The iconic British automaker Mini unveiled the One Minimalism line, consisting of two special edition versions of the compact Cooper for the 21st century, focusing on minimizing costly fuel consumption as well as reducing harmful CO2 emissions. The new cars are based on either the 75 HP version of the One or the 96 HP variant, and they both achieve a CO2 emission of 119 g/km. While here in the U.S. that might sound about as foreign as Mandarin, in Europe these CO2 numbers are a very important factor when it comes to new car shopping, that is because across the pond they are taxed on what comes out of their tailpipe.
The new Minimalism line is distinguished by a few new aerodynamically developed bits like the streamlined wheels that will create less power robbing turbulence. At the same time the cars will get exclusive Pepper White highlights, with matching accents on the grill and mirror caps as well as a Minimalism specific badges. The less powerful 75 HP One will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 13 seconds and reach a top speed of 108 MPH thanks to a six speed manual gearbox.
The small car manufacturer Mini has unveiled an all new drop top version of their most efficient model with the One Convertible. The small scale soft top comes with a long list of standard amenities like electromechanical steering for even more MPG as well as a DSC stability control system and four airbags to ensure the safest ride possible. Customers will be able to choose any color from Mini’s paint book for the exterior as well as being able to individualize the interior and cloth top colors. Powered by a low consumption four cylinder gas burning engine producing a maximum output of 98 HP while emitting very little in the way of emissions with sales slated to begin in March. The new Mini One Convertible takes 11.3 seconds to get from 0 to 60 MPH and has a top speed of 122 MPH, however you probably won’t even get that high up on the speedometer with all the wind in your face fun you will be having.
Mini added today a new entry level to its Mini One family. The new Mini One D will go on sale in September and will be powered by the 1.6-litre diesel engine from the MINI Cooper D.
The engine delivers 90 hp at 4,000 rpm and a0 peak torque of 215 Nm from as low down as 1, 750 rpm and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The car sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 11.5 seconds and hits a top speed of 113 mph.
The English automaker Mini is releasing a new value-minded option package that upgrades the appearance of their base models to match that of their higher-performing options. Every version of the Mini Graphite will be covered in a Dark Silver shade of metallic paint, choice of white or black hood stripes, piano black interior and unique Graphite badge on the B pillar. Rolling stock for the upgraded Minis consists of either 15 inch Rotator Spoke rims or 16 inch Bridge Spoke alloys for the Cooper models.
This value minded appearance package will start at £13,075 for the Mini One version, £14,590 for the Cooper version and up to £15,660 for the diesel powered Cooper D .
For Mini’s 50th anniversary, artist Alan Aldridge has created a speciality Mini Cooper in the same spirit of his famous 1965 design. It is now on display at the Design Museum in London.
The Mini Aldridge Special is adorned with an array of images, shapes and patterns, each reflecting either a male or female theme, just as the 1965 car did. The design theme is split between each side of the car, the driver side being largely set on a blue background and masculine in appearance, with passenger near side artistry backed on pink.
Small car, large variety: With the world premiere for two additional model variants, Mini will be presents at the 77th International Motor Show in Geneva. For the first time the public can see between 8th to the 18 March 2007 the new Mini One and the new Mini Cooper D on the Geneva. Few months after the successful debut of the new Mini Cooper S and the new Mini Cooper four versions of the compact hatch will be available for buyers. As a base variant, the new Mini One will be offered (...) More
The new MINI hatch line-up will soon be complete, when the new MINI One and MINI Cooper D models are unveiled to the public at the International Geneva Motor Show on 8 March 2007. The entry-level One features a perky 95hp 1.4-litre petrol engine, while the Cooper D boasts performance and fuel efficiency from an all-new 1.6-litre 110hp turbodiesel powerplant.