Go Back   United Bimmer Community - BMW Forum > UnitedBimmer- Model Categories > Mini Cooper
FAQ Members List Calendar Advertise With Us Mark Forums Read

Mini Cooper General discussion and technical help for all year Mini Coopers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-22-2006, 06:13 AM   #1
komodo
 
komodo's Avatar

Name: komodo
Title: Administrator
Status: Offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Athens, GA
Rate My Car: 68 / 340
Your Ride: 1995 M3
Fewer Mini's in 2006

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=1517724

Quote:
BMW to build up to 10 pct fewer Minis in 2006

Jan 18, 2006 — FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW <BMWG.DE>, the world's biggest premium carmaker, expects to build up to 10 percent fewer Minis this year due to the retooling and expansion of its plant in Oxford, Britain, the company said on Wednesday.

After selling just over 200,000 Minis in 2005, BMW estimates a production cut of between 15,000 and 20,000 units in 2006.

The company had already said early in November that it would build fewer Minis but had not given a figure at the time.
What does this mean for the economy? If there are fewer mini's this year, the demand will be higher... thus higher prices. However if you're looking to sell your Mini anytime soon, the end of this year would be the best time, after the high demand has sunk in, and right before they increase production.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
c1apton
 
c1apton's Avatar

Name: c1apton
Title: Upgraded Member
Status: Offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pompano Beach,Fl /Edina,Mn
Rate My Car: 134 / 340
Your Ride: 93 E34
I've been tempted to buy one for a local "bomber" but I'm afraid it would spend more time on two wheels or on it's top -
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2006, 05:11 PM   #3
Nics

Name: Nics
Title: Member
Status: Offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Dallas, TX
User not setup in Rate My Car.
Click here to set it up.
I think they are slowing down production because they are upgrading their machinery for the new '07 models which will use turbos on the engines instead of s/c.

Plus, you should buy before March 1st, because that's when the prices go up every year from BMW and MINI.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Counterfeit Mini's komodo Mini Cooper 4 02-13-2010 10:47 AM
**OFFICIAL** socal Bimmerfest Caravan List 2006 (SD, OC, LA) LeftCoastBias Western Region 9 03-18-2006 04:15 PM
Dinan E30 turbo vs 2006 STI jrhaile Kill Stories 8 10-26-2005 10:58 AM
2006 5-Series BMWLotAttendant E12, E28, E34, E39, E60 2 10-03-2005 11:42 PM
2006 M5 Product Information BMWLotAttendant M5 4 09-24-2005 03:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44 AM.

A vBSkinworks Design

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 2005-2013 UnitedBimmer.com