News: LONDON CONCOURS TO DISPLAY THE GREAT AUTOMOTIVE ICONS

We love the classic scene at MotorMartin, enjoying looking at, rather than driving our own classic Ford Cougar at present so news that The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, will be hosting a special display of ‘The Icons’ presented … Continue reading News: LONDON CONCOURS TO DISPLAY THE GREAT AUTOMOTIVE ICONS

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News: A MINI ITALIAN BIRTHDAY AT CCA’S PRACTICAL CLASSICS AND RESTORATION SHOW SALE

Friends of MotorMartin, the Classic Car Auction (CCA) have shared information with #MotorMartinClassics regarding their latest sale on the 23rd and 24th March at the Practical Classics Restoration Show. And that’s not all as the sale is set to feature … Continue reading News: A MINI ITALIAN BIRTHDAY AT CCA’S PRACTICAL CLASSICS AND RESTORATION SHOW SALE

News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

MINI have informed MotorMartin recently that with the world premiere of an extraordinary car at the New York International Auto Show (March 30 to April 8, 2018), MINI will once again demonstrate its appetite for purely electric driving with a new take on an icon. The classic Mini Electric, they say, combines the historic look of the world’s favorite small car with groundbreaking drive technology for tomorrow’s urban mobility. With this unique vehicle, MINI sends out a clear signal demonstrating its commitment to retaining the brand’s unmistakable character whilst embracing innovative zero local emission technology. The classic Mini Electric is the … Continue reading News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

News: UPGRADE FOR MINI CONNECTED – MINI GETS EVEN SMARTER AND MORE DIGITALLY ADVANCED

From March 2018 it’s been explained to MotorMartin that all new MINI models will be available with in-built 4G connectivity. The refreshed MINI Connected will allow drivers to access personalised services designed to make day-to-day mobility and planning even easier – and, in so doing, integrate their MINI seamlessly into their digital lives. Excellent news. The first models to be made available with this new and extensive connectivity capability, MINI say, are the new MINI 3-Door Hatch, new MINI 5-Door Hatch and new MINI Convertible. Existing features in the portfolio, such as Intelligent Emergency Call and Teleservices, will be joined … Continue reading News: UPGRADE FOR MINI CONNECTED – MINI GETS EVEN SMARTER AND MORE DIGITALLY ADVANCED

News: NEW BMW i3S TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ALL FUTURE BMW AND MINI MODELS

BMW have shared the following with the news desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers regarding their impressive BMW i3 and how, BMW say, it sets standards worldwide for driving pleasure in a purely electrically-driven vehicle. Key factors here are not only the increased output of the motor in the new BMW i3s, but also the innovative traction control system adapted specifically to the instantaneous power deliver of the BMW eDrive system. Presented for the first time in the new BMW i3s (270 Nm at 0 rpm, 135 kW / 184 HP, power consumption combined in European NEFZ … Continue reading News: NEW BMW i3S TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ALL FUTURE BMW AND MINI MODELS

News: MINI CONVERTIBLE IS 2018 CARBUYER CONVERTIBLE OF THE YEAR

News has arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the UK’s top selling convertible has today received the ‘Best Convertible 2018’ award judged by industry experts at Carbuyer. The award was presented to MINI this morning at the Carbuyer Best Car Awards in London, with judges praising the car’s unique character, trademark handling, interior and value for money. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the winners in each category at the annual Carbuyer Awards are chosen by members of the dedicated Carbuyer road-test team, who evaluate each vehicle on running costs, comfort, practicality, reliability and safety, as … Continue reading News: MINI CONVERTIBLE IS 2018 CARBUYER CONVERTIBLE OF THE YEAR

News: DAKAR RALLY 2018: X-RAID TEAM TO RACE MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS RALLY AND MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS BUGGY

It’s been confirmed with MotorMartin recently that MINI and the X-raid Team have launched into the final preparation phase for the Dakar Rally 2018 with the presentation of their current racing cars. For the first time MINI and X-raid will face the challenges of the most demanding long-distance rally in the world using two different types of drive. In addition to the further advanced version of the all-wheel drive MINI John Cooper Works Rally, which, at its debut appearance, came in sixth overall at the 2017 Dakar Rally, the rear-wheel drive MINI John Cooper Works Buggy will head into the … Continue reading News: DAKAR RALLY 2018: X-RAID TEAM TO RACE MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS RALLY AND MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS BUGGY

News: THE NEW MINI 1499 GT

What’s pleasing to MotorMartin is how MINI are not afraid to look to their past to inform their future and as such, the latest special edition to join the MINI UK line-up celebrates the brand’s rich heritage with a nod to one of the best known sporty classic Minis of all time, the 1275 GT. A great decision. MINI UK have informed MotorMartin that this new special edition is available to order now, the 1499 GT recalls the entertaining drive, distinctive styling and low running costs of the 1969 original, which was one of the most affordable performance cars of … Continue reading News: THE NEW MINI 1499 GT

What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

So here we are, following on from MotorMartin’s £200, £500 and £1000 bargain buying guides, we arrive at the serious money. Enjoy. £1500 can be classed as a lot of money depending on the situation that you find yourself in, especially if you’ve saved up to buy a car. Perhaps it’s your first car, maybe it’s a runaround or perhaps it’s a second car for a partner or to keep the main car in good order. Whatever the reason, there are a great many cars out there at this price point and you’ll need to keep your wits about you. … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes