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26/08/1959 Mini is introduced

Mini Cooper car was commonly known just as Mini. It is still popular today. It was a landmark in automotive design. Mini was only three meters long, yet capable of accommodate four passengers. The space was saved by mounting the engine transversely. Mini was cheap, had low fuel consumption, fast acceleration and good manoeuvrability.

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  • Essentials 

  • Design and development 

  • Mark I Mini: 1959–1967 

  • Mark II Mini: 1967–1970 

  • Mark III: 1969–1976 (ADO20) 

  • Mark IV and onwards: 1976–2000 

  • Variants 

  • Mini Cooper and Cooper S: 1961–1971; 1990–2000 

  • Mini Clubman and 1275 GT: 1969–80 

  • End of production 

  • Timeline 

  • Limited editions 

  • Concepts and unproduced prototypes 

  • Motorsport 

  • Awards 

  • Sales 

  • Safety record 

  • 50th anniversary