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MINI will present its MINI Clubman Concept at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. The company said this concept is showcasing a new brand philosophy for a higher class of automobile. The concept is 10.25 inches (26 centimeters) longer and just under 6.7 inches (17 centimeters) wider than the current MINI Clubman and is based on […]

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Mini confirmed its new Mini Cooper will see its U.S. version fully unveiled next month at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The latest generation of the Mini is said by the British premium brand to be once again a pioneer of individual style, premium quality and high-end technology. Mini added […]

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A new Mini Hardtop is coming and BMW has released information and pictures of this new car set to launch March 2014. BMW said this new Mini is characterized by a new generation of engines increasing driving fun and efficiency, and a wider selection of innovative driver assistance systems as well as Mini Connected infotainment […]

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BMW-owned Mini is considering diesel variants for the U.S. along with definite plans for a plug-in hybrid gas version as it also contemplates feasibility for battery electric models. This news came out of a one-on-one interview with Automotive News Europe and Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW’s board member in charge of Mini. Presently European consumers opt for […]

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When the Mini Cooper came to the U.S. a few years ago, it caused as much commotion and excitement as Volkswagen’s Beetle did with its return. The British-born Cooper has been revered since its rally car racing days back in the 1960s. Now built by BMW, the hip and stylish Mini was relaunched worldwide in […]

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BMW and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroën issued a press release this week stating that the two companies, the longtime partners in engine development, would begin developing hybrid technologies together. Bloggers jumped to the conclusion that the move is a sign of strength and shows a renewed commitment about electric drive vehicles. They immediately started guessing […]

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MINI is working to finish a two-seat concept small car that it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March. The car will be an update of an existing concept that first appeared in Geneva in 1997 as the MINI Spiritual. The vehicle’s styling is expected to be the first showing of a revitalized […]

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In Sept., 2008, German Chancellor Angela Merkel plugs in an electic-powered Smart car as Daimler head Deiter Zetsche and Matthias Wissmann, Chairman of the German Automobile Industry, look on. On Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a summit on the electrification of the automobile, with senior executives from the major German auto companies, as […]

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The plan to lease the Mini E—an all-electric version of the Mini Cooper—has hit a snag. The market test of about 500 Mini E cars in New York, New Jersey and California was to include a special 220-volt charging unit so leasees could recharge their cars in 3.5 hours. But the installation of the charging […]

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As part of a special one year lease program from BMW Group, New York City will be receiving ten MINI E electric cars to join its Street Condition Observation Unit, also known as SCOUT. SCOUT’s purpose is to search out and report potholes, graffiti and other street-level damages throughout the city’s five burroughs. The ten […]

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