We already posted worldwide MINI sales for December 2012 which included the full year 2012 sales. But MINI just released some more figures, including specific figures for the MINI Countryman and MINI Coupé and percentages by trim level. Note that the MINI Coupé sales comparison is for a full year 2012 versus just three months of 2011 (October [...]
German tuner AC Schnitzer claims to have the fastest MINI with their AC Schnitzer RAPTOR, built from a MINI John Cooper Works Coupé. They managed to increase the horsepower from 211 PS (208 hp) to 300 PS (296 hp) while reducing weight by 220 lbs. From the AC Schnitzer RAPTOR webpage:
With the sensational [...]
Season 2, Episode 4 of Ride Along with Fireball Tim finds the wacky car designer dreaming of curves in a 2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe.
Find more episodes at fireballtim.com.
The 40th running of the 24-Hours Nürburgring wasn’t a big success for MINI with just one team making it to the finish line. From all the MINI teams in the 24-Hours Nürburgring, only the MINI John Cooper Works CHALLENGE No. 143 of Team Partl Motorsport was still racing at the end, finishing 2nd in [...]
Last year, MINI Motorsport introduced the MINI Coupe by entering a race-prepared version in the 24-Hours Nürburgring. Both MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance entries completed the race.
This year, MINI Motorsport is not entering any factory-sponsored teams. However, four private teams are entering a total of five MINIs in the race running from May [...]
SPEED METAL. / HAIR METAL. / GARAGE BAND.
The MINI John Cooper Works Coupe and new MINI John Cooper Works Roadster. Separated at birth by a convertible top. Both with two seats and rock star appeal. Both with a six-speed, 208 horsepower, turbocharged engine. Both with a rear spoiler that automatically lifts at 50 [...]
Three MINI models have won the “Residual Value Champions” award: the MINI Cooper Coupe, MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4, and the MINI One. The awards are given to the vehicles expected to retain the highest percentage of initial value after four years.
From BMW Group PressClub Global:
Munich. Driving pleasure, premium quality, efficiency and [...]
Last month we featured a MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster flip print ad. Today we have a second flip ad as part of a double ad found on pages 11 and 12 of the May 2012 issue of Esquire. Shown above is the front-side tri-fold ad.
On the back of this ad [...]
KEEP IT MINI. / KEEP IT WILD.
The first MINI Accessories catalog has been released for the MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster. The 16 page flip brochure is filled with 11 pages of MINI accessories and 5 pages of John Cooper Works Tuning accessories. Some accessories specifically for the MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster [...]
TOP SPEED. / TOP DOWN.
The MINI Cooper S Coupe and new MINI Cooper S Roadster. Separated at birth by a convertible top. Both with two seats and seductive looks. Both with a six-speed, 181 horsepower, turbo-charged engine. Both with a rear spoiler that automatically lifts at 50 MPH for better downforce. One with [...]