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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 2 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 →

MINI Worldwide Sales Up 39% In March 2015

MotoringFile Sections: Official News, Sales Apr 14th, 2015 15 Comments

P90144729-F56When MINI USA performs well, worldwide sales tend to follow. In fact, the BMW Group achieved its best month of March ever with an 8.1% increase in sales compare to the same month last year. MINI is one of the factor of this impressive performance, with 38.9% sales increase. While BMW doesn’t provide the breakdown of sales by model, BMW Group Board Member Peter Schwarzenbauer explains what drove MINI sales this March. continued →


The BMW Startup Garage

MotoringFile Sections: Official News, Technology Apr 13th, 2015 2 Comments

P90178773-highRes The BMW Group just announced the creation of its Startup Garage, that will act as an incubator for innovative startups. It’s a great announcement for a number of reasons. First, it allows the Group to tap into the vibrant German startup scene, which is one of the most active in Europe. Second, it could bring to life products or services that BMW might not have considered in the first place due to lack of resources or talents. We’re very excited to see what comes out of this initiative and how it impacts the MINI brand. continued →

World Premier: MINI Augmented Vision Glasses

MotoringFile Sections: Accessories, Official News, Technology Apr 9th, 2015 31 Comments

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MINI just dropped a prototype – an augmented reality pair of drive glasses that blends the functionality of the car with the outside world. Will they remain a prototype or will MINI build them? Will they succeed where something more macro like Google Glass failed? So many questions. We should have more (including videos) shortly.

Official Release: MINI is revealing the shape of things to come at the Auto Shanghai show with a pioneering innovation. “MINI Augmented Vision gives an insight into how intelligent connectivity between a MINI car and eyewear into which relevant content is projected might work in the future,” explains Dr. Jörg Preißinger, project-manager MINI Augmented Vision, BMW Group research and technology. “Working with several Qualcomm companies, we have created an interlinked system and augmented reality eyewear with a characteristic MINI design that revolutionise the experience both in and outside the vehicle. This prototype with its customised, interactive functions succeeds in fusing augmented reality with the brand’s trademark sense of lifestyle.” continued →


MINI At Auto Shanghai 2015

MotoringFile Sections: Official News, Shanghai Apr 6th, 2015 2 Comments

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Official Release: The new edition of the top athlete combines the further refined qualities of the latest MINI generation with the most powerful engine ever installed in one of the brand’s serial production models. continued →

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