How often do you get to see some tuner house behind the scenes action? Most of the time it's just figures and dyno graphs. Ever wondered what it takes to actually do a proper overhaul?
If you have, it's your lucky day. The guys at Mcchip-DKR have the uncanny idea to lift and transplant a Volkswagen TFSI engine. The recipient? A Mini John Cooper Works. Apparently, the JCW Mini's 208 hp and 261 Nm of torque just don't make the cut. Mcchip are an
MINI John Cooper Works Concept will make its official first world appearance at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next year. The concept features all of the highlights that are typical for the MINI Style but includes technology lifted straight from the race track.
One can see that the car also fe
MINI has just unveiled the new 2015 MINI Cooper and Cooper S models. Although the models are instantly recognizable, they are also built absolutely anew from the ground up. Every component has been modified in order to optimize the function, performance and style of the car.
The result is that the 2015 MINIs now have significant improvements in technology, engine efficiency and power delivery, driving dynamics, quality and personalization in terms of exterior and interior.
Speaking about the cabin, the new mo
MINI brand is expanding its range of exterior paint finishes for the current models with the inclusion of an exclusive new Frozen Black metallic paint. The latter is available as a limited edition colour for the top of the range MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman models.
The brand highlighted that the new paint has a textured, shimmering matt finish, which contributes for vehicle’s striking and impressive appearance. In addition, the Frozen Bl
MINI brand in the United States is going to release its first and very special version of a Countryman. It was announced that this edition will be “covered” with one of the most impressive paints in the BMW’s car range, namely the Frozen Black matt paint.
In addition it was also disclosed that the uniquely styled model is to carry the name “The Black Knight” and similarly to the Frozen Black Edition BMW E92 M3 it is to have a limited production of only 60 units.
Those interested in buying one of the
A brand new MINI model is going to be unveiled on 18th of November 2013. On this date will be celebrated 107 years since the birth of the man who started an automobile revolution, Sir Alec Issigonis.
The premiere will be hosted at MINI Plant Oxford and then the new model will be showcased in front of international a
MINI Vision showcases various elements of future MINI design. There are a lot of interesting features like Driving Experience Control, full LED headlights and MINI Click System.
MINI Vision is designed to preview the upcoming 2014 Cooper. The Vision boasts an aerodynamic bumper and a hexagonal grille that features integrated fog lights. Thea re also full-LED headlights with outer ring which works as DRL. Other highlights include organo metal accents, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a cente
AC Schnitzer MINI Color Concepts offer striking and individual visual attributes which enhance the expressive the unique appearance of the emblematic model. The tuning company AC Schnitzer has given the MINIs a combination of innovative technology with stylish and cheeky design.
In addition, they have equipped the v
MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman are getting ready for the summer because from July they will be equipped with new customization options and details. The new enhancements will be available starting from July.
For instance, the new sports options feature the John Cooper Works Exterior Package, the John Cooper Works I
BMW has released a photo gallery showing a nice duo of a classic MINI and Porsche 911 celebrating its 50th anniversary.
It may be the fundamental differences between the two cars (e.g. the Mini has its engine in the front, the 911 at the rear) that dominate at first glance. But there are also a number of factors – over and above their shared cult status – that lend particular empathy to MINI’s birthday greetings.
Both models made their name with an eye-catching turn of speed. At the end of the auste
MINI will offer its all-wheel drive system ALL4 in two new more morels: in the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman. The new vehicles will be available from July this year, thus increasing the number of all-wheel versions within the MINI model range to ten models.
The new MINIs will be also equipped with six-speed manual transmission as standard, and the customers will have the choice of six-speed automatic transmission as an option. Through the introduction of ALL4, these models will now have enha
One of the biggest charity events has just happened this weekend and as we are familiar MINI brand is a big part of its history. The partnership began in 2001 and since then 13 one-of-a-kind MINI models have been designed and produced.
They were of course all auctioned with proceeds of more than half a million Euros flowing into projects dedicated to the battle against AIDS. This year, the designer under the lights was Roberto Cavalli who created a unique and classy MINI Paceman.
The Italian designer transfor
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