This Is Another Awesome Way To Use A Land Rover

This is Stuart Lewis-Evans and Tony Harris in September 1953, lowering their Cooper 500 Formula 3 racing car from the roof of a Land Rover at the Crystal Palace race circuit. Awesome doesn't even describe it. » 2/26/13 1:11pm 2/26/13 1:11pm

BMW-Named Cold Front Kills 114 In Europe

In one of the more tragic cases of fun PR gone very wrong, BMW has apologized after a Mini-sponsored weather pattern named "Cooper" turned into a brutal deep freeze that so far has killed over a hundred people in Eastern Europe. » 2/03/12 2:00pm 2/03/12 2:00pm

Mini WRC Races Like It's 1965

Mini will return to the World Rally Championship next year with this kitted-up Mini Cooper Countryman S, powered by a 1.6-liter DI fourbanger gently massaged by BMW. Expect regular Mini drivers to begin dressing as Paddy Hopkirk for Halloween. » 9/30/10 9:42am 9/30/10 9:42am

Mini Equipped With 11-Ton V18 Diesel Engine

The Cummins V18 diesel, typically found in earth-moving equipment, produces over 10,000 lb-ft of torque in this elongated Mini. That may be enough power to move its 11-ton heft, but doing so would likely crush the car. [Diariomotor (Translated)] » 6/30/10 4:30pm 6/30/10 4:30pm

16-Year-Old Racer Wants To Be First Woman To Win Indy 500

Sixteen-year-old Savannah Rickli has been racing go-karts since she was seven, and she currently competes in a modified Mini Cooper. She just finished the dangerous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and wants to win the Indy 500 next. » 6/28/10 2:00pm 6/28/10 2:00pm

Mini Launches Air Raid On Porsche Headquarters

The sky above Porsche's North American headquarters hosted a Mini banner this morning that read "Dear Porsche, Bring It! Love, Mini." It appears Mini isn't backing down from its challenge, even if Porsche is. » 6/14/10 12:00pm 6/14/10 12:00pm

2011 Mini Cooper Gets Two More Horsepower

Details of the 2011 Mini Cooper have leaked early and the refresh is so subtle we doubt most will notice. And the two horsepower boost to 122 hp for the stock Mini? No wonder Porsche wouldn't race them. [MotoringFile] » 6/11/10 10:30am 6/11/10 10:30am

Porsche Refuses To Race Mini

Porsche has declined Mini's offer to pit a 911 Carrera S against Mini Cooper S at Road Atlanta next week. Here is Porsche Cars North America President Detlev Von Platen explanation for why. » 6/10/10 1:30pm 6/10/10 1:30pm

Mini Challenges Porsche To A Race, Porsche Considering It

Mini is using the power of the Internet to challenge Porsche to a race, pitting their Mini Cooper S against Porsche's superior 911 Carrera S two weeks from today at Road Atlanta. Surprisingly, Porsche is actually considering it. » 6/07/10 4:00pm 6/07/10 4:00pm

Mini's Marketing Department: Geeks On A Mission

Further proof that the people behind the Bondage Mini have all the good drugs: This video is a 104-second ode to the joy of the branded geek-out. Never trust the Germans with plywood. » 3/05/10 4:40pm 3/05/10 4:40pm

And What Did Mini Claus Leave Under Your Tree, Sven?

This Ikea-like box for a Mini Cooper tossed on an Amsterdam curb just after Christmas is a clever piece of viral advertising. Until, of course, you remember Ikea furniture is poorly constructed, cheap and easily destroyed. » 1/04/10 2:30pm 1/04/10 2:30pm

Mini E's Range Shrinks In Cold Weather, Insists Batteries Were "In The…

Winter brings cold temperatures. Cold slows down chemical reactions and can play hell with the performance of healthy batteries. As expected, Mini E drivers in the Northeast are seeing much-decreased range from their lithium-ion packs. Laws of physics FTW, y'all. » 12/29/09 1:40pm 12/29/09 1:40pm

In Honor Of Battle Of Hastings, 2005 Mini Cooper S Gets 1066 BS Penalty…

When we saw that Team Union Jack Racing would be bringing a 2005 Mini Cooper to the Yeehaw It's Texas 24 Hours Of LeMons, we figured we'd be seeing a Corolla-based "Mini." Nope! » 10/24/09 8:00am 10/24/09 8:00am

MINI Broadspeed May Be MINI Coupe Moniker

MotoringFile is reporting the just-greenlit MINI coupe may get the name "Broadspeed" after the successful racing team which eventually built their own coupes back in the day. Look for the concept debut at Frankfurt. [MotoringFile via Autoblog] » 7/20/09 10:30am 7/20/09 10:30am

Mini USA VP: Our Cars Are Like Adorably Imperfect Wives

Mini USA VP JIm McDowell tried to explain away yesterday's J.D. Power IQS showing the automaker in dead last, by telling CNBC their cars take some getting used to — like "your wife." Also, Kudlow's like 100-years-old. [CNBC] » 6/23/09 3:30pm 6/23/09 3:30pm

Tony Danza Shows Porsche Who's The Boss With MINI Door

Climbing into his MINI Cooper yesterday, Tony Danza dinged the passenger side rear quarter-panel of a Porsche Boxster with his door. Not news, but it begs the question — should he have left a note? Also, baseball pants? Really? [TMZ] » 6/15/09 8:30am 6/15/09 8:30am

AC Schnitzer Tweaks Mini Cooper S Convertible

German tuner AC Schnitzer has plied its craft upon the Mini Cooper S Convertible, adding fender flares, more "powah," a limited-slip differential and adjustable suspension. Basically it's a JCW Mini in extravagant duds. » 6/05/09 3:00pm 6/05/09 3:00pm

2012 MINI Cooper i-MegaCity Spied, Maybe

Last week we showed you a clear front shot of what could be the 2012 MINI Cooper, or i-MegaCity. Today, behold the may-be-Mini showing off its profile and new rump. UDPATE: It's a fake! » 5/29/09 12:30pm 5/29/09 12:30pm

MINIs Unite For Large, Tiny Celebration

More than 10,000 MINIs descended on the Silverstone Formula One track in England this weekend for the third annual MINI United Festival, including a few strange models. » 5/26/09 3:30pm 5/26/09 3:30pm