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2014 Mini One Hatch: Pricing and specifications

There's a new budget-friendly base model Mini: the new Mini One Hatch is arriving in Australian showrooms now, priced from $24,500. That price positions the new Mini One Hatch as the cheapest car the brand has sold in Australia under BMW's guidance, undercutting the previous-generation Mini Ray which sold for $25,800 plus on-road costs...

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Next Mini John Cooper Works models to get 172kW turbo engine - report
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Next Mini John Cooper Works models to get 172kW turbo engine - report

The next generation of Mini John Cooper Works models will feature a 172kW version of the brand's 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. According to Autocar, the John Cooper Works (JCW) variants of the new generation of Mini models will use an uprated iteration of the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine currently powering the third generation Mini Cooper S...


BMW and Mini introduce integrated GoPro app
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BMW and Mini introduce integrated GoPro app

BMW and Mini owners will soon be able to operate a GoPro camera through their car’s infotainment system. The integration technology – available from July in 2012 model year and newer vehicles – is the result of a new partnership between the German car maker and the American portable camera manufacturer...


Mini One First: New base model 1.2-litre detailed ahead of possible local launch
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Mini One First: New base model 1.2-litre detailed ahead of possible local launch

The new Mini One First could be the least powerful version of the three-door hatchback sold in Australia since the 1970s. In Europe, the newly announced Mini One First will be positioned as the most affordable model in the range, undercutting the previously revealed Mini One with a more basic level of specification and coming powered by 1...


Mini Cooper SD revealed as brand's quickest diesel model yet
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Mini Cooper SD revealed as brand's quickest diesel model yet

The new Mini Cooper SD has been revealed, promising to be the fastest diesel-powered hatch the BMW-owned brand has ever offered. The all-new Mini Cooper hatchback's flagship diesel model is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged oil-burner, with 125kW of power and 360Nm of torque from 1500rpm...


Mini 5 Door revealed
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Mini 5 Door revealed

The all-new Mini 5 Door has been officially revealed, becoming the first-ever five-door hatchback to wear the iconic British city car badge. Unveiled online today, the Mini 5 Door will launch overseas in September before going on sale in Australia in the first quarter of 2015...


Mini Cooper S v Renault Clio RS : Comparison Review
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Mini Cooper S v Renault Clio RS : Comparison Review

The Mini Cooper S is now cheaper and more powerful than ever before, completely revamped and repositioned in its new generation to play against the more affordable breed of small hot-hatches. The Renault Clio RS200 launched last year, meanwhile, has become more of a fashionable hot-hatch, seemingly stepping into a pond the reborn Brit has occupied for years...


Old v New : 1994 v 2014 Subaru WRX, 1989 v 2014 Peugeot GTi, 1968 v 2014 Mini Cooper S
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Old v New : 1994 v 2014 Subaru WRX, 1989 v 2014 Peugeot GTi, 1968 v 2014 Mini Cooper S

Comparing old with new might seem like an unfair comparison because, with few exceptions, new models are bigger, safer, more refined and more economical, often quicker, too. All of which might leave an earlier iteration without a hope. However, the flipside is that previous models are smaller and rawer, which are negatives if you’re talking about a Corolla, but can be desirable qualities in the rarefied realm of high-performance icons...


Mini Superleggera Vision: Electric roadster to debut at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
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Mini Superleggera Vision: Electric roadster to debut at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

The Mini Superleggera Vision is a bespoke roadster that will debut at the 2014 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Produced by Italian coachbuilders Touring Superleggera, the Mini Superleggera Vision sports a rounder, softer body than any Mini-badged vehicle before it. The two-seat concept car features the brand's signature circular headlights at the front, while at the rear a sharp fin bisects the sloping boot...


Old versus New: Legendary Badges Compared
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Old versus New: Legendary Badges Compared

Would you swap your classic car for the current model? The owners of a 1967 Morris Mini Cooper S, 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi and 1997 Subaru WRX compare their iconic first-generation vehicles with the new models.


Mini five-door hatch, new Clubman wagon spied together
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Mini five-door hatch, new Clubman wagon spied together

The third-generation Mini family is set to grow, with the all-new five-door hatchback variant spied alongside what appears to be a production-ready version of the new Clubman wagon. While no production version of the Clubman has yet been confirmed, the company did showcase a concept six-door wagon at the 2014 Geneva motor show in March...


Mini Paceman Adventure ute revealed
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Mini Paceman Adventure ute revealed

Just when we thought the Mini brand had run out of niches to fill, the BMW-owned British brand unveils this: the new Mini Paceman Adventure ute. The Mini Paceman Adventure concept is described as a "creative collaboration between young apprentices and their instructors", with youngsters and old-hats teaming up to develop a one-off two-door pickup truck based on the quirky coupe SUV...


Mini Paceman updated with sharper looks, performance
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Mini Paceman updated with sharper looks, performance

The updated two-door Mini Paceman has been unveiled at the 2014 Beijing auto show ahead of its July global launch and imminent arrival in Australia late in 2014 or early in 2015. Headlined by a 5kW power increase for the refreshed Mini Cooper S Paceman – now outputting 140kW and 240Nm – the Paceman update comprises a four-cylinder engine line-up including two 1...


Mini Countryman: updated SUV gains styling, performance tweaks
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Mini Countryman: updated SUV gains styling, performance tweaks

The Mini Countryman has been updated four years after its debut, bringing with it more power, improved efficiency and subtle aesthetic changes. Due to go on sale locally in the fourth quarter of this year, the updated Mini Countryman now boasts EU6-compliant engines – again tied to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission – and a revised exterior and interior...


2014 Mini Cooper Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Mini Cooper Review

Take a quick look and you may think there’s little new about the third-generation Mini Cooper. The latest iteration of the iconic British city car follows a familiar formula, inheriting the signature shape made famous by the 1959 original and the cartoon styling that’s a trademark of the modern-day BMW-owned brand...

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$26,650 to $39,300

2014 Mini Cooper pricing and specifications
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2014 Mini Cooper pricing and specifications

While at first glance it may look much like every new-age Mini before it, the third-generation Mini Cooper hatch that launches in Australia this week is new in almost every way. The new Cooper’s platform, engines, transmissions, suspension, technology, safety features and packaging have been completely overhauled, while Mini Australia has also bucked a global trend by cutting rather than increasing prices...


Mini One: cut-price Cooper firms for Australia
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Mini One: cut-price Cooper firms for Australia

The new-generation Mini range is set to see the introduction of a budget-friendly base model. On the back of the reveal of the third-generation Mini One at the Geneva motor show, a new cut-price model appears almost certain for Australia. Mini has previously offered the Mini Ray in Australia, a car that was priced attractively at $25,500 plus on-road costs (or $28,800 drive-away)...


Mini Cooper: third-gen hatch from $26,650
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Mini Cooper: third-gen hatch from $26,650

The all-new third-generation Mini Cooper will start up to $5000 cheaper than the model it replaces when the British hatch goes on sale locally later this month. Starting at $26,650 – down $5000 – the Mini Cooper is powered by a 100kW/220Nm (230Nm with overboost) turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine...


2014 Mini Cooper accessories revealed
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2014 Mini Cooper accessories revealed

The 2014 Mini Cooper will be just as customisable as its predecessor, with the British brand unveiling a range of quirky accoutrements for the new-generation retro hatch. The new-generation Mini Cooper arrives on sale early next month, and is set to be offered with a range of optional goodies including four new "design lines"...


Daredevil Guerlain Chicherit crashes in world record Mini jump attempt
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Daredevil Guerlain Chicherit crashes in world record Mini jump attempt

French daredevil Guerlain Chicherit has avoided serious injury after a practice run of his world record Mini jump attempt literally came crashing down overnight. Aiming to beat the 100-metre record set by fellow rally stuntman Tanner Foust in 2011, Chicherit launched his modified Mini Countryman over a specially prepared jump in Tignes in the southern Rhone-Alpes region of France but came down to Earth in a dramatic somersaulting wreck...


Mini Coupe, Roadster, Paceman face the axe - report
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Mini Coupe, Roadster, Paceman face the axe - report

The Mini Coupe, Roadster and Paceman all reportedly face the axe as the BMW-owned British brand looks to strengthen its “pillar” models in its new, third-generation line-up. Asked if the company was planning new versions of the hatch-based two-seat Coupe and Roadster models, Mini product management chief Oliver Friedmann told industry journal Automotive News Europe: “It’s not decided but most probably this is not a priority...


Mini One revealed : entry-level hatchback debuts
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Mini One revealed : entry-level hatchback debuts

The poor man's Mini Cooper - the all-new Mini One - has been revealed. The Mini One kicks off the new Mini range in Europe with more subdued styling, less chrome trimming to the extrerior, 15-inch steel wheels and downsized, lower-output engines. There has never been a Mini One sold here, but the BMW-owned brand has sold the cut-price Mini Ray variant in limited numbers since April 2011...


2014 Mini Cooper Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Mini Cooper Review

The all-new Mini Cooper is going to stir up some debate. The third-generation Mini, recently launched to the global media on the sun-soaked island of Puerto Rico, is larger than the second-gen version. The second-generation New Mini was larger than the first. The first New Mini was larger than the original Mini...


Mini Clubman concept previews six-door van, five-door hatch
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Mini Clubman concept previews six-door van, five-door hatch

The Mini Clubman concept will preview the British brand’s unconventional six-door van when it debuts at next week’s Geneva motor show. The quirky Clubman concept also gives us our best look yet at Mini’s all-new five-door hatchback, which will sell in significantly higher numbers than the niche six-door variant as it directly targets at the top-selling Volkswagen Golf class...


Mini Countryman Review : Long-term report three
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Mini Countryman Review : Long-term report three

After three-and-a-half months, the Mini Countryman has been returned. But it’s already being missed. The Countryman is perhaps the most practical of Mini’s seemingly never-ending range of niche products that continue to keep the brand revitalised...

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$44,700

Mini: New Cars 2014
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Mini: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Mini Australia's showroom in 2014. Mini Cooper three-door (March) The arrival of the all-new Cooper hatch in March marks the introduction of the third generation of new Minis, following the launch of the first-gen in 2001 and the outgoing second-gen in 2006...


Mini Countryman Review: Long-term report two
Rating: 710 /10
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Mini Countryman Review: Long-term report two

Two months with our Mini Countryman and it has well and truly become part of the family. The quirky and not so mini Countryman has served the needs of our small family of three and proven itself a reliable and efficient compromise between a city car and a small SUV. There are many reasons to love the Mini, including its unique character, balance between fun and practicality as well its ability to turn heads wherever it goes...

Priced At
$30,300

Mini John Cooper Works concept previews new-generation hot-hatch
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Mini John Cooper Works concept previews new-generation hot-hatch

The Mini John Cooper Works concept will preview the next generation of the British brand's most spirited small car when it makes its world premiere at January's Detroit auto show. Based on the all-new third-generation Mini Cooper hatch revealed simultaneously at the Los Angeles and Tokyo motor shows, the Mini John Cooper Works concept is said to combine racetrack style and technology with genuine everyday usability and "hardcore driving fun"...


Mini Rocketman production still possible, but only with partner
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Mini Rocketman production still possible, but only with partner

The Mini Rocketman concept may reach production after all, but only if Mini can find a partner to share development costs with. Speaking with Auto Guide, Mini product boss Pat McKenna said that while the Rocketman had officially been rejected for production, it is a concept he would still like to see reach the market...


Mini Clubman: six-door wagon spied
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Mini Clubman: six-door wagon spied

The new-generation Mini Clubman will feature a unique six-door layout designed to enhance the practicality of the quirky wagon-style hatchback. Images of a second-gen Clubman prototype captured by CarAdvice's spy photographers confirm the new model will gain conventional front-hinged rear passenger doors like the recently spied Mini five-door, abandoning the right-side rear-hinged half door of the current model...