We don’t know what it is about MINI, but somehow, someway, our favorite little car always finds itself in the headlines.

This time though, there are no funny commercials or unique calendars, just a tie-up between BMW and Rolls-Royce to produce a luxury version of the MINI.

Now, it seems that a BMW-Rolls partnership is something that we wouldn’t have thought of, but these guys have proven time and again that nothing is impossible for them.

According to Autocar, the ‘Rolls Mini’ is likely to come with added features unique to itself, including the commission of genuine coachbuilt features such as new interior fittings.

Details behind the partnership have yet to be released but sources have said the program will be announced sometime in the next year. If we can use history as a precedent, we can go back to the 60’s when bespoke coachbuilt MINIs became such a hot item, a number of celebrities like Peter Sellers and the Beatles commissioned tuners to make them luxury MINIs that had high-spec wood and leather-trimmed interior.

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Source: Autocar UK

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6 comments:

  (328) posted on 08.17.2011

Wow, I bet this car would be an impressive production since they are collaborating with Rolls-Royce. However, I was thinking if this car has made its way on production?

  (399) posted on 08.17.2011

Well, the good thing was this car has an impressive speed performance! And the styling was so elegant. I wonder on what was the figure performance of the vehicle.

  (238) posted on 06.15.2011

haha. BMW + Rolls-Royce = Smart ForTwo. This car really looks a Smart car! I wonder on what’s the figure performance of this car. And if the interior would be as luxurious as Roll Royce car?

  (449) posted on 03.4.2011

I think I need to test drive these one! Interesting I would say. MINI is kind of Cool!
So, does it mean that there’s a sort of competition at the bottom JD Power Initial Quality ratings. Or I should better consult the JD Power Survey before buying these car?

  (409) posted on 03.4.2011

Just like what I’ve said before the concept of the electric car is still a puzzle and has been a long term question for me. Though, BMW has already establish the name already so that thus it mean that BMW will merged with the Roll Royce?

  (570) posted on 12.22.2009

It never crossed my mind that these two car manufacturers will have a treaty on creating a car that is in the concept of a Mini car. For the record, there’s no small BMW that’s like the Mini series so they’ll need to change up a little bit just to give the car retailers another choice.

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