John Cooper, an auto racing legend and co-founder of the British Motor Corporation, set the stage for a line of vehicles that changed the racing industry.
In 1956 there was a fuel shortage in the UK causing a need for cars with better fuel economy. Because of this, the MINI was born. The design focused on being compact while still utilizing as much of its space that you can.
MINI Coopers go through transmission issues much like any other vehicle. The most important idea is to stay a head of these issues so it doesn’t turn into a transmission replacement.
American oil company Mobil 1 bought a brand new BMW 325i back in 1990 for testing lubricants. They set up an experiment to see if the vehicle could drive a million miles so they put the vehicle on what they call a “rolling road,” which is basically a treadmill for cars.