Posts tagged as: Mini

Fifth Superhero in Mini Line-up Is Likely to Be an EV

Mini’s promised fifth volume model will be an electric vehicle, due in late 2019.When parent BMW Group announced the electric Mini last fall, it had been unclear whether the EV would be just a niche player in the brand’s portfolio. But Sebastian Mackensen, global head of Mini, confirmed that it will be more than that. […]

BMW Has Record Sales Year, Continues as Top World Luxury Brand

The BMW Group achieved its best ever sales in 2016, the sixth year in a row the company has set a new sales record, maintaining its position as the world’s leading premium car company with its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls- Royce. Having recorded steady sales growth throughout the year, a total of 2,367,603 […]

Mini Introduces the Newly Updated 2017 Countryman

Mini has introduced the brand new, second-generation Countryman. The crossover is bigger than the outgoing model, roomier, and more rugged, and it’s available with a fuel efficient plug-in hybrid drivetrain. The Countryman shares its modular UKL platform with a handful of Mini and BMW models, including the Hardtop and the X1. The overall proportions don’t […]

Mini Exec Talks Plans for Future Electric Models

Mini will launch two electric vehicles in the next three years, starting with a plug-in hybrid version of the redesigned Countryman that is due next year. A plug-in electric will follow in 2019, using the architecture of a current model but with more distinct styling to set it apart from the gasoline model, said Sebastian […]

Mini Shows Off New Autonomous Car Concept

Mini is planning for a future when traditional vehicle ownership will be optional and its model line will consist of free-floating robo-cars. The Mini Vision Next 100 electric concept car picks up passengers autonomously, changes color to fit each new driver’s preferences and parks and recharges without human intervention, the automaker said in a presentation […]

Mini and Tesla to Skip NAIAS in Detroit Next Month

Tesla and Mini have joined Jaguar Land Rover in skipping the 2016 Detroit auto show next month. The Detroit show is typically used by automakers to unveil new products and update other cars and light trucks. It opens to the public on Jan. 16. Some of the space left behind by the nonparticipating brands will […]

BMW Group Sales in October Higher than Ever – Mini Lags

BMW Group vehicle sales increased 4 percent in October to a record monthly high of 191,651 despite a decline at the company’s Mini brand. BMW sales and marketing chief, Ian Robertson, said the automaker’s SUV lineup was showing “particularly good growth in a competitive environment.” The new BMW X1 is in “extremely high demand,” he […]

Amazon Cloud Player for iOS Now Supports BMW Apps and MINI Connected Autos

Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Cloud Player for iOS in BMW Apps and MINI Connected-equipped vehicles from model year 2011 forward. Amazon Cloud Player customers using iPhone and iPod Touch devices can now conveniently access their music using the vehicle’s controller and screen. Benefits of Amazon Cloud Player for BMW Apps and MINI […]

Rumor Has Next iPad Mini Sporting Apple’s Second-Sharpest Display

The next-generation iPad mini will get a display with 324 pixels per inch, says Chinese site My Drivers. The information stems from sources at Taiwanese Apple suppliers, who say that AU Optronics is piloting production of the new tablet. The hardware is expected to use a 2048×1536 display resolution, the same as the fourth-generation 9.7-inch […]

BMW and Team Up on Car Sharing Service for iPhone Users in Germany

BMW has teamed with rental car company SIXT to develop a car sharing service that works in conjunction with a BMW-developed iPhone app. The scheme and app are both called DriveNow, and will come online in April. It will initially roll-out in Munich, then Berlin and will give drivers the opportunity to locate, book and […]

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