MINI Cooper

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    To gearheads, the turbulent times Swedish carmaker Saab is facing really pulls at the heart strings. It's one of an elite group of makers that real car enthusiasts like to know is around, even if they wouldn't buy the products themselves. Having had its personality and vitality steadily eroded under General Motors ownership for the past two decades and having struggled to meet the bills of creditors in recent weeks under current owners Spyker, many are fearing the formerly quirky marque is doomed. All is not lost though. U.K. magazine Autocar reports that Saab is lining up a bid to buy the...

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    Video: Radio Control? Old News! Phones Are Where It's At

    Before the advent of video games and thousands of cars stunningly recreated in high polygon models on hundreds of detailed race tracks, we used to use a little thing known as imagination and a little suspension of disbelief to get virtual racing thrills. Diecast cars were at the bottom of the tree...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce Custom Mini Confirmed

    Touching the tiny car with a dash of Rolls-Royce hyperluxury is the next project at Mini.

  • 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
    Video: MINI Recommends You Always Use Protection

    MINI shows its sense of humor in new ad.

  • 2009 Mini Coupe Concept
    Video: MINI Coupe Concept In Detail

    MINI's Coupe Concept will grace the stands at Frankfurt in about two weeks time.

  • Leaked Mini Roadster Concept Sketch
    Mini Roadster Concept Sketch Leaked

    The 50th anniversary of the Mini is bringing all sorts of special editions and concepts with it.

  • Mini Roadside Assistance app

    The app is the first of its kind from a car manufacturer.

  • 2010 Mini Cooper Cabrio
    Mini sells 1.5 millionth new generation model

    Just weeks after celebrating Mini’s 50th birthday, another milestone was reached today as the 1.5 millionth car rolled off the Oxford production line, since the launch of the new generation Mini back in 2001. BMW CEO Ian Robertson as well as British politician Ian Lucas were on hand to see...

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    Official details and photos for Mini's F1-Commemorative ‘World Championship 50’ edition

    What was previously just a rumor and then confirmed in late May has now become official: the Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) World Championship 50 special edition. The car was unveiled at its 50th anniversary celebrations a few weeks ago, revealing a new special-edition Mini to mark the event as well...

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    Mini celebrates 50 years with special Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour' Cooper S

    Mini is resurrecting one of its most famous models, a car that once belonged to Beatles member George Harrison. Decked out in psychedelic paintings, the legendary Beatle Mini Cooper appeared in the rock group’s 'Magical Mystery Tour', and now Mini is dedicating a reinterpretation of...

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    Mini celebrates 50 years of production at UK's Oxford plant

    Tomorrow, May 8, 2009, marks 50 years to the day since the first Mini rolled off the production line at Plant Oxford, formerly known as Cowley. It's been a long and winding road for the British icon, but the Mini has made it through half a century of nearly continuous production despite passing...

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    Arden looks to Mini Challenge Cup race car for new performance kit

    Arden is a German tuning company that has a penchant for modifying British cars, namely, Jaguars and Land Rovers. Now, the company is looking to expand its business by modifying vehicles from the Mini brand and is targeting buyers looking for something sporty yet still luxurious. Arden’s...

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    What do you get when you combine a MINI Cooper S Clubman with a renowned furniture design company? An Airstream trailer concept, of course. Well, maybe the result isn't so obvious, but that's exactly what will be on display at the Salone del Mobile in Milan this April. The Republic of Fritz Hansen is known for its minimalist design and functional construction, so the adaptation of an Airstream trailer really isn't as obtuse a concept as it might seem. Mobility plus furniture equals recreational vehicle, and the Airstream has always been at the top of the style heap in the field of...

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    Mini considering U.S.-market diesel by 2011

    Diesel engines are still failing to gain much traction in the U.S., in part because of a national memory of the diesels of three decades ago, and in part because diesel fuel and engines are still too expensive to make good business sense. But Mini is thinking a small, sporty and efficient diesel...

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    Mini launches ‘Minimalism’ green branding

    Mini is the latest car brand to launch a new green labeling system for its vehicles, with the company revealing this week its new ‘Minimalism’ tag. The new branding will be used to designate base models that have been fitted with several features to help reduce fuel consumption. Similar...

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    IIHS small car crash tests reveal improved safety across the board

    We've all heard the argument for why someone drives that big SUV instead of a fuel-sipping mini-car on their epic two-hour commute: crash safety. And while there's a good bit of sense to that point, at least from the SUV driver's perspective, small cars are improving their safety marks according to...

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    Preview: Rejuvenated Mini Moke

    With the recent reveal of the all-new Mark II Mini Cooper Cabrio, there is speculation once again that the utilitarian Mini Moke could make a return. The original Moke, released back in 1964 and based on the existing Mini model at its time, was designed as a prototype for a light military vehicle...

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    Spy shots: all-electric Mini Cooper caught testing

    BMW plans to release a limited run of 500 all-electric Minis next year in order to meet new Californian regulations that require carmakers selling cars in the state to offer zero emission vehicles. These latest spy shots show a prototype of the upcoming electric vehicle only a few weeks out from...

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