Unveiling the new MINI in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Driving the Nation

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Unveiling the new MINI in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Driving the Nation

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 singing “because I’m happy” in a sultry voice, 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 is unveiled on the sandy beach of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The new MINI (the name of the car) Cooper has the smallest engine BMW produced; it is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine. The new MINI Cooper has a 3-cylinder engine with a peak output of 134 horsepower and a starting MSRP of $19,950 (plus $795 for destination). The 4-cylinder engine of the MINI Cooper S mobilizes 189 horsepower and has a starting price of $23,600, just $300 more than last year’s model (plus $795 for destination). Another new feature: the standard 6-speed manual transmission, along with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Cooper Automatic/Cooper Manual/Cooper S Automatic/Cooper S Manual

Fuel Consumption – City (ESTIMATED)MPG: 30/ 30/ 28/ 23
Fuel Consumption – Highway (ESTIMATED) MPG: 42/ 41/ 40/ 37
Fuel Consumption – Combined (ESTIMATED) MPG: 34/ 34/ 32/ 28

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:30+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, drivingthenation.com, lou ann hammond, MINI, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

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L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website, www.drivingthenation.com, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.