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2013 Life Ball MINI Paceman

Roberto Cavalli’s 2013 Life Ball MINI Raises Almost $200k For Charity

This past weekend, MINI unveiled its latest custom ride developed in support of the Life Ball charity event that takes place annually in Vienna, Austria. This was the 13th consecutive year MINI has been involved with the event, which saw a Paceman crossover created by Roberto Cavalli auctioned off... read more

May 28, 2013 by
 
MINI's Performance Motoring School cars - image: MINI USA

MINI Introduces The MINI Performance Motoring School

Buy a BMW, and you can sign up to attend the BMW Performance Driving School. Buy a Mercedes-Benz AMG, and you can register for the AMG Driving Academy. Choose a Porsche, and... read more March 29, 2013 by


 
The Life Ball charity event, to raise money for HIV and AIDS research - image: Christoph Leder

MINI Recruits Designer Roberto Cavalli For The 2013 Life Ball Paceman

On May 25, MINI will be supporting the Life Ball AIDS charity event for the 13th consecutive year, with a MINI Paceman created especially for the event by designer Roberto... read more March 25, 2013 by


 
Modern-day MINI assembly at MINI Plant Oxford, England, Mar 2013 (the plant's 100th birthday)

World's Third-Oldest Car Plant At 100 Years: MINIs Still Rolling Off Line

You'd never know it today, but there once was a time when Britain had the second-largest automotive industry in the world. A bit of that heritage surfaces this month as one... read more March 8, 2013 by


 
2013 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner

MINI Celebrates Dakar Win With Special Edition JCW Countryman

A MINI, albeit a highly-modified one, has been driven to victory in the arduous Dakar Rally for the past two years, with Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel and his... read more March 4, 2013 by


 
Guerlain Chicherit executes the perfect backflip driving a modified MINI Cooper Countryman

MINI Nails The Perfect (Unassisted) Backflip: Video

MINI and its stunt driver Guerlain Chicherit have done the impossible: executing the perfect “unassisted” backflip. Using a heavily modified MINI Cooper... read more February 18, 2013 by


 
2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4

2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 First Drive Video

Puerto Rico probably isn't the first place you think of when you think about great driving roads--or driving at all for that matter. Beaches, beer, sun, sand, and time away... read more February 13, 2013 by


 
MINI Clubman Bond Street special edition

MINI Clubman Bond Street: 2013 Geneva Motor Show Preview

If you're a jet-setting retail therapist--amateur or professional--you'll appreciate the latest special-edition MINI Clubman: the Bond Street. Due for its public unveiling at... read more January 23, 2013 by


 
MINI Paceman's 'Street Attitude'

MINI Gets Weird With The Paceman: 'Street Attitude'

MINI calls it "Not Normal." We've been known to call it "creepy." Wherever it lands on your personal spectrum, MINI's ad flavor is definitely unusual. The latest, for the new... read more January 22, 2013 by


 
MINI at the 2013 Dakar Rally

X-Raid Team Drives MINI Countryman To Second Consecutive Dakar Rally Win

Following their win at last year’s race, the duo made up of Frenchmen Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret have won the Dakar Rally once more, and in... read more January 21, 2013 by


 
MINI Paceman John Cooper Work live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

MINI John Cooper Works Paceman: The Official Details

The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman is already familiar--if not quite pleasing--to our eyes. But do the official details on MINI's latest car persuade us to want to like it?... read more January 14, 2013 by


 
MINI attempts first-ever unassisted backflip in a car

It's Impossible To Backflip A MINI, Right? Maybe Not...

So-called "extreme" sports--whether on skateboards, bicycles, or motorcycles--have made the backflip so commonplace we expect them to throw in a twist or some other flourish... read more January 3, 2013 by


 
MINI John Cooper Works Paceman

MINI Lays Out 2013 Detroit Auto Show Plans

We’re now just a few weeks out from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and in the lead up to the event a number of automakers are starting to preview their cars and concepts... read more December 19, 2012 by


 
2013 MINI Paceman, 2012 Paris Auto Show

MINI Prices The Paceman And The John Cooper Works GP

If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a MINI Cooper Paceman, the coupe variant of its Countryman crossover, here’s what you need to know: the Paceman will... read more November 28, 2012 by


 
The X-raid Team's MINI Cooper Countryman support vehicle - image: BMW Group

MINI Shows Off Cooper Countryman Dakar Rally Support Vehicle

Last January, MINI surprised the racing world by taking first place honors in the grueling Dakar Rally. Even more surprising was the fact that 2012 represented MINI’s... read more November 20, 2012 by


 
A MINI Cooper, stuffed with 28 agile women - image: MINI

MINI Sets Another Pair Of Oddball World Records

Automakers used to strive for world records in categories like maximum distance traveled over a 24 hour period, or maximum average speed over time, or even maximum distance... read more November 15, 2012 by


 
 

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