Spy Shot of 3rd-Generation MINI Paper Clip?

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  1. Spa2k

    Spa2k Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday, I received the latest issue of The MINI International magazine (which is always an interesting read) and was surprised to find that the MINI Note was attached with a 2nd-Generation Paper Clip! :frown2:

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    I would have thought that with all the emphasis on the 3rd-Generation vehicles that MINI would have made the switch to a 3rd-Generation Paper Clip by now! :crazy:

    So, I did a little digging and the only thing I could come up with is this spy shot of a 3rd-Generation Paper Clip in the usual MINI camouflage. The photo supposedly was taken recently at the Nurburgring, on the Herren Badezimmer Fussboden (Translation: Men's Bathroom Floor) at the Start-und Zielgerade (Translation: Start and Finish Line). :eek6:

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    It's pretty hard to tell, but it appears the hood line is raised in conformance with European pedestrian safety standards, but does anyone have any other details? Will there be S and JCW versions? What about a diesel? Will it be available in Chili Red, or will MINI stick with the traditional black? And what about the MINI Rubber Bands? I haven't seen anything about an updated version of those... :confused:
     
  2. Metalman

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    Damn.... You are good...:D

    Looks like the front run flat is running flat...:eek:
     
  3. Spa2k

    Spa2k Well-Known Member

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    That's part of the Auto Start/Stop fuel-saving system. If you try to drive when the car doesn't think you should, it automatically deflates the front tires! :D
     
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    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
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    ^^^ It works great at Donut shops. :Thumbsup::lol:
     
  5. Spa2k

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    Uh-oh - Does that mean we have to worry about F56 police MINIs? :biggrin5:
     

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