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2017 MINI Countryman will be Equipped with Apple Carplay

2017 MINI Countryman | Braman MINI

There are a lot of things that people enjoy that they wish could be incorporated into their car. Various Apple-related capabilities is often at the top of the list. You can rest easy now, because the 2017 MINI Countryman will feature something special for all the Apple fans out there (and perhaps help convert a few more!). That feature is Apple Carplay.

Even if you’re looking at MINI lease specials, it doesn’t mean the 2017 MINI Countryman you choose can’t come with the joys of Apple Carplay. The system will work via Bluetooth, so you can easily work with it in wireless fashion. Simply pair your phone, go to MINI Connected, and voila: Apple Carplay is ready to go.

From maps to messages to music, Apple capabilities let you do plenty of the things you’re used to doing – only this time you can do them in the comfort of your car. There is no phone grabbing since the information will appear in the console area for you to touch as needed. And though the starting point is the 2017 MINI Countryman, there’s no need to worry about other models. MINI will likely look into adding Carplay into other models as well as the year progresses.

Worried about Carplay as you look into MINI lease specials because you don’t own an Apple phone? Again, there’s no need to worry. Although plenty of customers will rejoice, there are plenty of others who won’t mind one way or another. MINI Connected will still exist so you’ll still have plenty of options available to you. MINI is always looking for ways to boost its technological prowess, so who knows what they might come up with in the future? Talk to a Braman representative today and discover Apple Carplay once it’s available in the 2017 MINI Countryman.

MINI Clubman Wins Resale Value Giant Award

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People love cars that are versatile, reliable, safe, and well-made. MINI is certainly all of the above! Savvy drivers across the nation utilize MINI lease specials to get a brand new MINI for a few years before trading up for the next one. But what does that mean for the beloved bulldog that they trade in?

It means that you get to take home a tried and true MINI for far less. At the same time, you know you will enjoy the finest British engineering – and some cheeky fun as well. The MINI Clubman in particular has been noted as an excellent choice. In fact, the German Saarbrücken market research institute Bähr & Fess Forecasts for Focus Online has dubbed the MINI Clubman as “Resale Value Giant.”

The Clubman was seen to have a resale value of as much as 58% of its original price. When in top shape, you’re essentially getting a new car for yourself. It only has a handful of miles on it with the smallest bit of wear. When you work with Braman MINI, you know – for a fact – that every vehicle chosen by customers via MINI lease specials that come back to the dealership are given a very, very close inspection. If they don’t make the cut, you never see them for sale.

These MINIs are getting such high praise because of their staying power, desirable 4-door design, quality interior, and exceptional driving and braking. These elements come together to earn the Clubman the “Resale Value Giant” title.
Whether you opt to take advantage of MINI lease specials or buy a certified pre-owned model, the savings are significant. Do not hesitate to talk to a Braman representative if you’re unsure which will suit you best. We’ve always known that MINI was a “giant” in the auto industry – now it’s got the title to prove it!

New 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman has Big Power

2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman | Braman MINI

Are you prepared for the 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman? You’d better be, because it’s finally made its debut! After great anticipation, this MINI is more than ready to be out on the road and showing you what it can do. From ts amazing authentic racing feel to the real power beneath the hood, you’ll find some sweet excitement waiting for you at your South Florida MINI dealership this year.

You’ll find just about everything you need in this particular MINI. From the amount of technology involved (various driving modes available, Park Distance Control, Comfort Access, multifunction buttons, and more) to the brake function, amazing handling, crystal clear sound for music, and so much more, it’s the perfect vehicle to accommodate all of your 2017 adventures.

Starting off the year right was never so easy, and Braman South Florida MINI dealership can help you get to where you need to be. The 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman features a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. That allows the engine to pump out 231 hp for you any given day. You can also choose between a 6-speed manual transmission as standard or an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission.

Inside, you’ll feel comfortable, as the interior still manages to be totally roomy for drivers and passengers alike. The 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman is still on the small side when compared to other luxury cars, but that’s what makes MINI, well, MINI. Otherwise what’s the point!

So if you’ve been looking for just the right MINI to take home with you, this Clubman could easily be the one. Take it for a test drive and don’t be afraid to take a peek under the hood and ask questions. The more you know, the more you’ll realize that this is the MINI you were meant to love.

The Manual MINI Cooper S Clubman

Test Drive a MINI Cooper Clubman | Braman MINI

A lot of luxury car brands give their customers a wealth of options. One of those options is quite often the choice between an automatic or manual transmission for the same model of car. This gives people the chance to enjoy the hands-on shifting power themselves with the manual or take advantage of the smooth zip and pep of the automatic. But many will tell you, there’s just something special about that manual design…

Test drive a MINI Cooper Clubman with a manual transmission, and you’ll find out for yourself that it’s certainly a different sort of experience. The manual Clubman comes equipped with the same unique styling as others, from the comfortable bucket seats and the snazzy controls to the ability to switch into various modes such as Sport, Green, and Mid.

Under the hood you’ll find a 2.0-liter turbo engine, offering 189 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. It’s a goodly amount of boost that you can truly enjoy while you’re on the road, shifting from one gear to another as your speed continues to increase. The manual transmission enables you to feel the power, control, and nuance, no matter what your speed.

The question quickly becomes not where to find a MINI Cooper dealership but when. The sooner you can test out a manual Clubman, the better able you’ll be able to understand what makes it such a fine car. You can still get your hands on the 2016 version for sure, but there’s nothing wrong with keeping an eye out for the 2017 iteration. That’s what makes a lease so excellent – you can own a car for a few years before trading up for something brand new.

Next time you’re wondering about the manual MINI Cooper S Clubman and where to find a MINI Cooper dealership, just know that Braman MINI is waiting right around the corner for you with the best in service and selection.

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

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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.