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    Official: BMW and Mini shuffle NA management, McDowell to retire
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    BMW and Mini recently shuffled top personnel in their design departments, and now BMW of North America will reorganize its management to improve customer relations. Peter Miles (pictured), currently the executive vice president of operations, will take a newly created position, vice president of ...

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    Report: Mini may have overexpanded, some models may not be replaced
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    Surprise, surprise. According to Edmunds, Mini may be looking to reduce the number of vehicles in its range, which has recently expanded to include a total of seven offerings (not to mention the copious varieties of configurations found within each line). When Mini relaunched in the early 2000s, ...

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    Official: Happy 10 year anniversary, Mini
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    In 2002, the first U.S. Mini dealership opened in San Francisco. With only one model and a gallon of gas selling for an average of $1.25, there were plenty of critics who said the Mini brand didn't stand a chance in the States. "Mini launched in the U.S. during the time when gas was cheap and ...

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    Video: Mini responds to Porsche, still ready to race
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    Mini boss Jim McDowell responds to Porsche – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We'll be honest – we were rather excited to see how a race between a Mini Cooper S and Porsche 911 Carrera S would go down. After Mini initially challenged Porsche to a trackday showdown at Road ...

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    Mini's future is smaller engines, DCT, and challenging the Mazda Miata?
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    MINI Roadster Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Just because a company starts out Mini it doesn't necessarily mean it can't get even smaller. That seems to be the case with BMW's more affordable UK outpost. Mini USA vice president Jim McDowell spoke at the recent Geneva Motor ...

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    5 more MINIs in 5 years
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    Motoring File just had a chance to attend MINI USA's official 2007 MINI press introduction, and besides seeing the new Coopers, they got a few insights into other future products. While most questions generated a polite "no comment," MINI USA's Jim McDowell let MF in on a few secrets. When asked ...

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