Here is the first real life look at the MINI Scooter E Concept which will make its world public debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show next week. There will be 3 Scooter E concepts – a single seater (called EGO), a two seater (called ECO Roller), and a third yet unnamed/identified scooter.
The MINI Countryman has been named as 1 of 41 contenders to be considered for the 2011 Car of The Year Award.
The market launch of the new MINI family and MINI Countryman is coming on September 18, 2010 – four models, up to seven engine variants, 51 years of tradition and virtually endless scope for customisation. Full lineup and 2011 facelift details inside.
Here is a preview of the upcoming John Cooper Works (JCW) accessories for the Countryman. The parts are expected to available later this year. JCW Countryman Aero Kit, JCW 19″ Wheels
JCW Rally Stripes, JCW Steering Wheel
JCW Shifter, Red Mirrors, Red Brake Ducts.
Here’s the first video of the upcoming MINI Countryman WRC prototype testing in Portugal. The sound of the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder BMW Motorsports engine can be heard screaming way before the car comes into view. Sounds great and we can’t wait to see it in final form and action!
In case you haven’t yet noticed, the MINI USA Online Configurator has been updated as of last Friday! No Countryman yet, but the 2011 Mini Cooper, Convertible, and Clubman are all updated and ready for your imagination.
MINI’s advertising often exhibits the same lively and offbeat nature of the cars they are marketing, and this latest commercial “FLOW” for the MINI Countryman is no exception, using special effects to convey and enhance that spirit.
MINI has just released this teaser of a new concept. It will be unveiled in London on September 23 and you may win tickets to attend the exclusive live unveiling event. To enter the contest, all that’s required is to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘MINI Design Concept Event’ by Monday, September 13. Unfortunately, the tickets are only available to UK residents.
So what’s under the cover? To us, it resembles a MINI Countryman. Perhaps it’s the John Cooper Works version of the Countryman?
MINI has announced today that the “new MINI Countryman World Rally Car has successfully completed its shakedown phase at Prodrive’s private proving ground in Warwickshire.” Mini said that the Mini Countryman World Rally Car completed the initial part of the car’s test and development with the engineering team driving the car over four days, primarily on tarmac, but also including several KMs on loose surfaces and Prodrive’s low grip facility. The prototype will now travel to Portugal for a week of testing on gravel.
“As with any totally new car, it is vital to take time to ensure all the systems are working as intended before embarking on a week long gravel test,” said David Lapworth, Prodrive technical director.