New Mini to be made in England
by CBJ Staff
December 02, 2013 12:00 AM | 553 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the media and dignitaries look at the new Mini car as it is launched at the Mini Plant in Oxford, England, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Members of the media and dignitaries look at the new Mini car as it is launched at the Mini Plant in Oxford, England, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Car maker BMW has unveiled the newest version of its popular Mini - a quieter, longer and taller version of the iconic vehicle.

Prime Minister David Cameron has called the Mini a "classic British icon," and BMW is pumping $1.2 million into the car's production in the U.K.

BMW - which has been manufacturing the Mini since 2001 - unveiled the new model in November in England, saying it is more spacious and safer, and offers drivers a "more dynamic and performance-oriented" experience.

The new car will go into production this week and be on sale in the U.K. in spring 2014 starting at around $24,000. It will be offered in three versions: basic, diesel engine, and the Mini Cooper S.

Mini has a dealership in Cobb in conjucntion with BMW Global Imports at 500 Interstate N Pkwy SE.

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