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MINI News

The MINI model family is set to welcome another new arrival. A new entry-level diesel model will be launched in September 2009 and promises to deliver exceptionally economical driving fun. The MINI One D showcases the qualities of its state-of-the-art diesel engine as part of an attractive entry-level package. The drive system is based on the 1.6-litre diesel engine from the MINI Cooper D. Featuring a turbocharger and common rail direct injection, the new version of this four-cylinder unit develops peak output of 6

As a tribute to the legendary victory of the Equipe Arden 1969 Arden created the 40th Anniversary MINI Equipe 2009 as a limited release for the lovers of high quality materials, technical innovations and racing tradition. 40 pieces signed by Jochen Arden will be manufactured in artisanal tradition of automobile passion.  Each Arden MINI Equipe is unique, each piece a collector’s item. The dash board, seats and doors completely enclosed in leather combine sportiness and luxury. The new Arde

Both were revolutionary and triumphant: in the summer of 1959 Alec Issigonis presented his concept for a small car which, with its transverse-mounted front four-cylinder engine and space for four occupants plus luggage, was to become a byword for economy of space and driving fun. That same year, sports car constructor John Cooper won his first Formula One World Championship title with Jack Brabham at the wheel. 50 years on, the MINI John Cooper Works World Championship 50 evokes both the start of the triumphal path

ac schnitzer mini cooper convertible

With its new Convertible (R57), MINI has now produced the next body variant of the cult car. The AC Schnitzer designers and engineers have already developed a range of special accessories for the new MINI. In keeping with the history of the MINI, the Aachen-based tuning specialists have concentrated on developments in the field of performance upgrades, sports rear silencer, sports suspension, alloy wheels, exterior components and interior details. Under the small bonnet of the MINI Cooper S t

All the celebrations for Mini's 50th anniversary have gone to the head of the organisers of the Classic Motor Show, held at Birmingham's NEC from 13th to 15th November 2009. They are giving the fantastic 1960 Morris Mini restored at last year's show away in a text-to-win competition. For just 50p plus your standard network charge, you can enter to win a classic Mini of your own. ‘Mo' as the red Morris Mini has been nicknamed, was restored to its former glory live on stage at the 2008 Classic Motor Show by Edd

Peter Trepp has become the first of several hundred customers in the United States to take delivery of the MINI E — MINI’s fully electric, zero emissions vehicle. The other customers deliveries will be completed by the end of June. “Congratulations to Peter Trepp on being the first person in the United States

The third edition of what has already become the legendary MINI United Festival was held this year from 22 – 24 May in glorious sunshine at the Formula One track in Silverstone, England. 25,000 fans from more than 40 countries made the pilgrimage to the world’s premier gathering of its kind. They arrived in over 10,000 MINI models, most of them lovingly individualised. Numerous German fan clubs made their way to the venue, mostly setting out by car on the long journey to the UK. Even for participants from as fa

MINI has come up with a fresh interpretation of George Harrison's extravagant original Mini to coincide with the brand's 50th birthday. The one-off model will be handed over to Olivia Harrison at the MINI United event. Olivia will accept the MINI on behalf of the Material World Charitable Foundation, a charity set up by George Harrison in 1973. The car will be auctioned in aid of the Foundation later in the year. MINI United - the world's biggest fan event - will take place at Silverstone in

When fashion and music come together at the Life Ball, the result will always be something fascinating and unique - the new Life Ball MINI created in Katy Perry style by American designer duo The Blonds. MINI is supporting the Life Ball for the ninth year in succession in 2009. The 17th Life Ball – taking place on 16 May 2009 – marks the beginning of a four-year cycle, the elements water, earth, air and fire representing both metaphorically and in their artistic embodiment the fundamental

Offering the most advanced and attractive model range ever presented by the brand, MINI is writing a new chapter of success in the Chinese automobile market in 2009. Following the MINI and the MINI Clubman, the new MINI Convertible is now set to make its market debut in China. Indeed, this open four-seater is being shown to the Chinese public for the first time at the 13th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, Auto Shanghai 2009. With the new MINI Convertible

Since 1972 we of Arden, who are specialized in the refinement of British automobiles and have made ourselves a world-wide name particularly as modifier for Jaguar and made Range Rover vehicles, have now discovered our passion for MINI cars. The road version desired is based on the Cup vehicle, which is running the MINI Challenge 2009 driven by the repeated winner „of the Gentlemen Driver“ E. Piro. The target group of the Arden MINI is the so-called Gentlemen and Ladies Driver, who appreciated the compact

MINI USA looks set to take a world lead in fuel efficiency with the announcement of a revolutionary magnetic propulsion system that will extend the range of its MINI E to several hundred, possibly even thousands of miles, on a single overnight charge of electricity. Drawing on the same Magnetic Tow Technology (MTT)