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The MINI Cooper S has been singled out for praise by What Car? and taken the Green Sports Car award in the What Car? Green Awards ceremony at the 2008 British International Motor Show, where the MINI range is currently showing on a MINIVERSITY-themed stand. The award is recognition of MINI’s commitment to manufacturing frugal and fast premium small cars, with minimal cost to the environment. The MINI Cooper S embodies all of those qualiti

The Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Style has scooped the top award at What Car?’s first-ever Green Awards, held in association with Warranty Direct. The Focus’s green credentials saw it beat off 23 other contenders to take the top accolade, in categories ranging from green supermini to green sports car.> The results

Since production began in 2001 Plant Oxford has seen over one million MINIs leave the plant destined for customers abroad. The one millionth MINI for export has now left Plant Oxford. More than 80 per cent of MINI production is currently exported to almost 80 countries worldwide with the largest export market being the USA. The most recent sales figures have been the best in MINI USA’s history. In the first half of the year, MINI USA has reported sales of 26,400 cars, an increase of 33.6 per cent. The increase

New addition to the MINI family focusing in particular on sporting performance – and at the same time establishing a new market position  for John Cooper Works. The MINI John Cooper Works and the  MINI John Cooper Works Clubman provide the driving pleasure so  typical of MINI in true racing character reflecting the unique nature  and tradition of John Cooper Works. •    Drivetrain and chassis components derived directly from the MINI  John Cooper Works CHALLENGE racing model: 155 

The BMW Group and Fiat Group Automobiles (FGA) are considering the possibility of co-operation in the areas of architectures and components for their MINI and Alfa Romeo vehicles. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed by Friedrich Eichiner, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Corporate and Brand Development, and Alfredo Altavilla, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Fiat Group Automobiles and CEO

The traditional British International Motor Show is almost as old as the car: It took place for the first time back in 1903 in the legendary Crystal Palace, which was once built for the world exhibition in London. Between 23rd July and 3rd August 2008 the automobile industry bestows the honour on the ExCel exhibition a

The search for a fast and agile getaway car for the latest edition of Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy video game led to the MINI Cooper S being featured in the game's adrenaline-pumping driving sequences. Developed by High Moon Studios for Sierra Entertainment, a global division of Vivendi Games, the highly anticipated video game for Microsoft's Xbox(R) 360 and Sony Playstation(R) 3 made its U.S. debut earlier this month and will be distrib

Hat trick for AC Schnitzer in "sport auto" reader survey Top for Styling and Engine Tuning MINI by AC Schnitzer most successful vehicle of all classes There are companies who offer visually exciting cars, and there are companies who invest their entire know-how in stable and refined technology. At AC Schnitzer however, no-one ever has to settle for a compromise. This has recently been confirmed again by the German magazine "sport auto", whose readers have just voted on the most sporting cars

Pleasure, Emotion, Pragmatism, Elegance. These are the basic items of the new interpretation of the Mini Clubman signed Aznom. So the new Mini Chateaux is born, a Mini that, thanks to its name evokes the elegance of the world of the Grands Chateaux; for this reason in its car trunk has found place a 6 bottles (and chalices) wine-cellar completely caulked and shock absorbent built up with the same wood and leather selected for the car. Concerning the inner features, the match of aged / gau

The Life Ball MINI is traditionally created by the fashion designer responsible for the fashion show in the opening event - and in 2008, this was the British lingerie label Agent Provocateur. This year, the new MINI Cooper Clubman was selected as the basis for this exclusive, unique design. "The new shape is so reminiscent of the old English Mini police van that we were immediately inspired to create an Agent Provocateur styled interior that you really would want to get banged up in! A classic y

On the surface, the link between MINI CHALLENGE and boating may seem tenuous at best, but look a bit deeper and MINI CHALLENGE racer, Darren Berry will build that link for you as his company - Clipper Motor Yachts - presents his MINI CHALLENGE racecar at the 20th annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show this weeke

Life Ball MINI 2008 by Agent Provocateur prepares to land in Vienna. First public appearance on 17 May on the red carpet outside Vienna's City Hall. Munich / Vienna. "Landing on planet Life Ball" - on the evening of 17 May 2008, Life Ball will be inviting guests on a trip through time in which bridges will be built to supposedly alien cultural universes which actually exist next to each other and the infinite opportunities of social coexistence energetically highlighted. In line with these co