Worldwide MINI Sales Down For August

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Hatch | Official News | Sales Sep 12th, 2014 3 Comments


MINI continues to struggle with the sales in 2014 as they roll out their new versions of their core products. continued →

Petrolicious Discovers the Classic Mini

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini | Video Sep 11th, 2014 3 Comments

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Petrolicious, one of our favorite automotive video publishers has finally seen the light and has found the classic Mini. And in classic Petrolicious fashion, they will make you fall in love with the idea of owning a classic Mini. Click through and enjoy. continued →

Reviews Galore: F56 One and F56 Cooper

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Hatch | In the Press | Reviews Sep 11th, 2014 No Comments


It’s been almost a year since the official release of the F56, but reviews continue to come out. This time, Autocar and CNET take a ride in the 2014 MINI One and Cooper respectively. Read on to find out what our colleagues have to say about these two models.

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MINI USA Introduces Revised Engine for the 2015 MINI Cooper S

MotoringFile Sections: F55 Five Door Hatch | F56 Hatch Sep 10th, 2014 9 Comments


The EPA delays that MINI USA is dealing with may have roots in the fact that 2015 sees a new version of the Cooper S four cylinder. The B48 has quietly made way for the B46 – a variation of the 2.0L which is a classified as a super ultra-low emissions vehicle by the EPA (SULEV). What does this mean to potential owners? Read on.

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White Roof Radio #522

MotoringFile Sections: Podcast Sep 9th, 2014 1 Comment


News from Motoringfile. News from Autoblog (the new Countryman spy shots). And the new Miata. Oh, and even more about the JDPower survey. And, somehow, poop. Another great show under the White Roof for you this week gang.

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MINI Produces its Three Millionth MINI

MotoringFile Sections: F55 Five Door Hatch | Official News Sep 9th, 2014 No Comments


This will be old news to MotoringFile readers, but MINI is ready to talk about it. Earlier MINI not only celebrated the 3 millionth MINI being produced but simultaneously began production of the new F55 four door MINI. To further celebrate the occasion MINI is currently creating a special exterior design 3 millionth MINI that will debut shortly.

Lets take a quick look at MINI production highlights. – Three million ‘New’ MINIs produced since 2001; over two million MINI vehicles exported from MINI Plant Oxford – Three millionth MINI produced is a MINI 5-door hatch – British brand now exports to over 110 markets on every continent – USA is biggest MINI market, followed by UK, Germany, China and France – Combined value of exports from UK approaching £30 billion – Plant Oxford, Plant Swindon and Plant Hams Hall form MINI’s UK production network recent recipient of £750 million investment


Official Release: The continuing success story of the MINI brand was further underlined today as the British manufacturer announced the production of its three millionth car since 2001, and its two millionth international export.

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MINI USA Launches the F55 Four Door Configurator

MotoringFile Sections: F55 Five Door Hatch Sep 8th, 2014 18 Comments

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Get your internet ready, MINI USA is launching its 2015 F55 four door configurator today. But that’s not all that’s new at MINIUSA.com

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