|THREE MILLION MINIS - PLANT OXFORD HITS MAJOR MANUFACTURING MILESTONE|
|◾MINI Plant Oxford has built three million MINIs since 2001
◾Three millionth car is a MINI John Cooper Works Clubman
◾80 per cent of Oxford MINIs built for export around the world
◾Milestone comes in BMW's Centenary year and 15th year of MINI production
Plant Oxford has celebrated the three millionth MINI to roll off the assembly line since production began back in 2001.
The three millionth Oxford-built MINI is a John Cooper Works Clubman - the first model to combine the latest John Coo...[Read more...]|
|THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB AWARDS DEWAR TROPHY AND SIMMS MEDAL FOR 2015|
|GKN Hybrid Power awarded the Dewar Trophy for Gyrodrive technology and Williams Advanced Engineering awarded the Simms Medal for Formula E battery
◾The development and application to buses of Gyrodrive technology by GKN Hybrid Power is honoured with the Dewar Trophy
◾The design, development and production of the battery powering Formula E racing cars by Williams Advanced Engineering is awarded the Simms Medal
◾Prestigious awards honour the most outstanding technical achievement and innovation...[Read more...]|
|More Power, More Party: '50 Years Of Mini Cooper S' Anniversary To Be Celebrated At Brands Hatch Race Track|
|Munich/Fawkham. MINI's legendary victorious racer is due to turn 50 - an anniversary which will be celebrated on a race track in its home country. The weekend of 22-23 June, the former Formula 1 race track Brands Hatch, south east of London, will host a celebration of the MINI Cooper S, which was first presented in spring 1963. The MINI Festival will attract thousands of classic Mini and modern MINI fans. As well as live music, vehicle shows and lots of MINI action, a special highlight wi...[Read more...]|
|Forever Young: The Classic Mini Congratulates The Porsche 911 On Its 50Th Birthday.|
|Munich. In September 2013 the flag-bearer of the German sports car fraternity, the Porsche 911, will celebrate its 50th birthday. And among the hoards of well-wishers will be MINI, not least because its model history also includes – in the classic Mini – a similarly compelling work of art characterised by a similar reluctance to abandon the exuberance of youth.
It may be the fundamental differences between the two cars (e.g. the Mini has its engine in the front, the 911 at the rear) ...[Read more...]|
|MINI PLANT OXFORD – A CENTURY OF CAR-MAKING|
|MINI Plant Oxford celebrates 100 years of car-making this March, against a background of rising production, increased investment and continuing expansion. Today, Plant Oxford employs 3700 associates who manufacture up to 900 MINIs every day, and has contributed over 2.25 million MINIs to the tally of over 11.65 million cars that the factory has produced since 1913.
The first car built at the factory, a Bullnose Morris Oxford, emerged on 28 March 1913 and has been followed by cars from a wide...[Read more...]|