Mini service & repair in Kelowna
Karl Benz is credited for creating the first internal combustion engine car in 1886, kick starting the automotive era as we know today! Carl Benz originally a manufacture of stationary engines paired a four stroke gasoline engine along with a modified 3 wheel carriage frame to make the first car. Less than 100 miles away Gottlieb Daimler made the first four-wheel automobile only months after Benz even though they’d never met. Shortly after his company DMG (Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft) designed and started selling one of the first cars, becoming a major player in the world automotive market. It wasn’t until 1901 that the word Mercedes would first get used on a car. The request came from Emil Jelinek a well-known entrepreneur of the time, it was designed by engineer Wilhelm Maybach to rigorous specifications. The resulting 35hp Mercedes was a big success for DMG marking its importance when the two companies came to merge.
In 1926 due to increased foreign competition, falling value of the Frank and lingering car sales the two companies were recommended by the banks to merger into one, agreeing on the name Mercedes-Benz paying homage to the two original companies. The three-pointed star was a design by Daimler, citing that they made engines for land, air and water.
Manufacturing of passenger vehicles fell during the 2nd world war where Mercedes-Benz moved into heavy truck and machine production. This set the groundwork for vehicles such as the Unimog, G-Wagen and various heavy duty Mercedes products. Shortly after the war though Mercedes-Benz got full swing back into vehicle production.
At Motor Werke we service hundreds of Mini owners in Kelowna.
These new Mini’s were recognizable as Minis but designed to expand the brand, with greater variations in models offering the Mini buyer more options. Today Mini is a brand offering hot hatches up to practical family crossovers while still respecting the history that got them where they are today. Models like the Mini countryman have won the Dakar rally while John Cooper Works Minis compete in regular racing series across North America and Europe.
Mini Repair & Motor Werke
With so much history in the Mini brand, Motor Werke is excited to be a part of continuing that legacy, whether it’s regular maintenance to major repairs, or adding racing upgrades Motor Werke is up to the task.
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European vehicles deserve luxury care. Motor Werke serves top European auto brands within the Kelowna and Okanagan area.