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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

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.  ...

2016 Mini Clubman Review : International Launch

Read the article here. It’s expected that a new generation of any vehicle will gain extra equipment, though very rarely is another door part of that enhanced specification, as is the case with the 2016 Mini Clubman...

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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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MINI News

2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...

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

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...

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...

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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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