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MINIVERSITY graduate awarded first-class honours at What Car? Green Awards 2008

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

A million MINIs exported from Plant Oxford

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

The MINI John Cooper Works Clubman

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 

AC Schnitzer at the British International Motor Show

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

AC Schnitzer - Sport Auto Leserwahl

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

Clubman Chateau Mini

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

Life Ball MINI 2008 Auction

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

Mini Clubman

The wraps are now off the new MINI Clubman, an all-new addition to the MINI model range. With an anticipated international debut this fall, the MINI Clubman will go on sale in Europe this November in three model configurations: the MINI Cooper Clubman, the MINI Cooper D Clubman and the MINI Cooper S Clubman. In the US market the MINI Cooper Clubman and the MINI Cooper S Clubman will be available early next year. Although US pricing has yet to be announced, the MINI Clubman is expected to be posi

AC Schnitzer Mini RS6

Retro but not old-fashioned – sassy and practical – authentic but no copy: Few cars have mastered the balancing act as well as the new MINI, the latest generation of which is now in the showrooms. In design terms it remains true to its predecessor, but doesn't stop there technically. In detail no MINI looks like the next, because individuality takes priority amongst its owners. Anyone wanting to stand out from the crowd of MINI owners, not just in appearance but also in performance, shoul

Mini Cooper D

The new MINI hatch line-up will soon be complete, when the new MINI One and MINI Cooper D models are unveiled to the public at the International Geneva Motor Show on 8 March 2007. The entry-level One features a perky 95hp 1.4-litre petrol engine, while the Cooper D boasts performance and fuel efficiency from an all-new 1.6-litre 110hp turbodiesel powerplant. A Cooper-badged MINI diesel hints at the sporty nature of the new model. MINI fans will be equally excited at the prospect of the Co