"The Other MINI" Ad Campaign Is Clever, Somewhat Strange

BMW's MINI Group loves clever ads to push their products. These "The Other MINI" ads are particularly sly, painting the Clubman as a black sheep in the family, like other familial outliers. » 5/13/09 9:30am 5/13/09 9:30am

MINI Cooper S Clubman Airstream Concept: Let's Motorlounge

Normally, a MINI Cooper S Clubman's towing capacity is limited to trailers no bigger than fruit carts. However, the Mini Cooper S Clubman Airstream Lounge Concept gives the little hatch a hefty-but-stylish silver trailer. » 4/22/09 9:30am 4/22/09 9:30am

MINI One Clubman: Small And Cheap

Looking for a Mini Clubman with less power and fewer options? You're in luck Grandma Didorosi! The new MINI One Clubman delivers all those things and will debut at the Geneva Motor Show. » 1/19/09 4:30pm 1/19/09 4:30pm

2009 MINI Cooper Clubman S, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman S: » 10/29/08 1:00pm 10/29/08 1:00pm You're extremely wealthy and like small cars. You never liked going around corners that much anyways. The most exciting thing that could possibly happen to you in the course of a day is spotting another Mini in exactly the same color and getting the driver of it to…

2009 MINI Cooper Clubman S, Part Two

Exterior Design: **** » 10/28/08 2:40pm 10/28/08 2:40pm The preserves much of the styling moxie possessed by the original while hiding much of the added heft. At a distance, it's nearly impossible to differentiate between the two variations, causing us to do more than one double-take. The only major giveaway is the 50/50 split rear barn doors with…

2009 MINI Cooper Clubman S, Part One

As interns at Jalopnik » 10/27/08 1:00pm 10/27/08 1:00pm, we've got a pretty sweet gig. Admittedly, there are occasionally humdrum duties such as cleaning the tire debris off of and , but at the end of the day, the perks outweigh everything else. Heavily. When two of us were tossed the keys to a fully-fueled so fresh its interior plastics were…

Mini Crossover Spotted In Brown Acid Camouflage

Hot on the heels of the Mini Crossover Concept » 10/17/08 12:20pm 10/17/08 12:20pm revealed at the , we get our first glimpse of a prototype Mini crossing over in the wild. The all-wheel-drive micro-UV is obviously wearing the same epilepsy-inducing camouflage BMW has been fond of lately, but you can see the mule bears a great deal of resemblance to the…

Beijing Mini Cooper Rickshaws Combine Car, Cycle And Ugly

In celebration of the launch of the Mini Cooper Clubman in the Chinese market, Mini has chopped the back half off a handful of cars so they can be converted into rickshaws. Mini is no doubt trying to capitalize on the global spotlight placed on Beijing with some kind of sporting festival going on right now, but if… » 8/11/08 5:00pm 8/11/08 5:00pm

Mini Clubman S Versus Go Kart

We've seen Fifth Gear race a Mini against an R/C car, with predictable results. Now, WebRidesTV has lined up a slightly less-ridiculous contest, pitting a Mini Cooper Clubman S against a go-kart on its home turf. Yep, the not-so-mini Mini will have to beat the 9 HP kart on a tight indoor track, which may seem like an… » 7/22/08 2:20pm 7/22/08 2:20pm

The Agent Provocateur Mini Clubman, Now With Video

Some of you out there were more than interested in the Agent Provocateur Mini Clubman, which was put together to raise money for the 2008 Life Ball charity event. As if the sexy little Mini wasn't ridiculous enough, they put together a Max Mosley-esque photoshoot. Now thanks to AutoJunk.nl we now have the very NSFW… » 5/20/08 2:40pm 5/20/08 2:40pm

Agent Provocateur Mini Clubman Gets Naughtier In The Presence Of Kim…

Those pictures we showed you of the Agent Provocateur Mini Clubman merely suggested naughtiness with their stocking-themed paint job and expressions like "You're Going Down." At the "Life Ball" event this weekend, which raises money for AIDS-related causes, the Mini Clubman was on hand and things went from the… » 5/19/08 1:00pm 5/19/08 1:00pm

A Bad Bad Mini Clubman For A Good Cause

We don't have an English press release to explain why this naughty little 2008 Mini Clubman was created, but we can piece together enough of an explanation with our limited German comprehension and even more limited analytical skills. For the past few years Mini has been teaming up with lingerie maker Agent… » 5/14/08 1:00pm 5/14/08 1:00pm

2008 John Cooper Works MINI Cooper Clubman, Pictures To Go With Long…

2008 John Cooper Works Mini Cooper Clubman. That's sort of like saying Porsche Cayenne GTS. Performance monikers slapped on vehicles with inherant performance shortcomings. Yes, we know, the 2008 JCW Mini Cooper Clubman already got the unveil at Geneva, but it was a pretty big show, and Spin and myself didn't really… » 3/19/08 6:17pm 3/19/08 6:17pm

Detroit Auto Show: The MINI Clubmans Are Coming, The Clubmans Are Coming

While we're enjoying the crazy concept cars we may or may never actually see in real life or design studies that only hint at what we may see one day, we're going to actually be able to hang out with a car that will soon be in dealer showrooms. BMW will be bringing the MINI Clubman to the Detroit Auto Show for public… » 1/09/08 10:15am 1/09/08 10:15am

Jezza Hates the Mini Cooper S Clubman

Dang. We know Jeremy is a bit of a crank and prone to bouts of overwrought, under-accurate vitriol, but he actually goes on record saying he would prefer a goat to the new Mini Clubman. Not a GTO mind you, but a can-eating goat. Why? Well, one reason is England-only (and Japan, and OZ) — the 3rd half-door is on the… » 12/26/07 6:00pm 12/26/07 6:00pm

MINI Crossover To Be Named Monte Crossman

In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, MINI CEO Kay Segler let it slip that the new MINI crossover/SUV will be called the Crossman, and not the Mini Monte as we'd all kind of hoped it would be. Crossman just sounds like a cross-dressing super hero... or maybe a super hero with David Cross' humor and good looks.… » 12/17/07 1:15pm 12/17/07 1:15pm

Dutch Autoweek Gets It Wrong On JCW-Infused Mini Clubman

Last week, the folks at Autoweek.nl reported the release of the new JCW Mini Clubman. According to the Mini-gasmic folks at Motoring File, they were totally wrong. According to them, the pictures were actually some BMW press shots showing off how you could kit up the Mini Clubman with the current portfolio of… » 11/12/07 10:45am 11/12/07 10:45am

John Cooper Works Mini Clubman Revealed

Autoweek.nl is following in the embargo-breaking footsteps of its 'merican magazine cousins (not related). Whereas AutoWeek leaked the early deets on the Clubman, Autoweek.nl's releasing details on the new John Cooper Works edition of the slightly-bigger-than-mini Mini. Our Dutch isn't great, but it looks like it will… » 11/08/07 11:15am 11/08/07 11:15am

Mini Monte in Sight

With Mini's product line set to expand faster than a midwesterner's waistline via the Tropicana buffet's bacon station, the UK's AutoExpress offers shots of the next addition lightly disguises. It's the Clubman-bodied Mini Monte, the BMW company's new SUV-like entry. We'll know it by its higher ground clearance and… » 11/06/07 9:45am 11/06/07 9:45am

Will Cars Ever Stop Getting Bigger?

In case you missed it, today is Maximum Mini Cooper Clubman Day here on Los Jalops. A Cooper Clubman is an embiggened Mini with 5 doors instead of 3. And we have no problem with that. Our problem lies in the fact that the new Mini is bigger than the last Mini and that all BMW-based Minis are orders of magnitude larger… » 9/17/07 1:00pm 9/17/07 1:00pm