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 |  Aug 26 2013, 6:54 AM


A class action lawsuit against BMW of North America on a transmission defect in the 2001-2006 MINI Coopers is expected to be approved by U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez.

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 |  Aug 07 2013, 1:22 PM


Before the new 2014 MINI makes its American debut at the LA Auto Show, the iconic British car will first be revealed at the brand’s Plant Oxford on November 18, 2013 at a special event. 

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 1:02 PM


Pop-pop-pop! The exhaust of the MINI John Cooper Works I’m driving reacts enthusiastically as I let off the gas and carefully point the car to the apex of the turn, then accelerate the little car towards the short straight between turns five and six on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course.

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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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 |  Jul 08 2013, 8:02 AM


Bay Bridge Bimmers and Minis of Oakland, California has built a twin-engined MINI Cooper that will be coming at this year’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race.

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 |  Jul 01 2013, 2:24 PM


Set to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, AutoGuide‘s spy photographers have caught the 2014 MINI Cooper S completely undisguised, revealing the next-generation Cooper.

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 |  Jun 10 2013, 6:42 AM


Starting July 2013, MINI will not only offer the Countryman and Paceman models with ALL4 all-wheel drive, but more customization options and details will be available enhance the two vehicles.

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 |  Jun 07 2013, 8:32 AM


The next MINI Cooper S was caught testing today. Just like its less exciting sibling was last week, the car is wearing less camouflage. 

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 |  Jun 02 2013, 7:20 PM


By adding its ALL4 all-wheel drive to the Cooper Countryman and Cooper Paceman models, MINI has expanded its range of ALL4-equipped models to 10.

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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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 |  Apr 02 2013, 7:42 PM


British automaker Mini has announced that it has sold its 500,000th vehicle in America, and is celebrating by taking its cars on a trek across the west coast of America and snapping photographs at noticeable landmarks along the way. 

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 |  Feb 11 2013, 11:45 AM

The new generation of MINI Cooper won’t hit dealers until March, 2014, but the car will be revealed to dealers at a worldwide association meeting next week.

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 |  Nov 23 2012, 11:02 AM

Spattered with black and yellow, the next generation MINI Cooper S was spied testing today.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 11:05 AM

A gymnastics team in East Sussex recently broke two world records by cramming 28 people into a 2012 Mini Cooper, and 23 people into a classic Mini. 

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 |  Nov 07 2012, 4:02 PM

The latest in MINI’s barrage of less-than-original new models was spied testing today wearing lots of black-and-yellow camouflage.

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 |  Jul 31 2012, 6:15 PM

After details were divulged this morning on Mini‘s new Paceman, the company dropped some photos of the car onto its Facebook page, looking production ready, with just a tiny bit of camo on the back end.  

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 |  Jul 16 2012, 9:02 AM

BMW has officially announced that it will be boosting MINI production numbers, and investing a hefty $388 million into the United Kingdom based operation. 

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 |  Jul 09 2012, 8:31 AM

Sometime before the end of this year, MINI plans to unveil its next-generation three-door model, and noticeably missing from it will be the signature large central speedometer.

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 |  Jul 04 2012, 2:02 PM

In celebration of a decade in America, MINI is kicking off it’s cross-country “MINI Takes The States” rally today in New York City, taking the opportunity to confirm that its seventh model will be called the Paceman.

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 |  Jun 19 2012, 8:01 AM

MINI has announced its changes to its 2013 model year lineup, most noticeably with Bluetooth coming standard on every model, which was originally a $500 option.

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 |  Jun 12 2012, 2:15 PM

Originally created in 1969, The Italian Job featured MINI Coopers in tight spaces racing through the streets of Italy. For those that are younger, the movie was redone in 2003 with the same premise, and now we have a short clip titled The Britalian Job that pays homage to the original classic.

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 |  Jun 08 2012, 1:45 PM

Recent spy photos of the 2014 MINI Cooper revealed the added length that will be tacked onto the car when it is unveiled to us, and now is has been reported that the MINI will sport a five-door variant. 

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 |  Apr 19 2012, 2:15 PM

As if right on cue, MINI has released not one, but two special edition packages for its Cooper and Clubman models. Dubbed Hyde Park and Green Park, both packages pay homage to the Royal Parks in the heart of London.

Both special editions are available worldwide, helping bring a little more British style to our favorite MINI models. The Hyde Park package comes with a Pepper White exterior combined with Hot Chocolate contrasting paintwork on the roof and exterior mirror caps. This is the first time that Hot Chocolate has been offered by the British automaker. Highlighting the Hyde Park package is hood and side stripes in Hot Chocolate further accented by transparent white indicator lenses.

On the interior of the Hyde Park MINI models, Pepper White accents find its way inside. Seats will come in cloth/leather or Leather Gravity with the Carbon Black or Polar Beige Colour Line with the MINI Yours dash lined in leather in a Black/Polar Beige combo.

The Green Park model’s upgrades are identical to the Hyde Park except that it trades the Hot Chocolate shade for a sportier British Racing Green color.

GALLERY: MINI Hyde Park and Green Park Special Editions


 |  Apr 17 2012, 5:45 PM

The extravagant MINI Goodwood sports an exorbitant price tag and is now on display at Harrods in London.

London’s world famous department store will have a MINI Goodwood on display from April 8 to April 22, celebrating the delivery of the first customer cars. Co-developed by the infamous Rolls-Royce design team, the car features luxurious amenities that would normally be seen in a Rolls-Royce.

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