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BMWs, Minis & Rolls-Royces Ensnared In Airbag Recall 16
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW 5-Series, BMW 6-Series, BMW i3, BMW i8, BMW M4, BMW M5, BMW M6, BMW X1, BMW X5, MINI, MINI Clubman, MINI Hatch, Recalls, Rolls Royce Dawn, Rolls-Royce on 01 16th, 2017


BMW has issued a pair of recalls in the United States – neither of which is particularly large in the number of units affected, but the array of models they cover is staggering.

The larger of two stems from a problem with the seat-mounted side airbags, which may not deploy in the event of a crash. The campaign covers only 3,506 units from the 4 Series, 5 Series, and 6 Series – including the M4, M5, and M6 – as well as the X1, i3, and i8.

Included among them are various powertrain variants and bodystyles, all of them from the 2016 and 2017 model years. As if that’s not enough, the recall extends to other products made under the BMW Group umbrella, including the Mini Cooper, Cooper S, and Clubman, as well as the Rolls-Royce Dawn.

Only 1 percent of those models mentioned are estimated to have the faulty airbag inflators. For instance, while 1,531 examples of the X1 crossover are affected, only one four examples of the i8 are being recalled, along with 28 Dawns, and one single 535d sedan.

Along with the airbag recall, BMW has issued another for eight examples of the X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid crossover. The problem here stems from a loose electric ground cable, which could cause the transmission to shift unexpectedly to neutral.

Fixing the former problem will necessitate replacing the airbag modules, while the latter will require simply tightening the ground cable. Both recalls are slated to get underway February 6.



New Mini John Cooper Works GP Reportedly Still A Few Years Off 3
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in John Cooper Works, MINI, MINI Hatch, Reports on 01 3rd, 2017


Buyers in the market for a nimble-handling hot hatch could do a lot worse than a Mini Cooper S. Even better is the John Cooper Works version. But the ultimate in performance Minis is the John Cooper Works GP. And the Anglo-Saxon automaker apparently has every intention of bringing it back.
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MINI Launches New Line Of JCW Accessories In Essen 25
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ESSEN Show, John Cooper Works, MINI, MINI Hatch, tuning on 11 25th, 2016


MINI might be at the 2016 LA Auto Show, but BMW Group's not-so-small car brand is also attending this year's Essen Motor Show, in Germany.
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MINI JCW GP Could Make A Comeback 23
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in John Cooper Works, MINI, MINI Hatch, Reports on 11 23rd, 2016


The MINI brand has flourished under the BMW Group ownership, which is responsible for giving a helpful hand for the development of three generations of the hatch and its variations.
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Countryman, JCW Clubman And Seven Are MINI’s LA Show Stars 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Galleries, LA Auto Show, MINI, MINI Clubman, MINI Countryman, MINI Hatch, new cars on 11 10th, 2016


Getting ready to celebrate its world debut at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the new MINI Countryman has become more mature with the second generation, unveiled a couple of weeks ago.
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Mini Releases New Cooper S Carbon Edition Via Amazon India 27
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Amazon, India, MINI, MINI Hatch on 10 27th, 2016


While the rest of us are waiting for Amazon to start selling cars online in our markets, overseas buyers are getting just such an opportunity. First Seat started selling its Mii by Mango edition on the  French portal, and now Mini is selling a special edition Cooper S in India.
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Track-Ready Mini JCW Challenge Sounds So Good It’s Actually Illegal 3
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in John Cooper Works, MINI, MINI Hatch, MINI Videos, UK, video on 10 3rd, 2016


You’ll have to be a very keen Mini fan to visually distinguish the Mini JCW Challenge from its lesser JCW model it’s based on, but thanks to its crazy exhaust note, you’ll have tο have a serious hearing problem not to notice it.
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BMW To Launch Electric Mini & X3 SUV As An Answer To Mercedes Plans 3
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW X3, Electric Vehicles, MINI, MINI Hatch, Reports on 10 3rd, 2016


The first all-electric model from Mini is happening as parent company BMW expands its battery-powered agenda to more mainstream models, including the X3 crossover.
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BMW To Launch Electric Mini & X3 SUV As An Answer To Mercedes Plans 3
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW X3, Electric Vehicles, MINI, MINI Hatch, Reports on 10 3rd, 2016


The first all-electric model from Mini is happening as parent company BMW expands its battery-powered agenda to more mainstream models, including the X3 crossover.
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BMW To Launch Electric Mini & X3 SUV As An Answer To Mercedes Plans 3
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW X3, Electric Vehicles, MINI, MINI Hatch, Reports on 10 3rd, 2016


The first all-electric model from Mini is happening as parent company BMW expands its battery-powered agenda to more mainstream models, including the X3 crossover.
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Mini Reveals New Hardcore JCW Challenge [29 Pics] 15
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Goodwood, John Cooper Works, MINI, MINI Hatch, new cars, UK on 06 15th, 2016


Mini has just announced a new limited edition of the John Cooper Works, inspired by the latest Challenge racing car for even bigger thrills.
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BMW’s Sales Dropped 6.4 Percent In North America Last Month 2
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 3-series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW-X6, MINI, MINI Countryman, MINI Hatch, Reports on 06 2nd, 2016


With 29,017 deliveries made in North America last month, the BMW brand recorded a 6.4 percent drop compared to May 2015, when it sold 31,003 cars.
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MINI Seven Is On Its Way To Goodwood Festival Of Speed 17
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, concepts, Goodwood, MINI, MINI Concepts, MINI Hatch, racing on 05 17th, 2016


With a name that pays tribute to the 1959 Austin Seven, MINI's Seven special edition will make its global premiere at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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MINI Seven Special Edition Comes Out To Play 11
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in MINI, MINI Hatch, new cars, prices, UK on 05 11th, 2016


MINI is celebrating the classic Austin Seven with the first special edition of the current hardtop hatch.
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Mini’s April Fools’ Day Hipster Hatch 1
Apr
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in April Fools' Day, MINI, MINI Hatch, Offbeat News on 04 1st, 2016


For its second prank of the day, Mini launched the Hipster hatch, the perfect companion for restless customers who think outside the box.
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