Friday, October 3, 2008

Mini( Car)

Also created by Hitler, now used mostly by British.

he Mini is a small car that was produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The most popular British-made car ever, it was superseded by the new MINI, which was launched in April 2001. The original is considered an icon of the 1960s,[2][3][4] and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout (that allowed 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage) influenced a generation of car-makers.[5] The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent to its German contemporary, the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America.

621 AOK the very first production Morris Mini-Minor - built 1959
Manufacturer BMC to MG Rover, and Innocenti, Authi
Production 1959–2000
Assembly Longbridge, Birmingham, West Midlands, England,
Cowley, Oxfordshire, England
Successor BMW MINI
Class Supermini
Body style(s) 2-door saloon
2-door estate
2-door van
2-door truck
Layout FF layout
Engine(s) A-series, 850–1275 cc
Transmission(s) 4-speed manual
4-speed automatic/
5 speed manual (some models only)
Wheelbase 2.04 m (80.3 in) (saloon)
2.14 m (84.3 in) (estate and commercials)
Length 3.05 m (120.1 in) (saloon)[1]
3.40 m (133.9 in) (estate and commercials)
Width 1.40 m (55.1 in)
Height 1.35 m (53.1 in)
Kerb weight 617 kg (1,360 lb) to 686 kg (1,512 lb)
Designer Sir Alec Issigonis

Alec Issigonis a Greek/British man copied Hitler.

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