Category: MINI

MINIUSA Press Release MINI Clubman Concept is a new class in terms of space, function and supreme elegance Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 25, 2014… At the 2014 Geneva Auto Show MINI presents the MINI Clubman Concept, showcasing a new brand philosophy for a higher class of automobile. 26 centimeters longer and just under 17 [...]

Geneva Motor Show, Russia and Ukraine, Cars and gas on the John Batchelor radio show

Russia and the Ukraine are starting to seep into the Geneva Motor show discussions and there is concern about what will happen if this situation is not contained soon, if cooler heads do not prevail. European, American and Asian car makers are closely monitoring the “situation” in Ukraine. According to the Association of European Business [...]

Unveiling the new MINI in San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’m In San Juan, Puerto Rico with MINI at one of the coolest unveils I’ve seen in quite sometime. At first it was a local singer coming out, but wait there are jet skis and then superpowered jet skis with people popping out of the water thirty feet high. Watch the video as the new [...]

MINI’s Jim Mcdowell

Jim McDowell loves to say he is the Chief motorer of MINI, but he is stepping down. In what will be the last auto show as MINI”s chief motorer McDowell talked about MINI, the brand, the cult following and marketshare versus brand loyalty for the MINI brand. McDowell has been clever and unique in his [...]

2014 Fiat 500L commercial “The British are coming… the Italians are coming…”

Recently we saw Audi take Mercedes-Benz head on with the Vulcan grip commercial which I thought was hysterical. Now Fiat is throwing down the gauntlet in front of MINI in a soon to be released commercial that you get to see here first. MINI started out as a British car company and is produced in [...]

MINI’s Jim McDowell on the MINI Paceman

Jim McDowell is Chief Motoring MINI USA, and talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the MINI Paceman. The 2-door coupe Paceman will be the second vehicle, of the seven now offered (including the Paceman) that offers the option of ALL4 all-wheel drive. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine powering the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman, [...]

Ludwig Willisch and Jim McDowell celebrating MINI’s 10th anniversary

The new John Cooper Works GP is being shown at the 2012 Mini United Festival at the Circuit Paul Ricard HTTT in Le Castellet, France this weekend. For those that can’t make it we can give you some highlights of MINI’s tenth year celebration. Drivingthenation.com talks toLudwig Willisch, CEO, BMW North America, and Jim McDowell, Vice [...]

The sunshine and warm weather in the past couple months has everyone thinking of summer. People are starting to imagine themselves on the way to the beach. Is there a better way to get your summer vacation started than breezing down the highway with your kids in a convertible? Imagine your kids in the backseat, [...]

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe

Nashville, TN – Watch the video as we traverse Nashville as only MINI can do. And, of course, we have to run into MINI maniacs, I mean fans. The MINI Coupé is the first two-seater in the MINI ranks. The new model further increases the variety within the brand’s vehicle line-up and, at the same [...]

MINI’s Vinnie Kung takes us through the MINI Countryman. There are three models: Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S all-4. There will be a turbo charged engine on the Cooper S and Cooper S all-4. It’s the largest MINI in the line-up, but  it still gets 32 miles per gallon! MINI’s Vinnie Kung takes us [...]