Tag: MINI

Fully Charging Your BMW PHEV’s Battery Could Spark A Fire

In the never-ending chase of meeting the new emissions targets, automakers keep rolling out electrified versions. However, on of the troubling issues since electrification dawned in the automotive world, namely that of fire risks, is apparently still with us. BMW, for one, recently issued a global recall for its plug-in hybrid models, as a problem […]

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Don’t Be Afraid, BMW Promises To Keep Artificial Intelligence (AI) On A Tight Leash With These 7 Principles

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is something that freaks out many people, especially after Elon Musk famously said in 2018 that it is “far more dangerous than nukes” for the human species. While some people are wary of the ever-increasing presence and power of AI, companies fully embrace the benefits it brings. The BMW Group makes no […]

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MINI Cooper SE Electric Hatchback Makes Its Rallying Debut

MINI’s history in rallying goes back to the 1960s, and the British company has opened a new chapter by entering the all-electric Cooper SE on a rally stage in Romania over the weekend. Part of a partnership between BMW’s local arm and Vitesco Technologies, which is looking to modify the zero-emission hatchback’s drivetrain for racing, […]

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BMW Group To Build EV Batteries In Leipzig From Mid-2021

BMW Group is expanding its EV battery production capacity by announcing that the Leipzig plant will build battery modules from 2021 to power its electrified vehicles. By 2022, the group will invest more than €100 million ($116.5 million) in the site to prepare for “the steadily increasing sales of electrified vehicles”. “We are consistently ramping […]

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The 2021 MINI Cooper S Rosewood Limited Edition Is An A$59,250 Affair In Australia

Shortly after presenting the JCW Nightfall Edition, MINI has launched a new model named the Cooper S Rosewood Edition in Australia. Available as a three- and five-door hatchback, it is limited to 40 units and starts at AU$59,250 (US$43,198), AU$9,750 (US$7,109) more than the 268 HP Toyota GR Yaris, excluding the AU$9,550 (US$6,963) initial discount. […]

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Limited-Run Mini JCW Nightfall Edition Launches In Australia

Mini is looking to generate new interest for the John Cooper Works 3-Door Hatch and JCW Convertible in Australia with the launch of the limited-run Nightfall Editions. Both the hatchback and convertible variants of the Mini JCW are finished in Enigmatic Black Metallic paint and all chrome surfaces such as the headlight covers, door handles […]

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Modern-Day Moke Lands In Britain From £20,000 But It Doesn’t Come From MINI

Designed in the late 1950s by the legendary Sir Alec Issigonis, the architect of the Austin Mini, the original Moke was originally conceived as a military vehicle. The thinking behind it was to make the Moke robust enough for deployment behind enemy lines by airplane. However, the UK’s military officials were not impressed with the […]

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