2 March 2020
It’s by no means unusual for a classic to become a genuine rarity (and therefore especially valuable) because it had to comply with a specific regulation or set of rules. This is undoubtedly true of the Mini Cooper S 970, with only 963 cars being built up until 1965. The Mini Cooper S launched in 1963 had a capacity of 1071 cc, and the four-cylinder engine was reduced to 970 cc for the version packing 64 hp. This enabled the classic Mini to be homologated for the one-litre class in motor sport that was popular at the time. The rare racer cuts a dashing pose bathed in New Zealand’s evening light on the Instagram account of MINI CLASSIC.
Faraway snowy tracks in the sparkle of the Polar light, wild romantic places in the midst of a breath-taking landscape. This is how we imagine the winter months in northern countries bordering the Baltic Sea. And it truly is like that in reality. The photos taken at the Winter Edition of the current Baltic Sea Circle demonstrate just how fascinating this is. After a successful premiere in 2018, the classic rally passing through 10 countries with a diversion to the North Cape in Norway has been staged again this year. A BMW Team is taking part endowed with the great name of Rocket Science. The intrepid researchers are driving a second-generation BMW 3 Series with four doors and first registration in 1984. The inline six-cylinder engine generating 129 hp is undoubtedly capable of mastering the challenge. It is to be hoped that all the drivers have the same ability to navigate – GPS has been banned.
An insight into the former travails of navigation without the steadfast support from space. This is the subject featured in one of the six wonderful video clips in the series “Inner Voices” on the YouTube channel of BMW Group Classic. An internal monologue during a fabulous road trip in a classic BMW – witty, true-to life and at times even philosophical: for example, places that appeared “as if from nowhere”, astonishing, totally random and always sensational. “Think about it” is the coda linking up all the films. And this is precisely what these charming two-minute shorts invite you to do.
It’s now six and a half years since the BMW i3 was presented, the first all-electric series model in the BMW Group and the first giant step on the pathway to sustainable mobility. Anyone visiting the exhibition entitled “BMW i – Visionary Mobility” (showing until July 2020 in the BMW Museum) can experience how the BMW i brand deployed innovative power to carry out pioneering work in the BMW Group and made great advances for the sector as a whole. It also becomes evident how the achievements act as a beacon for the future. Like all exhibitions at the BMW Museum, it is ideal for families. The exhibition presents some impressive models and exhibits, as well as providing a multi-sensory experience with interactive information and simulations. A trip through the history of BMW i and an insight into the future of our mobility that will captivate everyone.