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Concept crazy: BMW’s birthday bonanza

BMW 100

The BMW Group has marked its centenary with more concepts, giving a hint of what its cars of the future might look like. Under the motto “The next 100 years”, BMW unveiled radical designs for two more of its brands – Rolls-Royce and MINI. Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 and MINI …

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World’s first Mini census

Mini World Live

Minis may be small, but they have one of the biggest personalities on the road, and the organisers of Mini World Live want to find out more. They are carrying out the world’s first ‘Mini Census’ ahead of the event which takes place on Sunday July 10 at Rockingham Motor …

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Revealed: Britain’s bestselling cars of 2015

New cars

UK new car registrations hit an all-time record in 2015, according to the latest trade industry figures. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 2.63 million cars were sold in 2015, up 6.3% on 2014 – beating the previous record of 2.58 million set in 2003. “Buyers took …

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Get set for Building Cars Live

Building Cars Live with Kate Humble, James May and Ant Antstead

James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead are getting into gear to present Building Cars Live on BBC2 – October 20 & 21. The trio will broadcast live from behind the scenes at one of the biggest and busiest car factories in the country: – the BMW Group MINI plant …

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BMW Group treat

BMW Group driving day

Every now and again the major car manufacturers invites the likes of us along to “driving days” where journalists gets to sample the latest additions to the range. The BMW group invited us along to one such day in deepest Buckinghamshire where we got to sample shiny new MINIs and …

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Mini in a million

Special classic Mini for sale

Very special classic Mini with just 182 miles on the clock to be auctioned in March. One of the last Minis made at the historic Longbridge plant and the last original Mini to be sold new in Scotland will go under the hammer at Silverstone on March 3. The 2001 …

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World’s best car?

Citroen C4 Cactus

As the final shortlist is announced for the 2015 World Car of the Year, which car would get your vote? The votes are in and we now know which cars will battle it out for the title of World Car of the Year 2015. The winner will selected by 75 …

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Hottest MINI ever

John Cooper Works MINI

Amazing 152mph John Cooper Works MINI to debut at December’s Detroit Auto Show. The most powerful production MINI ever has been unleashed and it certainly packs a punch. The John Cooper Works MINI, which will be on sale from late April 2015 and priced from £22,865, will feature a 231hp …

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It’s a MINI milestone

Three millionth 'new' MINI

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 …

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Jaguar E-Type “greatest ever”

Jaguar E-Type "greatest car of all time"

Jaguar’s iconic E-Type has won the race to be crowned the “greatest car of all time” in a new poll of motorists. The E-Type was put at the top of the podium from a list of 100 by more than 2,000 British drivers quizzed ahead of the return of Wheeler …

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