Finding overnight accommodation can be a real headache, especially for drivers who have taken a spontaneous trip to a festival or beach. But there’s no need to worry about finding the perfect place to bed down when travelling in this MINI. Even when completely off the beaten track, all the owner has to do is head upstairs.
The innovative roof-top tent is showcased above a MINI Countryman which, thanks to its intelligent all-wheel drive system ALL4, is well-suited to travelling over rough terrain. But this simple and practical sleeping solution can easily be mounted on a MINI or MINI Clubman. The upper half of the tent is simply folded out of its storage box. Plump up the pillows and two occupants are ready to relax, then wake up to a Continue reading
The British automaker MINI has unveiled the 2013 Countryman with minor updates, which will go on sale in the U.S. later this month. The new MINI Countryman come with Blazing Red Metallic and Brilliant Copper Metallic color. From autumn 2012 the MINI Countryman will come as standard with a three-seat rear bench, while a pair of individual seats will be available as a no-cost alternative.
For Interior, the 2013 MINI Countryman includes new trim elements, upholstery colors, new rings around the speedometer and four air vents, new armrests and revised door inserts, and a larger storage compartment under the center console. The 2013 MINI Countryman will be offered six engine choices, The three petrol and three diesel units that develops output power from 66 kW/90 hp to 135 kW/184 hp. There is also the ultra-sporty MINI John Cooper Works Countryman that powered by a turbocharged 160 kW/218 hp engine.
The new MINI Countryman will be equipped with all-wheel-drive system fitted as standard on this top-class performance variant is also available as an option for the MINI Cooper S Countryman, MINI Cooper SD Countryman and MINI Cooper D Countryman. The MINI One D Countryman is fitted with a six-speed automatic gearbox as an alternative to the standard six-speed manual. MINI One Countryman and MINI Cooper Countryman manual version will meet the stipulations of the EU6 exhaust emissions standard due to come into force in 2014.
The British based automaker MINI has unveiled official details and photos of 2013 John Cooper Works GP Special Edition, which will make its world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The 2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP is priced at at £28,790 ($45,850) for U.K market. It will be produced in a limited run of only 2,000 units.
The 2013 MINI JCW GP Special is powered by 1.6-liter turbocharged engine tuned that produces 218 hp and a peak torque of 191 lbs-ft. The 2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 242 km/h (150 mph). The new car returns a combined figure of 7.1 lt/100 km (33.1mpg US or 39.mpg UK), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 165 g/km.
The Mini John Cooper Works GP Special come with an exclusive Thunder Grey metallic color, with red accents for the edging round the bonnet. The 2013 MINI JCW GP fetaures a high performance brake system with six-piston fixed-calliper discs, vented at the front, and lighter 17-inch wheels wrapped in 215/40 R17 Kumho sports tires and also equipped with an adjustable coil-overs allowing a ride height reduction, modified geometry and inverted front shock internals to increase the dampers’ stiffness, reducing their internal friction .
For interior, British automaker adds Recaro sports seats with special GP stitching, piano black interior surfaces and door grips, a thick-rimmed leather steering wheel, an anthracite rev counter and speedometer dials and gearshift knob with chrome ring and red shift diagram, anthracite roof liner,
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The British automaker MINI has released details and official images of the new Clubvan, which is a two-seater commercial vehicle, based on the Mini Clubman that inspired by the 1960s Morris Mini van. The new MINI Clubvan will make its debut in final production form at next weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with sales to start in the autumn. The Clubvan Commercial Vehicle will be priced from £11,175 excluding VAT.
The Mini Clubvan will be offered with three 1.6-litre four-cylinder engines:
– The One that powered by a 1.6-liter petrol engine with 97hp (98PS) and has an average fuel economy of 5.5lt/100km (51.4 mpg UK / 42.8 mpg US). This model can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.1 seconds with a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph).
– The Cooper Clubvan sporting gets a 1.6-liter gasoline engine that produces 121hp (122PS) that accelerates the van from standstill to 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.8 seconds, maximum speed of 201 kmph (125 mph) and a combined fuel consumption of 5.5lt/100km (same as the One).
– The Cooper D version come with a 1.6- liter diesel engine delivering for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in 10.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 197 km/h (122.4 mph). Fuel economy – 3.9 liters/100 km (25.64kmpl / 72.4mpg UK / 60.3mpg US). CO2 emissions – 103 gms per km.
The all new Mini Clubvan Commercial Vehicle model will be equipped with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox while the Cooper D Clubvan can optionally be fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Mini Clubvan has 860 litres of space and a flat load area that measures 1,150mm long (45.3 in.) and at its narrowest point behind the rear doors, 1,020mm (40.2 in.) wide, while the van’s maximum payload capacity is 500 kilograms (1,102 lbs). The new model will have a fixed partition between the passenger compartment and load area. The side rear windows are body-coloured and reinforced, and the rear windows are tinted. The MINI Clubvan will be available with a choice of four exterior paintwork shades: Pepper White, Ice Blue, British Racing Green metallic and Midnight Black metallic.
MINI has released first official images for MINI Clubvan Concept, which is based on the MINI Clubman and ahead of its world premiere at the 2012 Geneva International Auto Show in March. The MINI Clubvan Concept uses its broader skill-set to open up new usage possibilities – both business and leisure.
The MINI Clubvan Concept is a five-door car that equipped with two front doors for the driver and front passenger, two side-hinged doors at the rear and the rear-hinged Clubdoor on the right-hand side create comfortable access to interior, opaque rear side windows and a large load area behind the front seats. The MINI Clubvan body was painted British Racing Green up to the roof, pillar C, as well as the side mirror cover. The MINI British company will introduce spesification and engine details of the new Clubvan at the 82nd Geneva International Auto Show in next month.
The British Automaker MINI has launched new special edition that called “Highgate”, which is is named for one of London’s tonier neighborhoods. The Highgate package price is $2,750 on the Mini Cooper and $2,500 on the Mini Cooper S, with limited deliveries starting this spring.
The MINI Convertible Highgate Special Edition will be offered with four engine variants including the 122HP Cooper, 184HP Cooper S, 112HP Cooper D and 143HP Cooper SD. it can be paired to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The MINI Convertible Highgate come with a new Iced Chocolate Metallic that contrasted by brown and black bonnet stripes with blue edging and also available two other color options with equally irrepressible names: Midnight Black and White Silver.
The MINI Convertible Highgate Special Edition also gets a brown soft-top to go with a new set of 17″ Double Cross light-alloy wheels. At inside, The new MINI Convertible Highgate features stainless steel pedals, brushed-alloy trim, the Chrome Line interior package, special floor mats and leather seats dressed up in Dark Truffle with light contrast stitching and light blue piping
BMW Group tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has introduced new modification package for MINI Cooper Coupe that include several performance upgrades at exterior and interior. The AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper Coupe features a new decor set available in various designs, with AC Schnitzer decal sets (several versions), a rear sticker stating “Technology & Design,” and a rear skirt protection foil. AC Schnitzer also offers a set of new 18″ Mi 1 silver or bi-color wheels, gear knob with digital gear display, aluminium pedal set, foot rests, handbrake handle and velours foot mats.
The AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper Coupe comes with a new limited slip differential, height-adjustable racing suspension, aluminium strut tower brace and rear axle antiroll bar, a stainless steel sports rear silencer with chromed Racing tailpipe trim, a new sports exhaust system, and a high performance brake system, consisting of 4-piston fixed calipers, slotted brake discs, a set of new brake pads, caliper mounting brackets, and steel brake pipes.
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British carmaker MINI has unveiled new Mini John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance, which is powered by 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that equipped with a twin scroll turbocharger. The special race car power has been boosted to 250 hp and 330 Nm of torque.
The Mini Coupe JCW Endurance with a modified engine management and a racing exhaust system, which is able to reach a top speed of 240 Km/h. The Mini Coupe JCW Endurance is fitted with a stiffer suspension, adjustable shock absorbers, a massive diffuser, an adjustable rear wing and larger brakes linked to the Race ABS system. The Mini John Cooper Works Endurance comes with front wheel drive,a sequential 6-speed gearbox with an electronic differential lock, 17-inch racing Borbet rims and 215/45 R17 slick tires / 205/620 R17 wets from Dunlop.
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MINI Cooper has released price of MINI Inspired by Goodwood Rolls-Royce, which the luxurious hatchback, which is the result of collaboration between MINI and the Rolls Royce Motors Cars design team, will be limited to 1,000 examples with priced at £41,000 (€45,600 or $65,700)
The MINI Inspired by Goodwood Rolls-Royce features a Rolls-Royce Diamond Black metallic finish and 17-inch light alloy wheels sporting a multi-spoke design and top grade materials and craftsmanship, with some of the details including Rolls Royce specific premium wood (Walnut Burr) on the dashboard and door handles, cashmere roof linings, sun visors and rear storage tray, deep-pile lambswool foot mats, and the exclusive Cornsilk colour throughout the interior.
The MINI Inspired by Goodwood Rolls-Royce is powered by a 1.6-litre 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct petrol injection and variable valve control that developing 184 bhp (135 kW) as the one on the Cooper S
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BMW Group tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has announced the fastest Mini Cooper JCW (John Cooper Works) that called the ” Eagle “. This car gets fastest lap time at 1:13.341 min in the Hockenheim Circuit and AC Schnitzer clarified that Mini Cooper JCW Eagle concept vehicle which was developed as a technology platform, with its value set at €62,000 ($88,610).
The AC Schnitzer is powered by a standard JCW MINI’s 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with several modifications delivers 191 kW / 260 hp at 5,000 rpm and 340 Nm of torque at 2,950 rpm. The AC Schnitzer Mini Cooper JCW Eagle has a acceleration time from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5.8 seconds and that it has a top speed of 250 km/h.
The AC Schnitzer Mini Cooper JCW Eagle features a stainless steel exhaust system with a racing catalyst, adjustable racing suspension anti-roll bars, a set of 18 inch Mi2 BiColor wheels wrapped in 225/35 ZR 18 sport tires. The AC Schnitzer Mini Cooper JCW Eagle has also been received a ‘Short Shift’ transmission, a lightweight ion battery and a carbon fiber body kit.
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