This week, Autocar decided there’s still hope that the Superleggera will enter production. While enthusiasts probably begin to grow frustrated by these rumors, Autocar’s take is based on an actual conversation with BMW Board member, Peter Schwarzenbauer. But reading the article, the more interesting tidbits do not concern the concept we all love, but rather the rest of the MINI lineup. continued →
Earlier today our colleagues at Auto Express published a comparison between the new MINI John Cooper Works, the Vauxhall Corsa VXR, and the Ford Fiesta ST. While we don’t get the Vauxhall in the States, this triumvirate of cars appears to be on the shopping list of many hot hatchback enthusiasts across the Pond. Auto Express ranked these three vehicles on a series of attributes and the MINI came in second place. Let’s dive into the detail of the verdict. continued →
Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently someone thought it was a good idea to strap a jet engine to their MINI and drive it on a track. Unfortunately, the run at Snetterton raceway in Norfolk, England didn’t go quite as expected for the driver. As far as we know the driver is safe, but please don’t try this at home.
As seen on MotoringFile, the new MINI John Cooper Works is in full launch mode. As such, our colleagues from various automotive news outlet have release their initial review of the most powerful MINI yet. While we won’t dwell on the mechanical specs of the car – we’re sure you must know them all by now – here is what Auto Express and Auto Car have to say about this new JCW. continued →
Gert Hildebrand, former Head of Design at MINI, introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show a new SUV concept for the Chinese brand, Qoros. As many of you probably know, Mr. Hildebrand is VP of Design at Qoros Automotive. The Wall Street Journal had the chance to talk to him about this new concept. continued →
As evangelized in Back to the Future Part II, 2015 is supposed to be the year of hoverboards and flying cars (Note: If you don’t know what we’re talking about, stop reading this post and go watch the entire BTTF series now). Sadly, 2015 will probably not be the year of flying DeLoreans, or more appropriately, flying MINIs. With that in mind, we asked our readers last month in what ways could MINI innovate. Coming with up with a tangible answer on such an open-ended question is difficult, but Morgan Stanley Analyst Adam Jonas has provided a context that could help us think further about this matter. continued →
Following the press days at the New York Internal Auto Show, the New York Times provides a summary of semi-autonomous driving features announced during the event. Audi, Cadillac, and Volvo, among others, showcased a number of assisted driving features that allow drivers to partially “disengage” themselves from actively piloting their vehicles. Such features are particularly interesting during highway or traffic driving situations. What is more interesting, is a certain BMW Group Company’s take on the matter continued →
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