Nov 25th, 2013
For those wanting to order their F56 with the JCW aero-kit we have some definitive news on production. The JCW Aero-kit will be available for March production to be available only as part of the JCW Package. Much like the current JCW exterior kit, this new version will likely give you JCW wheels and a few other cosmetic touches. What about other JCW options?
Nov 22nd, 2013
Among the many things that were revealed this week was the full color line-up for the 2014 MINI. While there are many changes there are quite a few colors that are carrying over for 2014.
- Pepper White
- Midnight Black
- Thunder Gray (via the GP)
- Iced Chocolate
- White Silver
- British Racing Green II
- Chili Red (with JCW Exterior Cosmetic Package only – available with March production)
The last one will likely raise some eyebrows. Yes Chili Red is still available but it’s a color that MINI will only associate with the JCW sub-brand going forward. That means you will not be able to order Chili Red without the JCW package and the JCW aero-kit. Also of interest Thunder Gray will come the masses as it moves from an exclusive GP color to one that is available across the range.
Now only those new colors.
Nov 21st, 2013
Earlier this week MINI lifted the veil on the highly anticipated next generation MINI, the F56. While it has garnered some strong opinions (as any redesign of an iconic car should) looking at the reaction overall, the F56 has been generally well-received when compared to the R56 that came before it. Yet opinions are best formed with real hands-on time with a car, and we’ve been lucky enough to spend a fair amount of time with the F56 while in LA this week. What do we think? We’ll leave that for an upcoming article. Instead, we want to focus on answering your questions. continued →
Nov 20th, 2013
We’ve just returned from MINI’s public North American debut at the LA Autoshow where both a Cooper and Cooper S were shown. The cars were swarmed by media as you can imagine however we managed to elbow our way in (and wait out the crowds) to bring you another look at both models. Enjoy.
Nov 20th, 2013
MINI threw a massive party last night at the Kim Sing Theatre in downtown LA to usher in a new era. The F56 was present in both Blazing Red Cooper and Volcanic Orange Cooper S forms. Celebrities and MINI designers mingled while listening to Passion Pit and eating Korean Tacos via a Kogi food truck. In a word it was incredible.
The bigger question – is the F56 starting to look better the more you see it in the flesh? So far the answer is a resounding yes.
Check out the full gallery and videos of the introduction and MINI and BMW designers discussing the car after the break.
Nov 20th, 2013
What’s better than hundreds of photos of the new MINI? Seeing it in motion.
Nov 19th, 2013
Who wants a chance to drive the New MINI (F56) before the rest of us? Traditionally car companies hand the car to the media. The media dissects the car and tells the consumer what to think. MINI wants to turn that on its ear and allow owners to get the firs crack at the new MINI and report on it themselves. But they’re searching for the perfect MINI fanatic for the job.
For more from MINI USA themselves, lets turn it over to Head of MINI USA Marketing, Tom Salkowsky:
For the full rundown click through. And stay tuned to MotoringFile and White Roof Radio for more details and updates as they become available.