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It’s a MINI milestone

BMW celebrates as production of “new” MINIs hits three-million landmark.

The three millionth MINI to be produced is a 5-door Hatch Cooper S and has a special exterior design to celebrate its heritage and British roots.

BMW also announced that the two millionth MINI has been exported from the Oxford plant since the brand was revived in 2001.

The MINI is now exported to more than 110 markets on every continent – America is the biggest, followed by the UK, Germany, China and France.

The combined value of MINI exports from the UK is now approaching £30 billion.

Since 2001, the MINI range has grown from one to seven models meaning that the brand can now offer a car to cater for all tastes and requirements.

It’s believed just over 5.5m original Mini cars were produced between 1959 and 2000 – some 1.5m UK sales and the rest for export.

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