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Classic Mini vs. New MINI

Classic Mini Vs. New MINI

The original Mini Cooper was first launched in 1959 and went on to become a style icon of the 1960s which was much sought after, even by the rich and famous. Did you know for example that each of the four Beetles owned a Mini during this era?

New MINI vs. Classic Mini - Mini Mania Inc.

BMW eventually picked up the Mini brand and released a new version to replace the classic chassis in 2001. This retained the Mini tradition of creating trending setting styling which is much goes onto to influence the motoring industry for years to come. BMW managed to achieve this without compromise the handling and performance of the car. Also like its predecessor, it went onto to become popular with people from all different backgrounds and professions; being just as popular with the footballers and movie stars as it was with the everyday motorist.

The overall performance and safety levels of the new model were significantly improved on the predecessor, but does this necessarily mean that it is the better car? MoneySupermarket.com has compiled the following infographic, highlighting the differences between the two models to help you make that decision for yourself.

New MINI vs. Classic Mini - Mini Mania Inc.

 

5 Comments
 07/30/2016 @ 11:33 AM
pixiewings98
I would love to own a classic Mini someday. But it would have to have an automatic transmission.

 09/11/2012 @ 6:17 AM
[email protected]
The acceleration and top speed data would appear to apply to the original 850 cc model, not exactly a fair comparison.

 09/10/2012 @ 4:10 PM

Alec
The original Mini was first launched in 1959 but the Mini Cooper didn't go into production until 1961 followed by the Cooper S in '63. This is a poorly written piece.

 08/23/2012 @ 11:47 AM

southriver
I'll take one of each please. Oh wait I do have 5 New and 1 Classic. I recently sold my other classic to a friend.

 08/23/2012 @ 11:05 AM
metalwright
52.3mpg for the New MINI? I don't think so. Maybe only on the diesel which isn't available in North America!

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