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Mini cooper convertible to debut in spring 2009

Mini cooper convertible to debut in spring 2009

The 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible inherits the DNA of the current family of MINI hatchback and Clubman models with an all-new body/chassis, drive train and updated interior. The 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible will be powered by the much acclaimed, and now familiar 1.6-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine with direct […]

Mini E is now available.

Mini E is now available.

Today, BMW Group announced the official launch of its electric Mini. Called Mini E, the electric vehicle will be powered by a 150kw ( 204 hp ) electric engine fed by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The car will initially be available as a two-seater. The space taken up by back-seat […]

MINI Convertible – images&specifications

MINI Convertible – images&specifications

Besides being a cabrio version, the new Mini does not come with a lot of news. Most of them are minor… Thus, we have a new range of colors: Interchange Yellow and Horizon Blue (similar to the much loved Space Blue). Also seen above for the first time is the […]

Hamann Release MINI Cooper Performance Upgrades

Hamann Release MINI Cooper Performance Upgrades

In early 2007, BMW Group tuning specialist, Hamann, was quick to produce an aerodynamics styling kit for the new second generation R56 Mini, but took over a year and a half to complete the program with engine performance upgrades mainly consisting of reprogrammed ECUs. Nonetheless, the Bosch Motrotnic ignition control […]

BMW to create Electric Mini

BMW to create Electric Mini

The electric vehicle offensive of BMW has been pretty quiet with very little action coming from the premium automaker. That is of course until today’s announcement which stated they will create 500 electric versions of the Mini which will all be exported to California. 490 of them will be leased […]