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MINI Trim Levels, Configurations, Pros vs Cons

About MINI

  • 1959: The British Motor Corporation (BMC) drops the revolutionary Mini, designed by Alec Issigonis as an affordable, fuel-sipping runt. Too cute!

  • 1960s-70s: The Mini becomes a British pop culture icon, loved for its pint-sized charm and fun drive. Fab gear!

  • 1990s: BMW relaunches the peppy Cooper, injecting modern tech and performance. Born again!

  • 2000s: BMW spins off the new MINI brand, launching the Cooper and Cooper S with retro style and new-millennium flair. Double the fun!

  • 2010s: More spacious models like the Countryman and Clubman join the lineup. Staying small at heart, now with more hauling ability!

  • 2020s: MINI shifts toward sustainability with the all-electric Cooper SE. Old school, new school - still cool!