expand as of July 2014. In future, the selection will include the new MINI Cooper SD as the most powerful diesel variant and the new entry-level petrol engine model MINI One First. Both newcomers offer an impressively favourable balance between driving fun and fuel consumption. In total there are now seven power units available for the model produced at the British MINI plant in Oxford, including four petrol and three diesel engines – all of which were completely newly developed. (more…)

2015 Mini Cooper 5-door

Jun
06

Mini Cooper 5 door 2015 2015 Mini Cooper 5 doorJust a few months after the market launch of the new MINI, the British premium brand has expanded its model range with the addition of an entirely new body variant – the MINI 5-door – for the first time in its history. It combines MINI’s hallmark driving fun, the distinctive character and refinement of the third model generation and the enhanced practicality which comes with extra space. The characteristic exterior design of the original premium small car is authentically transferred to the specific proportions of the new body, with the addition of two rear doors. (more…)

2014 Mini Superleggera Vision Concept

Jun
05

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept 2014 2014 Mini Superleggera Vision ConceptThe BMW Group celebrates the meeting of the time-honoured and the contemporary at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 with a very special concept: the MINI Superleggera™ Vision. This exclusive interpretation of an open-top two-seater was created by MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan. The MINI Superleggera™ Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster, a compact and agile two-seater, expressing the most minimalist and emotional style of motoring; and on the other hand its electric drivetrain gives the car distinctly modern driving dynamics. In collaboration with MINI, Touring Superleggera™ has designed and built an elaborately crafted, unique model which blends the tradition of classic coachwork construction with the MINI’s authentic British styling to create timeless aesthetic appeal. (more…)

2014 MINI John Cooper Works Concept

Dec
17

MINI John Cooper Works Concept 2014 Front 2014 MINI John Cooper Works ConceptHallmark MINI style and technology lifted straight from the race track come together to mould the inimitable character of a John Cooper Works model, rendering the MINI sub-brand a byword for irresistible go-kart feeling and genuine everyday usability. And now a new contender for pole position has emerged to take this successful concept to the next stage and bring the promise of maximum driving fun to the small car segment. (more…)

All New, All MINI: The New MINI Hatch Revealed

Nov
19

2014 MINI Cooper All New, All MINI: The New MINI Hatch RevealedMINI has today unveiled the new MINI Hatch, the car which has defined a segment since 2001.

Even though the new MINI is instantly recognisable – something which comes from having such a globally identifiable design – the car is completely new from the ground up. Every component has been back to the drawing board in an effort to optimise its function, performance and style.

The result is ‘The New Original’, a MINI which is distinctly familiar but enhanced in every single way. It features significant improvements in technology, engine efficiency and power delivery, driving dynamics, quality and – of course – personalisation. Inside, the new MINI Hatch is quieter than the outgoing model, with improvements to acoustic refinement inside the cabin. (more…)