Update: MINI Roadster Concept unveiled in Frankfurt

MINI Roadster makes an unofficial early online debut

Set to debut alongside its Coupe Concept brother, the highly anticipated (@ least around here) MINI Roadster has appeared online in a leaked photo of what appears to be a show poster. The Roadster looks almost identical to the rendering posted a few months back.
According to Inside Line (which posted the leaked image):
The good news …

MINI celebrates 50th anniversary w/ Coupe Concept

Yesterday, August 26, marked 50 years of MINI. In response to this historic milestone, the folks over @ MINI put together this rad little 2-seater, the MINI Coupe Concept (“CC”).
It’s based on the regular Cooper Hatchback but sports a lightweight aluminum roof to help lower its center of gravity. Strictly a two-seater, the low …

American Car FAIL: GM and Chrysler had no style

It’s no wonder that American car manufacturer GM and (recently re-Americanized and then re-unAmercanized) Chrysler have hit rock bottom. All one has to do is look up (er, above this text) for evidence – Chevrolet HHR (left) | Chrysler PT Cruiser (right) – of their massive design and style failures.
I mean, if you are going …

Update: MINI Speedster becomes MINI Roadster?!

According to the French car publication, L’Automobile, MINI may be ready to reveal its enthusiast ragtop (previously known as the Speedster) – the Roadster – at the upcoming 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
Supposedly, the MINI Cooper Roadster will improve upon the standard Cabrio by dropping the rear seats, shedding some curb weight, and generally …

Love @ first sight: The MINI Speedster

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of BMW’s MINI automobiles. After living in San Francisco for the past five years, I’ve had to deal with my MINI-lust on a daily basis as they can literally be found driving and/or parked on just about every street here.
Well, my love affair with this killer go-kart …

Future cars: the MiniUV

Just in time for the upcoming Paris Motor Show, BMW’s Mini brand has released images of the MiniUV – officially referred to (for the time being) as the “Crossover Concept.”
Looks good so far…lets hope an all-electric version of this city-sized utility vehicle is in the pipelines.
(via Motor Authority)