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2016 MINI Clubman Photos Leaked on Facebook

MotoringFile Sections: F54 Clubman, New Product Jun 23rd, 2015 15 Comments


Well, that didn’t take long and someone in Munich is going to throw a fit. Although the internet debut of the F54 Clubman is scheduled for tomorrow 10am EST, a French MINI dealer just published photos of the latest MINI on their Facebook page. As anticipated, the exterior design is very close to the concept presented at Geneva last year. We’re also quite happy about the front treatment of the S. As far as the interior is concerned, it differs from the F56’s/F55’s in a few ways and is in line with the additional room available in this new Clubman. Go ahead and feast your eyes while waiting for more details and photos tomorrow. Hat tip to our man Todd for spotting these on Facebook! continued →

Official MINI USA Paceman Pricing Announced

MotoringFile Sections: New Product, R61 (Paceman) Nov 28th, 2012 26 Comments

MINI USA has announced official pricing for the car a large number of MINI fans, myself included, are chomping at the bit to know more about. Drum roll please… continued →

MINI by Puma Travel Accessories

MotoringFile Sections: Accessories, New Product Nov 8th, 2012 4 Comments

MINI by PUMA stands for cleverly designed luggage solutions and casual shoe styles perfect for the everyday life in the city. The collection masterfully combines urban lifestyle with sports fashion. The appeal lies in the mix of a clear design language and intelligent functionality. The whole range of products draws inspiration from the UK – home of the automotive brand.

As of now a range of items, including six bags, one wallet and three sneaker styles will be sold through the MINI Online Shop and selected MINI dealerships.

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A BMW Insider Weighs in on Upcoming MINI Models

MotoringFile Sections: F55 Four-Door Hardtop, F56 Two-Door Hardtop, F58 Spacebox, New Product, Rumor Sep 25th, 2012 21 Comments

Frequent MotoringFile commenter and known BMW insider, Herr26, left us a interesting comment yesterday on our recent post regarding upcoming MINI models. As with all of his comments (here or BimmerFile) don’t take it as fact but perhaps great insight about a moment in time within BMW. In the past we’ve seen many of his proven right but also some proven wrong simply because plans changed within the company.

All that said its well worth a read, so we’re reposting it here. In it, there’s lots of interesting tidbits regarding future MINIs:

  • The MINI Spacebox aka the Traveller that will be essentially a larger version of the Clubman based on the recently announced BMW Active Tourer pictured above
  • MINI four door sedan
  • MINI Activity Tourer which could be something of a larger four door Pacemen with an extremely raked look
  • MINI Sports car aka the next generation coupe and roadster which could seeing more variation from the look o the standard MINI

Catch the full comment after the break.

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MINI’s New Three Cylinder Engine Revealed at BMW’s New Innovation Days

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, New Product, Official News, Technology Sep 13th, 2012 6 Comments

Our colleagues at BimmerFile have posted the latest information regarding BMW’s new 3-clyinder engine destined for its upcoming FWD 1-series. We’ll be seeing more and more detail on this car leading up to its Paris Motor Show debut in the coming weeks. Leading off with this engine information, MINI fans can learn a lot about what to expect in MINIs to come.

  • With the Efficient Dynamics development strategy, the BMW Group assumes a leading role in the entire automotive industry.
  • The whole fleet in focus: the BMW Group continues to develop Efficient Dynamics and is working on innovative technologies.
  • The BMW Group’s Efficient Dynamics family of engines: development of a completely new family of three, four and six-cylinder engines, equipped with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.
  • Predictive Power Management: Using navigation data, the power unit learns to “see” – already standard equipment on the new BMW 7 Series.
  • Intelligent Energy Management: heat pump, infrared heating surfaces and the second generation of the air vent control help to save energy.

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(Happy April Fools Day) Bring on the summer! MINI goes camping.

MotoringFile Sections: New Product, Official News Apr 1st, 2012 19 Comments

[Official Release] The MINI feels very much at home just about anywhere on the planet. And soon the world will also be the oyster of MINI drivers and their entourages. 12 days on from the “official” start of spring, MINI can announce its arrival among the ranks of camping outfitters. A sumptuously appointed caravan with two sleeping bays and a roof-top tent (also designed for two) in the classic John Cooper Works colour scheme will whet the appetite for do-it-yourself summer holidays peppered with spur-of-the-moment detours along the way. The British premium car maker is very literally inviting us all to dream, while reinforcing its status as a universal supplier of stylish mobility solutions. Its aim is clear: following the unveiling of the MINI Clubvan Concept – the first MINI for everyday business use – at the Geneva Motor Show in early March 2012, come 1 April it will be time to offer customers a very MINI holiday experience as well. continued →

Coming Soon: MINI “Black Line” Exterior Trim

MotoringFile Sections: New Product Mar 29th, 2012 25 Comments

While the Chrome Line interior and exterior packages have long been a staple of spec’ing any new MINI, owners looking for less bling have had to turn to folks like Todd Pearson to get the glair off some of the MINI’s shiny details. It would appear MINI is now seeing the appeal and will soon be introducing a “Black Line” set of exterior details.

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