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MF Interview: MINI USA VP David Duncan & Product Manager Chris Potgieter

MotoringFile Sections: Ask MotoringFile, JCW, NAIAS, Podcast Feb 2nd, 2015 18 Comments

2015-01-12 02.04.13It took us some time, but our interview with David Duncan and Chris Potgieter is finally available! One quick disclaimer before you listen. Because the new JCW was the focus of this year’s NAIAS, we didn’t have a chance to ask all the questions that were submitted on MotoringFile. We are truly sorry for that, but rest assured that these questions are not lost, and we will do our best to answer them in the coming months. There’s also some bonus content at the end of the recording for any BMW fans out there. Enjoy!

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Follow MotoringFile’s Live NAIAS Feed via Instagram

MotoringFile Sections: Auto Shows, NAIAS Jan 12th, 2015 3 Comments

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Follow-us both at MotoringFile on Instagram as the MF crew braves the cold of Detroit and all that is NAIAS press days Monday and Tuesday. We’ll not only be at the MINI stand exploring the new JCW and Superleggera concept but bringing you the best of the rest of the show as it unfolds. For the full feed follow us on Instagram. Clock through for the web gallery. continued →

One Week Before NAIAS 2015

MotoringFile Sections: Ask MotoringFile, NAIAS Jan 5th, 2015 1 Comment

naias2As you already know, MotoringFile and White Roof Radio will attend the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. MINI USA Execs (David Duncan – Vice President, Chris Potgieter – Product Manager, Lee Nadler – Marketing Communication Manager) have been kind enough to allocate 30 minutes of their time each to talk to us on everything MINI. Thanks to your comments we already have a number of interesting questions lined-up for them to answer. If there’s anything else you would like us to ask, now’s the time to speak up. Head over to the comment section to do so.

2015 MINI F56 JCW Accessories

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, NAIAS Jan 4th, 2015 5 Comments

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2015 will be the first of the JCW. Not only is MINI releasing the factory F56 JCW but the brand is also unleashing a large collection of aftermarket accessories meant for most MINIs. Here’s an early look a the range after the break. continued →


MINI at NAIAS – JCW Debut and the Superleggera Makes an Appearance

MotoringFile Sections: Auto Shows, NAIAS Dec 19th, 2014 No Comments

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Remember that MF will be at NAIAS in full force talking with MINI executives and detailing the new JCW. If there’s anything you want to know from MINI and about the new JCW, let us know here.

Official Release: One year after the US premiere of the new MINI, the British premium manufacturer presents another spectacular addition to the model range at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The new MINI John Cooper Works is raring to go and now sees its world premiere at the Mecca of the US automotive industry. This model takes hallmark MINI driving fun – already intensified in the latest generation – to a level of irresistible racing passion. A particularly powerful turbo engine, suspension technology precisely attuned to the race track and an aerodynamically optimised body design give the new MINI John Cooper Works outstanding performance properties. continued →

Ask MINI USA Execs Anything You Want

MotoringFile Sections: Ask MotoringFile, NAIAS Dec 18th, 2014 33 Comments

naias2This is that time of the year again! In less than a month, MotoringFile and White Roof Radio will rendez-vous at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This will give us a chance to sit down with MINI USA Executives (David Duncan – Vice President, Chris Potgieter – Product Manager, Lee Nadler – Marketing Communication Manager) and getting up to speed on all things MINI for the US market, but more specifically on anything related to the F56 John Cooper Works. So we’re opening it up to you. Have questions about the new JCW? Want to know the status of the upcoming Clubman and Convertible? How about suggestions for the current range? Diesels? Hybrids? Superleggera? Rocketman? Let’s hear all the questions you want us to ask in the comments below.


The 2015 MINI JCW Set to Debut in December

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, NAIAS Nov 10th, 2014 13 Comments

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For several years MINI has been working on how to properly position the JCW sub-brand now that they have full access to BMW technology. The first glimpse into these efforts will be the internet debut of the 2015 MINI F56 JCW in December followed by the public debut in Detroit this January. The first JCW of MINI’s new era will pack the B48B20O0 2.0L four cylinder that will have an output of around 230 hp and torque over 255 ft lbs. With weight around 2,800 lbs this would give the 2015 JCW the best power to weight ratio of any MINI ever – by healthy margin. continued →

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