New MINI Book (2 replies)
New MINI Book
"The R-Series BMW MINI had a lot to live up to. Launched in 2001, it was riding in the wake of the classic 1959-2000 Mini. At the time, BMW (and Rover) were going to have to create something as special and innovative as its longstanding predecessor in order to silence the naysayers.
And they did. Since its launch in 2001, BMW's modern MINI has become the pinnacle of small yet funky family cars in the premium small (and sometimes not so small) car segment. Now in its third generation, having unveiled the new F-Series in 2014, BMW MINI offers 3- and 5-door hatchback models and convertibles, the estate Clubman, the five-door Countryman, the Coupe, the Roadster and the three-door crossover Paceman. MINI enthusiast and motoring journalist Sophie Williamson-Stothert explores the journey from 1959 to the present day, covering design and development of the new MINI, launch and reception by the press, its many model variations and special editions, and an owner's and buyer's guide."
The book dedicates the first 50 of its 128 pages to the original classic Mini before moving on to development of the New MINI and how BMW eventually took over the final development and launch from Rover and swapped the new MINI production line from Longbridge to the Cowley Oxford plant.........
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Having just read the first 30 pages of 50 on the classic Mini I really think the author should have got someone with a detailed knowledge of the original Mini to proof read it before publication! I have never seen so many errors in a Mini book before and I have read quite a few!
Lets hope the New MINI chapters are more accurate but it look like Graham Robson's book on the development of the R50 New MINI is still the best read.