Mini Versace alternatives
Latest model: Mini Versace Cabrio 2005
Mini is both the name of a subsidiary of BMW, and a vehicle manufactured by that subsidiary since 2001. The vehicle is marketed as a "retro" redesign of the original Mini, which was produced by the British Motor Corporation and its successors from 1959 to 2000. To distinguish it from its predecessor (the 'classic Mini'), the make name for the new vehicle is Mini (written in capital letters). It is often named 'the BMW Mini', 'the New Mini', or simply 'mini'. The Mini is produced in Cowley, Oxford, United Kingdom, in what was historically the Morris vehicle plant.
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The Mini is available in seven models: the Mini One D, the Mini One, the Mini One Convertible, the Mini Cooper, the Mini Cooper S, the Mini Cooper Convertible and the Mini Cooper S Convertible. In Portugal, the Mini One is powered by a 1. 4 l version of the Tritec motor but all other gasoline powered Minis use the 1. 6 l version. Since 2004, a soft-top convertible feature has been available across the entire range.
There are numerous look-and-feel and badging differences between the models, perhaps the most obvious being that the Cooper S has a distinctive scoop cut into the bonnet to offer airflow over the top mounted intercooler. The Cooper S also has twin exhausts which exit under the center of the back valance. The (non-s) Cooper has more chrome parts than the Mini One and has a single exhaust. The Mini One/d has no visible exhaust pipes at all.
In some markets, such as Australia and the US, only the Mini Cooper and Cooper S are sold because the Mini One's motor was considered to deliver insufficient performance to run an air conditioner - a necessary option in those climates. However, the only difference between the engines in the 'one' and the 'cooper' models is a software change within the motor control unit which is tuned for optimum fuel efficiency on the Mini One and for a compromise between performance and economy on the Cooper. Almost fifty percent of all Minis sold in Australia and about seventy percent of those sold in the US are the top-of-the-range Cooper S model.