Very pleased to have find an active discussion forum for Mini drivers. I bought a new Mini Cooper Diesel back in July 2012 and after a few weeks of driving it realised that I will keep this car until one of us dies. I see discussions round different generations of the Mini, 1st & 2nd and also mentions of R55, 56, 57 builds/marks. My first question on this forum is: to what generation/mark does a Mini built in July 2012 belong to please? I will hopefully learn from others here and assist where I can after becoming an experienced Mini owner. Good to be among others who love driving a great car such as the Mini.