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MINI News

mini coupé concept - officially revealed

MINI is celebrating a great birthday: Exactly fifty years ago, on 26 August 1959, the classic Mini was presented to the public for the first time, a unique story of success starting out and today giving MINI the perfect opportunity to look ahead without losing sight of the brand’s great tradition. The MINI Coupé Concept is an expression of MINI design and the great ability of the brand’s designers to fill the elementary values of the brand with new life, using the options of modern drivetrain and suspension

The last addition to the Prior-Design’s portfolio is a MINI Cooper S styling kit. Even the interventions made by the Prior tuners are only visual, they affected the little car in every direction. The PRIOR-DESIGN Bodykit consists of: a Front Bumper (429 Euro) which is designed cleverly and gives the chance to transfer the original MINI fog lights, plus impoves the airflow and adds more aggressive look to the car, a Diffuser (419 euros) which allows you to install either center or left/righ

Ever since the MINI was launched, it's been a strong member of the AC Schnitzer product range. Enough reason for the AC Schnitzer engineers to exploit the potential of the MINI Cooper S models (R55, R56, R57, R52, R53 and John Cooper Works) even further in a new project. Enjoy driving comfort to the full without restriction, and be prepared for every situation: thanks to the High performance brake system by AC Schnitzer for the MINI Cooper S (

The new MINI First will be MINI’s most attractively-priced model on sale in the UK. Starting at just £10,950 OTR, the MINI First offers customers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a unique small premium car at an unbeatable price. Available only in Hatch form, the MINI First features the 1.4-litre petrol engine currently found in the MINI One, but with a power output of 75 hp. The frugal engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and great go-kart handling is ensur

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