BMW North America Inc. will limit its lineup of Rover-built Minis in the U.S. to performance versions of the car — the Cooper and Cooper S — when it begins importing the small hatchback in 2001, BMW US Holding Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Tom Purves tells the Automotive Press Assn. in Detroit. Prices for the new Mini should range from $16,000 to $20,000 in the U.S., he says. Both Land Rover and BMW dealers will be eligible to obtain the Mini franchise. “We will market the Mini ...
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