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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...

2015 Mini Cooper Hatch five-door review

Adding extra doors to an iconic design can be dangerous. Does Mini's latest venture — a five-door Mini — have the goods to maintain Mini heritage?

2015 Mini Countryman Review

The updated Mini Countryman Cooper is better value than before, but it's still a niche option...

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Mini Cooper Videos

Mini JCW Unveiled in Australia at Mini Garage Sydney Launch

CarAdvice was there when the new-generation Mini John Cooper Works was unveiled for the first time in Australia at the launch of the new Mini Garage Sydney. The reveal was the highlight of a celebration, attended by celebrities, media, customers and staff. The Mini dealership was previously located alongside BMW Sydney in Rushcutters Bay and the new location at Alexandria gives Mini its own home base...

Mini Cooper green-mode - Fish game

Read our Mini Cooper review here. Green and Eco Driving modes are nothing new, but in the third-generation Cooper, Mini have taken it a step further and turned it into a game! When on the go, select 'Green Driving Mode' - which automatically puts the car into an eco-friendly state...

Mini Countryman Cooper : Review - Read the article here. Mini's revised Countryman crossover looks much the same as ever, but now packs in more value at base level. The 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman is more high-riding hatch than proper SUV. The maxi Mini has been given a minor facelift for 2015...

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 Cooper Comparisons

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?

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...

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Mini Cooper News

Mini’s range consolidation: BMW exec says ‘less is more’

Peter Schwarzenbauer, the former Porsche executive responsible for the US-market launch of Porsche’s Cayenne SUV back in 2003, is nowadays the BMW board member responsible for the Mini brand. The Cayenne was a convention-breaking model for Porsche, moving the company beyond a pure sports car focus in the hunt for sales...

2016 Mini John Cooper Works unveiled in Australia at Mini Garage Sydney launch

The next-generation Mini John Cooper Works has been unveiled for the first time in Australia, ahead of its official launch in July. The sneak peek was the highlight of a soiree held to celebrate the grand opening of the Mini Garage Sydney in Alexandria. The state-of-the-art facility provides Mini with a new home base, previously located alongside the BMW Sydney dealership in Rushcutters Bay...

Mini John Cooper Works nears - UPDATE

The new-generation Mini John Cooper Works three-door, just now hitting European roads and on track for an Australian arrival around July, is the company’s most powerful production car to date. Mini’s new range-topper now sports a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 170kW of power between 5200 and 6000rpm and 320Nm of torque between 1250 to 4800rpm...

Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio : Red hot drop-top spied in the snow

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a red-hot Mini JCW Cabrio prototype testing in the snow in Germany. The spy images show the John Cooper Works Cabrio test car with only light camouflage on its bonnet and the top of its windscreen, while the squiggly black and yellow plastic wrap does a slightly better job of disguising its rear quarter panels, tail-lights and tailgate...

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Mini Cooper Owner Reviews

2011 Mini Cooper S JCW Review

It's honestly hard to say in numbers what I can recommend, but I will mention I have been inside the 2011 JCW hardtop for a year now. I've owned: an AP1 S2000, 2 mk3 supras, have driven: a 2011 135i, 2007 s2000, and several 350z's. This hatch is indeed impressive in its acceleration. As previously mentioned by others, it may seem a bit dull on a straight line 0-60...

2014 Mini Cooper SS Review

Purchased new in October 2014, the second I jumped behind the wheel of the Cooper S I knew it was the one for me. After having driven a few other 'hot hatches' (RS Clio Cup, Abarth 500, Peugeot 208 GTI) none compared to the thrilling performance the Cooper S offered...

2012 Mini Cooper S All4 Countryman Chilli Review

Having posted the original user review on this car, I feel obliged to reveal my ownership experience since. In short, a nightmare. I have had a water ingress issue that required the whole interior to be stripped, countless rattles, faulty fuses always blowing for auto lights etc, oil leaks, coolant leaks, water pump failures, drivetrain failures, etc etc...

2011 Mini Cooper SS Review

I am the first owner of a 2011 Mini Cooper hardtop. I've loved mini for years, and was excited to finally get one of my own. While it is a great car to drive, don't underestimate the amount and cost of maintaining this vehicle. My car is just over 3 years old, with 60K miles on it...

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2015 Mini John Cooper Works Review

2015 Mini John Cooper Works Review

Mini John Cooper Works nears - UPDATE
2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review

2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review

2015 Mini Cooper Hatch five-door review

2015 Mini Cooper Hatch five-door review

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