The BMW Group introduced the MINI in 2001 as a premium brand when it brought the MINI One and MINI Cooper onto the European market. In 2002, the sporty MINI Cooper S joined the family, as did the MINI One D with diesel engine in 2003.
The MINI’s exclusive birthplace is the Oxford plant in Great Britain. It is completely integrated into the BMW Group’s production network.
Today, some 3,000 employees make circa 216,300 customised MINI automobiles per year at one of the most modern BMW Group production sites.
All production processes and automobiles must meet the high quality standards of BMW Group production, which must be upheld at all plants in the network.
At the Longwall Beefeater (Premier Inn), there is a bar and a restaurant. I have arranged for us to have quick lunch (from £4.99 per person) in the restaurant. Just ask for the REMS table. You can add a starter or a dessert for an extra £2.00 but please do so only if you are a fast eater.
11:30 Meet for lunch at The Longwall
12:30 Depart in cars for The MINI Plant (if you don’t have a car please ask for a lift)
12:45 Arrive at the Plant
13:00 Start of Tour
15:30 End of tour
15:45 Return to The Longwall for tea (at cost)