Showing posts in the category of MINI

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.

Mini's 5-Door Hatch Priced for UK – It’s £600 More Expensive than 3-Door


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The new and quite big MINI five-door hatchback is expected to be a big seller. It costs £600 more than the equivalent three-door, but offers notably more space and practicality – the wheelbase is lengthened by 72 mm, while the boot gains 67 more liters of cargo volume.

Mini to Debut 5-Door Hatch and Superleggera Concept in Paris


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The Mini 5 Door is not quite new anymore, as it was revealed in early June, nevertheless its world debut takes place at the Paris Auto Show next month.

New MINI Clubman to Show All Six Doors in Production form at Frankfurt 2015


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MINI execs were undoubtedly aware that the asymmetrical door layout of the previous-gen Clubman was not hugely practical and not necessarily to everybody’s taste. That’s why when they made a new Clubman, based on the all-new and bigger MINI hatch, they gave it two proper rear doors.

The Joys of Owning and Living With a Classic Mini


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The classic Mini is still a relevant vehicle today. It may have rubber suspension and not be as good as a modern car in a crash, but it makes up for those with petite size, fun drive and undeniable character – it’s actually a practical car for two city dwellers with a hint of hipster.

Mini Says New Five-Door Will Make Up a Third of Total Hatch Sales


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Mini has admitted that its all-new five-door model will not outsell the three-door hatch, going against the tide of the supermini segment, where the five-door body style is predominant.

MINI Reportedly Only Months Away from Approving Superleggera Roadster


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Mini’s stunning Superleggera Vision Concept unveiled this spring at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza is reportedly at least six month away from being approved by BMW bosses.

Mini Celebrates 3 Millionth Vehicle Built in Oxford, 2 Million Exports


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Mini celebrated the 3 millionth vehicle built at its Oxford plant in the UK, as well as 2 million exports since the brand’s re-launch in 2001.