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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

2016 Mini Clubman Review

Mini as a brand has grown substantially from the days of just making cute little hatchbacks in their iconic shapes. But now with the Clubman, the brand is venturing out further than it has ever done before.

2016 Mini Clubman Review

Tim heads to Sweden to drive the world's smallest six-door: the Mini Clubman.

2015 Mini John Cooper Works Review

It’s easy to wonder what the late John Cooper, British motorsport legend and fast Mini originator, might make of the latest 2015 Mini John Cooper Works model to bear his namesake. For one thing, at 170kW, the third-generation JCW of ‘BMW’s Mini’ has as much horsepower as Cooper’s finest race machinery back in the day...

2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review

Updated for 2015, the Mini Paceman is as unique as a supercar or maybe even more...

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Mini Videos

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...

CarAdvice does Movember 2015 - join our team and raise money for men's health

Read the article here. CarAdvice Movember 2015 October is done and dusted, it’s nearly Christmas, and then it’s the new year. But while for some the arrival of the year’s second last month signifies mere panic, for others it represents an important four weeks for men’s health – Movember...

2016 Mini Convertible : 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Read the article here. Mini has lifted the lid on the all-new Mini Convertible at the Tokyo motor show. The third-generation Convertible becomes the BMW-owned British brand’s biggest and most mature fabric-top model ever, measuring 98mm longer and 44mm wider than its predecessor, as well as 28mm longer between the wheels...

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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

CarAdvice joins Movember and Mini to take mownership of men’s health

For some, the arrival of the year's second last month signifies pre-Christmas panic. For others, though, it represents an important four weeks for men's health. Welcome to Movember. For the unacquainted, Movember is all about raising awareness and funds for a raft of key men’s health issues, namely prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and physical inactivity...

2016 Mini Convertible revealed

The all-new 2016 Mini Convertible has been revealed ahead of its public debut at next week’s Tokyo motor show. The third-generation Convertible becomes the BMW-owned British brand’s biggest and most mature fabric-top model ever, and the fourth in the new family that comprises the three-door, five-door and recently-launched Clubman body styles...

2016 Mini Clubman pricing and specifications: Bigger, new-look wagon lands in November

Australian pricing and key specifications for the all-new 2016 Mini Clubman has been released today, ahead of the new small wagon’s local debut next month. Revealed to the world in June, the new Clubman brings a more conventional design to the game than its predecessor, although the famous barn-door rear once again sets Mini’s wagon apart from the pack...

Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia

We’ve crossed the three-quarter-way mark of 2015, so it seems a good time to look at those 10 brands that have grown their sales fastest. Just to be on this list is an impressive achievement. Of the 51 car/SUV/light commercial brands that take part in the VFACTS industry database, most are up this year. The total market is on record pace, and is up 3...

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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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Mini Galleries

2016 Mini Convertible revealed

2016 Mini Convertible revealed

2016 Mini Clubman Review

2016 Mini Clubman Review

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