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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...

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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...


Mini Cooper five-door: stretched hatchback spied
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Mini Cooper five-door: stretched hatchback spied

The forthcoming Mini Cooper five-door hatch has been spied in seemingly production-ready form, signalling the impending expansion of the iconic small car family. Despite the camouflage, the latest images – captured by CarAdvice's spy photographers in Germany – provide a clear impression of the overall shape and dimensions of the five-door body style that has been designed to rival conventional hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf...


2014 Mini Cooper hatch revealed
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2014 Mini Cooper hatch revealed

The all-new Mini Cooper hatch has made simultaneous world debuts at the Los Angeles and Tokyo motor shows, combining evolutionary styling with brand-new engines, transmissions, suspension technology, interior layout and driver assist systems. The unveiling of the new Mini Cooper hardtop marks the birth 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 one
Rating: 710 /10
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Mini Countryman Review: Long-term report one

If you’re going to pick a Mini as a family car, then the biggest version – the Mini Countryman – probably makes the most sense. That’s what I figured anyway, opting for a Mini Cooper S Countryman as the choice for my young family of three living in inner Sydney. Priced from $44,700, the Mini Cooper S Countryman automatic is one of 78 (yes, that’s not a typo) different Minis you can buy in Australia...

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$30,300

Mini Cooper Cabrio: first look at new drop-top
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Mini Cooper Cabrio: first look at new drop-top

The all-new Mini Cooper Cabrio has been spied, giving us our first look at the third-generation drop-top version of the iconic British small car. Based on the recently teased next-gen Mini Cooper set to be unveiled on November 22,CarAdvice's spy photographers snapped the new Cabriofor the first time in sporty Cooper S specification while in transit in Germany...


2014 Mini Cooper teased ahead of global debut
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2014 Mini Cooper teased ahead of global debut

A teaser image of the all-new 2014 Mini Cooper has been released by the British brand less than a month out from its Los Angeles auto show debut. Showing a black Mini Cooper S on a black background with only its new horseshoe-shaped LED daytime running lights lit up, the teaser image follows spy shots that revealed the third-generation small car completely undisguised...


Mini Countryman, Paceman Frozen Black edition: five matt cars for Oz
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Mini Countryman, Paceman Frozen Black edition: five matt cars for Oz

Mini Australia has confirmed it will bring just five vehicles to our market finished with the brand's new limited edition Frozen Black Metallic matt paint. The unique matt finish is created using a complex manufacturing process exclusive to the BMW Group and is being applied for the first time by production partner Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, where the Mini Countryman and Paceman models are assembled...


2014 Mini Cooper: auto braking, head-up display for new hatch
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2014 Mini Cooper: auto braking, head-up display for new hatch

Mini has revealed an extensive list of driver assist technologies that will debut in the next-generation Cooper at its Los Angeles auto show unveiling next month. Enhanced safety is the driver behind the introduction of the new features, most of which centre around its forward- and rear-facing cameras...


2014 Mini Cooper S fully revealed
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2014 Mini Cooper S fully revealed

The 2014 Mini Cooper S has been spied completely undisguised during a photo shoot in California, revealing the exterior styling of the new compact sports car in full. The images, captured by CarAdvice's spy photographers, uncover the third-generation Mini Cooper a little over seven weeks before it is due to make its international debut at the Los Angeles auto show in November...


2014 Mini Cooper engine details revealed
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2014 Mini Cooper engine details revealed

BMW Group has unveiled its all-new three- and four-cylinder engine families, transmissions and front-wheel-drive architecture that will feature in its next generation of small cars, including the 2014 Mini. The compact, lightweight, Euro 6-compliant petrol and diesel engines will debut in the third-generation Mini Cooper in November before finding their way into a host of new and existing BMW brand models...


BMW Australia impacted by German spare parts delays
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BMW Australia impacted by German spare parts delays

Spare parts required to repair and service locally-sold BMW and Mini vehicles are being delayed by up to six weeks following a parts management system change in Germany. BMW and Mini Australia product communications manager Scott Croaker confirmed to CarAdvice that the issue is the result of BMW Germany swapping over its central parts management system to a new program called ATLAS (Advanced parTs Logistics in After Sales)...


Mini Countryman: more than 300 diesel models recalled locally
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Mini Countryman: more than 300 diesel models recalled locally

More than 300 diesel-powered Mini Countryman models have been recalled in Australia due to a fault related to the car's electric power steering unit that could lead to a possible vehicle fire. Affecting 329 R60 Mini Cooper D Countryman models built between August 1, 2010 and March 18, 2013, the recall stems from the possibility of moisture penetrating an adapter cable on the cars’ electric power steering (EPS) unit...


2014 Mini Cooper confirmed for November 18 unveiling
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2014 Mini Cooper confirmed for November 18 unveiling

Mini has confirmed the third-generation Mini Cooper will make its world premiere on November 18, just days before its public unveiling at sequential events in Tokyo and Los Angeles. Hosted at Mini's Oxford plant in England – which recently celebrated 100 years of production and will continue to produce the new model – the premiere of the next-gen Mini hatch will mark 107 years since the creator of the original 1959 Mini, Sir Alec Issigonis, was born...