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The Electric MINI Cooper Will Be Assembled at BMW’s Oxford Plant in England

The Electric MINI Cooper Will Be Assembled at BMW’s Oxford Plant in England

Despite speculation that BMW might move the production site of the electric MINI due to Brexit, it appears that the model will be built in the U.K.

Earlier this month, workers at BMW’s manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom agreed to a revised pension plan, preventing any further factory strikes from taking place. That’s good news for BMW, especially after it just made up its mind to build the electric MINI Cooper at its Oxford, England plant. The Oxford manufacturing factory is already the […]

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Rumor: Electric MINI Cooper to be Produced Outside of the United Kingdom

Rumor: Electric MINI Cooper to be Produced Outside of the United Kingdom

The aftermath of a Brexit victory may convince BMW to move production of the electric MINI Cooper to either Germany or the Netherlands

It’s hard to imagine an automotive brand that is more connected to the culture of a country than MINI Cooper. MINI has always been an icon for the British automotive industry. However, it would appear that MINI’s relationship to the United Kingdom is currently under pressure after the recent Brexit victory. Reports indicate that the […]

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Island Routes Caribbean Adventures Offers MINI Cooper Tours of Jamaica

Island Routes Caribbean Adventures Offers MINI Cooper Tours of Jamaica

Explore Jamaica in a MINI Cooper vehicle, courtesy of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures

When people go on a vacation, especially a vacation to Caribbean islands like Jamaica, they usually want to explore as much of the area as possible. However, that is easier said than done. One of the largest challenges during any vacation is finding a reliable way to get around, which is precisely why Island Routes […]

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Classic Mini Cooper Breaks Reverse Parallel Parking World Record

Classic Mini Cooper Breaks Reverse Parallel Parking World Record

It seems like these days, there’s a Guinness World Record for everything. From the world’s largest biceps to the world’s tallest Mohican hairdo, people around the world frequently flaunt their weirdness to be included in the sacred book of records. One of the more impressive records of late, however, comes in the form of the […]

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MINI Coopers Save the Day in New Pixels Movie

MINI Coopers Save the Day in New Pixels Movie

Wouldn’t it be awesome if Pac-Man was real? Well, no, not really, because he would likely try to kill you—at least if the new trailer for the upcoming movie Pixels is anything to go by. [ Click to Watch the Trailer ] The premise of the movie is this: aliens pick up signals from ’80s […]

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You’ll Never Believe How Much You Can Fit Inside a MINI Cooper

You’ll Never Believe How Much You Can Fit Inside a MINI Cooper

What do you get when you put four men and four dead deer inside a two-door MINI Cooper? This is no joke… this is actually what deputies in Florida found last weekend. Apparently, four men spent the entire night drinking and generally having a good time, and then decided to go on a late-night joy […]

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MINI Cooper Pop Video: South Korean Girl Band’s Latest Hit

MINI Cooper Pop Video:  South Korean Girl Band’s Latest Hit

The new MINI Cooper isn’t just a pretty face. It’s also a pop culture icon. Since the MINI Cooper’s humble beginnings, it’s been an iconic ride that would brighten anyone’s day. And now, South Korean four-piece group Girl’s Day have featured the newest MINI Cooper in the video for their new song, titled Darling. Since […]

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Start Saving Now: Lifelike Lego MINI Cooper Coming in August

Start Saving Now: Lifelike Lego MINI Cooper Coming in August

Any Lego fans out there? Here at The News Wheel, we were all huge Lego fans when we were kids (okay, and we still are), so imagine our glee when we learned the latest news hot from the Lego printing press. The iconic toymaker will produce a Lego MINI Cooper set, scheduled to be available […]

 Catherine Hiles

April Fools’ Day: Introducing the 2014 Mini Cooper T

April Fools’ Day: Introducing the 2014 Mini Cooper T

Hybrid cars, step aside. Hydrogen fuel cell cars, go home. There’s a new alternative energy ride in town, and this one is certain to give you the morning boost you need. Introducing the MINI Cooper T—the first ever car to run on none other than pure British tea. It might take you two or three […]

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MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

In what’s turned out to be quite the exciting day at the North American International Auto Show, MINI took the stage this afternoon for the world premiere of the John Cooper Works Hardtop, which features the most powerful engine ever installed in a production vehicle for MINI. That engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder which churns […]

 Aaron Widmar

The DAV Tags Story: Miniature License Plates for Your Keychain

The DAV Tags Story: Miniature License Plates for Your Keychain

When my parents bought their house decades ago, the former owner had left a box of miniature license plate keychain tabs. We kept the items as a neat collection of historic automotive memorabilia, but it wasn’t until recently that we discovered what they were. New Tech for Old Cars: Ways to update your outdated ride […]

 Zachary Berry

BMW Reportedly Considers Combining MINI and BMW Dealerships

BMW Reportedly Considers Combining MINI and BMW Dealerships

As MINI sales continue to slide, BMW is examining the option of simply selling MINI-branded vehicles at its own network of dealerships

When BMW acquired the MINI brand back in 2000, the German automaker decided to give MINI its own set of separate dealerships. Today, there are approximately 127 MINI brand stores. However, in a market that is moving away from economy cars, it would appear that BMW is considering the option of bringing the MINI fleet […]

 Aaron Widmar

Photo Gallery: MINI, Triumph, MG, Austin-Healey at 2018 Dayton British Car Day

Photo Gallery: MINI, Triumph, MG, Austin-Healey at 2018 Dayton British Car Day

Along the bank of the Mad River, classic car enthusiasts from throughout Southwest Ohio — as well as Kentucky and Indiana — gathered for the 2018 Dayton British Car Day on Saturday, Aug. 4. Eastwood MetroPark hosted hundreds of vintage British-brand cars in 30 classes, ranging in production years from the care-free ’50s to the […]

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BMW Sales Increase 4.2% While MINI Sales Increase a Massive 42.3% in February

BMW Sales Increase 4.2% While MINI Sales Increase a Massive 42.3% in February

MINI made a major comeback last month, while BMW managed to do sell many of its branded vehicles as well

MINI sales have been on a rather steady decline for a very long time. However, MINI’s fortunes changed last month in a very big way. After all, MINI sales increased 42.3% in February, while BMW’s own sales increased 4.2% during the same period. MINI sold 3,065 vehicles by the end of last month. Meanwhile, MINI […]

 Zachary Berry

MINI Reportedly Considers an All-Electric Future for Its Vehicles

MINI Reportedly Considers an All-Electric Future for Its Vehicles

Depending on the success of the upcoming MINI Electric EV, the MINI brand might soon be focusing exclusively on electric models

For years, rumors of an electric-powered MINI Cooper circulated at a consistent rate, spurred on by the unveiling of several concept models. Earlier this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW revealed the culmination of these various concepts: the MINI Electric EV. The MINI Electric might just be the beginning, however. Depending on how well this electric-powered MINI sells, […]

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3 Best Value Used UK Minivans

3 Best Value Used UK Minivans

If you’re searching for a reliable and great value minivan, you may want to consider investing in a used model. There are awesome savings to be had if you know where to look, but the question is, which used minivans offer the best value? Below, you’ll discover three of the best value minivans currently available […]

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BMW Unveils its Official MINI Electric Concept

BMW Unveils its Official MINI Electric Concept

The electric MINI Cooper, nearly 10 years in the making, will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show

It has been nearly a decade since the MINI E concept was first announced. Unfortunately for the all-electric MINI Cooper, BMW’s electric endeavors were redirected to the BMW i Division during that time. Now, MINI is finally receiving its own chance to shine, as the MINI Electric Concept has just been unveiled by BMW. As […]

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GM Concludes Three-Year Consent Order with NHTSA, Announces Voluntary Cooperation Model

GM Concludes Three-Year Consent Order with NHTSA, Announces Voluntary Cooperation Model

Today General Motors announced the successful conclusion of a three-year consent order with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which was spawned by the automaker’s ignition switch recall. GM also announced that it is working with the government agency to transition to a voluntary model for “continuing dialogue on important vehicle safety issues.” The […]

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