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Motor down to Grand Central Channelside the third Thursday of each month and you might find yourself having way more fun than you expected. You can find out more about the series by visiting Ferman BMW of Tampa Bay or clicking on this link ; https://www.facebook.com/events/499439976766216/

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The world’s automobile manufacturers are rolling out their newest and bestest beauties in Motor City USA. We at Ferman BMW are quite fond of this Red and Black item seen on many websites, tell us what you think or find out more on http://www.MOTB.co

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You might think us a little biassed here at Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay, but we can totally understand why more and more drivers are deciding to Motor down the Avenues of America in a Cooper, Clubman, Countryman, Convertible, Coupe, Roadster and soon to be Paceman. Talking of the Paceman join us on Superbowl Sunday for a sneak peak at the newest addition to MINI’s line up in the USA. Hotdogs and Hamburgers will be served 11am – 2pm look to www.MOTB.co for more information
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Official Release: The British premium small car manufacturer MINI can look back on an eventful year marked by new sales records, successful model launches and expansion into new markets worldwide. 2012 once again served up a wealth of highlights for brand aficionados, as well as being the most successful year to date for MINI. Not only has the vehicle line-up been extended to seven models, meaning more choice than ever, but MINI is now represented in over 100 markets around the globe for the very first time. Worldwide sales of the MINI brand totalled 301,526 units last year, more than in any previous 12-month period. The MINI review of 2012 summarises the year’s most important, most extraordinary and most astonishing events.

The full story here at this link  MotoringFile » Archive » MINI Looks Back at the Most Successful Year in its History.

We’re lucky enough at Ferman MINI and http://www.MOTB.co  to have plenty of parking space even with the construction going on but the dust from all the work could drive you up the wall..

You drive me up the wall!

 

 

MotoringFile » Archive » City of Houston Tickets MINI …Parked on a Wall.

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There are times when your jaw drops and lust rises from you inner DNA and this particular photo can do that if you are wired the right way. If your strands are clued up to the  JCW Martix of Madness this shot will do it for you!

To see the basic version of this Pinup in the Flesh start your Superbowl Sunday with a Dog and a U2 lead singer at Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay aka http://www.MOTB.co —–11am-3pm

If you have to call to find out more leave a message at 727 772 5218 – xoxo

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MINI JCW Paceman WRC 2013! | RallyLife.cz.

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This Video was filmed exclusively on a closed road with a professional driver in ideal safety conditions.

Under no circumstances should you attempt to drive this way on test drive even one at Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay   (maybe a virtual one on http://www.MOTB.co)

MINI Attempts First Ever Unassisted Backflip – YouTube.

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Extreme sports performance, inimitable style: The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman..

 

We’re trying not to get too excited about the new Paceman here at Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay (WWW.MOTB.CO) as we still have to concentrate making space for these new models.  Come and take a shopping spree here in Palm Harbor Florida

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The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman celebrates its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January 2013; its market launch will follow in March 2013. The new arrival swells the John Cooper Works ranks to seven models. The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman’s driving characteristics and design ensure it will stand out from the crowd in city traffic, as well as being the car of choice when maximum driving fun over longer distances is the order of the day. Instantaneous power delivery and an unquenchable appetite for revs define the engine under the bonnet of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. The turbocharged power unit teams up with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard; a six-speed automatic can be ordered as an option.

The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.9 seconds with either of the gearbox variants. Yet despite this intoxicating turn of speed, fuel economy is exemplary for its output class. The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman posts average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 7.4 litres (automatic: 7.9 litres) per 100 kilometres / 38.2 (35.8) mpg imp.

The distinctive character of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman is underlined by bespoke design features. Standard specification includes an aerodynamic kit, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, a sports exhaust system with chrome tailpipes, and door sills bearing the John Cooper Works logo. As well as white and black, the exclusive Chili Red paint finish can also be specified as an option for the contrast-colour roof and exterior mirror caps. And customers can also lend an extra edge to the typical John Cooper Works sports car feeling inside the car with bespoke accents such as Chili Red interior trim strips.

The engine: dynamism in spades, fuel consumption in sips thanks to racing expertise and MINIMALISM technology.
The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman draws its power from a 1,598 cc four-cylinder engine. The latest generation of the John Cooper Works turbocharged unit blends motor sport-inspired technical details with cutting-edge innovations developed by the BMW Group’s powertrain experts. Highlights include reinforced pistons, low-weight crankshafts, an aluminium cylinder block and bearing mounts, and further optimisation of the cooling system, air supply and exhaust gas discharge system. Plus, the turbocharger is twinned with a generously sized intercooler. The twin-scroll turbocharger joins forces with petrol direct injection and variable valve control based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology, which optimises both the engine’s efficiency and its responsiveness.

The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman’s powerplant develops its maximum output of 160 kW/218 hp at 6,000 rpm. Peak torque of 280 Newton metres (207 lb-ft) is on tap between 1,900 and 5,000 rpm, and can be increased to 300 Newton metres (221 lb-ft) for short periods between 2,100 and 4,500 rpm using the overboost function. This opens the door to gratifyingly vivacious acceleration to which the standard-fitted sports exhaust system provides a suitably stirring soundtrack.

ALL4 all-wheel drive as standard, six-speed automatic gearbox optional.
The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman channels the extraordinary power produced by its front-mounted transverse engine through all four wheels as standard. The ALL4 all-wheel-drive system developed for MINI uses an electromagnetic centre differential to distribute drive seamlessly between the front and rear axles. This means power is always sent to the wheels where it can be translated most effectively into forward propulsion. In normal driving situations ALL4 diverts a maximum 50 per cent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels, rising to as much as 100 per cent in extreme conditions. This provides a traction-led expression of the handling talents for which MINI is famed – whatever the weather and road conditions. The control electronics of the MINI ALL4 system are integrated directly into the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) management unit, which gives ALL4 extremely short response times and allows it to carry out proactive adjustments in the distribution of drive. The system uses the data collected by DSC to tweak the power split pre-emptively and to impressive effect through dynamically taken corners, for example. And that means the driver enjoys outstanding agility combined with surefooted driving characteristics in customary MINI style.

The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman can be ordered as an option with a six-speed automatic gearbox as an alternative to the standard-fitted six-speed manual. Both the transmissions and the manual’s clutch have been adapted to handle the engine’s impressive power and play their part in ensuring outstanding performance coupled with further improvements in efficiency. The automatic’s Steptronic function, meanwhile, gives the driver the option of changing gear manually using the selector lever on the centre console or the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

The choice of gearbox has no effect on the sprinting power of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. The new car dashes from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a trifling 6.9 seconds, regardless of whether the engine is sending its power through the manual or automatic conduit. Top speed stands at 226 (140 mph) for the manual version or 224 km/h (139 mph) for the automatic. The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman marries this impressive performance with eye-catching economy. The engine’s inherent efficiency and extensive MINIMALISM technology – such as Brake Energy Regeneration, the Gear Shift Indicator and the Auto Start/Stop function (on manual cars) – are the trump cards here. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 7.4 litres (automatic: 7.9 litres) per 100 kilometres / 38.2 (35.8) mpg imp, and CO2 emissions come in at 172 (184) grams per kilometre.

Developed to deliver visceral racing thrills: chassis, aerodynamics, design and interior tuned to John Cooper Works specification.
Another key player in giving the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman its sky-high levels of driving fun is chassis technology optimised specially for the new model; a MacPherson spring-strut front axle, central-arm rear axle, Electric Power Steering and an extremely high-performance braking system make a potent team. The standard sports suspension has a dynamically optimised spring/damper set-up and stronger anti-roll bars, and is lowered by 10 millimetres. The standard DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system also comprises DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) mode.

And the likewise standard Sport Button on the centre console allows the driver to tweak the engine’s responses and soundtrack, as well as the power assistance provided by the steering. If the automatic gearbox is specified, pressing the Sport Button also quickens up shift times. 18-inch light-alloy wheels in Twin Spoke Black Burnished design with polished spoke fronts and black rim wells are standard on the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. Among the items on the options list are exclusive 19-inch light-alloy wheels in Cross-Spoke Crusher design.

The extrovert design of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman gives the first Sports Activity Coupé in the compact segment a dynamic presence, brimming with forward-surging intent and agility – before it even turns a wheel. The powerfully formed front end, elegantly sporty, stretched lines of the flanks, coupé-style roof swooping downwards towards the rear, and broad rear end of the three-door car all ooze sporting allure. And the aerodynamic kit fitted as standard on the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman shines extra light on this performance-maxing character. The particularly muscular form of the front and rear aprons and bespoke side skirts ensure the airflow around the car is even more efficient. John Cooper Works logos on the radiator grille, tailgate and door sill strips as well as next to the side indicators provide additional confirmation of the car’s identity. Customers can choose from nine exterior paint finishes, including the Chili Red shade reserved for the John Cooper Works model. Chili Red is also available exclusively for the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman’s contrast-colour roof, exterior mirror caps and Sport Stripes.

Inside the car, the distinctive interior design combines with the customary sports car ambience of John Cooper Works models to particularly alluring effect. The rear compartment of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman features a pair of individual seats in which the rear passengers can enjoy that unmistakable racing feeling in lounge-style surroundings. A sports steering wheel with red contrast stitching and John Cooper Works logo, dark-coloured dials for the 260 km/h (160 mph) speedometer and rev counter, anthracite-coloured roof liner, gearshift lever with red shift pattern lettering, red contrast stitching for the gearshift lever gaiter and floor mats with red stitching are all part of the standard equipment count for the new extreme sports model, as are cloth sports seats in Diagonal Track John Cooper Works Carbon Black trim with red contrast stitching. Lounge Leather sports seats in Carbon Black Championship Red are available as an option. Standard Piano Black interior trim strips add the finishing touches to the racing-inspired aura inside the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. Exclusive Chili Red trim – consisting of red elements for the cockpit and doors and a red stripe for the black trim strips on the centre console – can be ordered as an option.

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If anyone knows a thing or two about high-speed travel, it’s Santa Claus. So when it comes to the whole globetrotting, breakneck-speed travel game, we’ll forgive you for thinking some things are best left to pros like him. Not that MINI agrees. With a lengthy legacy of snow-taming behin it, MINI is once again limbering up to spread some yuletide goodwill this holiday season.

This weekend, the MINI family begins an epic cross-continental trek from Milan, Italy, to the very edges of the Arctic Circle, in Finland’s Rovaniemi. And the convoy will be taking with it an avalanche-sized delivery of Christmas gift requests from adults and children the world over — so many, in fact, that MINI hopes to break yet another Guinness World Records title by delivering the longest wish list to Santa Claus (that would make three this year.) And with hopefuls from 16 countries across Europe, Asia and North America all putting in their yuletide orders, it sure sounds like Santa will have his work cut out this season.

But don’t worry, Santa. If the reindeer don’t quite make the grade this year, MINI is on hand to help. Three members of the MINI family will be making the voyage: MINI Clubman with its typically generous cargo capacity; MINI Countryman with its excellent off-road skills; and the MINI Hatch, master of the go-kart feeling.

 

If all that’s not enough, the arriving MINI will be welcomed by a true member of motorsport royalty: Rauno Aaltonen, winner of the legendary 1967 Monte Carlo Rally. He’ll be behind the wheel at Rovaniemi to prove that the best things never change, as he parks his historic Classic Mini and climbs aboard the new MINI Paceman to put it to the test.

Keep up with the ongoing MINI action from the snowy roads on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Want to start the New Year with some MINI goodies? We’re giving away 10 beautiful MINI Snow Globes, courtesy of MINI Japan. To get your mittens on one, just tell us in the comments section

via MINI Space – Blog – Don’t Forget the Snow Tires: MINI Goes To Santa Claus – creative projects, competitions, events, thoughts and ideas, by MINI.

 

MINI is taking India’s streets by storm. As the 100th MINI market to open up around the world, celebrations are in full swing — and in ways only a culture as colorful as India can pull off, including the car’s official debut on the Bollywood silver screen. Crowds came out in full force to inaugural events hosted by the nation’s very first MINI dealership, located in the bustling megalopolis of Mumbai. India’s growing cities are infamous for their gridlock traffic jams, but packing a punch in a small package, MINI is a welcomed new choice for those who want to sneak through the bumper-to-bumper commute in many Indian cities and arrive in style.

Fast-paced and on everyone’s radar, India was an obvious pick for MINI’s symbolic one-hundredth international market launch. With Classic Mini and new generation alike making a splash on city streets and even starring in popular Bollywood films this year, don’t be surprised if you find a lot full of MINI Countryman parked outside the Taj Mahal or a pack of MINI Cooper Cabrio enjoying a beach drive in Goa in the near future.

Though MINI may be an iconic player for many neighborhoods around the world, it’s not nearly as recognized on Indian shores. For auto fans in India, this means that while still being perceived as design savvy and luxurious, MINI has the added charm of being a sophisticated expat with a slightly exotic character. While most high-end cars need to be big in order to make a statement in India, MINI garners respect by standing out from the crowd with its very special appearance. Tried and true across the globe for over half a century, Britain’s favorite little racer is now turning heads in its newest niche on the map.

Already poised as a clear new trendsetter on Mumbai’s busy streets, MINI is making red carpet debuts as well, including a couple silver screen appearances. The film industry in India has exploded in the last decade, with big budget Bollywood films reaching millions of domestic fans and large audiences abroad. One of 2012’s biggest Bollywood films, Players, is an official remake of the 2003 Hollywood blockbuster, The Italian Job. Famous for its trademark MINI chase scenes, the Italian Job film legacy continues with three Classic Mini reprising their high-throttle role in Players.

MINI isn’t only starring in action flicks. 2012’s summer Bollywood romantic comedy, Cocktail, features a hard-to-miss red MINI Cooper Cabrio with sporty black racing stripes. Cocktail is the story of three London flat mates whose friendship is tested when two get caught up in a spontaneous romance. Laughs, drama, and plenty of MINI glamour shots ensue in this summer comedy. Going beyond it’s starring on-screen role, MINI recently helped kick off the official Cocktail launch parties with Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Diana Penty at the stunning new MINI showroom in Mumbai.

MINI isn’t just setting trends on the street. This dynamic billboard had passersby doing double takes.

The MINI legacy has been built around its community of loyal and passionate fans – notoriously well-traveled drivers with a honed sense of adventure. Now there’s an exciting new destination on the MINI map. In the few months since MINI India’s big launch, MINI fans across the country have expressed their enthusiasm and are starting to get organized. Maybe we’ll see some Indian license plates at the next big international MINI meetup!

via MINI Space – Blog – On the Road and Red Carpet: MINI Debuts in India – creative projects, competitions, events, thoughts and ideas, by MINI.

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This week from the MF Vault we’re re-visiting a couple of features we published last year giving opposing views on everyone’s favorite debate: auto vs manual. With a dramatically updated automatic coming with the F56 (to be introduced late next year) it’s perhaps a good time to renew our appreciation for that ever engaging piece of old-school technology know simply as “the stick”.

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It’s the right of passage many of us graduate to early in life that
quickly becomes a badge of honor. It’s the subtle cue to another
enthusiast that you’re serious about the art of driving and a student of
automotive history. In my mind there are cars that require a manual.

The M3s, 911s or even MCS’ of the world just don’t seem as
bare-chested with a pair of flappy paddles. And you know the moment.
When you peer into either of those cars and see that dreaded auto knob.
Your heart drops just a bit. If you’re a manual driver you care about
that car. And you know it’s been wronged by someone who chose ease over
interaction on the ordering spec (unless of course it’s a dedicated
track car).

So let’s be clear about it. The entire idea is laced with
testosterone, but you don’t actually need to be a man to own or drive
one. You simply need an attitude (and maybe at least figurative
attachments). It’s the option for control freaks who don’t mind a little
serendipity. In short, it’s a way of life.

Sure you need a little insanity to look at today’s congested roads
and choose a manual. But buying a new car with three pedals is a simple
decision that separates those of us in the know from those of us unable
to see through the monotony of daily life*.

Or just get two cars.

*Exclusions apply to anyone who cannot drive a manual due to injury or handicap.

**There at least a half dozen examples of DCT only cars (mostly
exotic) that clearly interest us and don’t necessarily fall into either
category above). That said we wished they came in manual form.

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