Tag: Mini

Mini Backs Design of Stained Glass Driverless Car [w/Video]

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Sure, it sounds like something Pope Francis might drive, but Mini is backing the design of a stained glass car. And, this being the 21st century, of course it’s also driverless. Continue Reading »

Driving Cross Country in a New Mini was a Total Blast

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Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. Blinded by my love of rear-wheel-drive and naturally aspirated V8s, I never took Mini very seriously, and I can now say that was wrong of me. I know better, and all it took was four days, over 1,200 miles, and three huge states to show me just what I’d been missing.

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Mini Superleggera Motorcycle Concept Tantalizes Us From Afar

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Rumor has it Mini might actually build a real life Superleggera roadster. And that would be totally OK by us. But what if the roadster had a little friend to go along with it— say, an equally stunning motorcycle? One designer thinks this is a great idea.

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BMW Has Already Sold 1 Million Cars in 2014

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2013 was a banner year for BMW. The German automaker delivered a total of 1,963,798 vehicles last year – a record for the company – and vowed to break the vaunted two million mark for 2014. Obviously that has yet to be seen, but it’s safe to say BMW is well on its way to surpass the lofty figure. Continue Reading »

Future Mini JCW Models will Sport New 230-HP Engines

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Let’s face it. If you want a small-yet-speedy front-driver to take the fight to the muscle car crowd, you’ve got a few top choices: Ford Fiesta ST, Volkswagen GTI, and the John Cooper Works Mini. However, that later option is about to get a major tune-up. Continue Reading »

BMW, MINI Adding GoPro Connectivity to Cabin Tech

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GoPro cameras are perfect tools to record your driving excursions, but they can be a challenge to set up as you try to get the perfect view of the road. To help make GoPro use much easier, BMW has announced that it will be adding a new feature to the infotainment system of certain BMW and MINI vehicles that allows for easy integration of GoPro cameras. Better yet, when this cool feature is introduced next month, it will be functional on BMW and MINI vehicles dating back to the 2012 model year. Continue Reading »

Mini Might Actually Build the Superleggera Concept

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What happens when you mix British roadster genius with a bit of Italian flare? You get one of the coolest concept cars of recent history — the Mini Superleggera concept, which debuted this past week in Italy.

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Mini Superleggera Vision is the Ideal British Roadster

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Despite being owned by German BMW, it can be argued that Mini still carries the torch as the quintessential British motoring brand. Aston Martin and Jaguar are aspirational, but Mini carries the cornerstone as the brand with vehicles delivering throwback looks that are actually attainable. And this latest concept takes the Mini practicality and gives it an air of Italian flair. Continue Reading »

8 Good Car Designs Gone Bad

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The world is filled with gorgeous cars — the likes of which can be seen from here to Tokyo. But what about the other side of the spectrum? What about all the cars that somehow got worse looking as they got older?

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Why Buy Anything Other Than A CUV?

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The auto industry is a lot like high school. Each year, you’ve got a new graduating class and a fresh-faced group of youngsters to fill in the ranks. This year, the incoming class is full of small compact utility vehicles and they’re making quite the splash.

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