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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.

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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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$45,400

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...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24

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 E: plug-in hybrid SUV details leaked
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2017 Mini Countryman E: plug-in hybrid SUV details leaked

A new report provides details and images of the Mini Countryman E, the brand's first plug-in hybrid, which will be based on the second-generation Countryman. Motoringfile has obtained, through unspecified means, photos and details about Mini's first electric vehicle since the Mini E that was based on the second-generation Mini hatch...


2016 Mini Carbon Edition: JCW-inspired special on sale in Australia - UPDATE
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2016 Mini Carbon Edition: JCW-inspired special on sale in Australia - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson for Mini confirmed that not all 40 Mini Carbon Editions have been sold yet, see bottom of article for other details. The limited-run Mini Carbon Edition has been revealed, giving the five-door Mini Cooper S Hatch a look inspired by the John Cooper Works (JCW) variant, along with a small power bump...


Mini Vision Next 100 concept unveiled
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Mini Vision Next 100 concept unveiled

The Mini Vision Next 100 concept has been unveiled as part of the on-going centenary celebrations of its parent company, BMW. According to the car's designers, the concept is meant to be a blank canvas that adapts to the driver's moods and the current situation. Mini says that the Vision Next 100 can adapt instantly to each driver, even if the car itself is employed as part of a car sharing service...


Mini Clubman ALL4 Scrambler concept revealed
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Mini Clubman ALL4 Scrambler concept revealed

British car maker Mini has this week unveiled a motorcycle-inspired concept of its Clubman wagon. Dubbed the Clubman ALL4 Scrambler, the one-off concept features a number of interior and exterior design elements drawing heavily from BMW’s R Motorrad nineT Scrambler motorcycle...


2016 Mini Cooper and Cooper S hatch pricing and specifications
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2016 Mini Cooper and Cooper S hatch pricing and specifications

Australian pricing and details for the 2016 Mini Cooper and Cooper S hatch range have been revealed today, bringing a revised equipment spread for the new model year. Both variants of the Cooper and Cooper S remain unchanged in terms of performance, but have gained a number of upgrades to both standard and optional features lists...


2016 Mini JCW Convertible pricing and specifications
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2016 Mini JCW Convertible pricing and specifications

Mini Australia has announced the pricing and specifications of the new go-faster 2016 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible, the third variant in the Mini Convertible range. Only months after being confirmed for the Australian market in February, the hottest drop-top Mini joins the standard Cooper and hotter Cooper S variants...


Mini Seven special edition revealed, Australian debut under consideration
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Mini Seven special edition revealed, Australian debut under consideration

Mini has revealed a special-edition variant of its Cooper and Cooper S hatches, dubbed ‘Mini Seven’. The new special pays homage to the original Austin Seven, which, along with the Morris Mini, ushered in production of the iconic small car over 50 years ago - well before BMW took over the Mini marque...


2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review
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2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review

Read the article here. The previous Mini Clubman was perhaps a bit too quirky for its own good, particularly with those suicide doors on one side only, which were rather inconveniently placed on the wrong side of the car – at least for this country. But this new version, based on the Mini five-door, is far more grown up – and way more practical – especially if you intend to use those extra doors – six in total...


2017 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works spied testing
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2017 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works spied testing

Our spy photographers have snapped the next-generation Mini Countryman John Cooper Works testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The new Mini Countryman SUV is based on BMW's front- and all-wheel drive UKL architecture that not only underpins the latest generation of Mini models, but also the BMW X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer...