Detroit 2010: MINI Coupe, Convertible Concepts Confirmed for Production

Detroit 2010: MINI Coupe, Convertible Concepts Confirmed for Production
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Essentially a foregone conclusion at this point, MINI has confirmed that both the MINI Coupe Concept and MINI Convertible Concept will see production in the near future. Officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson confirmed the production plans at the Detroit Auto Show, while unveiling the company’s… Continue Reading...

Report: MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts Being Fast-Tracked to Production

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Report: MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts Being Fast-Tracked to Production
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MINI’s Coupe and Roadster Concepts are being fast tracked through the final design phase in order to see production next year. News of these developments comes from the team over at the MINI-obsessed website MotoringFile. Both models debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show and were recently on display at the LA Auto Show and for… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: MINI Mum on Details for Coupe, Roadster Concepts

LA 2009: MINI Mum on Details for Coupe, Roadster Concepts
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With California being an important market for BMW’s MINI brand, the LA Auto Show would have been a perfect place for execs to spill a few more details on the planned production versions of the MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts. Would have been… Se we got yet another opportunity to look at the funky new… Continue Reading...

LA Preview: MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts Ready for North American Debut in LA

LA Preview: MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts Ready for North American Debut in LA
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MINI’s two new concept cars are slated to make an appearance at the LA Auto Show, giving Los Angeles residents and local media a first chance to see the two fun cars since their world premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show. MINI has confirmed that the Coupe Concept will go into production along with another… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: MINI Gets Sportier with New Coupé

Frankfurt 2009: MINI Gets Sportier with New Coupé
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MINI confirmed it will produce the Coupé model unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show alongside the MINI Roadster. Powered by the same John Cooper Works turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder as the current line of top-level MINIs, the Coupé makes 211hp and 192 ft-lbs of torque, with a bump to 206 ft-lbs possible thanks to an overboost… Continue Reading...

Report: MINI Coupe Confirmed for Production, Along with “Mystery” Model

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Report: MINI Coupe Confirmed for Production, Along with “Mystery” Model
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MINI has confirmed that a vehicle based on the Coupé Concept, as well as another model will go into production in the near future at the company’s MINI Plant Oxford. As for what that mystery model will be, it has been widely reported that a Roadster, also based on the Coupé Concept, is in the… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota in Talks With BMW to Use New MINI Coupe Platform for Future Sports Car

Report: Toyota in Talks With BMW to Use New MINI Coupe Platform for Future Sports Car
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Last week we reported on a story that BMW was in talks with Toyota to use its iQ city car platform as the basis of a future mini-MINI. Now it appears that deal may be two-sized as AutoCar is reporting that in exchange Toyota may get use of the MINI Coupe and Roadster platform to… Continue Reading...

Breaking: MINI Coupé Concept Revealed

Breaking: MINI Coupé Concept Revealed
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At long last, it’s here. Rumors of some sort of even-sportier MINI model have been bouncing around for years and finally, with the debut of the MINI Coupé Concept, there’s reason to believe MINI will actually take action and bring a sporty two-seater to market. The debut comes exactly 50 years after Alec Issigonis showed… Continue Reading...