Mini Boss: Superleggera Roadster Not Confirmed, Smaller Mini Unlikely

Sad news in the Mini world today: it seems that some reporters, or at least their anonymous inside sources, jumped the gun a bit when it comes to the Mini Superleggera Roadster. It's not confirmed yet, and a smaller Mini is now unlikely to happen. » 3/19/15 9:45am 3/19/15 9:45am

Comparison Test: Original Mini vs. Original Hummer

I recently had the opportunity to drive an original Mini back-to-back with my original Hummer. This was a very unusual experience, and it felt a lot like that scene in Castaway where Tom Hanks is floating through the ocean on a raft made of sticks until he's rescued by a cargo ship the size of greater Baltimore. » 3/18/15 3:15pm 3/18/15 3:15pm

Mini Coopers Will Be Playing The Role Of Pac-Man Ghosts In Pixels

There's a new movie coming about aliens sending a bunch of old 8-bit, pixellated video game characters to Earth to kick our asses. Like almost every alien-kicking-our-asses movie, it looks pretty fun. This movie also gives the modern Mini Cooper its first real acting roles, where Minis will play the role of Pac-Man… » 3/18/15 1:20pm 3/18/15 1:20pm

Report: The Mini Superleggera Roadster Is Go For 2018 Production

Ever since Mini showed off the stunning Superleggera Roadster concept last summer, the masses have been begging them to make it a reality. Since then we've gotten nothing but a solid "Maybe," but a new report says it's happening after all. Wooo! » 3/17/15 4:46pm 3/17/15 4:46pm

How About Driving A Brand New 1968 Mini Van?

This cute workhorse has 302 miles on the clock and the seat protectors and rubber floor mats left right where the British Motor Corporation put them back in 1968. Also, Dunlop cross-ply tires! » 3/14/15 1:00pm 3/14/15 1:00pm

I So Wish The Mini Clubman Gran Turismo Concept Was Real

Get The 395 HP AWD Mini Clubman You Always Wanted In Gran Turismo 6

Mini is the latest company to jump on the Gran Turismo Vision Concept bandwagon, and the car they're cooking up for GT6 is appropriately bonkers. An aggressive bodykit, two "barn" doors, and 395 horsepower make for the coolest Mini Clubman I've ever seen, even if it's not real. » 2/25/15 1:52pm 2/25/15 1:52pm

This Race Car Is The Crazy Mini Cooper You Don't Invite To Parties

Few things are more adorable than watching a bunch of Mini Coopers duke it out on track! That's what the UK's Mini Challenge is all about. It's a single-make series with different levels of competition designed to be an affordable, accessible entry point to touring car racing. » 1/26/15 11:58am 1/26/15 11:58am

Report: BMW And Toyota Teaming Up To Make Mini Small Again

It's no secret that the Mini Cooper isn't as small as it used to be, and while the redesigned car is better in a lot of ways, it's not necessarily a better Mini. But a new report says the brand recognizes the need for smallness, and could turn to Toyota to make a new tiny city car. Hooray small things! » 1/23/15 2:27pm 1/23/15 2:27pm

2014 Mini Cooper S Hardtop: The Jalopnik Review

My favorite driving roads in the Austin area come up after Mopac dead ends into RM 1826 in Hays County. Then you're on some really nice, winding Hill Country roads down by Driftwood, Dripping Springs, and Wimberley. If you've ever heard of or eaten at the Salt Lick, you know what I'm talking about. » 1/20/15 4:00pm 1/20/15 4:00pm

The 2015 Mini John Cooper Works: 228 HP And Bonkers Looks For $30,600

"Rebel green" paint job, black hood stripes, and a crimson roof, brake calipers and mirrors: yep, the 2015 Mini John Cooper Works looks bonkers. Just as it should. And in addition to that radical color scheme, we now have a price tag: $30,600. » 1/12/15 2:05pm 1/12/15 2:05pm

Report: The Mini Paceman Must Die So The Brand May Live

We've been hearing for nearly two years now that BMW's ostensibly small car brand Mini is planning on paring down its huge range to focus on a few strong-selling models. Now it appears that is finally happening, and the casualties are the Mini Paceman, Roadster and Coupe. » 1/07/15 10:32am 1/07/15 10:32am

This Mini Was Larger Than A Countryman

1968 was the last year Minis wore the BMC badge, but this version of the original Countryman with the 'Breadthalyser' plates somehow didn't quite make it into production. » 12/15/14 10:05pm 12/15/14 10:05pm

Government Assholes Publicly Crushed This Mini For Violating Import Law

Assholes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security took a break from their busy schedules of snorting coke and having sex with prostitutes in Colombia and fondling children at airports on Thursday long enough to publicly destroy an imported Mini at a New Jersey junkyard. Hey, fuck you guys! » 12/12/14 11:46am 12/12/14 11:46am

Do These Patent Drawings Reveal A Production Mini Superleggera Roadster?

The Mini Superleggera Vision Concept was easily one of the best designs to come from Mini in a while, an elegant and fun-looking sports car with two seats and an open roof. I hoped Mini wouldn't let that design go to waste, and now there's proof they might not. » 12/11/14 4:45pm 12/11/14 4:45pm

Mini To Extend Desert Racing Program Because All They Do Is Win

An upscale urban compact-car and extreme off-road racing might seem like a contrived paring, but Mini and race prep partner X-Raid have won the brutal Dakar Rally for the last three straight years, and have just committed to competing through 2017. » 12/10/14 10:43am 12/10/14 10:43am

See Why People Gathered In A Stadium To Watch This Guy Park A Car

Yes, there is a Guinness World Record for "the tightest parallel park." And Han Yue beat it this week; sticking a Mini Cooper between two other cars with not more than 3.15" to spare. Also, he did it in one motion. » 11/20/14 7:30pm 11/20/14 7:30pm

The Clever Mini Citysurfer Concept Solves The City Parking Conundrum

With a range of 10-15 miles, a top speed of 15 mph and a charging socket integrated into its holder for your smartphone the Mini Citysurfer Concept is an ingenious solution to the challenges of owning a car in an urban area. » 11/20/14 8:50am 11/20/14 8:50am

I'm In A Five Door Mini Watching A Man Climbing Into Another One

The infamous Mini 5 had its world premier at the Paris Motor Show, and although it's not a big deal being only a larger Mini, I still took the time to experience the phenomenon. » 10/07/14 7:30am 10/07/14 7:30am

This Is Why Mini Sales Have Been Disappointing Lately

Despite their preponderance of crazy niche models these days, the bulk of Mini sales have long been comprised mostly of the Cooper and Countryman. So with an all-new 2014 Mini Cooper on sale now, you'd think sales numbers would be great, but they're far from it. » 10/02/14 12:10pm 10/02/14 12:10pm