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2016 Mini Clubman: This Is It In All Its Six-Door Glory

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… » 6/24/15 9:25am 6/24/15 9:25am

The 2016 Mini John Cooper Works May Be Worth It For The Noise Alone

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… » 5/08/15 9:24am 5/08/15 9:24am

Brits Drive Three Old Minis Across US To Raise Money For Boy's Surgery

There’s a little boy named Jack. Jack seems like the usual kooky happy four year old, but there’s one big issue — Jack has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. Jack’s had a great deal of physical difficulties and can’t walk, at least not yet. There is a surgery that could help, and to get that surgery, three guys are… » 4/24/15 10:04am 4/24/15 10:04am

I Used Mini’s Augmented Reality Goggles And Now I Need A Pair

Yes, I look like a complete tool – more so than normal. And that’s just one of the many issues with faceputers. But for those of us that buy cars to drive and not as overpriced fashion statements, Mini’s augmented reality goggles are the fighter jet-style, head-up display of our dreams. I used them and now I need a… » 4/20/15 6:00pm 4/20/15 6:00pm

Your Ridiculously Awesome MINI John Cooper Works Wallpaper Is Here

Most car wallpapers feature sweeping vistas and wide shots of the cars. You can take in the majesty of the entire vehicle and see the way all the pieces come together. But today, we’re losing the forest for the trees. When you focus on a beautiful detail, you start to appreciate a car’s lines in a new way. » 4/12/15 3:40pm 4/12/15 3:40pm

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

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 12:25pm 1/26/15 12:25pm

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