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Mini Cooper JCW GP confirmed for 2020

Mini has confirmed a new stripped out John Cooper Works GP is being developed, ahead of an on-sale date at some point in 2020. Previewed by the John Cooper Works GP concept revealed in 2017, the car will follow in the footsteps of the 2006 JCW GP and 2012 JCW GP...

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2018 Mini Countryman SD All4 review
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2018 Mini Countryman SD All4 review

James Wong finds out whether the diesel-powered Countryman is the one to buy.


Mini Countryman Blackheath Edition on sale from $59,990
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Mini Countryman Blackheath Edition on sale from $59,990

Mini Australia has announced another limited-run special in the form of the Countryman Blackheath Edition, which is now on sale priced from $59,990 drive-away. Just 60 units will be heading Down Under, featuring a range of black-themed add-ons and accessories from the Mini options range as standard equipment...


Mini Kensington Edition on sale from $41,990 drive-away
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Mini Kensington Edition on sale from $41,990 drive-away

Mini Australia has launched the Kensington Edition based on both the Cooper and Cooper S Hatch range, available in very limited numbers. Only 15 examples of each variant will be offered – Cooper and Cooper S 3 Door, along with Cooper and Cooper S 5 Door – making for a total of 60 units allocated locally out of 800 examples worldwide...


Mini streamlines model range in the UK
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Mini streamlines model range in the UK

Mini UK has announced a revised model structure across all its ranges, with each line available in three new 'styles' – Classic, Sport and Exclusive. Designed to streamline the specification process and make it easier for customers to choose their car, the company claims the new model structure will allow buyers to create their vehicle using five steps...


2018 Mini Cooper S Clubman review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Mini Cooper S Clubman review

Small, expensive and overflowing with character – the Mini Clubman S stands out. Thankfully, its quirks are endearing.


Mini Cooper S GT Edition revealed for France
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Mini Cooper S GT Edition revealed for France

Mini France has revealed the Cooper S GT Edition, a special version of the 3 Door Hatch that celebrates the iconic Mini 1275GT built between 1969 and 1980. Limited to 150 units all destined for the French market, the GT Edition gets unique appointments like grey stripes for the bonnet, boot and sides with GT lettering and checkerboard pattern, and red accents for the front and rear spoilers with 'GT' branding...


2016-18 Mini Countryman recalled
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2016-18 Mini Countryman recalled

BMW Australia has recalled the current-generation 'F60' Mini Countryman with the three-cylinder petrol engine, over concerns about the high-pressure fuel pump. According to the company a crash protection plate wasn't installed for the high-pressure fuel pump, meaning the pump could be damaged in a severe front-end accident...


2019 Mini Clubman JCW spied
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2019 Mini Clubman JCW spied

The facelifted Mini Clubman 'LCI' has been spied this week during development testing, giving us an early glimpse as to what to expect from the refreshed wagon range. Spotted in hi-po John Cooper Works (JCW) guise, this prototype is wearing eye-catching yellow wrap on the front and rear, suggesting the majority of cosmetic updates will be centred around these areas...


Mini John Cooper Works GP spied
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Mini John Cooper Works GP spied

A development vehicle believed to be the Mini John Cooper Works GP has been spied this week in Europe, somewhat confirming that the wild concept revealed at Frankfurt last year will make it to production. While clearly not the final product – rather based on a 'standard' John Cooper Works 3 Door Hatch – this vehicle features a massive rear wing, and massive front brakes behind the aftermarket alloy wheels...


2018 Mini Cooper S 5-door hatch review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Mini Cooper S 5-door hatch review

The third-gen (New) Mini goes a bit Rule, Britannia for its first major update. We drive the five-door Cooper S to find out whether that’s a good thing... or will buyers need to adopt a stiff upper lip?

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2019 Mini Countryman S E All4 review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Mini Countryman S E All4 review

A plug-in hybrid Mini is destined for Australia early next year and the early signs are all positive.


2019 Mini Electric spied inside and out
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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. On the inside, the car has a small completely digital instrumentation screen ahead of the driver and a different transmission shifter...


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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