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    Production Version Of The Mini Rocketman Is Canned


    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    January 24, 2012

    The Mini Rocketman, a concept shown at last year's Geneva Motor Show, showed what a smaller Mini could look like. Over the past couple of months, rumors have swirling about Mini developing a production model of the Rocketman. However, a new report from Car says the project has been shown the door.

    The reason as to why is due to exorbitant costs to develop a production model to meet regulations; specifically, handling, stability and crash standards.

    Sources say the smaller Mini could have gone into production in 2016. But for now, the smallest Mini you will be able to buy is the Cooper.

    Source: Car Magazine



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    The reason as to why is due to exorbitant costs to develop a production model to meet regulations; specifically, handling, stability and crash standards."

    "Wow and I thought that MB had uber Duetsche marks and could build anything and be the bestes of the best. :rolleyes:

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    The reason as to why is due to exorbitant costs to develop a production model to meet regulations; specifically, handling, stability and crash standards."

    "Wow and I thought that MB had uber Duetsche marks and could build anything and be the best of the best. :rolleyes:"

    Well, that's MB.....Mini is part of BMW... :)

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    The new CAFE standards dictate the next MINI will be the same general size as a 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 limousine.

    LoL..

    Speaking of big vehicles, I'd love to see a modern RWD Cadillac sedan w/ the dimensions of the Escalade ESV (except for the height).

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