At the 2011 Detroit Motor Show MINI will unveil the Paceman Concept, a study of a sporty version of the Countryman model that brings the Sports Activity Coupé concept to the small premium segment.
BMW Group has announced that at the end of 2010 MINI Design Head Gert Volker Hildebrand will leave the company. He will be succeeded by Anders Warming, currently BMW Head of Exterior Design.
At the 2010 Paris Motor Show MINI and Smart will introduce two electric scooter concepts. Both the German carmakers have revealed some preview sketches that show a modern design inspired by the iconic Vespa.
Mini has announced that it will make a comeback on the international rally circuit: the MINI Countryman WRC developed in partneship with Prodrive will compete in FIA World Rally Championship from the 2011 season.
MINI has added the fourth model to its line-up, opening a new dimension of the 'MINI feeling'. As a crossover, the MINI Countryman bridges the gap between the classic concept of the MINI and a Sports Activity Vehicle, while maintaining the brand's...
MINI has launched a design competition that asks participants to create innovative solutions for the center rail that characterizes the interior of the Countryman, connecting the front and the rear areas. The submission deadline is 11 May 2010.
This video shows an exclusive AutoCar’s interview with designer Gert Hildebrand, who speaks about the design of the Mini Beachcomber Concept, which will debut at the upcoming 2010 Detroit Motor Show.
The MINI Beachcomber Concept is a four-seater concept with an open body and focused on versatiliy and open air activities. It is based on the MINI Crossover and inspired by the Mini Moke from the 1960s. It will make its dubut at the 2010 Detroit...
Mini has revealed the Coupe Concept, a sporty version of the iconic model which features a steeply-raked windshield, low roofline, aluminum roof and a 211 hp engine. It will make its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
An official document released by MINI and a video on its Design Director Gert Volker Hildebrand, who became General Manager of the Design division in 2001 and supervised the development of the modern version of the iconic car.
Mini in partnership with Airsteam Inc. have created a one-off Mini Cooper S Clubman coupled with a trailer designed by Copenhagen based furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen. It will be displayed at the next Salone del Mobile show in Milan.
The restyled Mini Cabrio 2009 model showcases general improvements and a redesigned exterior with a more powerful and dynamic look. Among the new features is the electromechanically operated rollover bar.
The complete set of design images officially released by Mini for the Crossover Concept, including sketches of the exterior, the interior and details of the cockpit.
Debuting at Paris 2008, the Mini Crossover Concept is a design study of a versatile, four-door, all-wheel-drive extended Mini version, and will serve as a basis for a future production model.
Mini has revealed the John Cooper Works and John Cooper Works Clubman special models. Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, they feature a 211 hp engine and extensive chassis modifications. The launch is scheduled for August 2008.
An official video that documents the entire design process of the 2005 Mini Concept Frankfurt, including interior and exterior design, clay modelling and taping, materials and trims, prototype construction and official debut.
Details from the design process of the new Mini interiors, based on the combination of circular elements and horizontal lines, including skecthes and pictures of the MINI design team at work.
Detailed information and images about the exterior styling of the new MINI, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, including some new sketches.