Mind the MINI

By Kyality | Coopers and Clubbies, Coupes and Countrymen

Modified John Cooper Works MINI GP on The Smoking Tire

If there’s one car company that can be said to have the largest, most unique enthusiast following, it’s MINI. The MINI brand is known for its high …

Mountains

MINI Design Chief Wants Brand to Remain Authentic, Even in EV Era

The automotive world is changing at a faster pace than ever. The technology breakthroughs of recent years seem to exponentially speed things up and …

InterAct

Mini refreshes Cooper hardtops and convertible for the Detroit Auto Show

Mini has some new cars to show off this year at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. And they were just revealed on the web for the world …

Trucks

2019 Mini Hardtop and Convertible Get Stylistic Updates

Around the turn of the last century, the automotive world experienced a whirlwind of retro cars. One brand after another came up with modern-day re-creations of beloved models of yore, from the Volkswagen New Beetle to the Chevrolet SSR to the Ford Thunderbird, and of course the Chrysler PT …

Trucks

2019 Mini Hardtop and Convertible First Look: More Unique Touches

Design

2019 Mini Cooper gets updated, becomes even more British

Check out those Union Jack taillights<p>For the 2019 model year, Mini is rolling out a slew of updates to its current two- and four-door hardtop models and the convertible. It's a very modest revision in most respects. From the front, the only real change is to the headlights. The LED running lights …

Tablets

This Weekend Kicks Off America's Best Shot At Winning The Grueling Dakar Rally

The incredible 14-day Dakar Rally kicks off through South America Saturday and American off-road racer Bryce Menzies is <i>finally</i> getting to race it. …

Motorsport

Mini Eager to Kick off Dakar Rally 2018

Seven teams are set to represent Mini in the 40th annual running of the 14-stage race<p>Florent Gooden—Florent Gooden / DPPI<p>It’s on like Donkey Kong …

Motorsport

MINI Takes the States 2018 Now Has an Official Route

As it has become tradition in recent years, we’ll get a new MINI Takes the States event in 2018. We knew that for a while but the route the cars will …

Road Trips

Mini Cooper Adds Customization With 3-D Printed Parts

Courtesy: Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images<p>Mini Cooper announced that it will allow customers to use an online configurator to create customized 3-d …

Mercedes-Benz

Mini Cooper Owners Can Design Custom 3D-Printed Parts

We’re nearing the point where clicking “File > Print” will bust out a custom dashboard in our basements. We’re really not there yet, but Mini is close.<p>Owners of current-generation Cooper Hardtop two-door, four-door, and convertible models can now order custom 3D-printed trim pieces, laser-etched …

Trucks

Mini to offer a double-clutch transmission, but not in U.S.

It interacts with the navigation system in some cool ways.<p>Mini has padded next year's option sheet with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, so long as you're not buying in America. Available for the three-door, five-door, and convertible Mini models using "selected engine types," the DCT will …

Tablets

MINI Australia introduces Cooper S Clubman Masterpiece Edition – limited to 30 units

MINI Australia introduces an exclusive MINI Cooper S Clubman Masterpiece Edition. Limited to only 30 units, the Masterpiece Edition builds on the …

Tablets

Mini unveils new, stripped down logo

No frills, OK. But was it made using MS Paint?<p>Quirky British marque Mini is going with a ... less-than-quirky logo redesign, unveiling a "flat design" that it says is intended to focus on the essentials. It replaces the three-dimensional white-on-black logo that first appeared in 2000.<p>Gone are the …

2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 Plug-In Hybrid Test | Review

Mini seems bent on differentiating its Countryman SUV from the BMW X1 that rides on the same platform by virtue of its powertrain options. You can edge into a front-drive, three-cylinder ’man for only $27,450, which represents $7445 in savings over an entry-level X1. Or you can opt for a Cooper S …

Report Claims MINI Is Working on Small Crossover

A new report coming in from the land of the MINI claims the British brand is currently pondering building a new crossover, one that would sit under …

Technology

MINI might have the best car culture of all brands

When you buy a car, you aren’t just buying a box with four wheels. You’re joining a club, whether you want to partake in it or not. If you own a BMW, …

Volkswagen

2017 MINI Countryman John Cooper Works Review – On the Edge

The MINI Countryman is, without a doubt, a peculiar appearance in the range of the British manufacturer. It’s not because it’s a new model, but …

Trucks

Upcoming Electric MINI Will Use BMW i3 Technology

MINI announced plans to launch an electric model a while back and we already saw the concept previewing the shape of the production car. Its compact …

Electric Vehicles

BMW seeks partners for electric Mini, could make it an all-EV brand

At least in the U.S., where sales are currently off 10 percent.<p>LOS ANGELES — Germany's BMW is talking with other automakers "around the world" to try to find partners to lower the cost of electrifying its future Mini small cars, management board member Peter Schwarzenbauer told Reuters.<p>"We are …

Mini Running Dakar with AWD Rally and RWD Buggy Models

Mini may have started life as a tiny front-wheel-drive car in 1959, but that doesn’t prevent parent company BMW from altering that basic concept when it comes to racing. And racing is dear to Mini, especially the Dakar rally, which it won four times in a row from 2012 to 2015 and where it placed …

Video: 2018 MINI Countryman Cooper SE PHEV Reviewed by AutoGuide

The new MINI Countryman brought along a couple of rather interesting changes and premieres for the British model. Apart from the fact that the …

Transportation

Video: MINI JCW Rolls-Royce Edition POV Is a Barefoot Experience

The MINI JCW hardtop can hardly be called a comfortable car. It has been setup to for other purposes, such as staying cool and stable at high speeds …

Luxury

MINI Cooper S Countryman Manual reviewed by Car and Driver

This new MINI Countryman isn’t really so “Mini” anymore, is it? Being based on the same architecture as the new BMW X1, the new Countryman is …

BMW

2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 Manual Test | Review

The automobile has been a form of expression since its inception, but there have been few brands to live and breathe that philosophy as holistically as has Mini. Both in its original incarnation and since its rebirth more than 15 years ago under BMW stewardship, the British marque has built its …

Year-to-date BMW Group sold more than 2 million vehicles

A total of 2,008,849 BMW Group vehicles have been sold in the first ten months of 2017, an increase of 3.4% on the same period last year. October …

German Proxy War: MINI Countryman Drag Races Infiniti QX30

In today’s automotive world it’s really hard for a manufacturer to stray true to its core without cutting corners every once in a while. Research and …

2019 Mini Cooper 4-Door will have new head- and taillight designs

Latest spy images of 2019 Cooper 4-Door show updated head- and taillights.<p>Squint hard and you'll still probably see the exact same car. Squint really hard, then pull up multiple side-by-side photos on multiple screens, call in a buddy, and then you just might be able to see how the 2019 Mini Cooper …