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.
Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
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.
The 2016 Mini Clubman is just the first in a line of new Minis, so can you guess their next five moves?
The 2016 Mini Clubman is almost fourteen feet of CompactPremiumFamilyCar, and I know what you’re thinking. It’s huge for a Mini. But hell, it’s also a proper wagon with enough space for five people. And it happens to be pretty good.
MINI’s completely redesigned big-ass model, the Cooper Clubman, will go on sale in January as the brand emerges into the “luxury compact” segment.
The Mini Cooper isn’t for everyone, but it’s not supposed to be. If you can deal with the cutesy-retro looks and the relatively small size, you’re in for one of the most fun and surprisingly practical motoring experiences around. What do you need to know before you buy a Mini Cooper? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you…
The 2016 Mini Clubman exists because the world deserves a premium compact that one can jam all their junk into.
The Mini Countryman is neither small nor a man of the country, but it is a popular and premium small crossover. What do you need to know before you buy a Mini Countryman? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
Now I know why Minis handle well; they beat the living hell out of their development prototypes. And I know that because yesterday I chased one down Mulholland in a Caterham until the Mini’s brakes were catching fire.
The wagon version of BMW’s Mini has finally gotten an update for 2016, and while it’s arguably less quirky than the first-gen one it replaces, it’s now a true four-door wagon (well, six doors if you count the two at the rear). I think it looks pretty good, and seems to be more usable and practical than the one it’s…
When you buy into a Mini John Cooper Works, you’re in for three things: speed, noise, and discomfort. The previous generation Mini Coopers were never known for their ride quality, but the JCW models ramped up the hardcore even further, providing lots more fun if you were willing to put up with some rough edges. So…
So life is crazy, and there are some days when you wake up in Dubai, and take a bus ride out into the desert, and then drive the car that won the toughest race in the world, the Dakar Rally.