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2009 Mini Coupe Concept

Report: MINI Coupe Due Summer 2011, Roadster In 2012

Ever since the freakish video spots began promoting the MINI Coupe and Roadster, the two cars were earmarked for production. Shortly after their debut at last year's Frankfurt Auto Show, they were confirmed. Now we have a report from MINI's U.S. chief Jim McDowell confirming that the pair of cars... read more

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MINI John Cooper Works World Challenge Edition 50

MINI John Cooper Works World Championship 50 Edition Confirmed for U.S.

As BMW rides the wave as the world's top-selling luxury brand, sub-brand MINI has confirmed that the John Cooper Works World Championship 50 Edition will be sold in the U.S... read more April 14, 2010 by 

Mini Cooper S JCW And Volkswagen GTI

Hot Hatch Rivalry: MINI Cooper S vs Volkswagen GTI

 Ask a gear head what was the first “hot hatchback,” the majority of them will answer with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was first produced in 1976 but didn’t reach... read more March 26, 2010 by 

2010 Geneva Motor Show preview

2010 Geneva Motor Show Coverage Starts Here

With the global financial crisis--and all the negative effects associated with it--for the most part behind us, the 2010 Geneva Motor Show is in full swing, and the cars are... read more March 2, 2010 by 

2010 Citroen DS3 Racing

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Citroen DS3 Racing

Citroen is unleashing a hot new version of its DS3 hatchback at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show--the limited edition 200 horsepower DS3 Racing. Developed by the French... read more February 19, 2010 by 

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BMW and Peugeot Citroen Extend 4-Cylinder Engine Partnership

A lot of people don't know that the engine inside their BMW-parented MINI Cooper was built and designed in cooperation with PSA Peugeot Citroen. An agreement announced today... read more February 2, 2010 by 

2011 MINI Countryman

Report: MINI Countryman John Cooper Works Possible

Reactions to MINI's new Countryman crossover have been mixed--some like the increased ride height and four- or five-passenger seating, others disparage the altered... read more January 21, 2010 by 

2009 Mini Beachcomber concept

Video: MINI's Detroit Auto Show Teaser

You're under a very large rock indeed if you've escaped the hype of the impending 2010 Detroit Auto Show, but even if you have, MINI is ready with a crowbar and a flashlight... read more January 7, 2010 by 

2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Edition

Everyone Is In St. Barts, Including Usher

It's official: every celebrity worth his/her swag bag is vacationing in St. Barts. Yesterday, we spotted Lindsay Lohan flashing her badonkadonk to 95% of the island's... read more January 5, 2010 by 

2007 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Steering Wheel

Losing Two Wheels for the Sake of Efficiency

"I SAW A GUY IN A SUIT ON A VESPA TODAY, AND I THOUGHT OF YOU" A passing comment by a friend at work seeded the notion that while I'd been talking the efficient car talk... read more December 31, 2009 by 

One of the MINI "Wash Me" art cars

MINI Shows Off 10 Art Cars In 'Wash Me' Video

Borrowing a page out of parent company BMW's playbook, MINI's "Wash Me" art car video shows off the latest batch of art cars from the MINI lineup. BMW has long been known for... read more November 6, 2009 by 

AnnaLynne McCord

90210's AnnaLynne McCord Stands Tall In A MINI

Full disclosure: we're not big fans of AnnaLynne McCord. In our not-so-humble opinions, she's a little too hungry for both food and attention. Also: the new 90210 is total... read more October 23, 2009 by 

2009 MINI Roadster Concept

2009 MINI Roadster Concept Revealed at Frankfurt Auto Show

A cute new family is forming at MINI, with the Coupe Concept joined by the 2009 MINI Roadster Concept today at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Ready to amp up the lineup, the... read more September 15, 2009 by 

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Mini One D bests Honda Insight with 60mpg

The Mini Cooper isn't the first car you'd associate with the environmental movement, but with its frugal four-cylinder engines and the new Mini E battery-operated version... read more July 6, 2009 by 

2009 MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts

The MINI E Versus the MINI Cooper S's Eric Loveday did a really nice head to head review this week of the Mini E and the Mini Cooper S.  We thought the review was worth highlighting here... read more June 24, 2009 by 

AC Schnitzer Mini Cooper Cabrio R57

AC Schnitzer's sportier take on the Mini Cooper Cabrio

Mini's aren't exactly known for their aggressive or sporty styling, instead choosing to adopt a more 'cute' appearance at the behest of its designers. German tuning house AC... read more June 5, 2009 by 


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