MINI will once again provide the cars for the X-raid team to defend its championship title from the 2012 Dakar Rally. Continue Reading...
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Owners of the 2011 and 2012 MINI Countryman with a manual transmission have found the factory clutch engagement point bothersome and now the British automaker is putting in a fix for those owners. Continue Reading...
MINI is giving its Countryman model some upgrades for the 2013 model year, including the addition of all-wheel drive, marking the British automaker’s first AWD offering for the Countryman. Continue Reading...
The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman enjoyed its world premiere back at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, boasting a turbocharged 1.6-liter with 218-hp under its hood. Continue Reading...
Rumors began brewing in April of a baby SUV from Audi, sporting the Q2 model designation to sit under the Q3 (pictured above) in the German automaker’s SUV lineup. Continue Reading...
In the world of automotive customizing, there isn’t much these days that can shock or surprise us. But Carlex Design’s MINI Countryman does just that, sporting a unique Steampunk theme that truly makes it one-of-a-kind. Continue Reading...
It turns out that the results are pretty interesting when you combine a MINI Countryman JCW and a man in a flying squirrel suit. To show off the capabilities of the John Cooper Works Edition MINI Countryman, the creative ad people over at MINI attached a man in a wing suit to the roof, and we all… Continue Reading...
Earlier this year, we alluded to the fact that the MINI Paceman Concept would hit dealerships as the Countryman Coupe and it looks like that will be made official when the vehicle debuts at this year’s Paris Auto Show. It all makes sense that MINI would put the Countryman name onto their two-door Paceman Concept… Continue Reading...
The John Cooper Works (JCW) variant of the MINI Countryman had its world premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, packing a 1.6L, turbo-four with 211-hp. And now the MINI JCW Countryman has been placed into the British automaker’s ad-churning machine, spitting out an “Expect the Unexpected” video that showcases the Countryman’s versatility as it… Continue Reading...
Prodrive is synonymous with turning everyday family runabouts into championship winning rally cars. Most recently, they have competed with a Mini Countryman, which is faring quite well so far. Now Prodrive is turning its attention to making a special version of a Countryman for those who don’t have a race seat in the FIA Rally… Continue Reading...
MINI has launched a new marketing campaign entitled ‘Manualhood’ which celebrates the manual transmissions found in the hardtop, Clubman, convertible, and Countryman. MINI is hoping to entice even more manual-friendly buyers into showrooms that feature a full line of vehicles offering manual transmissions. The campaign also provides a platform to teach drivers how to operate… Continue Reading...
MINI was supposed to introduce its new Countryman at the Geneva Auto Show but leaked photos of the crossover forced the company to release pictures and details in January. Today, at the Geneva Auto Show, MINI had the Cooper and Cooper S Countryman models on display as it prepares for the official unveiling tomorrow. We’ve… Continue Reading...
A day after pictures of its new crossover were leaked out to the web, MINI has officially released details and photographs of the 2011 MINI Countryman. Originally scheduled to be unveiled at next month’s Geneva Auto Show, the Countryman was originally supposed appear at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show but was unfortunately delayed. It is… Continue Reading...
MINI’s upcoming Countryman crossover just can’t catch a break. The launch of the vehicle has been delayed several times (the most recent being a push-back from the Frankfurt to Geneva auto shows), and now reports suggest the crossover might not debut in the U.S. until early 2011. The well-connected folks at MotoringFile are reporting that… Continue Reading...
Recent patent filings from BMW may have uncovered the name of the upcoming crossover belonging to the German automaker’s MINI brand. Speculation previously had the model named the Crossman, a clever play on the fact that it’s a crossover and that the latest MINI model is called the Clubman. The name BMW has registered for,… Continue Reading...