The Mini is a British automotive marque. Since 2000, it has been owned by BMW. Although the word Mini has been used since 1959, in car model names, it didn't become its own marque until 1969. When, in its own right, the name ""Mini"" replaced the separate ""Austin Mini"" and ""Morris Mini"" car model names. In 1994, BMW acquired the marque when it bought Rover Group. With their pervasiveness, it is unlikely that getting a chance to get your hands on a Mini at some point in your life is impossible. If you find yourself in such a situation, and you find that you’ve hit a brick wall having a Mini workshop manual may help you find a way around that brick wall.
The original Mini was a line of small British cars made by the British Motor Corporation and its successors. The models included the Austin Seven, the Morris Mini-Minor, and the Countryman, Moke, 1275GT and Clubman. Due to an agreement with racing legend John Cooper, performance versions of these models used the name Cooper. Up until 2000, the original two-door Mini remained in production. A new generation car was launched in 2001. The current Mini range includes the Hatch, Hardtop, and Convertible, Clubman, Countryman, Coupe/Roadster, and Paceman.
In 1966, the British Motor Corporation merged with part of British Motor Holdings. Later, British Motor Holdings was bought out by Leyland Motors, forming British Leyland. In the 1980s, British Leyland was disassembled and by 1988 Rover Group, including Mini, was bought by British Aerospace. BMW acquired RG In 1994. And by 2000, Rover Group was once again dismantled by BMW, with BMW retaining the Mini brand.
Mini cars have a very active history in the rally circuit. Mini announced plans to enter the World Rally Championship (WRC) with the Countryman beginning in 2011, the car continued to be used outside of the WRC, and won the 2012 Qatar International Rally and the 2014 Barum Czech Rally Zlín, as well as making to the podium at the 2013 Rally of Lebanon. Since 2013, the Countryman has gone on the win many races.
Today, the Mini brand is alive and well. The iconicness of the Mini makes owning a Mini that much more enjoyable. So, remember if you ever need help caring for your Mini, having a Mini service manual can help.