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Your next Mini could come from China

Your next Mini could be sourced from a plant in China if a report from Bloomberg proves accurate. Mini’s BMW Group parent is allegedly in talks with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor over a deal to start Mini production in China, for local sale as well as export. The majority of Minis are... read more

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Electric Mini Hardtop confirmed for 2019

Mini will launch an electric version of its Hardtop in 2019, the brand confirmed on Tuesday. It’s been known since October that Mini was working on an electric car, but... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door spy shots

It was only in the past couple of months that we saw prototypes for updated versions of the Mini Hardtop and Mini Convertible. Now engineers from BMW’s small car brand... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
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Oliver Heilmer named Mini design boss

The BMW Group confirmed on Thursday that Oliver Heilmer will take over as the new design boss at Mini. Mini's last design boss, Anders Warming, left the brand last summer to... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
Nissan Titan Engineering Explained

How can the Nissan Titan brake quicker than a Mini?

A Nissan Titan weighs 5,811 pounds. A Mini Countryman weighs 3,629. The former requires a shorter distance to reach a complete stop from 60. Sounds crazy, but it's true, and... read more May 29, 2017 by


 
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Fifth and final brand pillar at Mini will be upcoming EV

Peter Schwarzenbauer, the boss of Mini, in 2015 started talking about a refocus of the brand around five core models or pillars. Since he made those comments, we’ve... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
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McLaren design boss Frank Stephenson rumored to rejoin Mini

Owners of the first generation of the modern Mini should be doing a happy dance today, because if a certain rumor is true the man behind the iconic, retro-inspired design... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
2019 Mini Convertible facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Mini Convertible spy shots

It was only a few weeks ago that we saw a prototype for an updated Mini Hardtop. Now engineers from BMW’s small car brand are out testing a prototype for an updated... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Mini Hardtop facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Mini Hardtop spy shots

Mini’s third-generation Hardtop (previously referred to as a Cooper) is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and will soon be updated to keep it looking and... read more April 17, 2017 by


 
David Brown Remastered Mini

David Brown Automotive reveals the Singer of Minis

Mini is an iconic brand with a storied history in producing small economy cars beginning in the late 1950s. But, by today's standards, Mini isn't so miniature anymore. And... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
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Mini: What’s new for 2017

After rapidly expanding its lineup with niche products like the Paceman and Coupe and Roadster models, Mini decided to prune back its lineup with the arrival of its... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
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BMW to launch 40 new or updated models in next 2 years

Having lost the luxury car sales race to Mercedes-Benz in 2016, BMW is planning an aggressive roll-out of new products over the next two years to claw its way back to the top... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
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7 things to know about the 2017 Mini Countryman

It might look like the outgoing Mini Countryman, but the all-new 2017 model shares little more than a few nuts and bolts with its predecessor. It's a well thought-out... read more March 11, 2017 by


 
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2017 Mini Countryman first drive review: a better BMW crossover?

In the burgeoning crossover world, there's always room for one more. Enter the Mini Countryman, which is all-new for a late 2017 model year introduction. It's a smart... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

2018 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman revealed ahead of 2017 Shanghai auto show

A new generation of the Mini Countryman has just gone on sale and will soon be joined by a high-performance John Cooper Works model. Revealed today ahead of a world debut in... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman spy shots

Mini unveiled its redesigned Countryman crossover during November's 2016 Los Angeles auto show, with the range including a new Cooper S E ALL4 plug-in hybrid model. Soon, the... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
 

 
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