Mini News New MINI is voted "Best-looking car of 2014" in its class.

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  1. Nathan

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    Munich. On the market since spring 2014, the new MINI makes an instant impression - with its classic proportions, the typical three-way structure of its body, all-round greenhouse and roof, and a modern interpretation of hallmark brand design features. The new model, extended in length by some ten centimetres, has now been voted by readers of the automobile magazine "auto, motor und sport" as one of the best-looking new models on the German automotive market. With its powerfully expressive and distinctive design, the new MINI has not only impressed expert juries in important competitions, it has also left its mark on public perception.

    Published in Stuttgart, the automobile magazine called on its readers to vote for "The best-looking cars of 2014" from among 94 vehicles in ten categories. 17 378 readers and online users took part this year. The new MINI finished first in the class of the so-called "minicars", where it was up against seven new models of other brands. The vote count was legally certified by a notary.

    "We at MINI Design are particularly proud to have won this award. Positive feedback from customers and fans is very encouraging to us in our day-to-day design work for the MINI brand," explains Anders Warming, Head of MINI Design. "We very much look forward to pursuing this work further."

    The latest edition of the MINI features an evolutionary refinement in terms of design and an extensive upgrade of product substance that benefits its sporty, agile handling, ride comfort and efficiency as well as enhancing its unmistakable charisma, functionality and premium style. The additional sporty flair and efficiency achieved by means of new engines fitted with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, likewise newly developed transmissions and extensive MINIMALISM technology is reflected in even more dynamic lines and strikingly shaped surfaces. The aerodynamic properties of the new MINI have also been further optimised as compared to the predecessor model.

    Details with a particularly high-end finish and precisely drawn contours in the area of the headlamps, rear lights, turn indicator surrounds and other hallmark design features underscore the maturity of the latest MINI generation. In this way, the car's high-end design has become a symbol of its superior level of technology, which includes options such as adjustable dampers and LED headlamps as well as a wide range of driver assistance systems such as the MINI Head-Up-Display and Driving Assistant.
     
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    Compared to a fiat 500 or Smart car.....sure looks good... :ihih:
     
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    Now that there is funny.:lol: Did Stevie Wonder vote?

    I like the Fiat 500 Abarth a lot more than the F56. :yesnod:
     
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    This is a sign that the world is just too stupid for human input anymore.
     
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    Can't believe I'm saying this, but the MINI deserved to win in its class! All the of the competition was beyond hideous.
     
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    Yup, on FB I said I had a bridge to sell too. But seeing the competition in the link, Yes, the MINI is hands down the winner.

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    I think this is good thing for the brand.
     
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    New MINI is voted "Best-looking car of 2014" in its class by the Stuttgart School for the Blind.

    There. I fixed it for ya.
     
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    ^^^ :yesnod:

    So in a competition that includes bunch of small cars that all look like carp, it's the best looking piece of carp. Way to go MINI. :cool:
     
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    #13 Dave.0, Sep 18, 2014
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    Post edited by ME to be more PC.

    I was only joking.
     
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    I'll take the unpopular side. I like the new MINI, I bought one. (I had a previous generation) Could it be improved? Certainly. Is MINI apt to revert to previous models? I doubt it. Bottom line is that I like the look and it looks even better inside (where I spend most of my time with my car). Most people comment positively on it, even (gasp) some other generation owners.

    But that's just me,
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    #15 cct1, Sep 18, 2014
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    Everyone has different tastes, it's all good. What you'll find is that many, not all, but many, first generation owners bought a MINI for specific reasons (which for the sake of everyone's sanity I'll not rehash), and those specific reasons have fallen to the wayside in subsequent generations. I would not buy a current generation MINI (with the exception of the Rocketman, if done right); it doesn't have the same appeal to me as the first generation. I get why someone would want gen3, it's just not for me.

    What you'll also find is that there was hardcore group of passionate MINI owners on board for the first generation, and those are the ones that are bothered the most by the evolution of the brand. Not saying that new owners aren't passionate as well, but it's a much different group now than it was back in 2002-2003.

    MINI won't be reverting back to original models, you're correct on that, and we all get that. At this point I'd be up for a radical change in look IF it allowed a reduction in size, as simply modifying the R53 platform, then the R56 platform in an effort to maintain the same look (an approach that worked for the most part for Porsche, but isn't working as well for the MINI), to meet ever changing standards is a major issue with the current development of the car. That, and BMW's unqualified efforts to further BMWize the MINI.
     
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    ^^^ AMEN !
     
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    An Auto Motor und Sport editor making his selections for category finalists.
     
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    I'll let you in on the secret why the F56 won.....Dave's anonymous repetitive voting.:D
     
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    So after two days at the MINI dealer, it does grow on you a little a very little. It looks better in dark colors and the interior is nice. But it's not for me. I also will not rehash why. I do like the secound gen convertibles. They had a BRG one that looked great!

    What we need is some 3rd gen owners that are passionate about there car. It's all in good fun defending your generation. MINI that is.:D

    I would rather hang with any generation mini owner than a bunch of Pruis owners!
     
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    One of those is a regular at our old guy's morning coffee. He once bragged about not having read a book since 1957 and if you start to explain something he cuts you off with "Why do you think I want to know that?". Is that an anomaly or a statistical representation?
     

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