MINI gives a glimpse of their next gen engines: Reveals new watches
MINI has shared new information pertaining to the new generation engines which will power the future MINI cars. The new MINI’s will get 1.5l and 2.0l twin turbo engines. Apart from this, MINI has also revealed new watches which are part of their Lifestyle Collection.
The 1.5l engine will be used on the standard variants while the 2.0l will be for the Cooper S. Output figures are still a closely guarded secret, while MINI maintains that “The latest innovations in drive-train, chassis and safety will see future MINI models build on their segment-leading position.” Apart from this, new MINI’s will also feature electrically adjustable dampers. This is for the first time a MINI will have electrically adjustable dampers.
For MINI fans, there’s more good news. They have launched a new range of MINI watches which are now offer from their Lifestyle store. The new range of watches include MINI Chronograph Watch silver, MINI Chronograph Watch black, MINI Speedometer Watch, MINI Weekdays Watch and MINI Watch. Scan through the image gallery and press release below for more information.
Innovative technology for typical MINI driving pleasure
The latest innovations in drive-train, chassis and safety will see future MINI models build on their segment-leading position.
Since 1959, the unmistakable go-kart feeling has been at heart of the British marque’s DNA. Today, every member of the MINI family has the combination of agile handling, exemplary efficiency, contemporary comfort and uncompromising safety. With the typical innovative strength expected from a premium manufacturer, MINI seeks to set standards for the future in developing vehicles and technologies that transform driving into a unique experience.
A new generation of engines is now about to optimise the balance between driving thrills and fuel consumption yet again. Future MINI models will be the first to use both three and four-cylinder engines, not only covering a broader performance spectrum, but also setting new standards in terms of output, performance, comfort and reliability. The quality of the new engines is a direct result of the unique development expertise of the BMW Group in the area of drive technology. Thanks to the brand and model-specific design, they have performance characteristics synonymous with the MINI driving experience.
The advances achieved by MINI in the area of drivetrain technology are characterised by the consistent further development of tried-and-tested design principles and the integration of innovative technology. Both in terms of design and in the coordination of all chassis variant, MINI developers will continue to emphasise sporty, agile handling.
In addition, MINI will introduce electrically adjustable dampers for the first time. The electric control of the damper valves will make it possible to vary the nature of responsiveness to uneven road surfaces. Two characteristic curves will be available for damper adjustment that can be activated at the flip of a switch. Depending on the driver’s preferences, a decidedly sporty drivetrain setting or something more balanced and comfortable can be selected.
What makes MINI tick. Keep time stylishly with the new watches from the MINI Lifestyle Collection.
Munich. A watch is an expression of the wearer’s personality, adding subtle emphasis to his or her style. The new wristwatches in the MINI Lifestyle Collection dazzle with their quality and precision while maintaining an air of sophisticated understatement. The sporty watches bear the unmistakable stamp of the MINI brand, standing out from the crowd with their original design detail. Now, MINI is presenting five reliable companions for your wrist that are continuing the brand’s tradition of functionality and ease of use.
MINI around the clock.
The MINI Chronograph Watch silver features a captivating three-dimensional design and a sun-brushed dial with three chronograph eyes and a date indicator. The satin-finish stainless steel case and padded, three-hole leather strap in rally design complete the watch’s sporty look. Wearers can even measure speed with the stopwatch function and the fixed tachymeter scale. This high-quality, analogue watch is waterproof to ten atmospheres and is also easy to see in the dark thanks to its luminous hands and markers.
The black variant – the MINI Chronograph Watch black – contains all the same features. This model has a comfortable, durable silicone strap and includes splashes of eye-catching colour with its red second hand and push button. Trademark chequered flag designs feature on the left side of the case and the middle chronograph eye.
The design inspiration behind the MINI Speedometer Watch is the car itself, as the dial of the analogue watch is modelled on the instantly recognisable MINI speedometer. Extra features include a date indicator, satin finish and part-polished stainless steel case, luminous hands and two interchangeable NATO straps in black/anthracite and black/red stripes. The watch is waterproof to ten atmospheres.
The MINI Weekdays Watch also features the original MINI speedometer design. This sporty analogue watch displays the days of the week in striking orange, and the hands are luminous so the wearer can tell the time even in the dark. The watch has a silicone strap and is waterproof to three atmospheres.
The digital MINI Watch is available in either black or white and is a fashion highlight of the collection. Its square display can serve as a mirror and then, at the press of a button, switch to a red fluorescent display of the time and date. The embossed design of the silicon strap is reminiscent of a chequered race flag. The model can be customised to its individual wearer thanks to the interchangeable clasps that come in white, black, red and lime green.
All watches as well as several other new additions to the MINI Lifestyle Collection are available from September in selected MINI stores and online at www.MINI-shop.com.
The MINI Lifestyle Collection
The MINI brand offers an extensive portfolio of products in the areas of lifestyle accessories and clothing. Products range from fashion and accessories to toys, bags, luggage and even bicycles. The MINI Lifestyle Collection comprises over 200 products, all meeting MINI’s very high standards in terms of quality, performance and design.
MINI products interpret current trends while also incorporating the brand’s own design tradition. Stylistic motifs such as the Union Jack, chequered flags and racing stripes evoke the brand’s venerable history and its close ties to Great Britain. MINI has also devoted a special product range to the wonderful world of John Cooper Works.