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  • 2020 Mini Cooper SE at the Nürburgring

    The Mini Cooper SE offers 181 horsepower, 114 miles of range, and the ability to adjust the severity of the regenerative braking.

  • 2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop
    Electric Mini Cooper SE debuts with 184 horsepower, 114 miles of range

    Mini mimics Tesla's strategy of playing up the performance aspect of electric powertrains with its first volume EV.

  • 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP prototype at the  Nürburgring
    New Mini John Cooper Works GP hits the 'Ring

    It will have more than 300 horsepower and be limited to just 3,000 units worldwide.

  • Mini Cooper S E pulls Boeing cargo plane
    The mighty Mini Cooper S E electric car can tug a 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.

  • 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP spy shots and video

    The John Cooper Works GP is a track-focused version of the Mini Hardtop, and it's coming next year with more than 300 horsepower on tap.

  • 2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots

    Our latest spy shots show Mini's electric Hardtop which is due in 2019 and set to be badged a Cooper S E.

  • 2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mini's first volume electric car bows in 2019, but instead of positioning it as an eco model Mini has decided to go the hot hatch route.

  • 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...

  • 2019 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop
    2019 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop and Convertible make debut

    Mini launched an updated version of its Hardtop earlier in the year and on Wednesday the covers came off the car's John Cooper Works performance variant. Both the updated JCW Hardtop and Convertible have been revealed. The updates represent a mid-cycle update for the current third generation of the...

  • Teaser for Mini Electric arriving in 2019
    Mini teases design of electric Hardtop due in 2019

    Mini on Thursday gave us our first look at some of the design of its electric Hardtop due in 2019. The vehicle was previewed as a concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, and judging by the latest teasers design elements from the show car will make it onto the upcoming production model...

  • 2019 Mini Hardtop
    Meet the new 2019 Mini Hardtop, same as the old Mini

    The new 2019 Mini Cooper hatchback and convertible broke cover Tuesday, lifted straight from the pages of "If It Ain't Broke." Not much on the new model has changed, aside from small touches on the front bumper, Union Jack on the taillights outside, new logos, and bigger touchscreen infotainment on...

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

    Mini’s third-generation Hardtop is encroaching on the midway point in its life cycle and will soon be updated to keep it looking and feeling fresh. A prototype for the updated model has just been spotted ahead of a likely debut early next year. We should see it arrive in showrooms as a 2019...

  • Mini John Cooper Works Buggy 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. While the Mini JCW Rally features an all-wheel-drive layout, Dakar Rally rules give two-wheel driven cars certain advantages. Thus, the Buggy was born. Work began on the JCW Buggy in February 2017 and the race car boasts a specially designed tubular steel frame with carbon fiber-reinforced plastic and...

  • Mini John Cooper Works GP concept
    Concept hints at new Mini John Cooper Works GP

    Mini is hinting at a new generation of its John Cooper Works GP with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. For those unfamiliar with the GP badge, it denotes a vehicle one step above the John Cooper Works grade. Mini tends to use it towards the end of the...

  • 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 are out testing a prototype for an updated Hardtop 4 Door. (Elsewhere the vehicle is known as the Mini 5 Door.) Since the...

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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...

  • 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 Convertible. Since the current Mini Convertible only went on sale a year ago, expect only minimal changes for the updated model...

  • 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...

  • 2017 Mini Cooper

    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 those are certainly boring. With their cute looks and gokart handling, Mini Coopers invite personification and additional names, in part, because they already have a person's name. The first ever Mini census held this month revealed that the world's most popular name for Cooper...

  • 2017 Mini Seven Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door
    Mini rolls out Seven special edition Hardtop

    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...

  • 2016 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2016 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible debuts in New York

    Mini has revealed the performance-oriented John Cooper Works version of its redesigned convertible, and announced pricing for the rest of the convertible lineup. The base Mini Cooper convertible will run $26,800, the Cooper S will cost $30,450, and the John Cooper Works model will be priced at...

  • 2016 MINI Convertible, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    2016 Mini Convertible debuts at 2015 Tokyo auto show

    Set to join the latest Hardtop and Clubman in MINI showrooms next year is a new Convertible, revealed in full today at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The pint-sized drop-top is confirmed to go on sale in the United States next March, meaning it will most likely arrive as a 2016 model. At launch there...

  • 2016 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible spy shots

    A new generation of the MINI Convertible is just around the corner, and once again there will be all the separate variants such as the base Cooper, sporty Cooper S and high-performance John Cooper Works. It’s the latter that’s featured in our latest round of spy shots, with the car...

  • 2016 MINI Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 MINI Convertible Spy Shots

    MINI’s third-generation Hardtop has been on sale for more than a year now, but those hoping to order the convertible version have a little while longer to wait. Engineers are still fine-tuning the car ahead of its auto show debut later this year. We expect the new MINI Convertible to...

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