I have definitely knocked NASCAR a few times in the past with all of the lame cliches: “It’s just a circle,” “It’s not complicated enough,” and, “No, I’ve never been sexually attracted to my cousin.” But I’ve seen the error of my ways, and it took a front-wheel drive 228 horsepower hot hatchback banking the track of…
Let’s be honest: Mini probably isn’t aiming the 2016 Cooper S Convertible at the super-tall, Nürburgring-based professional touring car driver demographic. I tested this car because BMW, Mini’s parent company, combined the launch of this car with the M2 and made us drive it first. That’s how I found myself in Southern…
BMW turned 100 this year, and to celebrate, the company has cooked up some concept cars from the stable of all the brands it owns, many of which are not actually named “BMW.” We’ve already seen the BMW Vision Next 100 Concept, but now there’s a Mini concept, and it makes the future of car-sharing seem awesome.
Since Americans have lost all interest in any vehicle that doesn’t have “King Ranch Edition” in its name, Mini is another brand that isn’t doing too hot right now. That’s a damn shame because they make some of the most fun new cars you can buy. Perhaps the rugged-looking Mini Clubman All4 Scrambler Concept would…
Holy crap, just watch that little Mini. If you, for some reason, ever forget what the word ‘plucky’ means, just imagine this video. That little Mini has an engine a fraction of the size of that Mustang’s V8, and tires that could fit in the Mustang’s glovebox, but sticks to that pony car like stench on stink. It’s my…
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The original Mini, introduced in 1959, is an automotive icon on the level of the Volkswagen Beetle. When it finally ceased production in October 2000, its successor had very large shoes to fill.
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The original Mini is, quite deservedly, considered one of the greatest designs in all of motoring. It’s a triumph of packaging that defined a template still used today. But it had one pretty big flaw, one that was (almost) fixed by a controversial, prostitute-loving, tax-frauding politician, who was also the force…
A Japanese domestic market Mini Cooper with a German supercharger sourced from England, packed with Japanese parts only to be run by an Australian ECU on Ethanol. Mighty Car Mods’ perfect Mini Cooper is one sweet ride.
The 2016 Mini Clubman stole our hearts last year, and this plucky little compact luxury wagon, ruthlessly engineered to feel fun without compromising its luxury and efficiency, will get even better when the Clubman All4 AWD variant goes on sale this April.
Back in 1999, Mini asked three British icons to come up with their own Mini designs for an upcoming exhibition celebrating the brand’s 40th anniversary. David Bowie was one of them. The car was good, but his remarks about the project stole the show.
The mirror plated supercar is a quintessential part of Gulf Arab car culture, along with the Transformers Camry and the fetishistic application of negative camber. When applied by Britain’s eternal and chamaeleonic rock star David Bowie to a plain old Mini, including all its windows, it becomes something else entirely.
Besides just driving the 2016 Mini Clubman to see if it was any good or not, two reasonably sane, well-adjusted adults spent a large chunk of time in it trying to satisfy a picky, grumpy cartoon fish.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been baring its teeth at automakers more and more over safety issues, and today BMW North America joined the ranks of Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and Takata to get hit with penalties.
When we found out Mini was developing a 5 door Cooper, we questioned it. When it finally showed up it did everything right, but we still kind of question it. Now Mini is trying to make it more appealing, by adding 20 hp with a new Carbon Edition.
Mini finally has a convertible version of the redesigned Mini Cooper it introduced back in 2014, and if it means I get a better chance to hear the fantastic noise of the John Cooper Works, it was worth the wait.