Archive for the ‘MINI’ Category

Mini by Krumm-Performance with 300 HP


2015 Krumm-Performance MINI John Cooper Works Front AngleSince more than 10 years the Krumm-Performance company at Bruehl, south of Cologne, Germany, is occupied with the optimization of so called New-MINIs in all directions and established itself thanks to many years of experience in fields of motorsports and car tuning as respected partner in the MINI-scene. Besides the two main competences performance uprating and chassis engineering, the Rhinelanders became famous because of the systematic refitting of several R53 engines by means of tuning packets „Powered-by-Krumm“. After intense optimization works and extensive stableness tests on racing courses, the team offers also performance-packets for R56 series. (more…)

The Dezent Dark for Mini Fans


2015 Dezent Mini Cooper Front AngleBlack tea, black humour, black cabs. Black belongs to Britain like fish & chips. So it goes without saying that the German manufacturer DEZENT sells its TM alloy wheel, designed for the latest Mini generations, in dark as well.

Ten blunt spokes, a slim centre – the geometry is reminiscent of the classic Mini Cooper designs. But the real kicker is the finish, which makes this alloy wheel as stylish as a bespoke suit made in Savile Row: The pitch black meets an attractive front polishing, which, next to the rim flange, also comprises the spokes’ central spine. This makes for five original “cake slices“. (more…)

MINI at Auto Shanghai 2015


2015 Mini John Cooper Works Front AngleThe new edition of the top athlete combines the further refined qualities of the latest MINI generation with the most powerful engine ever installed in one of the brand’s serial production models.

Meanwhile the MINI Countryman embodies a particularly distinctive form of the unmistakable MINI feeling. With four doors, a large tailgate, a raised seating position, a versatile interior and the optionally available all-wheel drive system MINI ALL4, it takes (more…)

BMW Group Welcomes iHeartRadio into BMW and MINI Vehicles


BMW Group Welcomes iHeartRadio into BMW and MINI VehiclesBMW Group today announced that iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one streaming music and live radio service, is now available to BMW and MINI drivers, providing easy access to their favorite Live and Custom iHeartRadio stations and podcasts directly from BMW ConnectedDrive and MINI Connected services. Demos of the iHeartRadio integration are available Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2 on the BMW Stand at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. (more…)

The New MINI with Chrome Line Exterior Deluxe


2015 Mini Chrome Line Exterior Deluxe Concept Front AngleIt has driving fun in its genes – and it seems that the chromosomes are responsible for its stunning appearance, too. The new MINI is dazzling wherever it goes, but the special equipment feature Chrome Line Exterior Deluxe finally transforms it in a truly irresistible eye-catcher. For decades, chrome surfaces have been applied to the headlamp, rear light and radiator grille surrounds as well as other typical design elements: for the first time, this feature is now extended to the entire body. The effect is instantly compelling: with the Chrome Line Exterior Deluxe, the MINI holistically reflects the aesthetic awareness of the brand and its fans. (more…)

Mini Countryman Park Lane


2015 Mini Countryman Park Lane Front AngleBold athletic flair and supreme versatility define the character of the MINI Countryman. As the first MINI with four doors, a large tailgate, five seats and optional all-wheel drive, it took on the role of an irresistible front-line force from the very outset – both in the conquest of additional target groups for the British premium brand and in the area of off-road driving. Its irrepressible forward thrust and flexibility are now expressed even more strikingly in an exclusive edition model. The MINI Countryman Park Lane sees its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2015. It will be available worldwide in up to four engine variants from July 2015. (more…)

MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo


2015 MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo Front AngleInspired by the brand’s legendary motor racing success, the MINI Design Team has created the essence of a MINI to enable maximum racing performance in the game Gran Turismo®6 for PlayStation®3. “MINI has many highly emotional achievements to its name in motor racing. The MINI Clubman Vision Grand Turismo literally puts these onto the virtual race track in Gran Turismo 6. The image of a go-kart on the road has recurring appeal,” says Anders Warming, Head of MINI Design. (more…)

MINI Coupe and the MINI Roadster – Two Athletes Turn into the Final Straight


MINI Roadster and MINI Coupe FrontChangeover at MINI Plant Oxford: while worldwide demand for the new MINI 3 door and the new MINI 5 door launched a few months ago increases continuously, production of two model variants from the preceding generation of the original in the premium small car segment is about to come to an end. The two individual two-seater athletes MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster will finish their career together and as planned. In taking this step, the British premium car manufacturer continues the change of generation in its model program and in terms of vehicle production at the Oxford plant. The new MINI 5 door is now produced there in seven engine variants, as is the new MINI 3 door. (more…)

The new MINI: the new original is now the new “Value Master” too


2015 Value Master Mini 5 doorOnce again, the best investment on four wheels is a MINI. This was the result arrived at by automobile magazine “Auto Bild”, which has published the new “Value Master” ranking in its latest issue. With the new MINI Cooper 5 door, the British premium brand not only provides the “Value Master 2015″ in the small car category but also the overall winner of all categories. This means that the five-door and five-seater body version of the new original in the premium small car segment is the model that offers the longest-lasting value on the German automobile market. (more…)

Best Cars 2015 MINI Scoops Victories in Two Vehicle Classes


2015 MINI John Cooper Works CoupeMINI, the British premium brand, continued its success in the annual readers’ choice rankings of “auto, motor und sport” magazine with a double victory. The vote for the “Best Cars of 2015″ finished with wins for MINI in two vehicle categories, taking top places in imported car rankings. The new MINI was the immediate winner in the small car segment by a comfortable margin. Also produced in the British MINI plant in Oxford, the MINI Coupé came out on top in the “Mini Cars” category. (more…)

2015 Dakar Rally – MINI Clinches a One-Two Victory at Stage Four


MINI ALL4 Racing Dakar 2015The MINI ALL4 Racing has once again proven its excellent drivability and reliability under tough conditions: Nasser Al-Attiyah (QT) and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel (FR) have clinched yet another stage win at the 2015 Dakar Rally . The duo was quickest on leg four from Chilecito (AR) to Copiapo (CL), extending their lead in the overall classification to 8:15 minutes.

“It was good to win the stage and to finish the day without any punctures or any other problems,” Al-Attiyah said. “But it really wasn’t easy. We could push a bit after the dunes, as we didn’t want to take too many risks. The main thing was to take time from Giniel (de Villiers) as he is always there: in the top two or three on every stage. He will be the man to beat.” (more…)

MINI at the NAIAS Detroit 2015


MINI at the NAIAS Detroit 2015One year after the US premiere of the new MINI, the British premium manufacturer presents another spectacular addition to the model range at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The new MINI John Cooper Works is raring to go and now sees its world premiere at the Mecca of the US automotive industry. This model takes hallmark MINI driving fun – already intensified in the latest generation – to a level of irresistible racing passion. A particularly powerful turbo engine, suspension technology precisely attuned to the race track and an aerodynamically optimised body design give the new MINI John Cooper Works outstanding performance properties. (more…)