TURIN — Some see BMW AG's new Mini as a cynical caricature of Alec Issigonis's original. The new version is longer and wider, creating the perception that it's perhaps bigger than it needs to be and ignoring the philosophy that it's impossible to package four people in a smaller car. Yet, the new Mini is far safer, delivers a vastly superior driving position, is better equipped and comes with a respectable 50L (13.2 gallon) fuel tank, where the original 34L (9.0 gallon) tank ensured a ...
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