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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 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.

2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review: Long-term report three

Our final long-term update on the 2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman. We're going to miss it.

2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review: Long-term report two

The first-generation Mini Clubman was a bit too quirky for its own good, but this new version, based on the Mini five-door is way more practical. But is it worthy of the Cooper S badge?

2016 Mini Convertible Review

The 2016 Mini Convertible grows up - in more ways than just its sheer dimensions.

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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

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

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

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

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...

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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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