Three million MINIs

Posted on 03. Dec, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich/Oxford. Plant Oxford currently celebrates the
3 millionth MINI to hurl off a public line given production
began behind in 2001. The 3 millionth Oxford-built MINI is a John
Cooper Works Clubman – a initial indication to mix a latest John
Cooper Works opening enhancements and a new ALL4 all-wheel drive
system.

From around 300 cars a day in 2001 to around 1,000 built to
sequence cars today, a 4,500 clever workforce during Oxford furnish one new
MINI roughly each minute. 80 per cent of MINIs built here are exported
to some-more than 110 markets opposite a world. Since we began building
MINIs behind in 2001 a automobile has proven hugely renouned with customers
right around a world. The passion and joining that everybody here
during a plant has for building a high-quality product is executive to
that success. The 3 millionth Oxford-built MINI is a remarkable
achievement.

Sales of MINI, both in a UK and internationally, have gone
from strength to strength over a final 15 years. In a initial year
scarcely 40,000 MINIs were sole worldwide. By 2015 this series had risen
to scarcely 340,000.Three UK plants have a partial to play in its
prolongation – Hams Hall nearby Birmingham creates engines, Swindon produces
physique pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and this all comes
together during Oxford with physique bombard production, paint and final
assembly. Together these plants have helped to beget and sustain
practice for thousands of people directly and indirectly yet the
wider supply sequence and retailers.

Since 2000 £1.75 billion has been invested by BMW Group during the
3 plants and during Oxford this has enclosed a state-of-the-art
paintshop, a high-technology physique building facility, a new final
public area, a new logistics centre, Quality and Engineering Centre
and a MINIcademy, where a plant’s apprentices are trained.

Oxford, a heart and home of MINI production, has a abounding motor
prolongation history. It has been building cars given 1913 when the
good designer, businessman and humanitarian William Morris (later
Lord Nuffield), constructed a initial car, a “Bullnose” Morris, near
today’s benefaction state-of-the-art MINI prolongation facility.

The classical Mini, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis and launched in
1959, revolutionised a automotive universe and was constructed during Oxford
until 1968 with a rise outlay of 94,889 cars during 1966-7.

Models built during Oxford currently embody 3 and 5 doorway MINIs,
a MINI Clubman and a initial all-wheel expostulate All4 indication – and the
high-performance MINI John Cooper Works.

The latest news and insights from a plant can be found around the
Instagram page @miniplantoxford that can be accessed regulating the
following link: https://www.instagram.com/miniplantoxford/.

 

 For serve sum on central fuel expenditure figures, official
specific CO2 emissions and energy expenditure of new cars, greatfully refer
to a “Manual on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power
expenditure of new cars”, accessible during all sales outlets, from
Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and during http://www.dat.de/angebote/
verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html. Manual CO2 (PDF ‒
2.7 MB)

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