-Additional investment for all three UK manufacturing plants - Oxford, Hams Hall, Swindon -Comes on top of £500m investment announced in 2011 -Further volume growth with up to 10 different models -Potential manufacturing contract for additional production capacity Oxford, UK: BMW Group announced a further £250m investment in its UK manufacturing operations by the end of 2015 at its plant in Oxford, steel body pressings operation at Swindon ... [more]
A MINI is born every 68 seconds. 10 years after the start of production, the two millionth MINI was recently driven off the production line at Plant Oxford by Prime Minister David Cameron. Of the two million, more than 1.5 million MINIs have been exported to customers in more than 90 countries around the world from Australia to Venezuela. Frank-Peter Arndt, BMW AG board member responsible for production, was present to celebrate this latest m... [more]
Despite record temperatures and the driest April in years, prices on soft tops have remained cool in recent weeks. The sunshine usually sees the price of convertibles soar, along with the temperatures - but not this year, according to British Car Auctions (BCA). This means anyone thinking of buying a convertible could still get a great deal, says Tim Naylor from BCA. “Despite the record temperatures and dry, sunny days in April, convertible va... [more]
Deciding what new car to buy can sometimes be difficult, but a big part of any buying decision should be how much the car is likely to be worth in the future, relative to the price you pay for it. Glass’s, the ‘bible’ when it comes to used car values, has excluded automotive exotica and cars sold in very small numbers from the list, which expresses the residual values as a percentage of original list price for vehicles on a ‘57’ plate with ave... [more]
The demand for crossover vehicles has grown substantially in recent years: drivers want the best of both worlds with normal saloon-like driving responses as well as the added versatility of soft off-road ability and the interior flexibility to cope with all the hobbies, shopping trips and activities that are such a huge part of busy modern family life. MINI will launch its latest and largest model, the MINI Countryman, to the UK market on Sep... [more]
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Garmin® Provides New Integrated Navigation Device for MINI Vehicles
Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. , the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a new integrated and portable navigation device for MINI vehicles.
LifeProof Announces Fre Case for iPad Mini
LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CTIA 2013, Booth #463- LifeProof, the award-winning maker of all-protective, everyday cases for smartphones and tablets, today announced that it will offer a water ...
Mini-bonds come with no small risks
Savers are now in the unfortunate position where even if they can lock their money away for four years, they won't get more than 3 per cent interest. So the prospect of lending money to a company via a mini-bond for a similar period and getting double that amount is tempting.
Mini-movies are next step in marketing of luxury homes
Mini-movies, essentially commercials for homes on the market have been successfully used to sell $3 million-plus homes in the city. More will be coming soon to YouTube and other websites.
MINI rolls out from the BMW Chennai plant
India was MINI’s 100th car market and the brand was introduced last year.
Mini-ITX Motherboards support multiple full HD displays.
Supporting Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors, EMB-B75A/B industrial motherboards serve multi-display digital signage applications where HD graphics images and video are essential. While EMB-B75B offers dual-channel LVDS support at 18-/24-bit, 2 HDMI, and one VGA input, EMB-B75A is configured with 3 HDMI inputs and one VGA port that support full 1080P graphics. Also, EMB-B75A provides dual ...
Aniston Stars in a Mini-'Friends' Reunion
Look who’s still, well, “Friends.” In a new promo for today’s episode of “Ellen,” Jennifer Aniston, who will co-host the talk show for a day, needs advice and a few “dumb jokes.” So, naturally, she decides to visit the home of her former “Friends” co-star...
MINI is on the pace
The MINI Paceman is, in effect, a Countryman coupe. And that might well be the oddest of the MINI body styles to date.
Zagg debuts ZaggKeys Cover, Folio for iPad mini
Zagg has debuted a pair of new iPad mini Bluetooth keyboard accessories at CTIA Las Vegas. The ZaggKeys Cover for the iPad mini, pictured, is the latest in its iPad line of popular keyboard covers. According to the company, it is the thinnest Bluetooth keyboard accessory for the iPad mini available, measuring just 6.3mm (0.25-inch) thick. It also incorporates backlit keys with seven color ...
The New MINI Paceman
Unleash the sports driver in you with the new MINI Paceman. It promises the thrill and excitement on the road of a sports activity coupe with the eye-catching elegance of its smooth lines and sloping roof ...