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By Kyality | Coopers and Clubbies, Coupes and Countrymen

Mini's new plug-in hybrid packs thrills into a compact cruiser

From the moment it appeared at the LA Auto Show, the new Mini Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid seemed to run in a different pack than other affordable EVs. That's due in large part to the Mini's heritage. Driving a Mini always meant having a good time, and the argument for strapping into a Countryman …

Electric Vehicles

2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 review of plug-in hybrid

The makers of the 2018 Mini Coooper S E Countryman All4, the unwieldy name for its first plug-in hybrid small crossover utility vehicle, aren't going …

Electric Vehicles

BMW 'favouring Oxford' to build new electric Mini

<b>BMW's Oxford factory is the favoured location for building an electric version of the Mini, sources have claimed.</b><p>Two sources told Reuters the company is leaning towards the UK plant, where it has invested heavily in recent years.<p>The company makes about 60% of its approximately 360,000 compact cars …

Electric Vehicles

Toyota Yaris GRMN could be new MINI Cooper S Competitor

It seems as if Toyota is on a bit of a performance resurgence as of late. The first sign of its performance revival is the upcoming Toyota Supra, …


2017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4 | Pint-size performer with a premium price

Last September, Mini revealed the Clubman John Cooper Works (JCW). It applied the same general JCW formula used on the regular three-doors to the longest Mini by giving it even sportier suspension and the potent 228-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. But from there, Mini gave …


2017 Mini Clubman Cooper S All4 Review - Long-Term Update 4

What if I bought that other Mini?<p>Those who thought they were getting the biggest Mini when they bought a Clubman didn’t get to enjoy that distinction for long. The new Countryman was released shortly after, and it offered everything the Clubman had plus a higher ride height and a more conventional …


Electric Mini may not be made in U.K. (but would anyone care?)

Mini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand.<p>But its British roots may be overlooked as a decision on where …

Electric Vehicles

MINI Might Not Manufacture Electric Model in Britain Due to Brexit

The effects of the vote on leaving the European Union that took place last year in the UK are coming up as negotiations get underway. So far, they …

Electric Vehicles

The Mini Cooper S Countryman is the Sony Walkman of cars

The Sony Walkman of cars<p><i>Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series,</i> <i>ScreenDrive</i><i>, we'll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use.</i><p><i>Oh wow,</i> I thought, …

Gear & Gadgets

Found: 4 Vintage Cars Perfectly Suited For City Life

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> We love scouring the internet for reasons to spend money we don’t have on cars we daydream about owning, and these are our picks this …


Unafraid to cross the line. Or the bridge. 

Unafraid to cross the line. Or the bridge.

Mini Is Finally Making The 300+ Horsepower Hot Hatch We Demanded

Mini is apparently finally out testing the long-rumored hot-hatch with over 300 horsepower on the Nürburgring, and it sounds great. It seems we’ll be …

Car and Driver tests MINI Cooper Countryman — 1.5T, manual

When picking out a brand-new MINI Cooper, many pure enthusiasts will actually go for the slower model. The current-gen MINI Cooper’s 1.5 liter …


The $130,000 Classic Mini Reviewed

How is it possible that a classic Mini could cost 99,000 GBP? David Brown Automotive has a case to make with a new/old Mini. How does it stack up? …

Monte Carlo

The MINI Countryman is a great value for an SUV — and it's a blast to drive

The whole point of MINIs has been and presumably always will be F-U-N. They're fun to look at, fun to drive, and fun to own.<p>For much of MINI's history, however, MINIs weren't fun to take on a lengthy road trip or even on some shopping excursions. This is because the vehicles were based on the very</i> …


2017 Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4

2017 Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4 1.5T Manual

It's a big country, man.<p>Sir Alec Issigonis, the man responsible for the original Mini, surely never anticipated a Mini crossover SUV. Even so, he may have begrudgingly approved of BMW’s first crack at the Countryman variant, which, for all of its faults, drove like a plus-size Mini Cooper. The …


VIDEO: MINI Countryman vs Audi Q2 vs Volvo V40 XC

When most people think of MINIs, they think of, well, mini cars. Small little city cars that are fun to drive and easy to park. However, the MINI …


Always eye-catching, no matter what road it’s on. 

In the mood for some #ClassicMini? Oli adds a theatrical touch in #blackandwhite. https://t.co/SZMgysVeG5

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Leave dust where it belongs

Leave dust where it belongs.

This Classic Mini Cooper Is the Perfect European Road Trip Companion

Even with no A/C and no power steering, this Mini can go the distance.<p>Classic cars aren't usually considered ideal for road trips. Vintage machines can often be finicky, most often relegated to weekend joyrides, not long-distance travel. The driver of this Rover Mini Cooper, however, doesn't …


While angle exaggerates the difference, there's no denying that the new Clubman is a completely different type of MINI compared to the R55 // #JCW #jcwclubman #Clubman #mini #minicooper #minicoopers #miniclubman #minijcw #miniac #MotoringFile #car #cars #carspotting

Take the wheel and accelerate your performance driving skills

Take the wheel and accelerate your performance driving skills. Sign up today for the MINI Performance School and experience the go-kart handling of a MINI.

Race Recap: Tough Day for MINI JCW Team at COTA

Round 3 of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) is in the books. The Circuit of the Americas 120 saw 32 cars hit the track for a two hour …


This retro camper trailer was inspired by vintage design

Happier Camper’s HC1 can sleep up to five people<p>A new camper trailer is available for your next adventure, this time by way of Los Angeles-based company Happier Camper. Inspired by vintage trailers, the lightweight HC1 combines classic design elements reminiscent of Volkswagen’s Microbus with …


David Brown Mini Remastered

Of all the vehicles which are synonymous with Great British motoring, it’s fair to say that the Mini is right up there with the best of them and …