New facelifted MINI hatch and Convertible revealed for 2018

New facelifted MINI gains Union flag tail-lights, tech upgrades and new automatic transmission, with deliveries expected in the spring. Britain’s eighth best-selling car, the MINI, has been given a significant mid-life update to keep it fresh for 2018. Among the updates are standard-fit LED lights, improved tech options and a new dual-clutch auto gearbox. Production of the revised three-door, five-door and Convertible starts at the firm’s Oxford plant in March, with customer cars arriving soon after. The biggest visual change is new LED tail-lamps with the Union flag imprinted across…

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New limited edition MINI 1499 GT launched

Only 1,499 examples of the MINI 1499 GT will be built as the brand doffs its cap to the classic 1275 GT from 1969. MINI has launched a limited edition version of the MINI hatch called the 1499 GT. It’s available to order now priced from £16,990. The latest special edition MINI has been launched as an ode to the classic 1275 GT that was introduced back in 1969. The 1499 GT gets its name from the limited production run of just 1,499 units between November and next February. Although…

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Fifteen years after the rebirth of the Mini

Fifteen years ago at the factory in Oxford came the first copy of the new generation of the iconic Mini, BMW once again revived British brand. The plant in Oxford today marks the fifteen years after the first copy of the new generation out of production strips on 26 April 2001. BMW Group took over ownership of the factory in 1994. Over 2.5 million copies of the new generation of the Mini were produced before in Oxford, and later this year is expected to be exceeded and the figure of three…

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MINI with serial production of Rocketman and Superleggera?

  Repeatedly said that at that the market will appear two new MINI models – hatchback Rocketman and roadster Superleggera. The most likely is that to happen by the end of 2018 and the information comes from Ralph Mahler, vice president of brand. According to him, the leadership of BMW assessed as a positive idea to start the production of the two models, and the Rocketman is likely to come up as an electric vehicle. It is known that Rocketman concept is developed on the platform easy because when you created…

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MINI IS COOKING SURPRISE – SEDAN VERSION

Mini is preparing a surprise for his fans – a compact sedan, whose development is currently going with an accelerated pace. It expects the final decision of the heads of BMW, whose ownership is the brand to be made soon, and some say they can shine in Beijing?     According to the information new model will be called Riley and Triumph. These two names belong to the Bavarian manufacturer, and the sedan will be built on the platform with front-wheel drive UKL which is based on the latest models of…

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