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The Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door is manufactured at a plant on Eastern Bypass Road, an embarrassingly prosaic name for the "city of dreaming spires." Groves of trees in this land wear poetic labels like Tankers Table Wood, and in South Oxfordshire, the Chiltern Hills village of Nettlebed has a way of not only rolling off the tongue but also stinging the imagination.
Over the past five years there's been plenty of speculation on these pages and others about what MINI would be replacing it's long in the tooth six speed Aisin automatic transmission. The transmission, first seen in the R53 in 2004 has been a work horse for MINI ultimately finding its way in the new F56.
And that is not an understatement. Following the official launch of the F55 and its subsequent review by a number of outlets, Auto Express editor-in-chief Steve Fowler shares his thoughts on the status of the MINI brand: Think of it this way: if the original Mini was built by a company that had the wherewithal and finances to continually develop it, 911-style, as it should've been, I suspect it would be a very similar car - and model range - to what it is today.
"Play The Rolling Stones." Because you never know -- maybe my new car audio head unit has developed nuanced taste and is sick of playing Revolver.
COOL LITTLE CAR: Kim Slemint, left, chats with Bob Amaral about his 1963 Mini Cooper in the Rockin' Seniors Cool Classic Car Show during Broomfield Days 2013. The 12th annual Rockin' Seniors Cool Classic Car Show rumbles back to its spot to show off hot rods and cool rides in the name of a good cause from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the annual display that inspires envy in pedestrians and gearheads alike benefit Senior Resources of Broomfield.
Much has been written on the Rocketman on these pages. Earlier this year our sources had told us that the car was undergoing feasibility studies with an eye to bring it to market on the back of a Toyota platform.
With more length and wheelbase as well as two more true doors, the 2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop is finally big enough for five With more length and wheelbase as well as two more true doors, the 2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop is finally big enough for five Car and Driver reported earlier today that Mini has finally released an adequately sized Mini Cooper that seats five in comfort . On paper, previous Mini Cooper's claimed to sit five, but anyone who's actually had to endure a ride longer than a trip to the grocery store riding in the back knows that space is tight and legroom inadequate.
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The four door MINI. Or is it the five door MINI? It depends on which side of the pond you're from it seems.
Last Tuesday, the three-millionth Mini, a 5-door model - dubbed 4-door in the US- rolled off the assembly line of Plant Oxford. That very same day, the first drive event of this latest addition to the Mini line-up took off in nearby Henley-on Thames, the small town that is famous for its rowing regatta.
So you want to go fast? We have previously detailed how to get there but a time comes when you need to stop. Today, we are going to discuss budget brake upgrades.
More than a year ago, we reported that executives at Mini came to the conclusion that they make too many variants . Even more recently, a board member said their lineup may be trimmed to four or five core cars .
Some cars are just born with controversy as one of their defining characteristics. The Porsche Cayenne, the New Beetle and Mini Cooper, the Prius and almost any hybrid or electric car for that matter.
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