2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP, The Fastest MINI On The Road

2013 JCW GPEight minutes and twenty-three seconds. That’s how long it took the 2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP to lap the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. Finishing the lap a significant nineteen seconds ahead of its predecessor, the 2013 JCW GP is the fastest MINI to date.

The 2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP, as you can probably guess, is essentially the MINI JCW with more of the fun, spirited driving dynamics that are uniquely MINI. A sporty body kit featuring a rear diffuser, a carbon-fiber wing above the backlight, and new side skirts don this machine. Bright red mirrors and four-spoke wheels are to its one-of-kind appearance. The rear seat has been removed for weight reduction, and the GP is expected to get the same 211 horsepower the JCW Countryman has.

As a limited edition, only 2,000 GPs will be built and sold globally, making it a rare addition to anyone’s garage. Watch for the arrival of the MINI John Cooper Works GP, expected to be offered for sale later this year, and don’t miss your chance to own the fastest MINI ever built.

MINI Connected Adds the MOG Music App

Remember that seven-minute song, ‘Dead Man Walking’ on David Bowie’s 1997 album, Earthling?

Yeah, neither do we. But MOG does. And at the touch of a button, you could be listening to this and 15 million other obscure songs while cruising in your MINI. The MINI Connected system is now syncing up with the MOG app, connecting the vast library of MOG music to the dashboard of your MINI.

With MINI Connected, drivers can easily select tunes from the high-quality 320k streaming MOG music service, or even songs previously downloaded from MOG. Playback your own custom playlists or choose from a selection of playlists created by top artists and MOG staff.

Right now, owners of a MINI model 2011 or later can try the MOG music service for free for 14 days.  Current subscribers can simply download the app from iTunes to get started. Visit MINI of Pittsburgh in person or online at www.miniofpittsburgh.com to learn more.

MINI Paceman Cooper S Coming to Showrooms in Early 2013

The 2013 MINI Paceman Cooper S coming to market next year, a large three-door hatchback coupe version of the original MINI Cooper. Spotted in testing earlier this month, the new MINI Paceman Cooper S is rumored to come to the showroom in the first half of 2013.

A larger version of the MINI Cooper S, the new Paceman Cooper S is designed to provide a roomier ride within a hatchback form. The MINI Paceman Cooper S is 44 pounds lighter than the Countryman, lending less drag and improving fuel efficiency. The Paceman Cooper S sits low to the ground, 0.4 inches closer than the Countryman to provide a taut, dynamic drive.

The MINI Paceman Cooper S has a 1.6-liter engine able to move from 0-to-60 miles per hour in just 7.5 seconds. 4-cylinder powertrain choices are expected to be similar to the Countryman; a 120-horsepower or a 181 horsepower turbo engines.

The interior of the 2013 MINI Paceman Cooper S will feature a bucket seat for each of the four passengers, with high quality materials used throughout the cabin.

Stay up-to-date on our current inventory by visiting us online at www.miniofpittsburgh.com.

MINI Connected Puts All Your Favorite Things at Your Fingertips

MINI Connected combines a display screen, joystick, and Bluetooth to create the most technologically advanced package ever on a MINI. This futuristic system allows you to have a level of awareness and control over your driving experience like never before.

The large, full-color HD screen is the command central for vehicle information and entertainment. Through this interactive screen, motorists can program the radio or clock, check vehicle status such as tire pressure, and manage calls through Bluetooth. Settings can even be adjusted to do such things as whether or not the lights flash when you lock the car. Bluetooth connectivity is capable of allowing MINI Connected to operate with any smartphone, but if you use an iPhone® you’ll have some pretty amazing features at your fingertips with the MINI Connected iPhone® App.

The joystick with scroll wheel allows you to stay focused on the road while finding your way through the MINI Connected options. The joystick moves effortlessly four ways, rotates with ease like a scroll wheel, and acts as a push button selector.

Experience MIN Connected for yourself. Visit the MINI of Pittsburgh dealership on Baum Boulevard or online at www.miniofpittsburgh.com.