Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You Own A MINI And You Play Video Games?

Then you might want to get Ubisoft's The Crew Limited Edition which features an exclusive Mini Cooper S Pack. If you pre-order from Uplay, according to VideoGamer.com, you can get early access to cars and 10,000 Crew Credits.

The MINI Display At NYIAS 2014

love:mini provides photos of the MINI display at theNew York International Auto Show 2014 including pictures of the refreshed 2015 MINI Cooper Countryman.

First MINI Bar Opens In Budapest

autoevolution has an extensive photo gallery of the world's first MINI Bar that just opened in Budapest.  Thee accompanying article reports, in part:
"Nightlife is an essential part of MINI and vice versa – from now on especially in Budapest. MINI is about pure excitement shared with friends, so now there is a cool MINI place for the huge local and global MINI community to meet and share MINI Lifestyle: MINI BAR BUDAPEST,” said Baudouin Denis, Managing Director of BMW Group Hungary.

"Guests will immediately recognise MINI in every detail. Just like any MINI, MINI BAR BUDAPEST is compact in size yet full of charming details creating lots of opportunities for memorable moments with friends and for exciting parties. And, while the DJ plays cool music, we’re serving the kind of cheeky food and cocktails that makes MINI so unique,” added the owner, Mr. Balázs Gubcsó

DIY: Replace R55/R56 MINI Cooper/S/Clubman Thermostat Housing



[Source: Mod MINI @ YouTube]

MINI USA F56 Deliveries Delayed

MotoringFile reported buyers in the U.S. were experiencing delays in delivery of new F56 MINIs. Here is the official MINI USA Statement:
At MINI, our owner safety and confidence is our first priority. Earlier this week, as part of our ongoing quality analysis, our team discovered that certain new MINI Hardtop vehicles could experience some engine coolant leakage from the oil filter housing. This can result in a power reduction and subsequently cause the yellow/red “engine overheating” warning light to light up. We immediately brought this issue to the attention of all of our dealers and issued an immediate stop delivery on all affected vehicles. For the small number of Motorers who have already taken delivery of their new MINI Hardtop, we are working to quickly and effectively replace the needed part at no charge.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New MINI Model To Be Introduced Later This Year

WorldCarFans reports:
MINI's U.S. Product Planning Manager has revealed the company will introduce a new model later this year.

In an interview with Autoguide, Pat McKenna hinted “It’s not a completely new model" but it's "a modification of something" on display at the New York Auto Show. That's a little vague but two possible candidates include the Cooper Cabrio and the Cooper five-door hatchback.

In related news, McKenna said the Clubman will be phased out later this year and won’t be replaced immediately. This suggests the next-generation model, which was recently previewed by the Clubman concept, is still a ways off.

MINI Emasculation

Elliott Rush, LLB, writes The Rush Report at Australia's The Motor Report and pens how he came to buy his significant other a MINI, and advises:
So, MINI it is.

H wants an orange one; it looks like orange but is apparently not. It’s ‘Sunset Buttocks’ or ‘Flaming Goitre’ or something equally ridiculous that some marketing toss has invented to describe plain orange.

But they go like stink. . . . .

Average Joes Review The New 2014 MINI Cooper S



{Source: Average Joes @ YouTube]

AutoGuide's 2014 NYIAS 2015 Countryman Video

No Time To Stop And Fix A Flat Tire

Change it on the run!



[Source: via Sploid]