What Can Fit Inside a MINI?

April 15th, 2018 by
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Contact Us Love the look of the MINI Cooper, but think it might be too cramped inside for your tastes? Think again. With up to 34 cubic feet in the Hardtop 2-Door, and as much as 40.7 cubic feet of cargo space inside the Hardtop 4-Door, there’s plenty you can fit in the MINI Hardtop…

Who Owns MINI Cooper?

March 21st, 2018 by
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Contact Us MINI Cooper was bought out by BMW in 2000 and before that was owned by the Rover Group. BMW bought the Rover Group in 1994, and broke it up in 2000, thus retaining the MINI brand. MINI vehicles were first produced in 1959, and they continue to impress Mar Vista drivers with hints…

MINI at the Chicago Auto Show: Countryman, MINI Plug-In, and More!

March 12th, 2018 by
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Contact Us The MINI presence at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show was at least as big as it was at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show , including highlights from a number of new MINI models, like the new MINI Countryman. Take a closer look at some of the biggest highlights in this year’s MINI…

What Does it Mean to Have a LEED Platinum Dealership?

March 2nd, 2018 by
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Contact Us Set up by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a way to define and measure “green” buildings. LEED has four levels of achievement and MINI of Santa Monica pursued and got the highest, LEED Platinum. From building design to construction to ongoing operations,…

What’s Your MINI Maintenance Schedule?

February 15th, 2018 by
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Service Specials From oil changes to tire safety to tire replacement , maintenance is covered as standard with every new MINI, and it’s among the most comprehensive scheduled maintenance programs around. For the first 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first), MINI maintenance sees drivers covered for: Engine Oil Services Inspection Services Brake Fluid…

Top Things to Do Around Beverly Hills

February 13th, 2018 by
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Contact Us As an established part of the Beverly Hills and broader Santa Monica community , the team here at MINI of Santa Monica knows about everything from Beverly Hills events to the finest Beverly Hills restaurants. If you find yourself here and aren’t sure what to do, try: Eating at well-regarded restaurants Strolling through…

MINI Awards & Accolades

January 23rd, 2018 by
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Contact Us MINI vehicles have long been some of the most beloved European automobiles in the industry, so it’s no surprise that they’re also one of the most awarded. Their impeccable design, world-class engines, and advanced safety features have won them accolades from across the industry; here are just some of the most recent. 2014…

MINI Cooper Gift Guide

December 12th, 2017 by
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Contact Us Wondering what you should get the MINI Cooper enthusiast in your life? Consider the following options: A MINI Hardtop 2-Door is a great choice for those who have classic style on their wishlist Genuine MINI parts like Union Jack trim elements and chrome exhaust tips Let them show off with lifestyle accessories like luggage,…

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Are MINI Coopers Safe?

December 7th, 2017 by
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Contact Us With features like dynamic stability control and active braking, a new compact car from a local MINI Cooper dealership includes the latest systems that keep you safe. Explore the following features found in the MINI Cooper model line: A heads-up display shows vehicle speed, navigation, and safety alerts MINI Cooper cornering brake control…

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MINI Highlights at the LA Auto Show

December 1st, 2017 by
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Contact Us Drivers from Mar Vista, Culver City, and beyond flocked to the LA Auto Show this December, and among the many highlights that got a lot of buzz this year was a couple new entries from MINI, including: MINI Electric Concept MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 Check out these new MINI models below,…

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