Rocketman could be set for relaunch

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The little Rocketman concept is the coolest thing MINI has made in recent memory and it’s a real shame we’ve not really had much to report on in the last couple of years. That’s all changed in the last few days, thanks to a report from Auto Express. We were big fans when the original […]

The new-look MINI Rocketman Concept

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This funky little thing is a revival of the MINI Rocketman Concept, first seen in Geneva last year. Turns out we got a sneak peek at this London 2012 themed Rocketman early last month, complete in the colours of the British flag. BMW has paid a lot of money to be an official sponsor of […]

MINI Rocketman to star in short film

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This MINI Rocketman was recently seen on the streets of inner London. Hang on a sec, hasn’t MINI put the Rocketman on the backburner; why is it out and about in public like this? Turns out the Rocketman will feature in a short film, which could have a bearing on its longer-term future. Details of […]

Has MINI shelved the Rocketman?

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The pint-sized MINI Rocketman, which debuted in concept form at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, will not go into final production, Car reports. At around 300mm shorter than the current R56 MINI hatch, the Rocketman would need to undergo a stringent program to offer stable handling, stability and crash performance. It was previously understood to […]

Rocketman countdown begins in earnest

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Further info on the MINI Rocketman and its journey from concept to reality has emerged in recent days. Scott26, the BMW insider with the growing reputation across internet car forums, tells us the carbon fibre body won’t make it to production, despite earlier rumours to the contrary. Cost factors cam be blamed for that, instead, […]

I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

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This funky little MINI Rocketman concept was one of the stars of this year’s Geneva Motor Show. We’ve previously heard a production model is likely and now we can start to put a date to MINI’s latest plans. According to Auto Express the Rocketman will launch in 2014. Sized at around 400mm longer and 500mm […]

Production countdown begins for MINI Rocketman

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It appears the funky little MINI Rocketman concept is set for production. The news follows comments from Ian Robertson, BMW’s sales and marketing chief, who said, “We are good at looking at history and interpreting a future for it.” Further reminding that most MINI concept cars do find a way down the production line at […]

MINI launches Rocketman Concept

MINI has just sent images and information about this new Rocketman Concept into cyber-orbit. After the too-big-to-be-a-MINI Countryman, this little Rocketman creation really is a mini MINI. At just over 3m long it’s being described as a 3+1 seater. It’s actually around the same size as the “incredible” classic Mini. This is a genuine city-car […]