The history of the name itself begins with Rapp Motorenwerkean aircraft engine manufacturer. The IIIa engine was known for good fuel economy and high-altitude performance. Castiglioni was also an investor in another aircraft company, called "Bayerische Flugzeugwerke", which he renamed BMW.
In the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th Centurybehind the Ford Model T. Within these was a series of variations including an estate cara pickup trucka van and the Mini Moke —a jeep -like buggy.
The Mini Cooper and Cooper "S" were sportier versions that were successful as rally carswinning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from through toalthough in the Mini was disqualified after the finish, along with six other British entrants, which included the first four cars to finish, under a questionable ruling that the cars had used an illegal combination of headlamps and spotlights.
This sparked a series of compact car concept vehicles from the company during the early s. BMW insisted that even a compact model must feature iconic BMW characteristics such as rear wheel drive to uphold the company's standards and image. The "MINI" brand, however, did not share these standards and BMW saw this as an opportunity to create a competitively priced, yet premium, compact car.
The name was partially an acronym of Anniversary Concept Vehicle, whilst the '30' represented the 30 years that had passed since a Mini first won the Monte Carlo Rally.
The vehicle itself was a two-door coupe powered by a rear-mounted MG F engine.
These vehicles were a more realistic attempt to create a modern Mini, and coincided with BMW's official creation of the Mini project. Although the two-door and four-door pair wore Mini badges, both vehicles remained purely concepts.
The first aspect that was considered was the design, which was chosen from 15 full-sized design studies. Stephenson penned the new Mini One R50 and Mini Cooper leading the team which developed the E50 car in Munich parallel development in England by the team at Rover having been dropped in After the launch of the new Mini, Stephenson told automotive magazine Autocar: The A-series engine came in a wide range of capacities, initially as an cc, but later the, and cc engines were added.
An automatic, 4-speed transmission was introduced in Ina 2-seater van was launched, along with an estate, both sharing a longer wheelbase In the pickup was introduced, also based on the longer wheelbase Mini Mark II to The Mini received some minor modifications in as sold as the Austin or Morris Mini in most markets.
The most visible changes were larger doors with concealed hinges. The boot lid lost the original hinged number plate and its recess shape and a large rear colour-coded lamp was fitted in its place, along with larger rear side windows. Sliding windows were replaced with winding windows—although some Australian-manufactured Mark I Minis had adopted this feature in with opening quarterlight windows.
The suspension reverted from Hydrolastic to rubber cones. In addition twin stalk indicators were introduced with larger foot pedals, and from onwards the rear indicator lamps had the reverse lights incorporated in them. The Mark V, launched inintroduced 8.
Internal bonnet release were fitted from For this model twin point injection with front-mounted radiator was introduced, along with a full-width dashboard and driver's side airbag. It was available in Cooper, Cooper S and One variations at launch.
In many European markets, the Mini One was powered by a 1. This car featured many extras which help to improve performance, such as a racing exhaust and air filter as well as uprated suspension. Hand-finished by Bertone in Italy, it was offered as a limited-production run of 2, cars during the model year, with of those originally intended for the UK market although ultimately, were sold.
The convertible roof is fully automatic—an unusual feature in such a small car—and can be opened partially to act as a sunroof whilst the car is driving at speed. The convertible model forsakes the rear hatchback of the Hardtop Mini, replacing it with a drop down 'tailgate' that is reminiscent of the classic Mini—it incorporates similarly prominent external hinges, and with the roof in the closed position, the rear roof section and luggage shelf can be raised with two handles, semi-tailgate style, to access the luggage space easier.Vesna joined Mozaik in , as Mozaik begun its transformation into a social enterprise.
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