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 Countryman: First Four-Door Further Bastardizes Brand

The first four-door Mini, the Countryman, is officially here, continuing the tradition BMW started with the Clubman of watering down this beloved brand until it's almost completely unrecognizable. What's next, a Mini minivan called the "Familyman?" » 1/20/10 10:20am 1/20/10 10:20am

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 still …

Car & Driver Drags Odd Couple Car Combos, Shows Mom's V6 Camry Is As…

Well, not "as good" in every sense, or even more than one sense, of the term — but certainly just as quick in a 1/4 mile straight-line race. That's what the boys at Car & Driver found after spending the day at Milan Dragway pitting some of the strangest combinations of straight-line non-performance we've ever seen to see… » 7/14/08 1:40pm 7/14/08 1:40pm

New Mini Cooper JCW Spied on Nurburgring

The wicked and worldly watermarkers at World Car Fans tracked down what they claim to be a prototype Mini Cooper S lapping the Ring that is Nurburg. Word-on-the-street says this will be a new, higher-output model for those who want more than the vanilla John Cooper Works R56. The new kit could be sporting a power… » 11/07/07 11:45am 11/07/07 11:45am