From the Brand Channel:

“Third place finisher automaker MINI is a surprise new entrant into the top five, revving up from last year’s eleventh place finish and knocking third place holder Coca-Cola into fourth. The nostalgia factor coupled with modern day capability and comfort helps MINI in traditional markets such as Europe; in new markets like North America, the little car delights consumers with an alternative to the trend toward parking lot size vehicles currently crowding the roads.”

Google came in first with Apple a close second. Interestingly enough MINI outpaced BMW – even in Europe! You can read the entire article here and read further coverage of it here