MINI London 2012 Edition.
MINI, official partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB, has unveiled its new London 2012 special, limited edition models to celebrate the monumental London 2012 Olympic Games.
There will be just 2,012 of these special edition models built, which are available in Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S and Cooper SD trims and come in the Union Jack themed colours; Chilli Red, White Silver or Lightning Blue. All models boast white mirror caps and a white roof featuring the iconic London 2012 Olympic graphic.
The exterior also features a distinctive Union Jack single sport stripe which runs over the bonnet, roof and rear tailgate of the car. The side scuttles also bear the London 2012 Olympic graphic. To finish off the dynamic look, the MINI London 2012 edition features unique grey 17-inch conical spoke alloy wheels – unavailable on any other MINI model.
Inside, the most striking feature is the London skyline, beautifully etched across the width of the piano-black dashboard. Silhouetting some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including Tower Bridge, Battersea Power Station and the London Eye, the dashboard also displays the words “London 1 of 2012”.
The London 2012 inspiration continues with red and blue stitching twined with white piping on both the front and rear Black ‘Lounge Leather’ upholstery. The headrests complement the theme with Union Jack piping and a London 2012 logo is stitched on the inner edge of both front seats. Coloured stitching also features on the hand brake, gear stick gaiter and floor mats which also have piping.
All London 2012 special edition models come packed with a bundle of extra options like Lounge Leather sports seats, DAB radio, air conditioning, cruise control and chrome interior touches. MINIMALISM technology* also comes as standard; helping to make the 99g/km CO2 emitting Cooper D models exempt from London Congestion Charging.
As well as fuel sipping mpg figures and low CO2 emissions – MINI is one of the top five low CO2 car manufacturers** - drivers can enjoy the brand’s trademark go-kart handling and charismatic personality in a truly patriotic driving experience.
To bag one of these must-have street accessories of 2012, the new MINI London 2012 Edition pre-sale list is open now, with the new models hitting UK roads from March 2012.
On the Road Prices for the MINI London 2012 Editions models are:
MINI Cooper Hatch £17,800
MINI Cooper D Hatch £19,080
MINI Cooper S Hatch £20,125
MINI Cooper SD Hatch £20,860
*super efficient petrol and diesel engines, gear shift display, auto stop/start function and brake energy regeneration.
**Figures supplied by Clean Green Cars.
Labels: London 2012 games, MINI Cooper, MINI London 2012, Paralympics GB, Team GB
MINI Adventure in Hong Kong
MINI Adventure in Iceland
Tales of the fun expected.
The new MINI Coupé Launches 1 October 2011.
The MINI Coupé has arrived. Measuring 11 on the sportometer, and with enough boot space to hide a grizzly bear, the British built 2 seater MINI Coupé is a fully customisable adventure seeker.
To celebrate the launch of this exciting new model, we want to hear from you! Tell us your dream ‘Tale of the Fun Expected’ in the new MINI coupe and the best entry gets to drive one for a whole weekend. Whether it be driving to the moon and back, round a rollercoaster track or simply down to the beach for the weekend, we’d love to hear all about it. Simply add your tale as a comment to this post and the winner will be announced 1 November 2011.
To enter click here to be taken to our facebook page
Terms and Conditions
Open to UK residents Over 21
For UK driving only
2 weeks notice in advance of desired date
Clean full UK driving license
Person has to pick up from local dealer
Labels: Competition, MINI Coupé, Mini Luton, MINI Stevenage, MINI Tring, New and Approved Used MINI Dealer.
Winter tyres could save your life
- Tests prove huge safety benefits
- Winter tyres performed well in wet conditions, too
- Majority of drivers not choosing winter tyres
Winter tyres offer huge safety benefits over normal tyres in
adverse conditions, according to research by What Car?, but UK motorists
appear unmoved by that fact.
In snow, summer tyres
took more than twice the distance to stop on average compared with
winter tyres. When braking on sheet ice from 12mph, the average stopping
distance for winter tyres was 12.5 metres and the summer tyres 19
Winter tyres don’t only work better on snow
and ice, they also perform better than summer tyres on wet roads when
the temperature falls below 7C.
However, just 10% of UK
motorists swapped to winter rubber last year, while 5% tried but failed
due to a shortage of tyres. A full 85% didn’t even bother.
Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: 'Winter tyres make for much
safer winter driving, so we would encourage all motorists to change
their tyres in the colder months. Used in this way a set of winter tyres
will last motorists several years.'
evaluation, What Car? tested four brands of winter tyres against their
summer tyre counterparts in a series of cold-weather performance tests.
The snow and ice testing was carried out in northern Sweden, and the wet
and dry tests in Germany.
Labels: Mini Luton, MINI Stevenage, MINI Tring, MINI Winter Tyres, Winter Tyres
Bucks County Show
Specialist Cars were at the Bucks County Show on Thursday 1st September with a BMW's and MINI's on display. Visitors to our MINI stands got a free MINI wrist band and pen. Thank you to everyone who visited us and we hope you had a fantastic day at the show.
Our BMW shop
The Z1 makes another appearance
Our stand was right by the main attraction ring
MINI Sales Exec Chris Lane joins in the fun
A very happy customer after her visit to the face painter
I Love MINI!
The face painter at the MINI stand
Labels: Mini Luton, MINI Stevenage, MINI Tring, Specialist Cars MINI
MINI Coupé: Go-kart
The MINI Coupé: Go-kart feeling times two. Compact sports car boasts surprising load-carrying qualities.
Munich. With its sporting genes and allegiance to the cause of maximum driving fun, the MINI Coupé delivers a thrillingly focused driving experience. The first two-seater in its line-up sees MINI not only breathe new life into its successful racing history but also provide a shot in the arm for the super-compact sports car class. The MINI Coupé indulges the keen driver with a level of agility unmatched in the small car segment, along with a unique body and interior concept and the brand’s customary commitment to premium levels of design, quality, equipment and customisation.
A two-seater with space for more.
The MINI Coupé highlights its pure-bred, compact sports car character with oval recesses in the roof liner. Plus, standard-fitted sports seats offer outstanding lateral support through briskly-taken corners. Further back, an extremely high-opening tailgate and large luggage area with through-loading facility give the MINI Coupé outstanding versatility on the urban race track. No other MINI before it has offered so much load space for those creative road trips with a lucky other.
The spacious boot has a capacity of 280 litres and offers enough room to swallow a large number of luggage items available from the MINI Lifestyle Collection. From the robust, hard-shell Rooftop series cases to easy-going Black Jack luggage and retro bags from the Shout range, MINI conjures up the right gear for any trip. These clever luggage solutions are available at www.MINI.de/shop and selected MINI dealers.
An athlete in peak form.
Its flat silhouette and innovative “helmet roof” lend the MINI Coupé a sporty and individual allure. In addition to the integral roof spoiler, an active rear spoiler optimises airflow at higher speeds. The MINI Coupé can be ordered with the most powerful petrol and diesel engines in the brand’s arsenal.
Outputs range from the 90 kW/122 hp of the MINI Cooper Coupé via the MINI Cooper SD Coupé (105 kW/143 hp) and MINI Cooper S Coupé (135 kW/184 hp) all the way up to the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé, a thoroughbred athlete producing 155 kW/211 hp.
Labels: Compact sports car, MINI Coupé, Mini Luton, MINI Stevenage, MINI Tring