Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Mini Challenge is the beginners class with the small and nimble Mini Coopers giving the player a great opportunity to learn how to play a realistic racing game – or just having a bit of fun with the forgiving and superb handling of these Minis. Seasoned veterans will also find this class a rewarding drive as it will take talent and racing skill to seperate yourself from the pack in these cars. Over 30 team specific Mini cars will be included.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Police Forces across the country moved to using the Mini Cooper in 1965 - which coincided with BMC's total dominance of the Rallying scene of the time, and stopped in 1970. With a newly evolved 1275cc engine, un-parallelled handling and reasonable storage space, it was to prove a useful tool in the fight against crime with Britains new motorway networks allowing thieves a quicker escape route than before. Forces also adopted other top-end models, such as the Sunbeam Tiger, MGB-GT, Lotus Cortina and Jaguars, and although smaller than its counterparts, nobody could argue with the design which combined such incredible manoueverability with fantastic performance. The Mk II Cooper S dates from 1968-1970. It demonstrates the individuality that each batch was given by its respective area. Some of the Mk I heritage still remains; the rectangular wing mirrors, grease nipple shrouds deleted in October '67. 3.5" all steel ventilated Cooper S wheels, now extremely rare indeed, stayed true to the production car specification.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
A new review involving the MINI Countryman, this time coming from FifthGear in which Vicky Henderson Butler tells us what she things about the first MINI featuring four proper doors.
Starting with the good things, the MINI Countryman which in UK is priced between 16,000 to 24,000 GBP, scores points when it comes to practicality, as it can easily accommodate two passengers in the rear seats, with plenty of leg room, and also features a generous trunk, which is twice the size the one in the regular MINI.The bad thing about the four-wheel drive version MINI Countryman is that it is not able to act like a proper off-roader on rough terrain, and according to Vicky, it is also not quite as charming as the regular MINI.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Mini today finally went official with the high-performance diesels we scooped last year. The Cooper SD trim is available across the Mini range, on the hatch, convertible, Clubman estate and Countryman junior SUV.
It's a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel generating 141bhp and 225lb ft from 1750-2700rpm. The new Mini Cooper SD models should be quite punchy then; that's more muscle than a John Cooper Works petrol turbo.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Pimped out cars will need the big wheels for sure to make the car really being pimped, but will the small and tiny classic Mini Cooper able to be pimped? In this post we will share out some cool pimped classic mini cooper pictures here. The mini produced by BMC is categorized as Classic cars but no doubt it has the potential to become a Mini-Monster! Cars design or paint job is very broad, virtual and no boundaries. It makes some pimped Mini is very creative as to pimp a mini car to become a big-mini-car.
Mini Cooper - A very Bling Bling Pimped out cars
What do you feel after seeing these images? Mini Cooper is a great car to pimp, the original look has already won a lot of car lovers’ heart regardless of Classic Mini Cooper or BMW Mini Cooper. Some mini lovers did a great paint job and make it 10 Most Outrageous Paint Jobs of 2008 (Mini Cooper - 10 Most Outrageous Paint Jobs of 2008).
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Although BMW would liked to have airbrushed out Rover’s contribution to the New Mini project, but the fact is that this input was considerable by BMW. However, re-establishing the brand, sorting out production, installing fabulous, state-of-the-art production machinery at Oxford, and selling the new model all over the world was totally to BMW’s credit. Therefore nowadays most of the car lover called it as “BMW Mini”.
By mid of 2005, the 500,000th new generation Mini had been built. This has included Mini One, Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S and Mini Clubman. With production edging up towards 4,000 cars every week, the success of the project looked assured. BMW assured everyone that the Mini was a unique project, and that it had no intention of introducing other front wheel drive cars, but rumours persist that some sort of “cross-over” engineering might follow the appearance of the second-generation models in the late 2000s.
Saturday, 5 February 2011
Basically there are four major models for the Clubman which is MINI One Clubman, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper D Clubman, and MINI Cooper S Clubman. The Clubman is an estate car which also known as Countryman. It is a full 3 feet longer than the original Cooper and it rides higher. With 9.4 inches longer and an extra cargo at the back, the car can fit a large Hushpuppy.
Although this is the first big mini car, the styling of the cooper is all carry over the Clubman such the pop-eyed headlamps, chromed grille’s smiling face, vertical windshield and flat roof. It’s all from the original Mini designed by Sir Alec Issigonis.
MINI Cooper Clubman was first introduced for the 2008 model year and continuously available in 2009, 2010, and 2011 model year. The wheelbase of the Clubman has been stretched and 3.1 inches longer than the Cooper. What makes the MINI Clubman ranked 3 out of 7 affordable compact wagons is the performance of this car as well as the design especially the “Clubdoor”. The “Clubdoor” is a significant feature. It is a small right-hand side door for more convenient access to the rear seats.