With cheeky personality and major British charm, the Mini is a symbol of fun and spontaneity. Since it became a cultural icon in 1960s England, its allure has taken hold of car aficionados everywhere. But Minis aren’t all about looks. Their compact size and classic style are complemented by BMW German engineering, optimizing fuel efficiency and economy. In fact, the Mini Cooper was voted by 130 international automotive journalists as the European Car of the Century in 1999.