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2019 Mini Electric spied inside and out

The upcoming Mini Electric hatchback has been spied undergoing evaluation on public roads in southern Europe. The prototype features a grille element with only a small horizontal air opening, and no tailpipe...

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Mini Clubman City revealed for the UK
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Mini Clubman City revealed for the UK

Mini's British division has launched the Clubman City, a new variant of its six-door wagon catering to fleet and corporate customers. Based on the entry-level One Clubman grade, the City gets satellite navigation and parking sensors as standard equipment, along with wireless Apple CarPlay, DAB digital radio, and bluetooth phone connectivity...


BMW Group: Vikram Pawah announced as Australian CEO
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BMW Group: Vikram Pawah announced as Australian CEO

BMW Group has announced Vikram Pawah will take over from Marc Werner as Australia/New Zealand CEO on August 1. He'll be moving on from his role as BMW India's president, having joined the BMW Group in January 2017. His career in the auto industry spans more than 25 years. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Vikram to his expanded role," said Hildegard Wortmann, senior vice president of BMW Group, Asia Pacific...


Mini designer: Our models don't have to be 'mini'
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Mini designer: Our models don't have to be 'mini'

While many criticise modern Minis for not being as 'mini' as the original, the company's lead for exterior design argues the requirements of modern cars and emerging powertrain technology don't mean the brand's cars need to be 'mini' anymore...


Mini Countryman S E PHEV confirmed for Oz – UPDATE
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Mini Countryman S E PHEV confirmed for Oz – UPDATE

UPDATE, 13/7/18: Mini's local division has confirmed the plug-in Countryman will be available from Q2 2019, along with supplying some local images. See article for details. BMW Group Australia has confirmed the Mini Countryman S E All4 PHEV (deep breath) is coming to Australia, due to land in the second quarter of next year...


2019 Mini Electric teased
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2019 Mini Electric teased

Mini has released a pair of sketches showing components that will feature on the upcoming all-electric version of the Hatch, scheduled for launch in 2019. The first image (above) shows the new model's front grille, while the second (below) shows the futuristic alloy wheel design – both largely unchanged from the Mini Electric concept (bottom) shown last year...


Mini first to market with standard wireless CarPlay
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Mini first to market with standard wireless CarPlay

Mini Australia has become the first manufacturer to offer wireless Apple CarPlay as standard in Australia, with the launch of the updated 2018 'LCI' Hatch and Convertible ranges. Fitted from the base Cooper grade, the Mini Connected Services package includes various wireless and connected functions for the vehicle's infotainment system, including integration for wireless Apple CarPlay – which debuted over at parent company BMW, though it remains a cost option on all cars equipped with iDrive 6...


2018 Mini Cooper, Cooper S review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Mini Cooper, Cooper S review

James Wong gets a first drive of the updated Mini Hatch and Convertible on Australian roads.

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$29,900 - $57,900

BMW and Great Wall sign agreement to produce Mini EV in China
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BMW and Great Wall sign agreement to produce Mini EV in China

The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor have signed a joint venture agreement to produce electric vehicles for Mini in China, under the company name Spotlight Automotive Limited. Along with the upcoming electric Mini models, the joint venture will also produce EVs for Great Wall, with the facility to be located in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, north of Shanghai...


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

UPDATE, 11/7/18: Mini Australia has confirmed that wireless Apple CarPlay is fitted as standard across the updated Mini Hatch and Convertible range has part of the three-year Mini Connected Services subscription. Pricing for renewal is still to be confirmed...


Configurator Challenge: Mini Clubman
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Configurator Challenge: Mini Clubman

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Mini Clubman...


Time Machine Tuesday: 5 June 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 5 June 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of June 5 in years past...


BMW iX3 to commence Chinese production in 2020
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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...


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 initial detais
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2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible initial detais

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...