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BMW iX3 to commence Chinese production in 2020

The upcoming BMW iX3 electric SUV has been confirmed for production in China from 2020, alongside the combustion-powered version. During the company's annual general meeting this week, CEO Harald Krüger confirmed BMW will extend its partnership with regional partner Brilliance Auto...

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Mini Royal Wedding: One-off special edition revealed
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Mini Royal Wedding: One-off special edition revealed

Welcome to CarAdvice, home for all your Royal Wedding coverage... Not really, but here's one part of the occasion we will write about. Mini has created a special one-off Cooper S to celebrate Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's impending nuptials, set to be auctioned for The Children's HIV Association (CHIVA) after the hotly-anticipated wedding...


Mini Hatch: Through the generations
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Mini Hatch: Through the generations

The updated 2018 Mini Hatch is nearly upon us, but how far has it come since the original reborn, 'new' Mini Cooper? Good question! To find out, let's have a look back in time to see how the German-owned British hatch has evolved after nearly two decades on sale...


Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary revealed
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Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary revealed

Mini is celebrating 25 years of its Convertible, which first went on sale in 1993 as the Mini Cabriolet. A quarter of a century later, the BMW-owned marque has created the Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary, complete with numerous unique appointments to commemorate the drop-top Mini's milestone...


2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible pricing and specs
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2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible pricing and specs

Mini Australia has announced pricing and specs for the facelifted Hatch and Convertible ranges, which touch down locally on July 1. After being treated to a mid-life spruce-up (or a Life Cycle Impulse in BMW-speak), the Cooper Hatch 3 Door will be priced from $29,900 before on-road costs, up $1990 on the current model – although Mini says you get $3600 worth of extra gear...


2018 Mini Cooper S review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2018 Mini Cooper S review

It’s midlife makeover time for Mini’s current range, and if you thought the iconic little hatch couldn’t wear its British heart on its sleeve any more proudly, just wait until you pull up behind the latest version.

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$39,700

BMW, Mini join UK subscription service
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BMW, Mini join UK subscription service

Hot on the heels of BMW Access in the the USA, BMW UK has teamed up with Drover to offer a flexible, monthly subscription plan for its vehicles. As is the case with similar plans from Volvo, subscribers pay a single, monthly fee covering insurance, servicing, taxes and roadside assistance, along with access to the BMW 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 5 Series model lines, along with the brand's X models and iPerformance offerings...


Mini Electric: Classic Cooper gets a battery boost
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Mini Electric: Classic Cooper gets a battery boost

Are you keen on a classic Mini, but hate the idea of owning a petrol car? Meet the Mini Electric, unveiled in New York overnight. Don't get too excited, though – it's not going into production. This is just a teaser, designed to get people excited about the all-electric Mini coming in 2019...


Configurator Challenge: Mini Cooper
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Configurator Challenge: Mini Cooper

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we're going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer's website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. This week it's the Mini Cooper, as specced by three members of the team...


2018 Mini Cooper JCW review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Mini Cooper JCW review

Mini has an incredible racing heritage, and the 2018 Cooper JCW is the closest you'll get to reliving those days. But is it liveable as a daily driver?

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$48,100

Mini Connected services updated
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Mini Connected services updated

Mini will add a 4G SIM to the options list across its range, opening the door for a wider range of connected services. The new hardware, working in tandem with a refreshed Mini Connected app, opens the door for 'time-to-leave warnings', remote door (un)locking, and information about fuel levels – or charge times for electrified vehicles – on an owner's smartphone...


VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal
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VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal

Volkswagen has suspended Thomas Steg, chief lobbyist, over emissions tests partially funded by the car maker, which are said to have involved monkeys breathing in air with diesel fumes. "We are currently in the process of investigating the work of the EUGT, which was dissolved in 2017, and drawing all the necessary consequences...


Next-gen Mini models could share platform with Great Wall - report
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Next-gen Mini models could share platform with Great Wall - report

BMW is reportedly considering basing the next-generation of Mini models on a platform co-developed with China's Great Wall Motors. Among a report in Automobile about product predictions relayed by unnamed sources, the most interesting revelation is the claim BMW is in discussions with Great Wall regarding a co-developed platform...


2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible upgrades announced
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2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible upgrades announced

Details of the updated 2018 Mini Hatch and Convertible ranges have been announced this week, bringing a range of cosmetic, mechanical and technology upgrades to the British icon. Headlining the changes for the new model include the availability of adaptive Matrix LED headlights, new LED tail-lights, new logos and body finishes, revised alloy wheel designs, new interior trim choices, a new dual-clutch transmission option, and upgraded infotainment options...


Mini turns to 3D printing and laser etching for customisation options
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Mini turns to 3D printing and laser etching for customisation options

Mini has hung its hat on personalisation since its (re)launch in 2000, offering a dizzying array of paint, sticker, wheel and body options. Now, it's hoping to take the concept to a new level with 3D printing and laser etching. A new personalisation program, dubbed Mini Yours Customised, allows owners to create their own side scuttles, dashboard trims, door sills and LED puddle lights...


2018 Mini Hatch and Convertible get new dual-clutch transmission - UPDATE
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2018 Mini Hatch and Convertible get new dual-clutch transmission - UPDATE

Mini has added a new transmission to its Hatch and Convertible ranges, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which offers faster gear changes and better efficiency. Officially dubbed 'Steptronic', the new DCT replaces the current torque-converter automatic, though it's unclear which "selected engine types" the shifter will be available with...


Mini Clubman Masterpiece Edition lands from $55,210
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Mini Clubman Masterpiece Edition lands from $55,210

The (deep breath) Mini Cooper S Clubman Masterpiece Edition is now on sale in Australia, with the special edition priced from $55,210 before on-road costs. Limited to just 30 units in Australia, the Cooper S Clubman Masterpiece Edition features an array of specification upgrades from the Mini Tours personalisation line-up, along with a unique shade of White Silver exterior paint...


Mini to launch baby SUV in 2021 - report
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Mini to launch baby SUV in 2021 - report

Mini is said to be plotting a new SUV to slot below the Countryman, complete with a pure-electric powertrain, according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express cites a "source close to Mini", claiming the new model will launch around 2021 riding on the company's next-generation platform...


2018 Mini Countryman D review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2018 Mini Countryman D review

Sure, the Mini Countryman is no longer all that mini, but it's still a stack of fun to drive and undercuts its BMW X1 donor vehicle. Is it worth a closer look?


Mini to tackle Dakar in rear-drive JCW Buggy
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Mini to tackle Dakar in rear-drive JCW Buggy

Mini has unveiled the cars it will be taking to the 2018 Dakar Rally, showcasing two very different approaches to desert-destroying performance. Along with the all-wheel drive John Cooper Works Rally, the company will be lining up with the rear-driven John Cooper Works Buggy...