MINI & BMW to Dramatically Expand Small Car Offerings

In various interviews over the past few months, BMW executives have hinted at grand plans for the UKL platform. Reported by both MotoringFile and BimmerFile, the UKL platform will spawn an onslaught of FWD models. This will make MINI more long-term viable and will drive the BMW Group to greater economies of scale. Yet just how far BMW is willing to go with FWD, and how big the MINI brand will get hasn\’t really been understood until recently.

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BimmerFile First Drive: MINI JCW GP

We\’re going to tip our hat here. It may come as no surprise that the 2013 R56 JCW GP is the fastest MINI of all time. Yet what may be surprising is that it\’s the most involving and engaging MINI we\’ve ever driven. And it feels closer to an M product than any JCW created yet.

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