Morris Minor – 70 years of history on the road

LONDON, England – The post-Second World War Morris Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis who went on to create the iconic Mini, was one of the most popular British cars. In 2018 it has reached the same age as the Land Rover – it’s 70 years since the first Minors rolled off the production lines at…

Happy 25th, Mini! Special ragtop for 2018 and costs…

Quarter-century down the lines come new Mini The first convertibles were the rarest models Each of 300 2018 special editions to cost… LONDON, England – Mini UK is celebrating a key milestone with the 25th anniversary of the Mini convertible, and another ground-breaking landmark as the best-selling convertible model in the UK. First there was……

Valentine’s Day: Back-seat memories only for golden oldies

A KISS in the car was more romantically memorable in the days of the Ford Cortina and the original Mini than in today’s more refined vehicles. That’s the finding of a survey of more than 1300 British motorists quizzed about their earliest memories of their in-car romantic encounters. Analysis of an online poll by retail…

Dakar Stage 13: End of the road for Ten Brinke

• Stage 13 triumph for Al-Attiyah/Baumel • De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz home third • Retirement for Ten Brinke/Périn CORDOBA, ARGENTINA – If ever there was a stage on the Dakar that proved what a fickle mistress this event can be, then Stage 13 was it for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA. On the one hand, there was…

Double-clutch box brings new meaning to Mini Sevens

MUNICH, Germany – BMW’s Mini is about to introduce a new transmission that, it says, “will mean extremely fast gear-changes, a high degree of shift comfort and optimised efficiency”. It’s a seven-speed Steptronic automatic double-clutch gearbox for the Mini three- and five-door hatchbacks and the Mini convertible. The automaker says customers can now order this…

Minis’ hot grandson to bring track pits to Frankfurt

Cooper Works GT to bring pits to auto show All-battery Mini to reach showrooms in 2019 Almost 60 years since first Morris/Austin Minis born MUNICH, Germany – Mini says it is shaping the future of urban mobility by providing driving fun but with greater diversity so, at the September 2017 Frankfurt auto show, will give…

More magic from JCW: It’s the Clubman All4 2.0 rocket

John Cooper puts about another gem All-wheel drive, stupendous engine power Five growed-up seats, triple-split at rear The just-launched 2017 John Cooper Works Clubman All4, Mini tells us, combines the most space, everyday practicality and long-distance ability yet in a Mini and rides on suspension technology developed from racing expertise. All-wheel drive is standard and…

Latest Mini puts BMW in top gear for all-electric option era

Flexible architecture taking all models electric Fully electric Mini confirmed as three-door German electric drivetrain, car assembly in UK MUNICH, Germany – Electrification is one of the central pillars of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy and now it has been announced that all brands and model series will be electrified. A full-electric or plug-in hybrid…

Mulgari – is this the ultimate conversion crew?

Signature Vehicle programme for ‘bespoke new models’ Improved performance for current production units First bespoke production car, Mulgari F56 SV, launched BRACKNELL, England – Mulgari Automotive, a UK specialist design, styling and tuning house, has launched a “bespoke vehicle” ownership programme described as ”providing an unrivalled ownership experience… new vehicles tailored and built to personal…