2013 MINI Lineup: Pricing and Equipment Changes Announced

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2013 MINI Lineup: Pricing and Equipment Changes Announced
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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. Continue Reading...

MINI Partners With Red Bull For Art Of Motion Free Runner Competition

MINI Partners With Red Bull For Art Of Motion Free Runner Competition
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Free Runners from around the world converged in Detroit last weekend to compete in the MINI-sponsored Red Bull Art of Motion competition. This international free-running competition has been held in cities around the world, and the event in Detroit was the only US stop, as well as the final one, for the 2011 series. This… Continue Reading...

MINI Coupe Trades Straw Fedora for Backwards Ball Cap at Pebble Beach

MINI Coupe Trades Straw Fedora for Backwards Ball Cap at Pebble Beach
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MINI had not one, but two surprises in store for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, debuting both the Goodwood model and the new Coupe at the annual historic auto show. Looking expectantly similar to the hardtop hatch, the Coupe is distinguished by its trademark roof, which is style to look like a backwards ball cap…. Continue Reading...

MINI Cooper Coupe Bows With More Style, Fewer Seats

MINI Cooper Coupe Bows With More Style, Fewer Seats
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The latest flavor of Cooper to join the MINI lineup is the all new Coupe. Yet another variant of the similarly styled Brit-car, this two-door forgets about even trying to have rear seats instead trading them for a small cargo shelf and a fixed rear wall. With a more distinctive coupe profile the new model’s… Continue Reading...

2012 MINI Coupe Spied In Toronto [Autoguide Exclusive]

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2012 MINI Coupe Spied In Toronto [Autoguide Exclusive]
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A sharp-eyed AutoGuide reader spotted the 2012 MINI Coupe undergoing a shakedown in Toronto, Canada. The Coupe, which is supposed to be the most sporting version of the MINI lineup, was wearing minimal camaflogue, although the photographer reported that the driver did their best to make a swift getaway. Check out the gallery below, as… Continue Reading...

Mini Coupe Spied Ahead Of Official Debut

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Mini Coupe Spied Ahead Of Official Debut
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The all-new eagerly anticipated MINI Coupe is almost here. The all-new two-seater coupe is described as being an important competitor within the compact sports car class, a greater focus on performance compared to other MINI models. MINI describes its fine balance of the selection of engines, chassis set-up, weight distribution and aerodynamic properties, delivering optimum performance… Continue Reading...

MINI Coupe to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show as New Halo Performance Model

MINI Coupe to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show as New Halo Performance Model
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Two years after it’s debut as a concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show, MINI is set to unveil the production version of its Coupe model at the same venue. The design of the Coupe isn’t expected to change much, but MINI will position the car as its new performance model. According to the MINI enthusiasts… Continue Reading...

Mini VP: Coupe, Roadster, To Arrive Within Two Years

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Mini VP: Coupe, Roadster, To Arrive Within Two Years
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Two stripped down models will join the MINI range within two years of the debut of the MINI Countryman crossover, one a Coupe, the other a 2-seat Roadster. “The Coupe will arrive six months after the Countryman, and the Roadster 12 months after the Countryman,” said Jim McDowell, Vice-President of MINI USA. The Countryman will… Continue Reading...

MINI Coupe On Sale Next Summer, Roadster to Follow Six Months Later

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MINI Coupe On Sale Next Summer, Roadster to Follow Six Months Later
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The production MINI Coupe is set to hit dealerships across North America next Summer. According to Mini Vice President Jim McDowell, MINI will use a six-month buffer between models an with the Countryman crossover set to arrive in February of next year, the Coupe should then be available in August of 2011. That would then… Continue Reading...

MINI Coupe and Roadster Revealed in Patent Drawings

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MINI Coupe and Roadster Revealed in Patent Drawings
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Several patent drawings obtained by Autoblog show what the news outlet claims are the production designs for the upcoming MINI Coupe and Roadster. Both vehicles look remarkably similar to their concept counterparts, even down to the helmet roof for the Coupe. The overall design still looks almost identical to the hatches, with the main feature… Continue Reading...

MINI’s Future ‘Greener and More Efficient’ With Engine Updates in 2011, Dual-Clutch Transmissions Likely

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MINI’s Future ‘Greener and More Efficient’ With Engine Updates in 2011, Dual-Clutch Transmissions Likely
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With the launch of the all-new MINI Countryman at the Geneva Auto Show last week we had an opportunity to sit down with the VP of MINI USA, Jim McDowell and find out more about the brand’s first crossover and what the future holds for the rest of the product range. Starting with the Countryman,… Continue Reading...

Report: MINI Coupe Confirmed for Production, Along with “Mystery” Model

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Report: MINI Coupe Confirmed for Production, Along with “Mystery” Model
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MINI has confirmed that a vehicle based on the Coupé Concept, as well as another model will go into production in the near future at the company’s MINI Plant Oxford. As for what that mystery model will be, it has been widely reported that a Roadster, also based on the Coupé Concept, is in the… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota in Talks With BMW to Use New MINI Coupe Platform for Future Sports Car

Report: Toyota in Talks With BMW to Use New MINI Coupe Platform for Future Sports Car
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Last week we reported on a story that BMW was in talks with Toyota to use its iQ city car platform as the basis of a future mini-MINI. Now it appears that deal may be two-sized as AutoCar is reporting that in exchange Toyota may get use of the MINI Coupe and Roadster platform to… Continue Reading...