Recap: Paris Motor Show MINI News

Paris Motor Show MINI

Paris Motor Show MINI

If you missed our live stream and tweet from the Paris Motor Show MINI [BMW Group] Press Conference, here’s a wrap up of the event:

There wasn’t much expected or planned for MINI considering that previous rumors indicated a majority of BMW and MINI executives were not going to be in attendance. Instead, they met in Germany to discuss and plan the future of electric vehicle options for the label. In addition, the new John Cooper Works Clubman was announced a few days prior to the press conference, presumably to take a little bit of highlight off of the event on the MINI side. Followers of MINI and the media are very patiently awaiting the next generation Countryman, and are expecting a grander experience at an upcoming auto show.

Video: Just MINI

Don’t have time to sit through the entire event just for the MINI news? No problem, we’ve edited it down to a six minute highlight reel. [NOTE: View on Youtube for timeline links to each feature including announcements of the upcoming plug-in hybrid]

Clubman John Cooper Works

The new Clubman John Cooper Works was the highlight for MINI at the Paris Motor Show. VP of MINI Sebastian Mackensen presented the new performance variant of the successful F-model Clubman including the first for MINI touchscreen infotainment system and 8-speed automatic transmission.

MINI Seven Hardtop

MINI Seven side scuttle

The MINI Seven Special Edition Hardtop was not included in the BMW Press conference, but it was featured on the show floor. The Seven is a special package MINI featuring exclusive color options, and labeling.

MINI Lifestyle Collection

Paris Motor Show MINI

Also not mentioned at the press conference, but also announced at the Paris Motor Show for MINI was a refresh of the lifestyle collection which features apparel and various household items branded and sold by MINI. More details about those items can be found in our previous story.

BMW Press Conference Live Twitter Recap

Welcome

Dr. Ian Robertson

Future of Sustainability

John Cooper Works Clubman

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Mike Bober has been involved in many aspects of the MINI Community, including working with multiple national series racing teams. He currently owns his first MINI, an R53 "Ramsey", a R60 Countryman "Lauda", and a F56 "Stanton". Previously owned was an R59 Roadster "Winnie". -- Along with many other major MINI events, Mike recently completed his second coast-to-coast MINI Takes The States event.

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