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The new MINI owned by BMW was inspired by the earlier generations that lasted from 1959- 2000. Since the release of the new MINI in 2001 there have been 2 generations. In Australia the 2nd generation vehicles available are the MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S, MINI Cooper Cabrio and the MINI Cooper Countryman.

MINI Reviews

2017 Mini JCW Convertible Review

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

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?

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?

2016 Mini Convertible Review

The new Mini Cooper Convertible is a little larger than before, but retains much of the retro charm of the outgoing model. It's still a great little driver's car too, with engine variants and gearbox options to suit most buyers.

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MINI Videos

2017 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works - 2016 Paris Motor Show

With 170kW and 350Nm available from a 2-litre turbo, the AWD JCW Clubman has plenty going for it... until you see the price. This car is shown at €49,000 which is about $72k in Australia, plus on-road costs. That is one cool but pricey Mini!

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...

CarAdvice helps Movember raise millions for men's health

CarAdvice has helped the Movember Foundation of Australia raise more than $15.7 million dollars for men's health across the country. Thanks to our highly motivated, 20-strong Movember team – and a huge number of generous donations – CarAdvice managed to raise an impressive four-figure total towards the betterment of prostate and testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity...

2016 Mini Convertible : 2015 LA Auto Show

The new Mini Cooper convertible might look a lot like the old Mini Cooper convertible, but it's got some subtle new design elements up its sleeve.  ...

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MINI Comparisons

Audi A1 Sportback 1.0 TFSI v Mini 5 Door One : Affordable premium hatchback comparison test

Just because a brand is considered to be prestigious doesn’t mean it can’t have a wallet-friendly offering in its line-up. That’s exactly the case for these two vehicles – the 2015 Audi A1 1.0 TFSI and the 2015 Mini 5 Door One – because the pitch behind these compact five-door hatchbacks is to offer an affordable entry point to each of their respective ranges...

Audi A1 v Mini Cooper : Comparison review

‘Premium light’ is a term for more than just watered-down beer charged exorbitantly at the footy. The reborn Mini Cooper and original Audi A1 each ask around double that of similarly sized hatchbacks, which start from around $15K, but their makers would argue they are big on flavour and … well, premium-ness. For buyers living in the big smoke, they should be close to ideal...

Mini Cooper S v Renault Clio RS : Comparison Review

The new-generation Mini is all grown-up. So can the Cooper S cut it against one of its toughest rivals?

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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

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

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

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...

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MINI Owner Reviews

2008 Mini Cooper Review

A cold, winters morning at the nation's action track, Winton Motor Raceway in northern Victoria. Thankfully it's dry as I'm here for another weekend in my favourite car. The car in question is a fully race prepared, fire breathing MINI. This MINI is unlike many other MINIs in Australia...

2002 Mini Cooper Review

I must admit that I did get a little carried away with the whole driving in the UK thing. After driving every day since I acquired my drivers licence on the morning of my 18th birthday in my native Melbourne, the 3 months of travelling that halted all driving experiences here in Europe, around some of the best driving roads in the world mind you, was enough to get me to run straight into the shiny arms of an R53 BMW Mini Cooper S...

2007 Mini Cooper Review

I've had this car for approximately 2 years and am a very happy and satisfied owner. It's a 2007 R56 (2nd gen) MINI Cooper finished in "Sparkling Silver Metallic" (A light champagne gold colour) optioned with the Chrome Line package. This car is a testament to the philosophy that a car does not have to be powerful in order to be fun to drive...

2009 Mini Cooper Review

Go-kart handling, many car makers promise it but rarely do they deliver on that promise. When BMW bought the Mini brand, car enthusiasts were sceptical but had high hopes that the purveyors of the Ultimate Driving Machine would bless the rebirth of the iconic hatch with similar traits. And boy, did they deliver...

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