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MINI brand experience Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a big city. With a population of around 800,000 people in a city about the size of Waco, Texas, Amsterdam doesn’t have room for a huge car dealership in the heart of the city. In December, 2011 MINI opened the MINI Brand Experience store in Amsterdam. Do they sell MINIs? No, but they…

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First pictures: MINI Clubman One D

MINI has revealed its new fleet-focused Clubman One D. Due to go on sale next month, the most economical Clubman will be priced from £21,375. Powered by the firm’s 116hp 1.5-litre-cylinder diesel, the One D emits 99g/km of CO2 in manual form and 104g/km of CO2 with an automatic transmission fitted – warranting 19% and…

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BMW plans software overhaul to fend off Apple

BMW is planning a major corporate changes going forward, in an effort to build “the most intelligent car” it can, sensing impending competition from Apple, Google and others in Silicon Valley. Klaus Froehlich, a BMW board member who oversees the company’s research and development, spoke with Reuters at the Geneva auto show this week. He…

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MINI reveals exclusive enhancements for the UK

MINI has announced a number enhancements for the standard specification on MINI Hatch models and the introduction of new personalisation options available exclusively for UK drivers. LED headlights and foglights are now included in MINI’s flagship option pack, the MINI Chili Pack. Such are the savings of MINI Chili Pack that it is bought by…

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Worldwide MINI sales up 8.6% for January

Following record sales in 2015, MINI achieved its best-ever January with a total of 18,867 vehicles delivered to customers worldwide (+8.6%). The MINI 5 door was one of the brand’s main growth drivers, with sales of that model increasing 49.2% (5,783). The new MINI Clubman’s strong start continued into January with a total of 2,300…

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World Premier: 2016 MINI Clubman ALL4

The market launch of the new MINI Clubman sees the latest model generation of the British brand embark on its advance into the premium compact segment. Additional momentum is now provided by the all-wheel drive system ALL4. The new MINI Clubman ALL4 guarantees an even sportier yet particularly supreme type of driving fun. What is…

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12 MINIs line up for the 2015 Dakar Rally

New Year, new challenges: 2 January 2016 will see the start of the 2016 Dakar Rally, the traditional season opener of long-distance cross-country rallies. Once again MINI takes on this exciting and exacting 9,500km, 15 day racing event but this year with a record entry of 12 MINI ALL4 Racing cars. Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) and…

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Official – MINI to offer Apple CarPlay

BMW CEO Harold Krüger has officially announced that CarPlay from Apple will soon be available as an option on new cars. There’s no timetable yet but our sources tell us to look for the first fruits of this announcement in conjunction with the broader rollout of touch-screen iDrive. Speaking on November 3rd, Herr Krüger said…