Mini for sale in the Philippines
The Mini is a small economy car built by British vehicle manufacturer the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and is a marque under Bayerische Motoren Werke or BMW. The space-efficient front wheel drive design of the Mini means that most of its floor area can be used for passengers and luggage. In some ways, this car is said to be the equivalent of the German economy car, the Volkswagen Beetle.
This brand was first released in 1959 in England. This breakthrough subcompact coupe has a boxy front-wheel-drive layout with a transverse-mounted engine that allows it to have a spacious interior despite its small size. During the 1960s, the British Mini and the Mini Cooper became the decade's cultural icon.
The Mini is considered the second most influential car that shaped the 20th century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation, next only to the Ford Model T. In 2012, some 301,526 Minis were sold globally.
Technology and innovation
The current Mini continues with its diverse trim levels and customization options that keep it up to date with the changing times. A base level Mini Cooper provides 121 horsepower, while the turbocharged model, the Cooper S produces 181 horsepower and the John Cooper can unleash 208 horsepower.
It was not until 2002 that the Mini would return to the local automotive scene after a long hiatus thanks to BMW’s direction. The current Mini Cooper convertible and the iconic Mini Cooper hatchback remain relevant to a wide range of people. Mini models also have a head turning design and a stylish feel, even for the newest models on the market. Recent engine developments have also made it more fuel efficient.
Popular Mini models
The Mini Cooper refers to the renowned marque from a number of models produced under BMW since 2000 which includes the Hatch, Convertible, Clubman, Countryman and Paceman. The original supermini model which started in 1961 is an established model in rally car history and has won the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 to 1967.
The Mini Cooper S Clubman is a 4-door estate car or van with a front engine, front-wheel drive layout. It was originally called the Traveller and Countryman before BMW decided to revert it from the Clubman nameplate which it owned. It also comes with a hatchback variant with a hardtop.
With its low riding height and unique body style, the 5-door subcompact crossover SUV Mini Cooper Countryman is definitely a head turner. First launched in 2010, it was the first car of this type to be launched by BMW under the Mini marque. It later received a facelift in 2014.
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“Only Mini Can Do” is one of the brand’s slogans which reflects its uniqueness in the automotive industry. The Mini has been made more famous because of the personalities that have been associated with it such as Paul McCartney, John Cooper, Madonna and Steve McQueen.
Interesting facts about Mini
The film The Italian Job with two versions in 1969 and 2003, also highlighted how easily these tiny cars can maneuver on the tightest of roads and even in underground tunnels.