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Mini John Cooper Works Rally features BMW straight-six

The Mini John Cooper Works Rally race car was unveiled overnight, and will make its competitive debut at the 2017 Dakar Rally. Built in conjunction with X-raid, the JCW Rally's body is designed to look like the just unveiled second-generation Countryman SUV, although the panels and underlying structure are made from carbon-fibre and Kevlar...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Mini Ray three-door review
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2016 Mini Ray three-door review

The Mini Ray is the new entry point into the range, how does it stack up?


2017 Mini Countryman could spawn new Paceman, with a twist - report
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2017 Mini Countryman could spawn new Paceman, with a twist - report

The Mini Paceman could make a return using the recently-revealed Countryman as a base, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Auto Express, the BMW Group’s design boss, Adrian van Hooydonk, said the company is considering a five-door coupe-styled SUV companion for the new Mini Countryman - differing from the three-door layout of the previous Paceman...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 28, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 28, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4: Brand's first PHEV detailed, on the cards for Australia
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2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4: Brand's first PHEV detailed, on the cards for Australia

The 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 has been revealed, becoming the first model from the brand to offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain. Joining the all-new 2017 Mini Countryman range next year, the PHEV variant promises to maintain the dynamic ability that the brand's cars are known for despite its more environmentally-friendly powertrain...


2017 Mini Countryman revealed: More space, more tech and PHEV drivetrain for all-new SUV - UPDATE
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2017 Mini Countryman revealed: More space, more tech and PHEV drivetrain for all-new SUV - UPDATE

UPDATE: BMW Australia has indicated a 'late Q1 2017' launch for the new Mini Countryman. See article for details. The second-generation 2017 Mini Countryman SUV has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the Los Angeles motor show next month, bringing more space, more tech, and plug-in hybrid technology...


2017 Mini Countryman E previewed with brand-first PHEV tech
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2017 Mini Countryman E previewed with brand-first PHEV tech

The next-generation 2017 Mini Countryman has been previewed this week with new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology, marking a first for the BMW-owned British brand. According to Mini, its new PHEV system will maintain the company’s reputation for go-kart-like driving fun, while also significantly reducing tailpipe emissions...


BMW EV range to include electric 3 Series, X3, X4, Mini models - reports
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BMW EV range to include electric 3 Series, X3, X4, Mini models - reports

The BMW X3, X4, 3 Series, and Mini hatch, will be among the company's mainstream vehicles to gain pure-electric drivetrains from 2019. Harald Krueger, BMW's CEO, has told Bloomberg the company will begin offering EV variants in its mainstream vehicle lines beginning in 2019 with an electric Mini hatchback...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Mini JCW Convertible Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mini JCW Convertible Review

The 2017 Mini JCW Convertible is an impressive combination of alfresco fun and dynamic driving ability.


Mini spices up Cooper S range with John Cooper Works options packages
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Mini spices up Cooper S range with John Cooper Works options packages

Want a dash of the John Cooper Works style without going the whole way? Mini Australia is now offering John Cooper Works option packages across the Cooper S range. The new packages were announced at launch of the 2017 Mini JCW Convertible this week, where the British carmaker also revealed the  2017 Mini JCW Clubman would make its debut at the Paris motor show and would be made available to the Australian market in the first half of 2017...


Mini JCW Clubman set for Australia, will debut at Paris motor show
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Mini JCW Clubman set for Australia, will debut at Paris motor show

Mini is expanding its John Cooper Works performance stable with the 2017 John Cooper Works Clubman set to make its world premiere at the 2016 Paris motor show later this month. The Mini JCW Clubman has been confirmed for Australia and will feature Mini's most powerful engine yet, as well as All4 all-wheel drive. Producing 170kW and 350Nm, the JCW Clubman has a 2...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Mini Countryman spied with less camouflage
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2017 Mini Countryman spied with less camouflage

The second-generation Mini Countryman has been spied in Germany ahead of its debut, most likely at the Paris motor show at the end of the month. These latest photos show a prototype wearing a little less camouflage than the development vehicle spotted in the snow in January, and the John Cooper Works model spied in April...


What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?
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What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?

Australians love hotted-up versions of everyday small hatches and sedans, but which are the sales leaders? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s Volkswagen that sits at the top of the sales tree, given the fact it leads across three key price/power market breakdowns. But Subaru, Renault, Ford and even premium players Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz give stiff competition...


2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible Review

Able to trace its heritage back to 1959, the Mini has long been a cool car. But is the all-new, third-generation Mini Cooper S Convertible a cool car?

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2016 Mini Cooper Convertible review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mini Cooper Convertible review

The Mini Cooper Convertible is bigger than ever but can it prove its prowess as an enjoyable winter mode of transport without relying on the drop-top factor?

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$37,900

2016 Mini Ray launches in Australia from $29,000
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2016 Mini Ray launches in Australia from $29,000

The Mini Ray has returned to the Australian market, replacing the Mini One in the local line-up. Reviving the badge worn by the 2011 car of the same name, the 2016 Mini Ray takes the place of the Mini One as the price-leader in the hatch range. Starting at $29,000 drive-away, the new Mini Ray is available in both three- and five-door body styles and offers various personalisation options...


2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...