Showing posts in the category of MINI

Review Finds MINI Cooper Hatch Just as Darty and Fun as Three-Door


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While the new MINI’s darty character, notably amplified by putting it in sport mode, is a bit much on the road, take it to the track and it really comes alive. The back lets go easily and progressively, and this happens regardless of whether you’re driving the regular three-door or the new five-door hatch.

A Classic Mini Gets Destroyed Because It Was Illegally Imported To The U.S.


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Someone breaking that 25-year importation rule in the States is responsible for this classic Mini getting crushed in New Jersey

New Mini John Cooper Works is the Brand's Most Powerful Model Ever


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With a new 2,0-liter turbo'd four delivering 228hp under its hood, the third-gen John Cooper Works (JCW) Hardtop is the most powerful production MINI ever.

Mini Commits to Dakar Rally Until 2017, Enters 10 Cars in 2015 Race


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Less than a month before the start of the 2015 Dakar Rally, which will take place from 4-17 January, Mini announced that it has decided to extend its commitment to the event for two more years, that is until 2017.

2016 Mini John Cooper Works Hatch Leaked Ahead of Detroit


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If you’re familiar with Mini’s John Cooper Works concept revealed earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, the production version will not surprise you at all.

Minis of Future Past: Range Will Shrink to Five “Superheroes”, Oddball Models Axed


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When BMW re-launched Mini, in 2001, it created not just a successful model but a whole segment -

Euro NCAP Tests 12 New Cars, Corsa, Smart, MINI and Logan Fall Behind


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The latest round of Euro NCAP's safety tests see seven new models including the Porsche Macan and Lexus NX scoring big, and five newcomers falling behind.

China Reclaims Guinness World Record for Tightest Parallel Parking


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For some reason, people who set Guinness world records for tightest parallel parking have a preference for Mini vehicles. While last year’s record was set in a classic Mini, this year a new record was achieved in a new Mini Hatch.

Mini to Stop Production of the Coupe and Roadster Next Year


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Various reports have announced it many months ago but only now a Mini official has confirmed that the Coupe and Roadster will be discontinued.

New Guinness World Record for Most Donuts Around a Car on Two Wheels


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There are all sorts of Guinness World Records involving cars, but did you know about the record for the most donuts around a car driving on two wheels?

Mercedes, Mini Top J.D. Power New Car Buyers’ Satisfaction Survey


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The new-car buying process can be either a pleasant or a negative experience. Market research company J.D. Power has, for the 28 past years, released an annual study measuring customers’ satisfaction – and its 2014 report makes for an interesting reading.

Mini's Citysurfer Electric Scooter Concept [w/Videos]


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Mini is exploring the world of two wheels with a prototype for a kick scooter with an auxiliary electric drive named Citysurfer.

MINI Trots Out New 2016 JWC Hatch with Production Styling


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MINI seems to be wrapping up testing of its new John Cooper Works(JCW) hatchback, as evidenced by this prototype that's wearing final production parts.

John Cooper Works Debuts Tuning Parts for New Mini Hatch


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Mini’s booth at this year’s Essen Motor Show will be dedicated to John Cooper Works, which has developed tuning parts and accessories for both the Mini Hatch and the 5-Door.

Mini Sales Slump in the US – Have Buyers Fallen Out of Love with Retro?


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Up until now, no one would even dare mention the Mini in the same sentence with the Chrysler PT Cruiser and VW’s New Beetle (well, we’ve done it anyway…).

EPA Forces MINI To Lower Fuel Economy Ratings On New Hatch


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It turns out the third-generation Mini hatchback isn't as fuel efficient as BMW originally promised, and the EPA is forcing a ratings downgrade.

Review Says MINI’s Gained a lot Growing in Size


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Aside from the lower rear headroom, there’s not a single bad point to be made about the new MINI. It may also be slightly harder to park, given its extra length and width, but with all manner of sensors and cameras, this is quickly forgotten.

It’s also noticeably more refined than before, though I did get to drive the new Cooper myself and thought the three-cylinder turbo was a bit gruff – it lags behind a Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost for refinement. There’s less road and wind noise inside than before, and there’s shoulder room to (almost) stretch out too, though.

KBB tried it out at its US launch event and they too were plenty pleased with how it presented itself. Their only complaints were the confusing array of buttons and the awkward placement of the infotainment control knob.

Check it out their full review after the virtual jump!

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290HP Mini Sets 'Ring Record for FWD Street-Legal Cars Matching Pagani Zonda's Time!


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Just because the Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R holds the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel drive production cars, it doesn’t mean it’s actually the fastest FWD car round the Green Hell.

Review of New Five-Door MINI Yields Unsurprising Conclusions


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The new more grown up MINI has not only increased in size over its predecessor, but it’s also gained two extra doors, should you want them. You’re no longer forced to opt for the tall Countryman if you want five doors, but it’s really nothing special.

Mini 5-Door Given the "Mini Yours" Personalization Treatment


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As the latest addition to Mini’s lineup, the new 5-Door has received attention from Mini Yours, the automaker’s personalization program.