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MINI Rocketman

MINI Rocketman Canceled?

The MINI Rocketman, revealed in concept form at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, may be dead. A new report out of the U.K. says BMW, which owns MINI, has thrown the brakes on the project due to difficulty in meeting safety regulations with the small platform. Specifically, says CAR (via Autoblog), the... read more

January 23, 2012 by 
 
MINI WRC Rally d'Italia Sardegna (Sardinia)

MINI Is Back For The 2012 World Rally Championship

After missing a key deadline for entry into the 2012 World Rally Championships, it looked like MINI would be watching the 2012 WRC season from the sidelines. As is often the... read more January 5, 2012 by 


 
2011 MINI Cooper Clubman Hampton SD

Clubman-Based MINI Cargo Bound For Geneva Motor Show: Report

MINI looks set to expand into the lucrative commercial vehicle segment with a new cargo hauler based on its long-wheelbase Clubman model. MINI is reportedly looking to... read more January 2, 2012 by 


 
2012 Porsche Cayman R

Crashed McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche Cayman Explained, Lotus: Car News Headlines

Today at Motor Authority, our car news headlines include a crashed McLaren MP4-12C and Aston Martin naming its one millionth Facebook fan car. Lotus fired up its IndyCar... read more December 27, 2011 by 


 
Northern Irish rally driver Kris Meeke

MINI WRC Team Drops Star Driver Kris Meeke: Report

Following last week’s report that MINI had missed the deadline for filing paperwork necessary to compete in the 2012 World Rally Championship, news coming out today... read more December 27, 2011 by 


 
MINI's Best Test Drive Ever. Period.

MINI Calls This The Best Test Drive, Ever: Video

If you had to describe a fantasy test drive in just six words, what would they be? That was the premise behind a contest to promote the new MINI Coupe, and it turns out the... read more December 23, 2011 by 


 
MINI is the official partner of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship

MINI Wants To Put You On Ice

MINI wants you to know it’s the official partner of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship 2012. If you’ve never heard of the Crashed Ice World Championship... read more December 23, 2011 by 


 
2011 MINI WRC

Did MINI Miss Its Chance To Race In The 2012 WRC Season?

Races are never won on the opening lap, although they certainly can be lost on lap one. As MINI is finding out, sometimes entire seasons can be lost, too, even before the... read more December 20, 2011 by 


 
2012 MINI Countryman John Cooper Works spy shots

MINI To Debut Countryman John Cooper Works In Geneva: Report

MINI has been working on a John Cooper Works version of its Countryman crossover for quite some time. We first told you about the car back in January of 2010, and there... read more December 13, 2011 by 


 
MINI Connected app extra features

MINI Connected Gets More Functional

The premise behind the MINI Connected infotainment system is fairly simple: it wants to make your car as functional and versatile as a smart phone, albeit with more... read more December 9, 2011 by 


 
MINI Connected app extra features

MINI Connected iPhone App: G-Force, Driving Data And More

This isn't the first time we've looked at the MINI Connected app, but then the joy of downloadable features is that they can be indefinitely updated. That's just what MINI... read more December 9, 2011 by 


 
2012 MINI Cooper Roadster

2012 MINI Roadster Pricing Announced

The numbers are in from MINI, and it looks like it will cost you about $3,000 more for the all-new MINI Roadster than for its MINI Coupe equivalent. As with most MINI models... read more November 17, 2011 by 


 
MINI Cooper B-Spec Racer

MINI To Offer Turnkey B-Spec Race Cars For 2012

If you want to go racing on a modest budget, one of the most-affordable series in motorsports is called B-Spec. Sanctioned by the SCCA, Grand Am, NASA and World Challenge... read more November 16, 2011 by 


 
Chris Bangle

Polarizing Designer Chris Bangle To Get Lifetime Achievement Award

Whether you love the work of Chris Bangle or hate it, this much is clear: after a career in the automotive industry spanning 28 years, it’s awfully hard to ignore the... read more November 15, 2011 by 


 
The 2012 MINI Avenue models, by MINI Yours. Image: BMW Group

MINI Yours Lets You Create The Ultimate Personalized Ride

“Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us,” was Burger King’s mantra back in the early days, when the fast food chain was... read more November 7, 2011 by 


 
The 2012 MINI Roadster S

2012 MINI Roadster Makes Its Video Debut

Just yesterday we brought you still images of the all-new 2012 MINI Roadster, and today we get to follow it up with the MINI Roadster’s video debut. From what we can... read more October 31, 2011 by 


 
 

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