1.5 million Minis produced


A few weeks after the official celebration of the 50th Birthday of the mark on the race track at Silverstone was in the works inn Oxford celebrated another anniversary: Since start of production in 2001 there were already 1.5 million mini-produced. The anniversary model, a Mini Clubman in the color Red Chili, rolled in the presence of the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economy, Ian Lucas, and BMW board member Ian Robertson of the Band. The vehicle is sent to a British customer. The 1.5 million so far in Oxford MINI produced accounted for around 1.24 million units on the traditional body shape of the closed-Two. It also left 179 000 cabrios the plant in Oxford, 79000 units were produced by the Mini Clubman. From the classic Mini and ancestor had in the years 1959 to 2000 more than 5.3 million copies in the British Isles have been manufactured.

The BMW Group is employed in the factory in Oxford, as well as manufacturing facilities Hams Hall and Swindon more than 7 000 employees, about one per cent to gross domestic product of the country.