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 |  Jun 02 2014, 2:27 PM

AutoGuideNow June 2

For the first week of June, we have some very interesting and fun cars to test out this week – compacts, crossovers and even a 500-hp wagon! Check out whats in our garage:
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 |  Mar 20 2014, 7:45 AM


MINI introduces its newest Cooper model this year and with it are plenty of new options and accessories.

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 |  Jan 30 2014, 10:01 AM

2014-MINI-cooper-hardtop-08The 2014 MINI Cooper will cost you $250 more than last years model, coming in with an MSRP of $19,950 plus $795 destination charge. Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 27 2013, 10:31 AM

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MINI is teetering on the verge of irony with its latest Cooper hardtop model growing once again, leaving open the possibility that a mini-er version of the car could take shape.

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 |  Nov 26 2013, 9:01 AM

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Revealed at the LA Auto Show last week the all-new MINI hardtop will be offered with two gasoline engine options, but a diesel could be in the cards says brand product boss Pat McKenna.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 8:31 AM


The next-generation MINI Cooper made its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, growing in size and space.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 6:40 PM


The third generation MINI Hardtop made its US debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show, showcasing a more mature and grown up MINI than we’re used to.  Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 18 2013, 8:22 AM

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MINI has revealed its next-generation Cooper Hardtop model ahead of its official debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show this week, adding size but getting noticeably more mini under the hood.

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 |  Nov 10 2013, 4:45 PM


The next-generation MINI is expected to make its public debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the British automaker has released a new video teasing it.

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 |  Sep 29 2013, 7:14 PM


MINI released information about its next generation of new engines today, confirming not only turbocharged 4-cylinder models but also a new turbo 3-cyliner.

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 |  Jul 13 2013, 10:06 AM


Originally scheduled to make its auto show debut in Frankfurt this September, the next-generation MINI Cooper will now reportedly be revealed at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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 |  May 28 2013, 11:50 AM


The next-generation MINI Cooper is coming with some revised style, and AutoGuide’s spy photographers grabbed shots of the little car testing with less camo than ever before. 

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 |  May 16 2012, 12:45 PM

Even icons need to stay fresh, and for the 2014 model year a major redesign is coming to the classic look of the MINI Cooper.

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 |  Jan 03 2012, 10:00 AM

The launch of the next generation MINI Cooper has been reportedly been pushed back, but according to reports, it will be well worth the wait. Sharing a platform with the next-generation 1 Series, the BMW will arrive first with the MINI (code named F56) being revealed in late 2013.

While similar, insiders say the two will be very different and without knowing you’d never guess they shared the same underpinnings. The MINI’s new design has been described as “modern”, and the most dramatic evolution yet, while still being true to the brand identity. It will reportedly gain a more aggressive look, a direction MINI has been heading in since the launch of the Coupe.

Powering the new cars will be a brand-new 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, with roughly 120 hp in the base Cooper and 180 hp in the Cooper S. That tiny yet powerful engine will show huge gains in fuel economy with as much as 40 mpg highway for the Cooper S and 45 mpg highway for the base Cooper.

With that engine seemingly tapped-out for power, the new platform will reportedly have room for a larger 4-cylinder engine as well – likely for John Cooper Works models. In addition, a 2-cylinder could be offered, for sale in Europe and emerging markets.

Once launched, look for a new Clubman and Convertible to arrive shortly after, with the secong-gen Countryman still a few years after that.

[Source: MotoringFile]

Click here to read AutoGuide’s 2012 MINI Cooper S Review