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MINI Cooper S Convertible Receives High Praises

MINI Cooper S Convertible | Braman MINI

The MINI Cooper has always been a highly rated, and even more beloved, vehicle. The precision, care, and attention that each car receives means that drivers can feel confident and comfortable behind the wheel – no matter what road they choose for their adventure. So it should come as no surprise that the MINI Cooper S Convertible has received enthusiastic praise amongst those in the automobile world.

There are a lot of things to like about the MINI Cooper S Convertible. The contrast between the exterior color and interior leather seating alone is a striking, and thoroughly delightful, image. Handling is solid and reassuring around the turns, and you can speed down the straightaways like there is no tomorrow due to the 189 horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. You’ll be able to zip up from 0 to 60 in just 6.2 seconds. You can also choose to put it in Sport Mode if you desire, as well as Mid and Green Modes depending upon what driving you intend to do in order to best help your miles per gallon ratio.

Crank up the tunes and enjoy the crystal clear sounds on the Harman/Kardon audio system. Top up or top down? That’s all a matter of personal preference, and something you can always toy with when you test drive one. You can choose to take part in MINI Cooper Convertible specials at Braman in order to save some money and get an excellent car in the process.

As always, feel free to ask questions. You’ll find out for yourself quickly enough why the MINI Cooper S Convertible has received such high praise. And that’s the best way to make a choice on a new vehicle – by seeing it and testing it for yourself. And with MINI Cooper Convertible specials waiting right around the corner, it’s never been a better time to drive one home.

MINI Coopers Clubman Sets Sights on Raising Brand Appeal

MINI Cooper Clubman | Braman MINI

As 2016 draws to a close, people are already eagerly looking ahead to 2017 – and that includes taking a peek at the next MINI Cooper Clubman. MINI knows that small and compact is their MO, but how do they cater to folks who want a MINI – but maximized? That’s where the Clubman comes into play.

Currently, the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman is super sporty and arguably one of the best cars in the revamped MINI lineup. It’s been a tricky bit of engineering and design for MINI to get what offer continuous upgrades yet retain the style and panache for which they’re known. The Clubman is the largest model in the MINI lineup, right at the edge of losing it’s MINI card, so to speak, and reappearing in the ranks of typical cars. Test drive a MINI Cooper Clubman today and you’ll see how it differs from the others.

It’s too soon to say how different the 2017 version will be, but the overall concept of the Clubman helps to enlarge the base in which MINI works. It allows them to have something that competes with smaller sporty cars as well as crossovers. But it maintains classic MINI power so when you do test drive a MINI Cooper Clubman, you won’t be disappointed with the experience.

The space allows people to also fit friends and family more comfortably for everything from long long trips to the ride to soccer practice. They’ve taken the best of the MINI and made it a little bigger and, some might even dare to say, even a little better.

Give one a test drive today. You’ll feel the hug on the curves, the power waiting under the hood, and really be able to luxuriate in the spacious front seat. If you’ve always wanted a MINI but couldn’t quite get past the size, now is the perfect chance to dive in. 2017 is the year that you get your dream car: the MINI Cooper Clubman.

2017 MINI Countryman is the First Plug-In Hybrid

2017 MINI Countryman | Braman MINI

Other cars have been striving to integrate electric power into their lines, whether it means settling for the hybrid version or going all out. MINI has been working on their own version, but they refused to release one until it was 100% ready. Now the time has finally come, and soon we will see the 2017 MINI Countryman for the first time in all it’s plug-in hybrid glory.

To really appreciate what they’ve done, head to a MINI Cooper dealership as soon as this eco-beauty is available. You’ll have the opportunity to see the Countryman for yourself and take one for a test drive. Until then, there are plenty of details to whet your appetite.

Despite the hybrid design, this is still a MINI Countryman. That strong spirit will remain evident in the design and performance. Will people be able to discern it from other Countrymen they see? Hard to say. But the goal wasn’t to make a car that stood out in any abrupt way as though to announce its hybrid capability. Rather it was to continue to deliver a look that people know and love, all while catering to their desire to drive a vehicle that relies less on fossil fuel and more on sustainable energy.

The 2017 MINI Countryman will feature a 36hp three-cylinder engine twinned with an 88hp electric motor for a total power of 224 hp. It will still have four-wheel drive capability, and when in electric mode, it will have a range of 25 miles and a top speed of 78 mph. Additional features include touchless opening of the tailgate, touchscreen controls in the cabin, and the MINI Connected App on duty as your personal assistant.

Put the 2017 MINI Countryman hybrid on your “To See” list. As soon as it’s available, check out your Braman MINI Cooper Dealership to take a test drive in this mold-breaking hybrid.

10 Million Ways to Customize Your MINI

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According to auto folklore, the one and only Henry Ford reportedly quipped that a customer could have his car painted any color he liked – as long as it was black. Fortunately, times have changed. Today’s top brands empower their customers to truly personalize their vehicles. This is especially true of the funky, fun, and fresh MINI marque. With countless MINI accessories and about 10 million ways (yes, ten million!) to customize your ride, you can rest assured your MINI is uniquely yours.

When you are in the market for a new MINI for sale, you have the opportunity to bring your dream car to life. Always wanted a bold red Cooper with white bonnet stripes? Want to add sports seats and a cold weather package? Done, done, and done. Easy. You can configure the MINI that’s right for your needs, typical road conditions, environment, and budget.

You can outfit your vehicle so every element, from wheels to headlights, are exactly to your specifications. Additionally, an exciting array of MINI accessories enables you to infuse your car with personality. A small sampling of available elements:

  • Black Line Headlight Rings.
  • Sport stripes.
  • Roof spoiler.
  • Checkered flag mirror caps and side scuttles.
  • Chrome sport exhaust tip.
  • Leather steering wheel.
  • All weather floor mats.
  • Rubber boot mat.
  • Black Jack mirror cover.
  • JCW performance parts.

You can also get mini MINI accessories, including key rings, coin pouches, cufflinks, tablet sleeves, bracelets, earplugs, bags, luggage, apparel, and much more. You can experience the MINI lifestyle, even when you’re not on the road.

When you have an endless array of ways to customize your vehicle, it can become overwhelming. Visit Braman for help. You can test drive a new MINI for sale, discuss options, and start bringing your dream car to life.

Changes to Expect for the 2017 MINI Hardtop

MINI Hardtop for Sale | Braman MINI

There are certain vehicles that have such a distinctive – even iconic – look that any changes can seem unthinkable. How can one improve on the best, ardent fans ask? The truth is that luxury automakers are continually improving on their most popular models. MINI is no different. When you visit showrooms looking for a 2017 MINI Hardtop for sale, what changes can you expect to your beloved bulldog?

The most noticeable change is that the Hardtop will have soft curves and a sedan-esque appearance. We kid! Fear not. There will be no major design changes – or mechanical changes for that matter. The Hardtop will still be the MINI we know and love. What is different, however, is the Media Package.

In 2016, you could opt to include a Media Package with your Cooper or Cooper S. For a tidy $750, you’d enjoy a dashboard screen, Bluetooth streaming audio with voice control, center armrest, and MINI Connected. MINI Connected features elements such as parking assistant, heads-up display, touch controller, JourneyMate (trip planning app), Motoring Command Center, real time traffic updates, navigation, RSS feeds, integrated Twitter, Pandora, and web radio, Green Route (shows you the most fuel efficient route), and much more.

The 2017 Hardtop will offer the Media Package as standard. This enables drivers to maximize their MINI experience and stay connected, whether they’re running errands across town and journey cross country.

You can also opt for the Seven special edition trim, which includes bold color choices – British Racing Green metallic, Midnight Black metallic, Pepper White, and Lapisluxury Blue. Additional elements include Melting Silver roof, exterior mirror caps, and hood stripes, 17 inch two-tone alloy wheels with Seven logo, Seven badging, and sports seating in Diamond Malt Brown fabric and leather.

Now is the ideal time to seek out West Palm Beach MINI lease deals. See what the 2017 MINI can offer you.

MINI John Cooper Works Named Sportiest Import

MINI John Cooper Works | Braman MINI

MINI has always been the “little engine that could.” Over 50 years ago, John Cooper, a legend in the racing world, saw the potential in the MINI. Its wide stance and transverse engine meant it could be a “Giant Killer” on the track. Cooper tweaked its engine and brakes – then drove the nimble, fast creation to victory.

Since, the MINI Cooper has won virtually every prestigious international racing award. Another feather in its cap: the MINI John Cooper Works was just named “Sportiest Import.”

German publication Sport Auto asked its readers to vote on their favorite pick for sporty performance vehicles. The magazine presented readers with 25 categories and some 235 models. MINI took the prize with 28.2 percent of the vote in the category of Best Small Imported Car.  The gutsy British make is a worldwide favorite; not only does it capture attention with its distinctive go-kart styling, but it has the performance chops to thrill adventure-seeking drivers.

The MINI John Cooper Works is available in several models, from the two-door hardtop to the maximized MINI JCW Clubman All4. The base (two-door hardtop) features a TwinPower Turbo that generates 228 spirited horses and 235 ft-lbs of torque. It’ll power you from 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds. Added to this is an upgraded transmission, sport suspension, enhanced brake ducts, and an aerodynamic spoiler.

With sports seats, a contrast stitched steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, sophisticated Anthracite headliner, fully body aero kit, and contrasting roof and mirrors, the JCW looks as sporty as it drives.

If you are looking for a new MINI for sale, consider the award-winning John Cooper Works models. Fast and fleet, they put the joy back in driving. Visit Braman for more information – and for a test drive you won’t soon forget.

MINI is Going Electric!

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MINI is a unique brand. Not only is their distinct bulldog styling instantly recognizable – and much beloved all over the globe – but their history is steeped in practicality, value, and innovation. Created during a fuel crisis, the MINI was designed to offer an efficient, affordable ride. Today, the brand, under BMW leadership, is driving towards the next level. An all-electric model will be at a Palm Beach MINI dealer near you in the not-so-distant future.

BMW has indicated it will create electric versions of various cars in its lineup, presumably the X3 and/or X4 crossovers. Rumor has it they’re also working on an electric MINI. It is not without precedent. Before the introduction of the i3, BMW’s electric offering, they created the MINI E. Owners in a pilot program were leased the vehicles so they could provide real-world testing. This data was then applied to the i3.

BMW is hoping to leverage its engineering prowess to accelerate past the competition, particularly Volkswagen and Daimler. Both of these brands have aggressive electric plans. As well, luxury brands Audi and Tesla have been owning the market with stunning offerings. An electric MINI would appeal to the brand’s diehard fans, as well as drivers who want an eco-conscious ride.

While still in the speculation stage, we can expect the all electric MINI to roll out in about three years. This will give parent company BMW time to perfect their electric powertrain – and fans time to anticipate this new addition to an iconic line.

Visit Braman for great MINI lease specials; you will get to enjoy the thrill of driving this gutsy little performer – and leave yourself open to upgrading or switching to an electric model in the future. Come and see what MINI has in store for you.

Ditch the Crossover…Go with the MINI Cooper S Clubman

2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman | Braman MINI

Looking for just the right crossover can be exhausting. There are so many to choose from, trying to figure out which one will deliver the power, performance, comfort, and cargo space you need can be a bit much.

So skip looking and go straight to one of the top choices in the industry: the 2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman. The Clubman may not seem like a crossover at first glance. But when you truly look at it, you’ll see that blend of classic MINI style with SUV muscle and realize that it is indeed a force to be reckoned with. Sit inside a new MINI for sale and you’ll quickly discover that it’s spacious, strong, and has all the MINI boost that you’d expect. Given that it features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 189 hp and 217 lb-ft of torque, that should come as no surprise.

There’s simply something exhilarating about getting into a fantastic car and driving off into the sunset. Or the midday sun. Or the rising sun. Let’s face it – it could be raining cats and dogs and it would feel great to be behind the wheel of a 2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman. The handling and grip it has on the road leaves no room for worry in such conditions. From going on a vacation to cruising to work and back, the Clubman has your back in every way – and with every comfort imaginable. Four doors, plush interior, smart technology, amazing sound system, it’s the kind of car that’s not just for show – it’s straight up fun to drive.

If you haven’t ever considered a new MINI for sale, then why keep yourself waiting? If you’ve been in the market for a new car, make it a 2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman. You can test one out for yourself at Braman MINI and discover what it is that makes a MINI so satisfying to drive.

Keeping Your MINI On The Road

MINI Cooper Service Center | Braman MINI

Your MINI is special to you. MINI knows this. That’s why they make them with such care and attention to detail. But there’s more to it than that, and they make sure to go the extra mile for you. That’s why every MINI comes with a warranty at no cost to you. Something not working right? Part malfunctions? While MINI’s standards are very exacting, they know that not everything can be perfect 100% of the time. This is why a good MINI Cooper Service Center is essential to your needs – and why the warranty is there to help.

MINI’s warranties typically last for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. They cover everything about your MINI car (tires exempt). So should anything happen during the warranty period, you’re covered. However, even when the warranty runs out, as long as you’ve got a MINI Cooper service center to visit, you’ll be in good hands. The Braman MINI location features such a service center, which gives you a place to go to get your MINI back on track quickly. What’s more, you can keep an eye out for MINI Cooper service specials in order to take advantage of certain services when you need them.

Going to someone who fully understands MINIs can be essential to car health. You’re not taking it to someone who works on all sorts of cars and might know what’s wrong – you’re taking it to someone who understands MINIs explicitly and will know for a fact what the issue is. That’s a big difference – and a very important one.

Questions? Feel free to ask at Braman MINI. Inquire about the MINI Cooper service center as well as what type of MINI Cooper service specials you can expect and where to find them. Knowing will help put you at ease knowing your MINI will be on the road in no time, should it ever have reason to take a pause.

A Closer Look at MINI Handling

new MINI Cooper for Sale | Braman MINI

Been eyeing the new MINI Cooper for sale? There are definitely more than a few to choose from. Your final choice will most likely come down to personal preference in terms of design, size, and aesthetics. Why just those? Because every MINI is imbued with fantastic driving capabilities, power, and amazing handling. You simply cannot go wrong.

A quick visit to your West Palm Beach MINI dealer will show you everything you need to know. Take a few spins yourself in different MINI Coopers, and you’ll be able to feel the difference between the iconic MINI and just about any other car. MINIs are built for speed and agility. In fact, racing is in MINI’s blood. You might be surprised if you rewound time to take a look at some of the past races MINI has participated in – or you could look at today’s list and discover all the races they’ve currently taken on. These little bulldogs are actually thoroughbreds in disguise!

Strip down any new MINI Cooper for sale and you’ll see a surprisingly simple looking concept. However, closer inspection will reveal all the secrets to you; all the intricate details and careful craftsmanship that go into each and every MINI drivetrain and more. Powerful all wheel control means that you’ll own corners, not just drive around them. You’ll be in control the entire time, with a powerful grip on the road that won’t let go anytime soon.

When you decide to get a MINI, one of the things you absolutely must do in order to fully appreciate what a MINI can do is take full advantage of Club Braman’s Performance Driving Event. Your trusted West Palm Beach MINI dealer can fill you in on all the details, but it will give you a chance to race your MINI like never before under the assistance of a professional driver. It’s an amazing experience, and one that will have you fully appreciating everything about MINI’s handling.