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2013 MINI Cowley Caravan

You gotta love MINI . The German automaker has never been the type to follow convention and for the most part, that’s been one of its most endearing qualities.

And true to form, it managed to outdo itself yet again with the presentation of its Getaway Cars series just in time for the summer season. One of these cars, called the Cowley Caravan, might just want to make you pack up your bags and head out to the woods for the weekend.

Named after the historic Cowley factory that is now known as Plant Oxford, the Cowley Caravan offers those weekend warriors a luxurious overnight solution to make those camping trips a truly memorable experience. The teardrop-shaped trailer will undoubtedly turn some heads but what’s inside it will definitely make some mouths drool in the process.

Among the features inside the caravan include a pair of comfortable sleeping berths, a twin-burner gas stove, and - get this - its own water tank that comes complete with pump and sink facility.

There’s also an on-board batter that can be charged by a solar module and a 230-volt connection that allows you to get the fridge up and running. And for entertainment, the Crowley Caravan also has a TV/DVD and some audio equipment to ensure that your weekend camping trip won’t go without you wishing you were back at home.

Talk about the ultimate camping experience, MINI has all your needs in spades - and then some.

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MINI Cooper

Mini Cooper & Cooper S

Despite releasing a slew of new models in recent years, the legend of the MINI line-up remains the Cooper . There’s really no discussions in that regard, proving that when it comes to the brand, the first model to always get the attention will always be the Cooper.

The current generation Cooper remains a popular model and rightfully so. In addition to retaining its classic MINI look with an added modern twist to it, the Cooper also comes with a slew of engine options, none more potent than the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 177 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 - 5,000 rpm.

Press Release

MINI Cowley Caravan

The MINI Cowley: a new style benchmark in compact towing

The pleasure that millions of caravanners around the world enjoy is the ability to stop and stay anyway in comfort and safety. Now it’s possible to do that MINI-style with the Cowley caravan.

The compact tourer has been named after the historic factory – today known as Plant Oxford – which is home to much of the current MINI range. It was also where the classic BMC/Austin Mini was built and is this year celebrating a centenary of car manufacturing.

The Cowley caravan is a luxurious overnight solution and all the mod cons are fitted, including two comfortable sleeping berths, a twin-burner gas stove and a water tank complete with pump and sink facility. A solar module charges the on-board battery and there’s a 230-volt connection to power the fridge, TV/DVD and audio equipment.

Styled with typical MINI flair, the teardrop-shaped trailer is a genuine head-turner. In silhouette it’s reminiscent of the curved lines of the MINI panels, and the doors have sliding windows on both sides – a standard feature in the classic Mini up to 1969. The sumptuously trimmed veehicle is only 12 centimeters wider than a MINI Clubman including exterior mirrors and weighs just under 300 kg.

With exceptional maneuverability, the MINI Cowley ensures that the hallmark MINI driving fun can still be enjoyed while towing, irrespective of the distance travelled.


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