MINI

The Mighty MINI: The One-Off Paceman Adventure

The Mighty MINI: The One-Off Paceman Adventure

  After 55 years, the basic concept of the MINI (or known as the Mini when it was a model instead of a brand) has been a vehicle dignified by its quirky practicality. Even before the sale to BMW created a current line-up of offbeat small vehicles, the original front-wheel drive subcompact version of the […]

How Automakers Made the Most of April Fools' Day 2014

How Automakers Made the Most of April Fools’ Day 2014

  The first full month of spring is well known to start with a day consisting of physical jokes and overall deception. April Fools’ Day 2014 produced a several hilarious moments designed to make us believe outright nonsense. This year, several members of the auto industry were involved in perpetrating their own surreal news reports. […]

Nani Roma Wins Car Category of 2014 Dakar Rally

Nani Roma Wins Car Category of 2014 Dakar Rally

  A South American journey that christens the marvellous spectacle we know as motorsports for a new year, the 2014 Dakar Rally has been a gruelling 12-stage event across intimidating terrain. When the field of quad ATVs, motorcycles, cars and trucks set out from Rosario, Argentina on January 5th, the 2014 Dakar Rally pitted competitors […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Dakar Rally

Everything You Need to Know About the Dakar Rally

Igniting the competitive fires of motorsports for 2014, the Dakar Rally is now underway in South America. Crossing through the countries of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, the 2014 Dakar Rally is entering the fifth day of a 5,281-mile journey. Just like in previous years, purpose-built cars, trucks, dirt bikes as well as quad ATVs will […]

Four Awesome World Records in a MINI

Four Awesome World Records in a MINI

What are some of the coolest world records that have been completed in a MINI? Various MINI models’ appeal for record attempts is linked to their…ahem…mini size and excellent handling, making them ideal for high-speed and precision challenges, as well as for squeezing loads of people inside them. At the same time, the ability to […]

The Victors of the 2013 Dakar Rally

The Victors of the 2013 Dakar Rally

Setting out from Lima, Peru on the fifth day of January, a field of 448 vehicles raced across difficult to tame South American terrain for one of the world’s most extreme rally competitions. Housing cars, trucks, motorcycles and quad all-terrain vehicles, the 2013 Dakar Rally was 14 stages of punishing uncertainty. A journey between 8,121 […]

MINI Fun Drive London

Fun-Deprived Londoners: Rent a MINI for 26p per Hour

Congratulations London, you were official rated the most fun-deprived city in the UK. Don’t feel bad though, Manchester and Birmingham weren’t too far behind. This non-specific “new research” mentioned in MINI’s press release doesn’t mention much except for the fact that it shows that Londoners have fun for 142 minutes per day due mostly to […]

Like The Original, 2014 MINI JCW JP Will Stick With Hatch-Only Model

Like The Original, 2014 MINI JCW JP Will Stick With Hatch-Only Model

In September MINI announced the John Cooper Works GP. It is the fastest MINI production ever, surpassing the previous GCW GP back in 2006. The John Cooper Works has really grown in sales and scope across the MINI line-up. This year MINI is adding the first all wheel drive JCW Countryman. Like the previous GP […]

After Full 2012 Run, MINI Pulls Out Of World Rallying Championship

After Full 2012 Run, MINI Pulls Out Of World Rallying Championship

Well that was fast. After just one year, MINI has announced that it is pulling out of the World Rallying Championship. They went from wanting to win the whole thing in 2013 to pulling out in 2012. Earlier this year even, they committed to WRC, with Dr. Kay Segler saying “We remain convinced that the […]

MINI Prices John Cooper Works Countryman At $35,550

MINI Prices John Cooper Works Countryman At $35,550

When it comes to small, fuel-efficient crossovers the 2013 MINI Countryman would be on our list for sure. A John Cooper Works version? Even better. What’s not to like? While the Countryman has irritated purists as a heavier, larger and taller vehicle than usual for the brand, it is still the “mini” option in its […]

2014 MINI Cooper John Works GP Is Fastest Production MINI Ever

2014 MINI Cooper John Works GP Is Fastest Production MINI Ever

Say hello to the 2014 MINI John Cooper Works GP, the fastest production MINI ever. John Cooper Works has been firmly established across the MINI lineup as the brand’s highest, fastest trim level. BMW refers to it as a sub brand now, and this year the franchise is expanding with a JCW version of the […]

MINI May Add Sedan, Sports Car And Larger CUV

MINI May Add Sedan, Sports Car And Larger CUV

Next year, MINI will turn its focus to the original with a full third-generation design. Then, the various variants will be released yearly, much like MINI has done over the past few years. Models like the Clubman, Countryman, Coupe and Roadster have been added to keep interest fresh. BMW has shown no hesitance in approving […]