Mini

The car that saved BMW – the BMW 700

In the 1950s and ‘60s the car world was evolving quickly. BMW was established as a maker of larger saloons, the 700 was its first proper foray into a market for cheap, reliable and small vehicles. Aimed as a competitor to the Mini, VW Beetle and Fiat 500 – it was car for the masses(…)

BMW cars to have Alexa in 2018

By the sounds of it, BMW is looking to employ a little helper… Alexa to be exact. From mid-2018 BMW and Mini cars will feature the Amazon digital assistant, it was announced at a surprise event by the online shopping company in Seattle last week. Alexa first made her debut into homes via the Echo(…)

BMW to approve 25 electric models by 2025, says CEO

The chairman of BMW, Harald Kruger, has announced that the car maker’s line-up will be boosted with 25 models featuring electric tech by 2025 – 12 of these will be all-electric. In a statement, Kruger said:  “In electric mobility, the BMW Group will also be the leading provider in the premium segment. By 2025, we(…)

BMW reveal electric Mini design

The basic design for the new electric Mini has been revealed by BMW. The car, which will be built at the firm’s plant at Cowley in Oxfordshire, is set to go into production in 2019. It will be three door and fully electric. A Mini E electric car was first launched in 2008 for a(…)

BMW to build electric Mini in UK

In good news for the UK car industry, BMW has stated that it intends to build the electric version of the Mini in the country, despite the company initially warning that Brexit could potentially see them up sticks and move production to the EU. The Mini’s batteries and motors will still be manufactured at the(…)

New BMW 1 Series goes front-wheel drive

The new 2018 BMW 1 Series, as seen above, doesn’t look too radically different to the earlier editions that preceded it. Interestingly though, it will be front wheel, as opposed to rear wheel drive. Proper driving enthusiasts and motoring journalists may have reservations about this alteration, but the stark truth is 1 Series customers are(…)

UK’s BMW workers back strike action

Tuesday saw workers at BMW’s (BMWG.DE) Mini and Rolls-Royce car manufacturing plants vote to back strike action. The ballot was held as a result of the German carmaker announcing intentions to close the company’s final salary pensions. Over 4,000 workers, all members of the Unite Union, at sites in five separate locations, including the Mini(…)

BMW to make electric Mini

Of all the most iconic cars in the world, the Mini has to be up there with the best of them. It’s come in a wide range of different guises over the years, and is soon to have its most drastic makeover yet. BMW have confirmed that they are to produce an all-electric Mini, to(…)

BMW set to begin electric mini and SUV development

According to a new report, BMW is set to proceed with the expansion of its electric car efforts. Despite initially wavering as to whether they were to commit to the project, the decision has reportedly now been made for the development to begin. The German business magazine Handelsblatt reported on Monday, that the German automaker(…)

BMW’s Future

This year marks 100 years since the birth of the Bavarian motoring giant BMW, and to celebrate, the company have released a range of concept cars. We have already seen the iNext concept car created by BMW, and now we can see the concept created by BMW’s subsidiary group MINI. MINI really have created the(…)

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