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Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

More Changes For 2011 MINIs Revealed

BMWBlog elaborates on the changes disclosed with the premiere of the facelifted 2011 MINIs. New touches include optional automatically dimming exterior mirrors and new ambient lighting in a broad spectrum of colors; and the MINI Connected system that integrates the Apple iPhone and permits operation of the phone's telephone, music player and online functions via a joystick, steering wheel buttons and on-board monitor with an optional Facebook and Twitter reader function, web radio, RSS news feeds reception, Google local search and Google Send to Car service. The range of seat upholstery, interior colours, trim elements and Colour Lines has been extensively revised. Among the newly introduced options are the Cross Check cloth/leather combination, the interior colour Polar Beige, trim elements in Striped Alloy, Black Checkered and Pepper White, and the Satellite Grey and Toffy Colour Lines. Adaptive Headlights, a technology that allows the headlights to follow the line of upcoming corners to ensure illumination of the road surface with the steering angle, yaw rate and speed of the car taken into account to determine the beam angle of the headlights, are now available in conjunction with the optional xenon lights. Automatic dimming exterior mirrors are also a new option.