New MINI Beachcomber Concept Revealed Ahead of Detroit Auto Show (photos)

18 12 2009

MINI has presented the new Beachcomber Concept car ahead of debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Its influences involve the Mini Moke of 1964 which was also a fun juvenile vehicle and fiercely hints at the sturdily speculated fourth model in the MINI line-up after the shade, the Clubman and the Convertible.

To emphasise the open-top character of the four-seat, all-helm-ambition vehicle no conventional roof is fitted. Neither are any doors for that count. The party says the ensures the occupants are as close to the rudiments as workable, that they feel a discern of unity with Mother Nature. Should downpour attitude a lightweight unusual fibre roof can be careworn over the car hurriedly and fastened to continue about as awkward as a habitual one. Door basics can also be fitted for above protection.

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First Official Photos of MINI Coupe Concept Revealed

26 08 2009

The first official photos of the new MINI Coupe Concept revealed on the eve of celebrating 50 years of company. In essence, it’s a MINI John Cooper Works inlay that had its rooftop finish and replaced with a sedan-like greenhouse and a steeper front windshield. The car is set make its world debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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The shape of the creepy-looking but lightweight aluminum top is said to have been inspired by a baseball hat that MINI designer Gert Hildebrand saw his teenage son wearisome backwards – go dignitary. According to the guests, the new roof lowers the car’s centre of gravity therefore significantly dipping body traffic and optimizing heavy conduct. Other niceties like the front and rear bumpers, headlamps, front lattice and evidently, the rear-end idea have been reworked but that’s mainly it.

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New 2009 Mini Cooper Cabrio unveiled (details and photo)

28 11 2008

The next-gen MINI Convertible has been unveiled before of its debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Nevertheless, the Convertible’s external has been efficient with new niceties like the headlamps, tail lamps and front/rear bumpers while the four-rotate hinges for the luggage compartment top are now mounted inside the car.

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The new MINI Convertible’s drop-top that comes with an integrated sliding roof behave can open or close automatically in 15 seconds dull, even when the car is in show up to 20 mph or 40km/h. In what could be one of the most useless gadgets of the year, MINI has equipped the four-seater with an “Openometer” gauge next to the tachometer that account how many hours have been depleted with the top-down.

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New 2010 MINI Crossover Concept

10 09 2008

MINI has show the first photo of the new Crossover Concept, which will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show next month. BMW’s approach from concept to production in recent years has been to make minimal changes, the exterior design we see before us will stay pretty much the same but for a more conventional door set-up when the production model is launched in 2010.

These initial metaphors give us a cloudless indication of how future MINIs will be styled, and if BMW‘s reputation for making only a few revisions from model to production secure proper, this is very close to the perfect product.

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New big brother of MINI model could be used Fiat platform

21 07 2008

BMW and Fiat have existent declared their intentions to work on a dissimilar little car big picture that direction support the ulterior Trivial, stick together in 2012 or 2013, along with the successor to the Fiat Grande Punto and Alfa Romeo MiTo. Still, an unnamed strategics urban by Fiat and dubbed the C-Evo come across be worn as the producer for a “bigger” MINI, germane out in 2015.

It’s vague whether the C-Evo perspective ulterior motive buttress the Snub AWD concentrated remedy modus, but according to Automotive News, the fulcrum goal be astute of housing both primordial-revolve- and all-spin-prepare powertrains, and goal store as the foothold for the undeveloped Alfa Romeo 147, which furnish be released at last neighboring life.

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New 2009 MINI Cabrio (spy photos)

2 06 2008

The Mini Cabrio (convertible) has been a long time to come, we have seen what looked like the production of prototypes ready, outdoors in July last year and slightly camoflaged some models published in 2006. One can not help but to think that BMW delayed the release of the convertible variant of the mini-series, possibly due to strong sales of the first generation.

News from the Dutch magazine Autotelegraaf now production for the current generation will start in July this year. BMW leave a good gap to build the expectation (and reservations) for the new generation with the first models to come off the coast of the production in March 2009.

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