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« Tuesday, January 23 »
Interview with Randy Clements, Head of Product Planning for MINI USA
BMWBLOG - While it doesn't look all that different, as it's a bit of a mild facelift, it does look a bit better and it keeps its traditional MINI face. So it's actually a good facelift, despite not looking drastically different. The newly refreshed MINI Cooper Hardtop was on display at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show and we were able ...
The 2018 WRC begins in Monte-Carlo and here's everything you need to know
Red Bull - 2017 winner: Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia - M-Sport World Rally Team. Useless fact: Against all the odds, the 1966 Rallye Monte-Carlo was won by a Mini Cooper. In fact, the little Minis took the top three steps on the podium, only to be controversially disqualified due to headlight irregularities.
« Monday, January 22 »
Driver Mistakes Cost Mini Stronger Dakar Results - Quandt
The Checkered Flag - However, Quandt said he was happy that all of the Mini John Cooper Works Rally and Buggy machines were extremely reliable throughout and gave the drivers the safety they needed in such difficult conditions. "It was quite a mixed Dakar; from the drivers' side I think there were unfortunately some ...
« Sunday, January 21 »
Przygonski Leads X-Raid Mini Charge with Top Five Finish
The Checkered Flag - Przygonski felt the Mini John Cooper Works Rally machine worked well throughout the event, feeling it was an improvement from 2017's event, and ultimately it was a really good event for him and his co-driver. “It was a good race for me and Tom, we had a good connection inside the car and our car was ...
Bayerische Motoren Werke : Dakar Rally 2018 - Finale, Cordoba
Kaplan Herald - Four MINI crews complete Dakar Rally 2018. Przygonski / Colsoul finish sixth to maintain fifth place overall. Boris Garafulic / Filipe Palmeiro move up to 13th. Munich. Dakar 2018 is over and, according to some of the MINI competitors, the 40th edition of the world-famous race was the toughest Dakar they have ever experienced.
« Friday, January 19 »
Multi-Functional Vehicle is New Trend for Busy Professionals
Cape Cod Today - Multi-functional vehicles have been one of the newest trends, today especially in many industries. There are varieties of machineries where these vehicles are being used. Nowadays, most professionals are looking for a new car that will best suit their needs and preferences. For new drivers, it is also ...
Black Book tallies full-year depreciation level
Auto Remarketing - Vehicles in the sub-compact luxury CUV segment include Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes Benz GLA Class and the Mini Cooper Countryman. Vehicles in this segment finished December with an average price of $14,952, a 19.2-percent decline from year-earlier levels ($18,496). Furthermore, Black Book ...
6 top things to do at Dubai Shopping Festival this weekend
ZAWYA - Visitors to Boxparkwho spend AED 100, can be entered to win a MINI Cooper. Bargain-hunters at The OutletVillage have the chance to win an AED 100,000 shopping spree with a personal shopper andprivate concierge. Finally, when spending AED 200 at The Beach there is a chance to win botha ...
Svezia WRC: 67 iscritti più le storiche
Rally.it - STORICHE Da segnalare anche qualche presenza storica davvero blasonata. Con il #201 l'ottantenne Rauno Aaltonen, leggenda vivente, il finlandese correrà con la Mini Cooper che lo rese celebre. #254 Mats Jonsson, vincitore di questa gara nel 1992 e 1993, infine Antero Laine altro protagonista dei Rally scandinavi.
« Thursday, January 18 »
2014-17 Mini Cooper used car review
Drive - It seems equally odd that the newest version of the Mini Cooper hatchback still looks amazingly similar to that original version of 16 years ago. But that's retro design for you: Change the look too much and you lose the all-important nostalgic identity. Of course, if the exterior bears more than a passing ...
The 2018 Mini Countryman Plug-In Makes A Case For Short Range Hybrids
Jalopnik - The 2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 has a long name and a smaller battery than almost any other plug-in hybrid in existence. But even though it's a small step toward electric driving, it's got a lot of personality for a car you connect to a wall socket. Being a Midwest boy, the pure joy of a weekend ...
Mini lines up agencies for first electric car marketing push
CampaignLive - Jung von Matt created last year's "The faith of a few" brand campaign, which told the story of legendary Mini Cooper creator John Cooper. BMW has described the Mini Electric, due for production in 2019, as having a "powerful electric motor", Campaign's sister magazine AutoCar reported last year.
Mini Cooper S (R56): PH Used Buying Guide
Pistonheads.com - The first generation of BMW Mini Cooper S was defined by its supercharger, which added both performance and a distinctive whine. For the second generation Cooper S, though, Mini had to look to turbocharging to hit the right emissions and economy figures, as well as improve ability. As a result, BMW ...
Snow tips from someone who grew up in Maine
Virginian-Pilot - A four-wheel drive SUV skates as well on ice as a Mini Cooper. So do pickup trucks with nothing in the bed. Read and remember your owner's manual directions for skids before you have to handle one. The methods vary among front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles. Carry sand or Kitty ...
From cool caravans to five-star tour buses - what to see at the Caravan and Motorhome Show 2018
Manchester Evening News - Attracting young adventure seeking couples, the Barefoot is super light, and can be towed by any car - including a mini cooper. Inside you can see the 1950's inspired design - and it has a convertible sofa bed, along with a mini kitchen and bathroom. Inside the Barefoot Caravan. It comes in at £23,995, ...
Leo Burnett Chicago Names Jordan Doucette EVP/Executive Creative Director
PR Newswire (press release) - Her marquee clients included Pfizer (Centrum, Advil and Robax), Canadian Tire, Mark's, Fido Telecommunications, MINI Cooper, Vancouver Aquarium, BC Hydro and Casino Rama. Doucette rose from the ranks within TAXI, having originally been hired as a copywriter in 2005. Before serving as chief ...
AUTO DOCTOR: Find fault code before addressing carbon buildup
Oil City Derrick - Dear Doctor: I have a 2009 Mini Cooper S with 72,000 miles. The check engine light says "engine malfunction." Under a high load, a high engine load will result in damage to the catalytic converter. It sounds like I may need to have carbon buildup cleaned off the intake ports, and the back side of the ...
« Wednesday, January 17 »
The winners and losers of the Detroit Auto Show
Yahoo Finance - If the X2 is everything consumers demand in 2018, the new Mini Cooper Hardtop is everything they don't care about. It's a small car from a non-premium brand, for starters. If history is our lesson, it'll also cost more than its competitors when similarly equipped and won't come with standard features people are looking for.
January sales: deals on the UK's best-selling cars
Motoring Research - There's no shortage of offers available on the Mini, with monthly payments starting from £189. This is based on a Mini Cooper three-door hatchback with a four-year contract mileage of 40,000 and a £2,244.62 deposit. On the other hand, you could go all out and opt for the Mini John Cooper Works.
At the Detroit Auto Show Monday, BMW AG Unveiled X2 SUV
Newburgh Gazette - The current i8 made its production debut in 2014, and pairs a mid-mounted, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine (much like that of the Mini Cooper) to a front and rear-mounted electric motor. The production version remains practically unchanged from the concept version shown in Detroit past ...
BMW Group reveal at 2018 Detroit Auto Show
ExpressNewsline - BMW's North America chief, Bernhard Kuhnt, characterized the X2 as key to continued growth at the brand. The X2 chassis is shared with BMW-stablemate Mini Cooper.
BMW enters sub-compact SUV race with all-new X2
GkMen - The current i8 made its production debut in 2014, and pairs a mid-mounted, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine (much like that of the Mini Cooper) to a front and rear-mounted electric motor.
Al Salone di Detroit 2018 il restyling di Mini 3 porte, 5 porte e Cabrio
Autoappassionati.it - Il restyling di Mini ha debuttato al Salone di Detroit: tre i modelli presentati in anteprima, ovvero la versione della Cooper a 3 porte, a 5 e la Cabrio riviste a circa tre anni dall'introduzione del nuovo modello. Il restyling della gamma Mini Cooper porta al debutto il nuovo logo, aggiornando allo stesso ...
« Tuesday, January 16 »
The 2019 Mini Hardtop and Convertible welcome stylish refreshes and bevy of customizable options
New York Daily News - One of the key selling features of the funky, yet fun compact vehicles offered by Mini, customization remains the primary focus of the 2019 Mini Hardtop and Convertible. Both the interior and exterior benefit from a variety of changes, including a new front headlight design, which can be upgraded to LED ...
2018 Detroit Auto Show: The new MINI Hardtop Facelift
BMWBLOG - When MINI first showed off the facelift for its Cooper Hardtop, there was one aspect of the update that stood out more than anything else - its taillights. Built into the optional LED taillight design is the Union Jack, showing off its British heritage.
VIDEO | Changing a boy's life with a Power Wheels and some mad skills
WDEL 1150AM - The group first got him an electric Mini Cooper, but it just wasn't working for Luke. "He needed more leg space and we were thinking about extending the Mini Cooper to make it wider for his legs," said Nathan Nguyen. But the Mini Cooper was uncomfortable and so loud it scared Luke, who has a critical ...
2018 Detroit Auto Show preview: Why we're hyped
CNET - And finally, we're also anticipating a pair of 2019 Mini Cooper refreshes including the new hard top and convertible varieties. There's a lot more to see from Detroit so make sure you're glued to CNET Roadshow all well. [MUSIC] And you stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech ...
BMW X1 brother, X2, joins the litter
The Detroit News - ... X2 joins the X1 as the only Bimmer with a front-wheel-drive-based, transverse engine-mounted architecture. The rest of the performance brand's sedan, sports car, and SUV lineup features RWD-based drivetrains with longitudinal engines. The X2 chassis is shared with BMW-stablemate Mini Cooper.
BMW still considering faster 'i8s' supercar
Evo - The current i8 made its production debut in 2014, and pairs a mid-mounted, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine (much like that of the Mini Cooper) to a front and rear-mounted electric motor.
Steve McQueen tried to buy the '68 Mustang from Bullit - twice
Telegraph.co.uk - It is one of the most famous cars in cinema history, up there with Michael Caine's Mini Cooper from The Italian Job and Michael J Fox's DeLorean from Back to the Future. Steve McQueen may have had top billing in the 1968 thriller Bullitt, but the real star of the film was the green Ford Mustang 390 GT he ...
Warming up for the new historic racing season at Goodwood
Classic Driver - The assortment of cars at the Revival Racing Experience is wonderfully diverse, comprising a Mini Cooper, Lotus Cortina, Jaguar Mk II, BMW 1800 Ti/Sa, Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV, MGB Roadster, Ford Falcon, and a Porsche 912. More importantly, they're all fitted with roll cages, harnesses, and sticky tyres.
BMW Group Malaysia records best sales in 2017 with 12680 vehicles delivered
The Star Online - KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group recorded its best performance in Malaysia with 12,680 units of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles delivered in 2017. ... Last year, MINI added the new MINI Countryman, MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and MINI John Cooper Works Countryman to its portfolio.
BMW Group Malaysia Sets New Sales Record For 2017
Carlist.my Automotive News (press release) - MINI also saw a 12% increase to 1,010 vehicles delivered in 2017. Last year saw the introduction of the all-new MINI Countryman, and MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.
BMW Group Malaysia sold a record 12680 units in 2017 - 16% growth, seventh straight all-time high
Paul Tan's Automotive News - The MINI brand had its best year ever in 2017 with 1,010 vehicles delivered, a 12% increase from 2016. Last year, MINI added the new F60 Countryman, John Cooper Works Clubman and John Cooper Works Countryman to the range.
Strongman swimming pioneer enlists help of Devon marines for longest ocean swim world record ...
Devon Live - Recent Superman-esque stunts include a 102km swim between Martinique and St Lucia in the Caribbean in November - pulling a 100lb log attached to his trunks - and running a marathon pulling a 1.4-tonne Mini Cooper. Super-fit adventure athlete Ross Edgley. The 32-year-old former Team GB water ...
Viewpoint: Strong research universities carry value across generations in SC
GSA Business - Graduate engineering students in our Deep Orange program at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, working hand-in-hand with automotive professionals from BMW, unveiled the design of a next-generation Mini Cooper concept car. The Clemson Energy ...
« Monday, January 15 »
Best three-cylinder cars
Car Keys - The lower capacity engines were used in the MINI up until 2017, but these have since been replaced by the 1.5, which appears in the MINI One, MINI Cooper, MINI Countryman, MINI Clubman and MINI Paceman. It's also found in the BMW 1-Series and 2-Series Active Tourer and the X1. Where it ...
THACO aims to open 15 BMW, MINI showrooms
Vietnam+ (press release) - THACO Chairman Tran Ba Duong told a re-launching ceremony of the BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad brands distributed by THACO in Vietnam held in ... to Vietnam new BMW and MINI models, such as BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW X6; MINI Cooper, ...
Mini Cooper #1
Dribbble - Illustration Work . Vintage Mini Cooper . Purpose: t-shirt design . Year: 2018.
« Sunday, January 14 »
Model Kate Peck talks about her epic ride through Africa
NT News - These days she can indulge her motoring passions with the best of the Mini and BMW Motorrad range. A Mini Cooper D, the transport over the holiday break, was an interim step between handing in the keys to a Mini Cooper JCW and awaiting the arrival of a similarly sporty Mini Countryman early next ...
« Saturday, January 13 »
Chelsea star N'Golo Kante drives same Mini Cooper which he crashed to training with gaffer tape ...
The Sun - N'GOLO KANTE is still driving the same £20,000 Mini Cooper which collided with a lorry earlier this week. The Chelsea star had the crash on the King's Road as he made his way to Stamford Bridge for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup clash against Arsenal. N'Golo Kante turned up for Chelsea training ...
MINI Rally heading to Dodge
Dodge City Daily Globe - It has been 8 years since the MINI Takes the States Rally came to Dodge City and this July it will be returning. The cross-country rally will feature owners of MINI Cooper's heading into town on July 19. “There are two legs of the rally,” Convention and Visitors Bureau tourism coordinator Megan Welsh said ...
VIDEO: Modified John Cooper Works MINI GP on The Smoking Tire
BMWBLOG - For the uneducated, the MINI GP is a lighter, faster and sharper variant of the standard MINI John Cooper Works. The last variant was made back in 2013, on the R56 chassis, prior to the current UKL-architecture MINIs. Powering the JCW MINI GP was a 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that ...
2019 Mini Cooper: What's New
Brinkwire (press release) - The 2019 Mini Cooper will be coming in with a few upgrades. Of course, we are not expecting to see any major design upgrades coming for the Mini Cooper but the 2019 will have a few interesting upgrades to offer. ... In the back, Mini removed the old taillight that fitted it with the new Union Jack taillight.
« Friday, January 12 »
Mini reveals updates for 2018 Hatch range
FleetNews - The transmission is offered on Mini One, Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper D engine variants. Using the satellite navigation data and the car's inbuilt camera systems, the startstop system can be intelligently controlled to identify situations in which it is better to not switch off the engine, such as ...
2019 Mini Cooper: What's New
AutooMobile.com - The 2019 Mini Cooper will be coming in with a few upgrades. Of course, we are not expecting to see any major design upgrades coming for the Mini Cooper but the 2019 will have a few interesting upgrades to offer.
2019 Mini Cooper Taking Tiny Steps With Upgrades.
DailySunKnoxville.com - Mini will be giving their 2019 Mini Cooper and upgrade and while we won't be seeing any major upgrades, there are some that is worth taking note of. The 2019 Mini Cooper will be fitted with a new set of headlights this time. The new headlights will consist of LED running lights which will be encircling ...
MINI John Cooper Works and MINI Race Car Driver James Vance
Wheels.ca - “It really brings me back to how the car feels on the race track, which is really cool.” James Vance, professional race car driver, MINI USA John Cooper Works for ExpoSystems Canada. If you are looking for a performance car with an abundance of attitude and personality, you needn't look much further ...
Fascinating photo gallery of Dakar 2018 and MINI X-Raid Team
BMWBLOG - Edition 40 of the world's most demanding long-distance rally began on January 6 2018 in Lima and for the first time, MINI and X-raid are using two different types of drive. In addition to ALL4 MINI John Cooper Works Rally which competed last year as well, the rear-wheel drive MINI John Cooper Works ...
Mini-modellen weer up-to-date
Dagelijksauto.nl - Hierdoor is het maximumkoppel met 10 Nm gestegen naar 160 en 190 Nm. Als optie biedt Mini een nieuwe zeventraps Steptronic-automaat aan. Deze is bestemd voor de One, Cooper, Cooper S en Cooper D. De Cooper SD en John Cooper Works beschikken over een achttraps Steptronic-transmissie.
2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible upgrades announced
CarAdvice - Details of the updated 2018 Mini Hatch and Convertible ranges have been announced this week, bringing a range of cosmetic, mechanical and ... All petrol engines feature direct injection with maximum pressure increased from 200 bar to 350 bar, while the Cooper D and Cooper SD's diesels have seen ...
MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible get a facelift for MY2018
Indian Autos Blog - The new MINI hatchbacks have received a subtle facelift with the mid-cycle update. Exterior changes include a modified design and Matrix high beam for the circular adaptive LED headlights, new 17-inch alloy wheels, new MINI logo in a two-dimensional "flat design" on the bonnet and tailgate and new LED rear lights in Union Jack design.
Triumph: the reincarnation of an iconic British brand
The Conversation UK - Mini Cooper, Jaguar Land Rover, Cadbury and many others have had similar fates. Some British brands have, however, managed to make a comeback from dire straits. One example is the fashion house Burberry. Failing to appeal to younger consumers and seen as an old, out-of-touch brand, Angela ...
Rare race car finds new home in Tauranga
New Zealand Herald - Although he has more than 40 years of racing experience, Creswell says a F5000 car with a 5.0-litre fuel-injected Chevrolet V8 engine developing about 600-horsepower will be a very different challenge to the Mini Cooper, various sports cars and Formula Ford single-seaters he's raced previously.
« Thursday, January 11 »
2019 Mini Cooper Gets Cosmetic and Tech Upgrades That Add Personality
ConsumerReports.org - The Mini Cooper has always been defined by personality, from cheeky styling to go-kart-inspired handling. For the 2019 model year, the core two-door hatchback, four-door hatchback, and convertible Coopers receive a mid-generation freshening that ratchets up the British flair and invites even more ...
Official: 2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible are here ahead of Detroit auto show unveiling
Autoweek - Off the top, new optional LED headlights help modernize the front end aesthetic and headlight performance of the Mini. The BMW-owned automaker didn't stop with the front lights, however. No, it went and made the rear taillights light up in the pattern of the Union Jack.
2019 Mini Cooper: When Germans Make Something More British
RoadandTrack.com - The 2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop two- and four-door and Mini Convertible are getting a subtle response. It includes a slight exterior update, as well as a handful of new tech features. Perhaps the most noticeable change, though, isn't the fascia or the interior. It's the uniquely British taillight design.
Mini refreshes Cooper hardtops and convertible for the Detroit Auto Show
Digital Trends - Mini has some new cars to show off this year at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. And they were just revealed on the web for the world to see, before their physical debut at the Cobo Center. For the Detroit Auto Show, Mini will be introducing a fresh new update for the current Mini Cooper Hardtop 2 Door, the Hardtop 4 Door, and the new Mini Convertible.
Manchester United star Nemanja Matic ready to ditch £25000 red Mini Cooper over fears it is ...
The Sun - MANCHESTER UNITED star Nemanja Matic is ready to ditch his beloved Mini over fears it's hindering his recovery from injury. The Serbian midfielder has been a near-constant presence in the United team since his £40m switch from Chelsea last summer. Nemanja Matic is ready to get rid of his beloved ...
Hard Brexit 'could cost 14000 jobs' at German car suppliers
Jakarta Post - Hard Brexit 'could cost 14,000 jobs' at German car suppliers Robots ready to produce the new Mini Cooper are pictured during a tour of the BMW's plant at Cowley in Oxford, central England, on Nov. 18, 2013.
BMW 8-Series leaked, Land Rover Defender spied, Mini Cooper updated: Today's Car News
Brinkwire (press release) - Mini's Hardtop and Convertible have come in for some updates. Not much has changed but there is a cool Union Jack motif integrated in the taillights. The changes should eventually filter across to other Mini models like the Clubman and Countryman.
« Wednesday, January 10 »
The 2019 Mini Cooper Is So British It Will Set Up Colonies And Has Very Strong Opinions About ...
Jalopnik - Today Mini announced minor updates to the Hardtop 2 Door, Cooper 4 Door and Convertible models that we will see in person at the Detroit Auto Show. Those expecting big updates, like power upgrades or significant new options, will probably be disappointed. Instead the car's getting a bunch of new ...
Revamped 2019 Mini Cooper proudly channels brand's heritage
The Car Connection - It's either kitsch or it's cool. The 2019 Mini Cooper unveiled Tuesday ahead of its formal debut at next week's Detroit auto show proudly drapes itself in the Union Jack from head to tail. And by tail, we mean taillight.
Design Tweaks for 2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible
Car and Driver - Less than two weeks into 2018, BMW is rolling out the 2019 Hardtop, in both two- and four-door configurations, as well as a refreshed Convertible. The 2019 version goes into production in March. In the U.S. market, the changes it brings are purely cosmetic. Other markets see powertrain revisions as well, and those may come to the States at some point.
Meet the new 2019 Mini Cooper, same as the old Mini
Motor Authority - Not much on the new model has changed, aside from small touches on the front bumper, Union Jack on the taillights outside, new logos, and bigger touchscreen infotainment on the inside. Looking at the car reveals that not much on the Cooper has changed, lest you think the automaker would break with decades of tradition.
BMW 8-Series leaked, Land Rover Defender spied, Mini Cooper updated: Today's Car News
Motor Authority - Redesigning an icon like the Land Rover Defender is a monumental task, but Land Rover is up to the challenge. The automaker has been spotted testing the next-generation model in public for the first time. Mini's Hardtop and Convertible have come in for some updates. Not much has changed but there ...
Spot the Difference: Mini Unveils Tweaked 2019 Cooper Line
The Truth About Cars - Remember when TV shows used to replace a troublesome actor, only to keep the same character hanging around? Like Aunt Vivian from Fresh Prince, or Darren from Bewitched? This is not like that at all. For its 2019 Mini Cooper lineup, the names stay the same, and so does the look. Even eagle-eyed ...
CES - Techniplas on the way forward for 3D printing in the auto industry
just-auto.com - Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES, we caught up with Techniplas' CEO, Avi Reichental. The company is using CES this week to showcase a Mini-Cooper that has been gutted and replaced with 3D printed parts, including smart connected ...
2018 MINI revealed with added tech, new 7spd dual-clutch option
PerformanceDrive - Speaking of the Cooper S, it retains the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder, producing 141kW. Attacking the 0-100km/h sprint takes as little as 6.7 seconds, and offers an official average fuel consumption as low as 5.3L/100km (depending on the variant and transmission). MINI is raising the level of customisation ...
Best of 2017 | Year-End Highlights on The GATE
The GATE - During my family's trip to the Drake Devonshire Inn, we enjoyed a drive through the countryside, played on the beach (in September, no less), and fell in love with the Mini Cooper Countryman. And at Blue Mountain near Collingwood, we stayed at the Westin Trillium House hotel for the first time, rode up ...