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A half-century ago, a revolutionary little car hit the market. The Mini was small, front-wheel drive, had its wheels pushed to the corners to improve stability and make the most of its interior space, and it was inexpensive. The redesigned version by BMW retained all of that – except for the low price-tag, of course. In honour of the birthday, Mini has released a pair of special-edition packages: the 50 Camden, and my tester, the 50 Mayfair, named for London’s famous upscale neighbourhood.
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The 4 Cylinder engine is the ‘small guy’ when it comes to North American automobile engines. Outside of the Smart car that still has a 3 cylinder engine, nothing else is smaller or more fuel efficient. 4 Cylinder engines have become the main stay of compact cars, hybrids and entry level midsize sedans. Continue reading
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Mini has taken the mini theme to the fullest extend at CIAS this year. Their display size is mini, features a wide assortment of mini gear, and incorporates a mini lounge that is downright…well….mini. Continue reading