Major milestone for MINI production

Production of the fifth generation MINI has begun at Plant Oxford.

The new model is the latest generation to be built in the UK, with all three BMW Group UK manufacturing sites contributing to production.

MW Group Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies, BMW Group Plant Hams Hall develops three and four-cylinder petrol engines are built at in North Warwickshire, while body shell production, paint and final assembly takes place at Plant Oxford.

Stefanie Wurst, Head of MINI said: “This milestone underscores the commitment to our roots while propelling us into a dynamic future of driving. Plant Oxford is the heart of the MINI brand, and today, as we witness the birth of this new chapter, we renew our pledge to craftsmanship and the thrill of motoring.”

Dr. Markus Grüneisl, head of Plants Oxford and Swindon said: “We are delighted to welcome the new MINI Cooper to our lines in both Oxford and Swindon. The new MINI Cooper is an incredibly important car for our team and UK manufacturing. We are proud to produce this iconic car, loved all over the world.”

Meanwhile, production of two new all-electric MINI’s will begin at Plant Oxford from 2026.