february edition.

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The NEW PORSCHE TAYCAN: improved in almost every discipline.

The new Taycan models have more power, more range, accelerate quicker and charge faster with greater stability.

They feature an even more extensive standard equipment list and come with the latest generation of the Porsche Driver Experience with an improved display and control concept.

All three body variants will feature the numerous modifications from the date of launch – the Taycan sports sedan, the versatile Taycan Cross Turismo, which is available with an off-road package, and the sporting-yet-practical Taycan Sport Turismo. In each case, four powertrain options are available, with rear- and all-wheel drive variants. The revised versions will arrive at Porsche Centre Preston from the spring of 2024.


The Bowker Marketing team have won a national award for the second time in just three years.

Our Bowker MINI centres in Blackburn and Preston beat off competition from more than 130 other UK centres to win the Marketing category at the MINI UK Retailer Awards.

Judges commented on Bowker MINI’s year, saying that: “exciting and comprehensive marketing activities covering events, content creation and local relevance meant Bowker edged ahead of the competition to win the award.”

Winners on the night were selected across a range of categories, including sales, marketing, financial services, and used cars, at the awards ceremony awards in Manchester hosted by writer and comedian Katherine Ryan.

Bowker MINI group marketing manager Amy Lancaster-Hall said: “It’s a proud achievement to win the national marketing award – but to win it twice is special for the whole team. The last time we won, we were in lockdown, and the celebration was a virtual one. It goes without saying that it was much more fun to celebrate in person.

“We have a small team compared with some larger dealer groups. But what we may lack in numbers, we make up for in hard work and creativity. This award is a credit to each and every one of them.”

The all-new BMW X2 and the first-ever BMW iX2.

The BMW X2 is the car that first introduced the vehicle concept of a Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) for the premium compact segment. And now the even more distinctive, even sportier and even more forward-looking second generation is taking to the stage. Significantly larger dimensions and a pronounced coupé silhouette clearly showcase in its exterior design the development leap taken by the new BMW X2. The progressive character of the new model is also evident in the fully electric BMW iX2 variant, as well as in a large spread of systems enabling automated driving and parking, and in the innovative digital services laid on by the new BMW iDrive with QuickSelect and BMW Operating System 9.

The NEw MINI Countryman LAUncH EVENT.


Are you ready for an adventure-filled day of family fun? Join us on Saturday 9 March for the launch of the all-new MINI Countryman in the stunning surroundings of Brockholes Nature Reserve.

The MINI Countryman will take centre stage on the iconic floating Visitor Village. Explore its new design, spacious interior, and new technology up close. Get ready to fall in love with the ultimate adventure companion!

In true MINI spirit, we promise fun for all the family! Test your skills and embark on fun-filled games and challenges designed to bring out the competitive spirit in all ages. From interactive activities to exciting competitions, the fun never stops!

Fuel your adventure with complimentary hot, cold, and soft drinks, alongside edible treats that will satisfy every craving. Why not grab a snack and enjoy a moment sat by the lakeside?

Don’t miss out on a day packed with adventure and excitement with the all-new MINI Countryman! We hope to see you there!


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