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BMW is trying to secure a 10-year supply of cobalt and lithium for EV batteries

BMW doesn’t have many electric vehicles on the market and doesn’t even manufacture its own battery cells. Yet, the German automaker is looking ahead and aims to secure a 10-year supply of cobalt and lithium for EV batteries as part of a new strategy.<p>That’s what Markus Duesmann, BMW’s head of supply …

2016 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible

We’re big fans of the MINI John Cooper Works here at BMWBLOG. The little MINI JCW is one of the most fun hatchbacks on the market today. With a …

2016 NYIAS: MINI Clubman ALL4

The MINI Clubman recently got much bigger, heavier and even more powerful than its predecessor. Despite its recent gain if heft and size, we actually …

Mini Tries to Go Maxi Without Losing Fans Who Saved Brand

How big can a Mini get and still be true to its name? Car buyers may soon find out.<p>The Clubman wagon, the newest model in BMW AG’s Mini’s line, is 14 …

Autos

MINI John Cooper Works Team Post-Daytona Report

In the weeks before the first race of the year, every team’s optimism runs at maximum rpms. The MINI JCW Team had plenty of reasons for optimism …

Supercharged Mini - First Drive

Supercharging The Mini - Part 8

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Supercharging The Mini - Part 1

How A Controversial Politician Designed A Better Mini

The original Mini is, quite deservedly, considered one of the greatest designs in all of motoring. It’s a triumph of packaging that defined a …

Woofcast #581: Who is Anders Warmer

News from MotoringFile.com, including some talk about the new convertible, new transmissions and the new Clubman with All4. Not to mention some …

Las Vegas

The Mini Club (muscle) man: Little icon gets pulled by strongman at Silverstone

Fitness expert Ross Edgley will complete a 14-hour marathon at Silverstone race circuit today while pulling a 1.5-tonne John Cooper Works …

2017 MINI Countryman Spied with Less Disguise

MINI is testing its second-generation Countryman near the Arctic Circle, and we now bring you a fresh set of spyshots of the pre-production prototype.<p>…

2016 Mini JCW Convertible revealed: to the beach, at 150mph

The Mini John Cooper Works is a rocket-powered rollerskate, adding a dollop of extra power (and extra grilles) to the already speedy Cooper S.<p>Now …

The Many Faces of the Iconic Mini

The Mini was never supposed to be an icon. It was supposed to be exceptionally practical: An affordable car with a tiny footprint—just 10 feet …

WORLD PREMIERE: The new all-wheel drive MINI Clubman ALL4

The new MINI Clubman ALL4 makes its world debut today combining its versatile and sporty design with a newly developed all-wheel drive system. A …

MINI John Cooper Works 2016 Vs 2015: What is new?

Cooper may not hold much meaning to you, but for the British city car, MINI, it is everything. Cooper has adorned every MINI model after the name was …

This Amazing Monte Carlo Mini Cooper S Poster is Only $30

Treat your wall. Treat yourself.<p>Tony Piece is the man responsible for this print, and plies his trade in Kansas City. This gorgeous print of a Mini Cooper S in 1964 Monte Carlo Rally drag is printed onto French Paper (that's a brand, not a type of paper) stock in a 24 x 18-inch size at the …

Kansas City

Wooftcast #571: You Don’t Need That Kind of Negativity In Your Life

Our boy Alex loves the Star Wars. He started watching the new trailer last week and hasn’t stopped yet. Needless to say, we start with some Shuttle …

Trailers

The New MINI Convertible Debuts

MINI just debuted the next MINI Convertible (F57) and is introducing a new color for this model: Caribbean Aqua Metallic.<p>From the BMW Group press kit:<p>…

The Mini Cooper Hardtop is Getting a Soft Top Again for 2016

Mini brings back the convertible Cooper.<p>If you love the idea of a Mini Cooper but refuse to cage yourself under a fixed roof, have we got news for you. Mini just announced that a new edition of the Mini Convertible is coming.<p>It looks pretty much like you would imagine the Mini Cooper Hardtop would …

Auto Shows

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, …

Automotive Design

2015 Mini John Cooper Works manual review review

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Off the Clock: Lifelong infatuation with cars leads to Mini love

It was June 7, 2014, and my daughter, my cousin and I were flying down the highway in my trusty old (160,000 miles) gold Elantra sedan to …