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Watch MINI’s LA AutoShow Press Conference

MotoringFile Sections: Auto Shows | F55 Five Door Hatch | F59 Roadster/Coupe | Los Angeles | MINI Concept Cars | Scooter Concept | Video Nov 20th, 2014 4 Comments

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MINI came to LA with a lot to show-off. The new Citysurfer concept, the US debut of the Superleggera concept and the US debut of the new four door hatch. They also had a few interesting things to say as well. Check it out after the break. continued →

World Premier: MINI Citysurfer Concept

MotoringFile Sections: Auto Shows | Los Angeles | MINI Concept Cars | Official News | Scooter Concept Nov 19th, 2014 17 Comments

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MINI is a transportation company. They solve transportation problems in smart and stylish ways that hold true to the MINI brand. And in this case that doesn’t necessarily mean an automotive solution. Today MINI takes the wraps off of the MINI Citysurfer, a product designed to solve transportation needs of urban dwellers in the most space and fuel efficient way possible while holding true to the kind of fun we expect with MINI products.

What we have here is a 40 lbs electric scooter with a 10-15 mile range that neatly folks to fit in the back of a MINI. Oh, and it looks incredible. Before you get your credit card out, keep in mind that this is a concept and MINI has not yet announced any concrete plans to build it let, alone a time-table. However, unlike MINI’s previous electric scooter concept, this looks entirely plausible from a production standpoint — especially if MINI partners with an existing manufacturer in the space.

The MINI Citysurfer will debut at the LA Auto Show this weekend alongside the Superleggera concept and the entire MINI range. If you’re in the area, check it out and let us know what you think. If not, hit up the comments below and let MINI know if they should build it. Either way, click through and check out the full gallery and official release.

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Spotify Comes to MINI Connected

MotoringFile Sections: F55 Five Door Hatch | F56 Hatch | MINI Connected | Official News | Technology Nov 19th, 2014 7 Comments

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After a long wait the largest streaming service in the world is finally coming to MINI Connected. Joining Pandora, Tunein and Stitcher, Amazon Cloud Player, Deezer, Napster and Audible, Spotify is part of the MINI connected family of integrated apps that gives drivers a safe autmootive grade interface to control apps from their iOS and Android devices.

Official release: We all know that the new MINI rocks, but now there’s even more for music-loving MINI fans to be jazzed about with the introduction of Spotify to the brand’s roster of third-party App integration.

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White Roof Radio #530

MotoringFile Sections: Podcast Nov 18th, 2014 10 Comments

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We’ve got a big pile of show for you guys this week! Todd tells us about SEMA, Alex was glad we missed making a fresh show last week (one of our best shows ever in our opinion), and all of the news that’s fit to print from MotoringFile. And we might make a little bit of fun of Pinterest.

Alex would like you to stop marking on his BMW with a Sharpie and go over to iTunes and leave a fresh review if you haven’t already. I would like to remind you about our Patreon page. If we can hit $100 per show, we will be sending out a stick of butter to all Patrons! And, by stick of butter, we mean a cool package of White Roof Radio stuff, and maybe a stick of butter.

We also remind you guys about AMVIV. A MINI Vacation in Vegas will be happening in 2015! For those of you have been, you already know, for those that haven’t, you aren’t going to want to miss it! It’s always a great event and the new venue should be awesome!

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MINI USA Names Tom Noble As Head Of Marketing

MotoringFile Sections: Official News Nov 17th, 2014 2 Comments

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As you probably remember Tom Salkowsky left MINI USA for a role at the global MINI organization in Munich. This week, MINI USA announced that another Tom will fill the role of Department Head, MINI Brand Communications.

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The F56 JCW Tuning Kit in Detail (W/VIDEO)

MotoringFile Sections: F55 Five Door Hatch | F56 Hatch | JCW | Video Nov 17th, 2014 1 Comment

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This past weekend MINI officially unveiled a range of MINI and JCW accessories including the highly anticipated JCW Tuning Kit. However it’s the latter that were most interested in.

Launching in Europe this month, the new kit is designed more holistically than before and is comprised of a full ECU remap, stainless steel exhaust and some surprises. For details and to hear the kit in full song, click through. continued →


World Debut: F56 JCW Tuning Kit & Accessories

MotoringFile Sections: JCW | Official News Nov 13th, 2014 15 Comments

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thw following is an official news release from MINI about a number accessories launching in Europe this month. We’ll have more on them and the JCW Tuning kit in the US soon.

Official Release: The latest generation of MINI provides the experience of hallmark driving fun in a whole new dimension with even greater diversity. For racing fans who want to further enhance and highlight the agile handling typical of both the new MINI 3 door and the new MINI 5 door, there are now John Cooper Works Tuning product and accessory options from the John Cooper Works Pro design line that have been specially created for these two models. The new individually tailored retrofit components in the areas of drivetrain, aerodynamics and interior will see their world premiere at the 2014 Essen Motor Show. At the international tuning exhibition from November 29th to December 7th 2014 at the Grugapark trade fair centre, MINI also presents the design line Vivid Green, which adds a vibrant dash of colour to allow selective customisation of the new original in the small car premium segment.

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