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  • Mini Cooper S E pulls Boeing cargo plane

    Mini hooked its upcoming Mini Cooper S E to a Boeing 777F cargo plane and pulled it a short distance to prove that small electric cars can be muscular.

  • 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP teaser
    Mini John Cooper Works GP returns next year, will pack 300-plus hp

    For Mini fans, the performance hierarchy goes S, John Cooper Works, and, rarely, John Cooper Works GP. The last time Mini graced fans with a GP model was 2013, and after seven years, the badge will return. Mini announced Wednesday that 2020 John Cooper Works GP model will pack more than 300...

  • Mini John Cooper Works Buggy for 2018 Dakar Rally
    Mini John Cooper Works Buggy revealed for 2018 Dakar Rally

    Mini and the X-Raid Team will head to the 2018 Dakar Rally with not one, but two rally racers. The Mini John Cooper Works Rally will return, but the all-new John Cooper Works Buggy also will tear up the terrain. Mini revealed the Buggy rally racer Tuesday and noted its rear-wheel-drive layout...

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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 could be coming home to the brand. Motoringfile, a site exclusively focused on Mini-related news, is reporting a rumor that...

  • 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 while the brand keeps the Mini Rocketman in limbo, David Brown Automotive has returned with a modern take on the classic...

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    What do you call your Mini? The world's most popular name is...

    No one is quite sure what came first: the automobile, or a name for it. Giving cars people's names is as old as carmaking itself. Sure, some cars already have a name (Civic, Elantra, Tacoma) but those are mostly boring. Other cars have alphanumeric mashups that defy logic (XT5, Q30, X4 M40i) and...

  • 2017 Mini Seven Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door

    Mini has rolled out the first special edition version of its third-generation Hardtop, and the car features a name we’ve seen before. It’s called the Mini Seven, a name some readers will recall was last used for the first generation of the modern Mini back in the early 2000s. The name is much older than that, though. The classic, Alec Issigonis-designed Mini originally started out life as the Austin Seven back in 1959. CHECK OUT: Listen up: Dodge Viper ACR with straight pipes is as good as it gets The latest Mini Seven can be identified by its available color combinations of which...

  • 2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop equipped with new Sport Pack (European-spec)
    MINI Hardtop And Hardtop 4 Door Get New Sport Packs

    MINI has just introduced its new John Cooper Works performance edition of its latest Hardtop but if you want the same sporty look for less than the car’s $31,450 starting price, the British brand is offering a new Sport Pack that adds many of the visual tweaks of the dedicated JCW model. The...

  • 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop
    2015 MINI John Cooper Works Revealed Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show

    MINI’s all-new Hardtop is a lot of fun in Cooper and Cooper S trim but lacking from the lineup is the sporty John Cooper Works variant, which has been revealed today ahead of an official world debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. It was at this year’s Detroit event that MINI rolled out...

  • Guinness World Record for parallel parking screencap
    Stunt Driver Sets New World Record For Tightest Parallel Park: Video

    Han Yue reclaims the Guinness World Record for tightest parallel park.

  • MINI John Cooper Works concept, unveiled at 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    Next-Gen MINI John Cooper Works To Pack About 230 HP: Report

    MINI has just launched its third-generation Cooper, and the car is available for the first time in Cooper 5 five-door trim. However, the variant we’re most interested in is the high-performance John Cooper Works. We’ve already seen a concept version of the new JCW, as well as some...

  • Tony Hawk jumps a moving MINI Cooper Hardtop
    Jump A Moving MINI? Tony Hawk Says No Sweat: Video

    The Internet is awash in videos (real and fake) of people jumping (or trying to jump) moving vehicles. Many end in predictable tragedy. This one ends in triumph. Why? Because it's Tony Hawk. MUST SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Live Photos And Video The premise is simple: a moving MINI...

  • 2014 MINI Cooper S

    The essence of the classic Mini Cooper is easy to define: it's endearingly small. What happens when you mess with the "small" part? In more than a decade since Mini transformed into MINI, its makers have laid progressively larger patches on the road with models like the Clubman, the Paceman and the Countryman, even the second-generation Cooper hardtop. Nowadays, none are all that small, and frankly, not all of them are endearing. MUST SEE: 1966 Ford Mustang ... Limousine? The Things You Find On eBay You could worry that the gradual inflation and mission creep of the BMW-bred MINIs could...

  • 2015 MINI Cooper S five-door spy shots
    2015 MINI Cooper S Five-Door Spy Shots

    The third generation of the modern MINI Cooper recently made its debut, but so far only in its three-door Hardtop bodystyle. There are still many variants to be revealed, including some brand new ones. One of these will be a new five-door variant that’s expected to be revealed in the second...

  • 2014 MINI Cooper S
    2014 MINI Cooper Priced From $20,745

    MINI’s third-generation Cooper goes on sale this spring, priced from $20,745 when you include a $795 shipping charge. The sportier Cooper S will set you back $24,395, once again including shipping. The cars are being introduced as late 2014 model year arrivals and join existing 2014 models...

  • 2015 MINI John Cooper Works spy shots
    2015 MINI John Cooper Works Spy Shots

    Just this week MINI presented a concept previewing the new John Cooper Works performance version of its third-generation Cooper, and now we have our first look at the actual production version, which was spotted cold weather testing in northern Europe recently. The car features all the typical JCW...

  • MINI John Cooper Works concept, unveiled at 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    New MINI John Cooper Works Model Previewed With Detroit Concept

    It was only a couple of months ago that MINI first revealed its new 2014 Cooper, the third generation of the modern MINI and the biggest one yet. Now MINI is giving us a preview of the upcoming John Cooper Works performance variant with a new concept on show this week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show...

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    Twin-Engined MINI Cooper Powerslides Into Jay Leno's Garage

    This MINI Cooper has two complete drivetrains, for twice the fun.

  • 2014 MINI Cooper S, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

    MINI rolled out a brand new generation of its Cooper hatchback at its plant in Oxford on Monday but just a day later the car was being presented at events taking place in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and London. Here are some live photos and a video taken at the separate reveals. The car’s reveal on Monday actually coincided with the 107th anniversary of the birth of Sir Alec Issigonis, the designer of the original Mini. He’s shown briefly in the video above working on the original Mini of the 1960s. The latest Cooper was designed together with BMW, the parent company of the...

  • 2014 MINI Cooper
    2014 MINI Cooper Revealed

    The MINI Cooper has been completely redesigned for the 2014 model year, offering a brand new platform, three- and four-cylinder engines, and advanced safety and convenience tech.

  • Teaser for 2014 MINI Cooper
    2014 MINI Cooper Teased In New Video

    MINI is set to unveil its third-generation Cooper on November 18, the 107th anniversary of the birth of Sir Alec Issigonis, the designer of the original Mini. To get us excited, the automaker has released this new teaser video that provides several glimpses of the car. MINI is clearly excited about...

  • New MINI Cooper's safety and convinience features
    MINI Outlines 2014 Cooper’s New Driver Assist Features

    When it finally makes its debut next month, the new 2014 MINI Cooper won’t just feature fresh styling, a revamped interior and fuel-efficient three-cylinder engines, but also advanced driver assist systems typically found in the luxury segment. That’s the promise of MINI’s parent...

  • 2014 MINI Cooper spy shots
    2014 MINI Cooper Spy Shots

    MINI is working on a whole new range of models, each based off a brand new front-wheel-drive platform developed together with parent company BMW, which will use it for its own range of entry-level hatchbacks and even the next-generation X1. These latest spy shots show a prototype for the new MINI...

  • MINI’s 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine
    MINI Reveals Engine And Chassis Details For Next-Gen Cooper

    The 2014 MINI Cooper, the third generation of BMW’s modern take on the classic Issigonis design, will be revealed on November 18 and then showcased at auto shows taking place in Tokyo and Los Angeles the following week. Today, however, some of the car’s engine and chassis technology has...

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