Like the car itself, New Mini has proved a hot property, selling more than 7,000 copies - and Practical Classics termed the book 'excellent'. So much has happened since three years ago that a new edition has become necessary, with coverage of the very latest diesel and cabriolet models. This expanded book, packed with even more information and photographs, is expected to become a fashion accessory among the 500,000 people worldwide who have now bought BMW's trendy baby.
Table of Contents
'Robson cuts through the PR guff' Classic & Sports Car. The New Mini's tortured gestation, hyped launch, rave reviews and instant waiting list. People, styling, strategies and commerical realities. The search for an engine/transmission. Expert opinion on the car, its prospects and variants. Additions to the range - the Mini Cooper S, 'works' 200bhp model and cool Cabriolet. Over 175,000 New Minis were built in 2004.
Graham Robson, a top motoring writer, is author of a number of well-received Haynes titles including Transit: The 40 year story of Britain's best loved van, Performance Fords and Boreham: The 40-year story of Ford's motorsport dream factory. He lives near Bridport, Dorset.