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 |  Jul 16 2012, 9:02 AM

BMW has officially announced that it will be boosting MINI production numbers, and investing a hefty $388 million into the United Kingdom based operation. 

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 |  May 09 2011, 12:01 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded their investigation into 60,000 the 2004-2005 MINI Cooper, regarding power steering issues linked to three fires.

519 complaints have been reviewed, alleging an unexpected loss of power steering assist while driving, has led the federal safety agency to upgrade its investigation. No injuries or serious crashes have been reported.

BMW AG has also received 4,508 warranty claims for steering issues. 2,800 claims alone were for the 2004 Copper and Cooper S models. The steering issue stems from a malfunctioning cooling fan or an undervoltage condition in the power steering system, BMW said.

NHTSA’s next step is to decide whether it will ask BMW to recall the vehicles.

[Source: Detroit News]

 |  Jan 24 2011, 12:03 PM

You want to take more road trips in your RV, but the thought of leaving your MINI behind is distressing. All alone in the garage, no one to drive it ‚Äď sure, a neighbor can come over twice a day to let it out and feed it, but it’s not the same as having your sweet ride with you so you can enjoy the vacation as a family. Thanks to VARIOmobil motorhomes, no MINI left behind!

Pushing the limits of luxury, the new VARIO Perfect 1150 SH comes equipped with a garage that’s ideal for a compact car like the MINI Cooper. And you’d think that a garage would take up a lot of room, but no so. The Perfect 1150 SH features a slide out in the living room and bedroom that gives you more interior living space. Plus, it comes with three hydraulic-pneumatic sealing slide outs that add on an additional 20-inches in depth.

The extras don’t stop at the garage. The kitchen and leather lounge extend into the living area and you’ll find multimedia capabilities, a king-size bed and an additional sofa bedroom in the master bedroom as well. Feel free to use this RV all year long, because its bay features surface heating.

You can drive away the base model for ‚ā¨492,660 (that’s about $662,844 U.S.).

[Source: Born Rich]