At the Oxford MINI plant BMW officially announced that the upcoming Coupe and Speedster were officially going into production at the Oxford Plant. We had heard for several months that the chassis (or body in white) would be built in Oxford and shipped to a 3rd party for final assembly. Either our sources were mistaken or BMW has changed its mind because within the official announcement was also talk of further plant expansion to take on the new production.

Our sources at the plant are telling us that, until today, there had been quite a few concerns about job security after 2011 and that this announcement was meant as a pep talk of sorts.