Tuesday, March 11, 2014
AutoWeek covers the Clubman Concept at the Geneva Motor Show and concludes it will be slotted between the MINI Hatchback and Countryman in the MINI line-up. Writer Jay Ramey observes:
The Clubman concept is a full 10 inches longer than the current model and 6.6 inches wider, which will make it a roomier alternative to the five-door Hardtop, which itself was created as a response to customers' wishes for more room.
BMWBlog and got to drive the new MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S. Vosselor concludes, in part:
A big part of the MINI experience is how it makes you feel, so with that being said I found both the Cooper and Cooper S to be an absolute blast to drive and suspect it will sell very well.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Automotive News Europe reports MINI may not replace slow-selling niche models such as the two-seat Coupe/Roadster models and the Paceman three-door crossover, based on statements made by Oliver Friedmann, the brand's head of product management to the publication at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Motor Trend updates its long term review for the second time on the 2013 MINI Cooper S Coupe and adds these observations:
More enjoyable is the Sport mode. It quickens the throttle response and steering, and it also makes the exhaust burp and backfire delightfully when you lift at around 3700 rpm. The staccato pops and burbles are hilarious, making rush hour commuting slightly more tolerable. But there's a stranger effect: When I drive some of the more powerful and expensive sports cars that make their way into the MT garage, I'm disappointed when they don't make those noises. And that makes the Mini Coupe even more endearing.
Motoring reports at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 debut of the new Clubman MINI Vice President Jochen Goller told it seven was the right number of models for MINI and therefore,
That means the MINI Hatch, Cabrio, Clubman, Countryman, Paceman, Coupe and Roadster will not be joined by further model derivatives.