MINI Countryman earns the only good rating for small-overlap front crash protection

Lithium ion batteries powering the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Nissan Leaf EV managed to pass their first Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small-overlap front crash tests with... Read more about MINI Countryman earns the only good rating for small-overlap front crash protection


Next-generation MINI John Copper Works models will 2.0-liter engine with 230 hp

For those who don’t know, the current generation of the MINI John Copper Works models are powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 215 hp in the latest MINI... Read more about Next-generation MINI John Copper Works models will 2.0-liter engine with 230 hp


MINI wants to change girly brand perception in China

Almost four of five of Mini owners in China are women, according to an estimate by J.D. Power & Associates. For Mini, that sounds like a bad news, as that means that the brand is perceived... Read more about MINI wants to change girly brand perception in China


MINI at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The MINI ALL4 Racing will be making its way to the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed just after securing a win in the prestigious 15-day Dakar Rally. Nani Roma and the MINI ALL4 Racing will... Read more about MINI at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed


MINI UK launches digital store on eBay

MINI UK has launched its online store on eBay, allowing its customers to choose and buy items without going to physical stores. Around 1,300 are already up for picking by any MINI customer,... Read more about MINI UK launches digital store on eBay


MINI debuts the all-new Cooper SD, MINI One First models

MINI introduced today the all-new Cooper SD, its most powerful diesel model. The new Cooper SD uses the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that delivers 125 kW/170 hp as well as a maximum torque... Read more about MINI debuts the all-new Cooper SD, MINI One First models


2015 MINI Cooper 5 door models make their official debut

MINI unveiled today the second body variant of the third generation MINI. The new MIN 5 door promises to offer new opportunities and boost brand’s sales, as it is the first time when the... Read more about 2015 MINI Cooper 5 door models make their official debut


MINI Superleggera Vision Concept arrives at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 [w/videos]

What came as a total surprise for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is the MINI Superleggera Vision Concept, an exclusive interpretation of an open-top two-seater created by MINI and the... Read more about MINI Superleggera Vision Concept arrives at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 [w/videos]


MINI considering offering diesel engines in the United States

Finally, we might see a diesel-powered MINI Cooper in the United States as the British company owned by the BMW Group is considering offering such an engine. As you may know already, the... Read more about MINI considering offering diesel engines in the United States


Young apprentices create the MINI Paceman Adventure compact pickup

Although it sounds a little bit crazy, a group of young apprentices and their instructors created the MINI Paceman Adventure a.k.a. a MINI pick-up based on the Cooper S Paceman. The car was... Read more about Young apprentices create the MINI Paceman Adventure compact pickup


2015 MINI Paceman Facelift arrives at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show

At the 2014 New York Auto Show, MINI introduced the 2015 Countryman Facelift, but today at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show the British company owned by the BMW Group brought the 2015 Paceman... Read more about 2015 MINI Paceman Facelift arrives at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show


2014 New York Auto Show: 2015 MINI Countryman gets a facelift

Just in time for the 2014 New York Auto Show, MINI unveiled the 2015 Countryman Facelift, an updated version of its well-known crossover that promises to continue the success of the... Read more about 2014 New York Auto Show: 2015 MINI Countryman gets a facelift


MINI seeks to focus on three pillar models might not replace Paceman, Coupe, Roadster

Mini will concentrate on three "pillar" models as it bids to be “more relevant for more people,” Oliver Friedmann, the brand's head of product management, told Automotive News Europe at the... Read more about MINI seeks to focus on three pillar models might not replace Paceman, Coupe, Roadster


2014 Geneva Preview: MINI Clubman Concept makes its official debut

Back in January, at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, MINI unveiled the John Cooper Works (JWC) Concept. Now, for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, MINI prepared the all-new Clubman Concept. According... Read more about 2014 Geneva Preview: MINI Clubman Concept makes its official debut


BMW to build new Mini in the Netherlands starting this summer

BMW will produce the new Mini in the Netherlands starting this summer as it tries to expand output capacity from its Oxford site in England. While the United Kingdom would still be the main... Read more about BMW to build new Mini in the Netherlands starting this summer


2014 MINI Hardtop priced at $19,950 in the US, Cooper S costs $23,600

MINI USA has just announced that the 2014 MINI Hardtop will have a starting price of $19,950, plus a $795 destination and handling charge. For those who don’t know, the 2014 MINI Cooper is... Read more about 2014 MINI Hardtop priced at $19,950 in the US, Cooper S costs $23,600


Joan “Nani” Roma wins 2014 Dakar Rally with MINI ALL4 Racing

Joan Roma of Monster Energy X-raid Team emerged as the victor of the 2014 Dakar Rally. Driving a yellow MINI ALL4 Racing, Roma finished the race just 5:32 minutes ahead of teammate Stéphane... Read more about Joan “Nani” Roma wins 2014 Dakar Rally with MINI ALL4 Racing


MINI at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

MINI will unveil its MINI John Cooper Works Concept to the world at the 26th North American International Auto Show, also known as the Detroit Auto Show. MINI's presentation will center on... Read more about MINI at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show


MINI presents the Paceman Urban Art Illustration

The upcoming Burton European Open (BEO) scheduled from January 13 to 19 2014 in Crap Sogn Gion in Laax, Switzerland will showcase a MINI Paceman dressed with a creative rendering by Urban... Read more about MINI presents the Paceman Urban Art Illustration


Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2014 MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Concept

MINI unveiled today the 2014 MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Concept, a study car that previews the new high-performance model from the British manufacturer. Set to make its world debut in... Read more about Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2014 MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Concept


David Duncan to replace Jim McDowell as vice president of MINI of the Americas

BMW and the Mini brand are restructuring their leadership teams in North America, effective Jan. 1, 2014. BMW has named David Duncan, currently BMW of North America regional vice president,... Read more about David Duncan to replace Jim McDowell as vice president of MINI of the Americas


MINI Plant Oxford ends output of the current generation MINI Hatch

The last of the outgoing MINI Hatch has come out of the production line at Plant Oxford. It was the 1,041,412th MINI Hatch produced from the high-tech plant, which has built over 2.4... Read more about MINI Plant Oxford ends output of the current generation MINI Hatch


BMW Group investing £750 million to upgrade UK Mini plants

BMW Group is investing £750 million between 2012 and 2015 to upgrade and reequip three of its manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom, where it will jumpstart the production of the... Read more about BMW Group investing £750 million to upgrade UK Mini plants


2014 MINI Cooper and Cooper S make their official debut

MINI has finally revealed the 2014 MINI Hatch and announced that it will carry a price tag of £15,300 OTR in the United Kingdom. 2014 MINI Cooper D Hatch costs £16,450, while the 2013 MINI... Read more about 2014 MINI Cooper and Cooper S make their official debut


Third-generation MINI will get up to 10 variants

The third-generation MINI will also be available as a plug-in hybrid as spy photographers already caught the test mules in Europe. Still, this is not a surprise because MINI boss Peter... Read more about Third-generation MINI will get up to 10 variants


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