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.