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Mini Hatch

The Mini (U.S. Hardtop) is a three-door first introduced in late and a second generation was launched in A convertible version was introduced in with the second generation in 2008. The new Mini is produced in at Plant Oxford. The Mini was the first model launched by BMW the Mini marque after the Mini was discontinued in 2000.

The new BMW is technically unrelated to the old car.

generation (2000–2006) [ edit ]

(2,526lb) (Cooper)

1,215kg (Cooper S)

The first new generation Hatch was introduced in late being the first model under the Mini marque the original Mini was discontinued in the year. In some European the Mini One was powered by a 1.4 litre version of the Tritec engine. [ 1 ] but all petrol powered Minis the 1.6 litre version. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Since a soft-top convertible option has available across the entire

There are numerous styling and differences between the models, the most obvious being the Cooper S has a distinctive scoop cut the bonnet. The Cooper S also has exhausts which exit the centre of the rear valance. The Cooper has more chrome than the Mini One and has a single

The Mini One D has no visible exhaust at all.

In some markets, as Australia and the US, only the Mini and Cooper S are offered. Other of note, sold in varying around the world, are the Mini Mini Park Lane, Check Mate, and Mini Carlo.

Development [ edit ]

The Mini (US: Hardtop) was designed by Stephenson. [ 4 ] and drew inspiration the original two-door Mini. of the car was conducted between 1995 and by Rover Group in Gaydon. Kingdom and BMW in Munich Germany. this development phase, was continual contention between the two groups, especially concerning the of the car; Rover wanted a economy car, whilst BMW a small, sporting car.


BMW prevailed, and in 1999, they control over the entire following the departure of BMW’s Bernd Pischetsrieder. [ 5 ] When BMW itself of Rover in 2000, it to retain the Mini project, and to the planned production site of the car Rover’s Longbridge plant, [ 5 ] to Oxford plant in Cowley, England. The team of designers on the 2001 Mini had finished the clay mock-up of the Mini in of time for a presentation to the board of However, the American chief Frank Stephenson. realised the model did not have an exhaust [ 4 ] His short-term solution was to pick up an beer can, punch a in it, strip off the paint and push it the clay at the back of the car, took just a few minutes. [ 4 ] The design for

the mock-up was so good that the members told him not to change a resulting in the distinctive exhaust tip in production cars. [ 4 ] [ 6 ]

The first generation of the New Mini a facelift in July 2004 for the 2005 model year. was also when the new convertible was it was never available with the design. Aside from design changes (mostly up and improved equipment, the maligned R65 gearboxes were replaced by five-speed units. [ 7 ]

Models [ ]

The vehicles produced during the to 2006 model years four hatchback models (UK and international markets: Hatch, US: other markets just Mini): the standard Mini the diesel -engined Mini the sportier Mini Cooper and the Mini Cooper S; in 2005, a roof option was added to the Mk I In November 2006, BMW released a version of the Mini Hardtop as a model-year vehicle. [ 8 ]

The names Cooper and Cooper S the names used for the sportier of the classic Mini, which in come from the involvement of Cooper and the Cooper Car Company. The heritage is further emphasised the John Cooper Works range of tuning options are available with the Mini. Cooper also created a racing model of the Mini S named the Mini Cooper S

This car features many which help to improve such as a racing exhaust and air as well as uprated suspension. The car has one-of-a-kind 17-inch (430mm) wheels. [ 9 ]

A race-prepared version, with drive, called the Mini S3, competed in the Belcar championship 2002. [ 10 ]


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