5 false myths about MINI

5 false myths about MINI

MINI has been on the market for more than 50 years and is one of the most emblematic brands in the motor industry, but even today, there are certain beliefs about this famous vehicle that are totally false.

In this short list, we demystify five urban legends about MINI that will help you become a wiser MINI Lover.

Myth 1: The brand name is MINI Cooper.

It’s time for you to know the truth. Although MINI owes its surname “Cooper” to John Cooper’s legacy of innovation and his incredible sporting reputation, the English car brand’s real name is MINI and has been written in capital letters since its relaunch under the BMW mantle in 2001.

Myth 2: It’s too small.

This is untrue because the creative use of space has been the basis of the MINI philosophy from the very beginning. Although the body of the classic model was compact, the interior was spacious and made it easy to transport passengers with luggage. Today, the model range incorporates additional capacity with luggage compartments ranging from 731 to 1,390 litres.

Myth 3: A vehicle designed for the upper class.

The classic MINI model was designed to be accessible to everyone. However, it was so successful in its early years that it became the favourite compact of the English aristocracy. Since then it has been perceived as a luxury car. Mystery solved!

Myth 4: It uses a lot of fuel.

Quite the opposite, in fact, as MINI could be described as a car with low fuel consumption and high performance. With innovative intelligent energy technology solutions to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, MINI is capable of driving up to 18.2 kilometres per litre in “green” mode. And so there’s no compromise on Go-Kart sensations thanks to its engine with Twin Power Turbo technology.

Myth 5: Your suspension is too stiff.

Another popular belief is that this premium compact car is uncomfortable over bumps and potholes. Here’s why that’s a false myth: the suspension of the MINI 3-Door, MINI 5-Door, MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman, MINI Countryman, MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid PHEV, MINI 100% Electric and John Cooper Works models absorbs the imperfections of urban terrain in comfort and safety through sports damper technology. This feature makes this iconic British car family the best ally for city driving.

5 false myths about MINI?  If you need a compact with the space, design and features to conquer the urban jungle on your own or in company, MINI is the perfect match. Are you ready to check it out? Don’t wait any longer and arrange your test drive at your nearest MINI dealer.

Source: BMW PressClub

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