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Mini investing $387M in manufacturing, looking for even more capacity

BMW has announced it will invest around $386.9 million in its United Kingdom operations. The cash will be divvied up amongst its Oxford manufacturing facility, Swindon steel body pressing plant and its Birmingham engine facility, all in order to help Mini keep pace with a new global growth strategy. BMW says the investment will allow Mini to maintain larger pr

2 millionth Mini rolls off assembly line: Here's your chance to win it

The two millionth Mini has rolled off the line in Oxford, UK, a feat which took around ten years and sent Minis to 90-plus countries across the globe. According to Mini, if placed bumper-to-bumper, two million Minis would stretch 4,627 miles. Of course, two million Ford F-150s would stretch, um, further.

BMW celebrates 1.5 million "new" Minis made

2009 Mini Cooper S Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

BMW celebrates 1.5 million "new" Minis made

2009 Mini Cooper S Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

MINI slashes production and 850 jobs in the UK

Compared to most brands, MINI had an exceptional year in 2008, with a 28 percent increase in U.S. sales. In other parts of the world last year, however, things didn't turn out as well, with sales dropping overall – particularly in the latter half of the year.

New MINI starts rolling off the line

UUPDATE 1 - Second photo added after the jump