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Harry Hunt Joins MINI Motorsports for Dakar 2016

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar, Motorsports, Official News May 23rd, 2015 No Comments


Fresh out of winning its fourth consecutive Dakar, MINI is already preparing its driver lineup for 2016. British rally driver Harry Hunt will be joining the ranks next year, with the hope of securing a fifth title for our favorite brand. Full details after the break. continued →

International Mini Meet to Take Place in Lithuania This Weekend

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini, Official News May 20th, 2015 No Comments


Official Release: Small car, big party: For more than five decades, enthusiasts from all over the world have been sharing their passion for the classic Mini. And once a year they celebrate the iconic British car at a very special event: the International Mini Meeting (IMM). From 21 to 25 May 2015, classic Mini drivers and enthusiasts will meet in Lithuania for the first time. The picturesque lakeside scenery around Zarasia in the north-east of the Baltic state will be the setting for the IMM 2015 where visitors from all over Europe are expected. continued →

Swapping the MINI All 4 Racing for the BMW M4 DTM

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar, Motorsports, Official News May 5th, 2015 1 Comment


MINI and BMW Motorsports now a have a solid lineup of champions. And what champions do during their free time? They do really fun driving-related things. Most recently, BMW DTM driver Martin Tomczyk and MINI ALL4 Racing ace Nasser Al-Attiyah had a chance to drive each other’s car. Aside from RedBull’s video, Martin Tomczyk on the matter is interesting. continued →

MINI USA April Sales: Up 25% with the New Five Door Killing the Countryman

MotoringFile Sections: Official News, Sales May 1st, 2015 23 Comments


For April, MINI USA reports 5,476 automobiles sold, an increase of 24.7 percent from the 4,390 sold in the same month a year ago. Good news for the brand but the more interesting news are the detailed figures. The Countryman’s numbers are down by almost 40% (800 units) year over year at least marginally due to the new five door. That five door (the F55) is selling briskly with 1503 units sold in April. That’s only about 600 less than the F56 three door hatch.

Other interesting figures after the break. continued →

Life360 App Now Available for MINI Connected

MotoringFile Sections: MINI Connected, Official News, Technology Apr 22nd, 2015 No Comments

P90129727-highRes Whenever MINI releases a new app for MINI Connected, even if we never heard of said app, excitement ensues. Early last week, MINI announced the availability of Life360 for MINI Connected. From the App Store description, “Life360 is the world’s leading location-sharing app, and is the best way to stay connected to family, friends, and everyone in between.” It joins a group of great applications already on the platform, including: Glympse (MF’s favorite), Spotify, and MINI Connected XL Journey Mate among others. continued →

The World’s First MINI Designed Surfboard

MotoringFile Sections: Official News Apr 20th, 2015 4 Comments

P90179457-highResOfficial Release: Two uncommon brands, one common mindset. One specializes in eating up the ground, the other in slicing through water, but MINI and Californian surfboard manufacturer Channel Islands share an enthusiasm for an unconventional, individual lifestyle. The result of this passion has been a joint mission to design a board that will take the inimitable driving feeling of MINI to the waves. continued →

World Premier: The 2015 F56 MINI 210 Challenge Edition

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, Motorsports, Official News, Special Editions Apr 16th, 2015 8 Comments

mini-challenge210-1The new MINI is barely 18 months old, but it didn’t prevent MINI UK from releasing a special edition F56. To celebrate the Hardtop’s debut in the 2015 Challenge Series, MINI UK released a limited-run F56, the 210 Challenge Edition. continued →

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