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2015 Mini Cooper to Get New Driver Assist Technology
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2015 Mini Cooper to Get New Driver Assist Technology

Oct 14 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

Heads up display among the new technology

Some details have leaked about the 2015 Mini Cooper and the driver assist technologies that will be coming with it. Most of the new driving technologies will come directly from BMW and are expected...

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2015 Mini Cooper to Get New Driver Assist Technology

Oct 14 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

Heads up display among the new technology

Some details have leaked about the 2015 Mini Cooper and the driver assist technologies that will be coming with it. Most of the new driving technologies will come directly from BMW and are expected to eventually expand to the entire Mini line. The vehicle will have a camera mounted in front of the rear view mirror and will bring with it a collision and pedestrian warning system.

The system will automatically engage brakes at speeds of up to 35 mph. The camera will also be used in the adaptive cruise control and high beam assist systems. The adaptive cruise control working speeds ranging from 20 to 85 mph allowing the system to automatically regulate the distance between vehicles in front of the Mini.

The car will also get a new heads-up display featuring a small folding display unit mounted between the windshield and steering wheel. The screen will offer speed limits and navigation props. The car will also get a rearview camera and parking assistance system.

 
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BMW to lower mpg ratings on 4 Mini Cooper models

Oct 22 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: Automotive News

BMW AG will lower fuel economy claims for four 2014 Mini Cooper models after testing by the U.S. Environmental Agency, the EP ...
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BMW to cut mpg ratings on 4 Mini Cooper models

Oct 22 2014 11:07am CDT | Source: Automotive News

BMW AG will lower fuel economy claims for four 2014 Mini Cooper models after testing by the U.S. Environmental Agency, the EPA ...
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10 hours ago

EPA: Four 2014 Mini Cooper models need to drop mpg numbers

Oct 22 2014 10:29am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: MPG, BMW, MINI, Legislation and Policy After the huge problems that Hyundai/Kia experienced with its mislabeled fuel economy labels, you'd think that any time an automaker has to adjust its mpg numbers, heralds would be shouting from the rooftops. But, after Ford admitted to three big mistakes with its numbers for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid and Mercedes-Benz had to lower the fuel eco ...
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1 week ago

Video Review: 2015 Mini Cooper

Oct 15 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: KBB

  When the MINI Cooper returned to America in 2002 it brought driving excitement and British charm to our shores, along with some rough edges and reliability issue ...
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1 week ago

Video: Tribute To The Original Mini Cooper

Oct 9 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The present-day Mini Cooper may be more of a fashion accessory than an affordable, fuel-efficient vehicle, but that wasn’t always the case. The original Cooper was created in response to Britain’s oil crisis of the late 1950s and came in a compact, affordable package. It was UK’s version of the Volkswagen Beetle; it was a people’s car.The tiny economy car debuted in 1959, seven years after Morris and Austin merged to form the British Motor Corporation (BMC) ...
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Alfa Romeo MiTo Junior

Oct 7 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

The Alfa Romeo MiTo is arguably one of the most under-appreciated compact cars of our time. It’s a solid performer that has been on the market for a few years, but it doesn’t get nearly the same amount of love as the Mini Cooper. The Italian automaker hopes to change that with the introduction of the MiTo Junior, a special edition model that made its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.The MiTo Juni ...
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2 weeks ago

New Mini Cooper only just now being delivered due to EPA certification

Oct 6 2014 7:52am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hatchback, Mini The Mini brand and its products have typically been a runaway success for BMW, but sales of the retro hatchback dropped a drastic 20.5 percent last month, and have been doing such pretty much all year. The reason, according to Jalopnik, is that the new model has been held up due to EPA certification. Mini told our compatriots, "Sales have dropped because our supply has been so limited. MY 2015 Mini Hardtops have also not been a ...
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2 weeks ago

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept keeps us hangin' on [w/video]

Oct 3 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Convertible, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Mini, Design/Style, Electric Mini's Superleggera Vision Concept may not be a Paris Motor Show debut, but this is the first time we've seen this stunning all-electric roadster in the metal, having been first shown on the tony shores of Lake Como at Villa D'Este in May. While it's small in stature, it's still big on ...
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2 weeks ago

Fiat 500X

Oct 3 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Launched in 1957, the Fiat 500 evolved from a tiny economy car into a full lineup of vehicles incorporating various body styles and engines. The change occurred starting 2007, when Fiat unveiled the new 500, a modern car that features a distinctive, retro look similar to the new Mini Cooper and the Volkswagen New Beetle. Since its revival, the Fiat 500 range expanded to include the 500C, the larger 500L, the all-electric 500E and the high-perform ...
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2 weeks ago

This Is Why Mini Sales Have Been Disappointing Lately

Oct 2 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Despite their preponderance of crazy niche models these days, the bulk of Mini sales have long been comprised mostly of the Cooper and Countryman. So with an all-new 2014 Mini Cooper on sale now, you'd think sales numbers would be great, but they're ...
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