Wow, it seems the popularity of the MINI Goodwood, especially in markets such as China, has not been lost on the BMW/MINI Board.
Autocar.co.uk is reporting that MINI will use the Goodwood name for high end, highly customized versions of MINI vehicles. The Goodwood name refers to Rolls-Royce’s homebase in the United Kingdom and creates a link between the MINI Brand and the high end luxury and customization that Rolls-Royce is best known for.
The plan is to use The Goodwood name and elements across the entire MINI … CONTINUED
Munich. MINI Connected gives drivers an even more intense experience of limitless driving fun, and allows that experience to be tailored to personal preferences and even shared with other users. Now the intelligent link-up of the driver, the MINI and the outside world has reached a new stage. The extended MINI Connected App gives Apple iPhone users access to innovative functions designed to enhance driving fun, entertainment and social networking. MINI therefore takes the lead once again in the intelligent link-up of the car with the … CONTINUED
The D in SD stands for Diesel. MINI for a short while now has had a Diesel variant of every model in the lineup. The engine in question is an environmentally friendly 2.0L turbo-diesel four cylinder which outputs 143 bhp @ 4000 RPM and a large amount of torque, 225 lb-ft to be exact. Thats more torque than other MINI variants! Whats different in the SD variant is the addition of the turbo charger, which packs a little more excitement into the standard D variant, which … CONTINUED
MINI USA launches the “MINI Rocks the Rivals” competitive test-drive tour in the USA, and as part of the kickoff, MINI has partnered with legendary rock band KISS to raise money for UNICEF to help children in Japan and emergencies around the globe.
KISS band members made the announcement live as four MINI Countryman vehicles with KISS-inspired designs made their debut at the New York Auto Show, and each represents one of the KISS band member’s iconic faces. All four vehicles will be auctioned after being custom … CONTINUED
With the release of the Fiat 500C to the US market this past weekend at the New York International Autoshow, it seems FIAT wants to enter into MINIs marketshare in the USA.
As you may or may not know, FIAT is starting its push into the US, bringing its highly acclaimed 500 to the states first, through select Chrysler group dealerships. Although the 500 is new to the USA, its not new in other parts of the world, the car debuted in 2007.
The Fiat 500 is a … CONTINUED
The MINIe project is currently in a phase you could call, a long term real world field test stage. It is in fact the first EV produced by a major auto manufacturer and driven by private motorists on public roads, however, the car can only be leased for a 12 month period and then given back to MINI. The program was eventually extended to get more miles on the road with these cars.
Now we have a report via Plugincars.com of a MINIe owner who has gotten … CONTINUED
For those of you that aren’t aware of it, SAAB has been undergoing massive financial disaster. This has seen the company sold off by GM into the hands of niche swedish car maker Spyker, who then subsequently sold off their own car making operations in order to keep SAAB afloat. They have even recently considered selling their production plants in order to pay off suppliers getting increasingly angry over unpaid bills.
Despite this, SAAB continues motoring on to put out new products, and they are putting a … CONTINUED
The recently annouced MINI Goodwood, a MINI created by the craftsmen at Rolls-Royce is now being reported to arrive with a pricetag fitting of its pedigree, 50,000Euro or $72,000.
Whats more, even if you can afford the pricetag, there will only be 1000 copies produced.
The MINI Goodwood will certainly become MINIs most exclusive and high end model produced, you can read more about the goodwood and see all our wallpapers here: http://www.miniforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1284
Now this car exudes opulence with its rich materials, soft looking leather and distinctive colors. Its … CONTINUED
The MINI INSPIRED BY GOODWOOD, which will make its world debut at the Auto Shanghai 2011, is an exclusive special edition that adds another layer to the MINI brand experience with a generous dose of automotive luxury and exclusivity in its highest form.
Close collaboration with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design team at the development center of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England has produced a limited-run special edition MINI, whose exterior and interior design is inspired by fine materials and the British luxury car marque’s commitment to absolutely … CONTINUED
Inside we have some followup photos from the event, and if you scroll down, some really nice video of the event, and development of the MINI WRC Car with Prodrive.