Mini - brand cars manufactured by BMW corporation. In 2007, production reached 237,709 cars. The car came from the UK. In 1959 Sir Alec Issigonis presented to public the first compact car Austin Mini with a transverse engine. Up until the mid 50-ies in the UK there was no affordable compact car. It was at this time in front of Alec Issigonis, designer and constructor of British Motor Corporation, has been tasked to develop a compact car for four people. As a result, there was a real revolution in the design of compact cars. Almost all of the new car was embodied for the first time, in particular, the gearbox, integrated with an oil sump, and much more. A combination of front-wheel drive with transverse engine, will produce a car with a body length of 3 meters, while maintaining the volume of the cabin, brought Alec Issigonis reputation as a genius.