Mechanista in G Ep. 245: BMW Mini Cooper

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They got bought! The Mini was a popular enough design that BMW took an interest, and ever since 2001, the German manufacturer has been in charge of the iconic British car. Have they done right by the design? Well, no. Have they done worse than any other car designer in the 2000s making their stupid Allcars? No. It could be much worse.

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If you want to find us on Twitter, Dylan is @lowpolyrobot and Six is @sixdettmar. Our opening theme is the Hangar Theme from Gundam Breaker 3, and our ending theme for this episode is Little Mini Cooper by Swilson. Our podcast art is a fantastic piece of work from Twitter artist @fenfelt. Want to see a list of every unit we’ve covered from every episode, including variants and tangents? It’s right here.

Units discussed:

  • New Mini concept
  • Mini Hatch (First Generation)
  • Mini Hatch convertible (First Generation)
  • Mini Cooper S3
  • Mini John Cooper Works GP Kit (2006)
  • Mini Cooper S Checkmate
  • Mini Hatch (Second Generation)
  • Mini Coupe concept (2009)
  • John Cooper Works Coupe (2012)
  • Mini Yachtsman
  • Mini Hatch (Third Generation)
  • Mini Superleggera Vision Concept
  • Mini Hatch (Fourth Generation)
  • HAL X-10


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