Aluminum Turbos Save Weight, Money

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Aluminum Turbos Save Weight, Money
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Weight is the mortal enemy of performance and efficiency. One of the most effective ways of increasing a vehicle’s fuel economy and improving its driving dynamics is to cut unnecessary mass. Every component is fair game for optimization, including turbochargers. Continue Reading...

2015 MINI JCW Hardtop Makes World Debut in Detroit

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2015 MINI JCW Hardtop Makes World Debut in Detroit
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This morning at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, MINI took the covers off the newest member of the high-performance MINI family. Meet the 2015 John Cooper Works Hardtop, which features a more powerful engine, sporty suspension and enhanced aerodynamics. Continue Reading...

Ward’s 10 Best Engines of 2015 Announced

Ward’s 10 Best Engines of 2015 Announced
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Each year, WardsAuto evaluates and determines its top 10 best engines and this year, its editors evaluated 37 all-new or improved powertrains before choosing its favorites. Continue Reading...

EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures

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EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures
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Hyundai and Ford aren’t the only manufacturers that have been forced to revise their fuel-economy scores. Now BMW is joining this hall of shame. Continue Reading...

MINI Take the States: Wrap Up

MINI Take the States: Wrap Up
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I tagged along for a two legs of MINI Takes the States, an epic cross-country road rally that’s put on by the company. I participated in just two sections of this continent-spanning trip, but that was still enough for me to experience four Midwestern states and some 700 miles of America. But there’s much more… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes the States: Chicago to Cleveland

MINI Takes the States: Chicago to Cleveland
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Today we leave the Windy City and point our MINIs east, hoping to land in Cleveland, Ohio sometime before dinner. Cue the “Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video” on YouTube… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes the States: St. Louis to Chicago

MINI Takes the States: St. Louis to Chicago
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MINI Takes the States, a bi-annual cross-country road rally is in full swing, with hundreds of rabid Cooper enthusiasts participating in events at diverse locations across this great land. We’re tagging along for a couple legs of this epic trip and tweeting all the way. Continue Reading...

Join us for MINI Takes the States

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Join us for MINI Takes the States
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Once again MINI and its legions of enthusiasts are going all the way, traversing the US of A by driving from sea to shining sea. The iconic British brand is celebrating summer with a cross-country road trip and you’re invited to participate. Continue Reading...

Small Cars Struggle in Latest IIHS Crash Testing

Small Cars Struggle in Latest IIHS Crash Testing
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Only one compact out of a dozen earned a “good” rating in the latest round of testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with the small overlap crash test proving difficult to protect against. Continue Reading...

MINI Clubman Concept Video, First Look

MINI Clubman Concept Video, First Look
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MINI revealed an intriguing design study at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Clubman Concept hints at a future “higher class” automobile from the famous British brand. Continue Reading...

MINI John Cooper Works Concept Defines Pint-Sized Performance

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MINI John Cooper Works Concept Defines Pint-Sized Performance
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An all-new MINI is ready to be released but if sporty dynamics and a scrappy demeanor isn’t enough for you a high-performance John Cooper Works version of the car is under development. Not surprisingly the company revealed just such a design study on day one of the Detroit Auto Show. Continue Reading...

2014 MINI Cooper S Video, First Look

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