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official 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe – more photos and video

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(image credit: Mini via Autoblog) Mini Cooper Coupe | US$tba | www.mini.com

when Mini was reintroduced into the market, i was skeptical about how far it could go with the brand ‘Mini’. i mean ‘Mini’ was known as ‘Mini’ and that’s that but then it has proved me wrong. apart from being a compact hatch, it can be a crossover and it can be a coupe as well, and looking good in doing so. don’t believe? just check out the host of imageries of the official 2012 Mini Coupe after the break. tell me this car isn’t a beauty. and to further tantalize your senses on this up coming coupe, hit the jump and check an official video of this gorgeous car. trust me, you won’t want to miss it. Continue reading official 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe – more photos and video

Mini revealed full engine lineup for upcoming Mini coupe [photos]

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(image credit: Mini via Autoblog) Mini Cooper Coupe | US$tba | www.mini.com

last week, Mini teases us with the full-engine lineup for its upcoming Mini Coupe. four level of trims are expected, namely, Cooper Coupe, Cooper S Coupe, John Cooper Works Coupe, as well as the Cooper SD Coupe. a range of diesel and petrol engines will leave buyers (at least for the European buyers) spoilt for choice. as we would have expected, the entry level model is the Mini Cooper Coupe that will be powered by a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated (NA) four-cylinder that’s good for 122 hp (90 kW), while a 1.6-liter force-induction model, the Cooper S Coupe, pushes out 184 horses (137 kW). also under the 1.6-liter stable is the much lauded John Cooper Works Coupe that develops a healthy 211 hp. there’s also a Mini Cooper SD Coupe fitted with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that’s packed with 143 horsepower (105 kW) and 225 lb-ft (305 Nm) of torque. Continue reading Mini revealed full engine lineup for upcoming Mini coupe [photos]

Vilner Studio presents the “Italian Job” custom Mini Cooper

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(credit: Vilner) Vilner Studio Mini Cooper | €tab | vilner.eu

even if your bank is stash with cash, you know there will never be a Bentley compact like the Mini that you can buy but then again, you can probably have the Vilner Studio Mini Cooper. as demonstrated on a Mini Cooper dubbed as the “Italian Job”, Vilner has choose to pimp up the interior of this ride with brown Nappa Leather, as used in Bentley’s factory in the English county of Cheshire. so what you get is a car that has a interior that befits a Bentley and smell like a Bentley too. this is probably the closest thing you can get to a dream Bentley compact, until Bentley decides to create a Bentley Mini which i highly doubt so. Continue reading Vilner Studio presents the “Italian Job” custom Mini Cooper

meet the Swarovski crystals-studded Royal Mini Cooper

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(image credit: Pure People / Bling My Thing) the Royal couple look-alike at Westfield, London

question: how to make an already outstanding car even more outstanding? why, dazzle the passerby with crystals of course! we have seen how mirrors can do to a Smart fortwo and now, here’s something designer Marco Mehn has conjured up with: a Mini Cooper S encrusted with Swarovski crystals. this is definitely going get both Mini and Swarovski crystals’ fans going gaga. no kidding. this is one car that needs a 24-hour security guard to watch over. Continue reading meet the Swarovski crystals-studded Royal Mini Cooper

BMW MINI to debut the most expensive MINI Cooper S to date

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(credit: MINI) The MINI Inspired by Goodwood | about £50,000.00 (est.) | www.mini.com

running up to the Auto Shanghai Show 2011, BMW MINI has announced that it will showcase the limited edition The MINI Inspired by Goodwood. this special edition MINI Cooper S will be “built under the guidance of the Rolls Royce Motor Cars designer team.” since it is getting the Goodwood touch, much of its interior such as the dashboard, center console, carpet surfaces, leather seats, roof lining and door et cetera, will get a lavish treatment of the exclusive Rolls-Royce color ‘cornsilk’. Continue reading BMW MINI to debut the most expensive MINI Cooper S to date

classic Mini Cooper turned into an ultimate gaming chair

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(image credit: Ross Parry) Mini Multifunctional Console | £8,000.00

this is one entertainment throne that all couch-potatoes cum part time car freak will love. conceived by David Gawthorpe, this entertainment cocoon is crafted out from an actual classic Mini Cooper. it took David two years to complete this piece of multi-functional console, in which gaming is just part of its many other functions. the working hood flips up to unveil a plush seating complete with backrest and from this seat, you can blast your favorite tunes, watch a movie, execute your overflowed work from office here or simply dump the work and play games on it. Continue reading classic Mini Cooper turned into an ultimate gaming chair

meet the souped up Louis Vuitton-inspired WORKS Mini

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(image credit: CoverEFX)

conceived by German car tuner, CoverEFX, this Louis Vuitton-inspired John Cooper Works Mini is covered with gold on brown monogram design topped off with matte gold trimmings in every conceivable places. even the Xenon headlamps are not spared of the luxurious matte gold look. the special leather-textured foil wrap is emblazoned with the gold monograms, a la-Louis Vuitton-look, which makes the JCW looks like one serious luggage with mean horsepower. Continue reading meet the souped up Louis Vuitton-inspired WORKS Mini

new Mini Paceman concept to debut in Detroit Auto Show

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(image credit: Mini)

i am surprised BMW managed to come with so many variants under the brand name ‘Mini’. when the Mini first reappeared in the automotive market, i thought it would be another one-model lineup (what lineup?) car. never mind my skepticism, it has proven that there can be many Mini variants and more to come. Continue reading new Mini Paceman concept to debut in Detroit Auto Show