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.
Okay, so we went out to the countryside to check out the new BMW X6, but luckily, there weren't enough for all of us, so I ended up in the hottest Mini diesel. Here's my very short verdict.
The 2014 Mini John Cooper Works, the hottest new version of a once-tiny car that's almost the size of an Mk3 Golf these days, got an extreme introduction in Detroit this afternoon by a live rock band a very eager fog machine.
Wait a second, I got it! The four-door version of the 2015 Mini Cooper is something for people who have children, but want to pretend they don't. Poor kids.
BMW's Mini brand has big plans for the platform that underpins the new 2015 Mini Cooper. And by big, I mean "big" in the literal sense: bigger crossovesrs and higher seating positions are on tap for the future.
Mini claims that the new 2015 Mini Cooper is lighter than the car it replaces. If you live in the US, that's not actually true.
The 2015 Mini Cooper is here. With it goes the pointless but awesome central speedometer to get replaced by a screen just like on any other car. And it gets worse before it gets better.
With all this news about the 2015 Mini Cooper (Tagline: Now With More Meh), I figured I should remind everyone why Minis are great in the first place. Then I found this video.
Every new Mini has grown, including the 2015 Mini Cooper that was revealed earlier today. But one rarely has a sense of the scale of growth because you normally don't see every Mini next to each other.
Official specifications of the 2015 MINI Cooper. as released by the BMW Group.
Munich. With its unmistakeable design and undiluted driving fun, the first example of the classic Mini sparked a revolution in the car market when it entered the fray in 1959.
The first Mini Cooper was the word "mini" defined. The second gen car was a little bigger, but still fairly mini. The third one stretched that definition a good bit. And now we have a new Mini. It's larger on the outside and smaller in a key area.
I have to hand it to Mini on this one. Rather than tease us with closeups (which is annoying in and of itself, automakers) of the 2015 Mini Cooper using some generic whatever music, they did it with a tune from the most famous Mini Cooper movie ever: The Italian Job.
I've seen the 2015 Mini Cooper, and you should too. What I didn't know is how much good stuff can make it into the premium hatchback from bigger BMWs. Turns out it's quite a lot, and the new gadgets are all there to make it safer.
BMW has ambitious plans for the 2015 Mini Cooper that's set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. Maybe "ambitious" isn't the right word; maybe "world domination" is better.
New details about the upcoming third generation MINI suggest it's going to be a blast to drive.
There's a new Mini Cooper on the horizon, and we're set to see exactly what it will look like in November. Until then, spy photographers in China have snatched the best look at the car's interior to date, and it looks like it may be losing its famous center-mounted speedometer.