The fuzzy hubby and I are currently working on a FAQ for using a MINI as a towd (dinghy).
Short answer is that you can flat tow with no modifications if you have a manual transmission but it will void your warrenty. You may flat tow an automatic transmission with modifications costing around $1000, available from Blue Ox. Or you may tow either with a tow dolly and keep your warrenty.
We got various answers when asking dealers and the national website "contact us" about how to tow a Mini behind our motor home. We are in the process of buying a manual transmission Mini S Convertible. They either say to use a dolly (front wheels up) or a trailer (4 wheels up). I'm thinking the dolly makes most sense, keeping wear and tear off the front end. Does anyone know of specific issues doing this? Thanks, -- Dave
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