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The new MINI owned by BMW was inspired by the earlier generations that lasted from 1959- 2000. Since the release of the new MINI in 2001 there have been 2 generations. In Australia the 2nd generation vehicles available are the MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S, MINI Cooper Cabrio and the MINI Cooper Countryman.

MINI Reviews

Mini Cooper S long-term review: Farewell

It’s not perfect, but this quirky three-door hatch is so charming you probably won’t care.

2020 Mini Cooper S long-term review: Fun factor

From quick trips to grand touring, this hot hatch is sure to light your fire.

2020 Mini Electric review: 233km driving range tested

"Is the range claim realistic?"...

2020 Mini Cooper S long-term review: City car credentials

While it’s certainly a fun weekender, the Mini Cooper does some of its best work around town.

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MINI Videos

Video: Mini Cooper S long-termer farewell

All in all, the Cooper is an expensive yet surprisingly practical daily driver full of pep, personality and fun factor. I miss it already.

Video: Can the 2020 Mini Electric hit its 233km claimed range?

Mini's new all-electric Cooper SE (known as the Mini Electric in Australia) isn't cheap, so we should at least know if it can live up to its claim of a 233-kilometre (155-mile) driving range. Let's see how it goes.

Video: 2020 Mini Electric review, Australian first drive

For city dwellers with short and sweet commutes and access to off-street parking and public charging points, the Mini Electric is a competent city car with a sense of fun and, of course, added green credentials.

Video: MINI Connected App, communicate with your Mini from anywhere!

Sponsored by MINI Got a Mini? Well, there's an app for that. All new Minis feature an always-on telemetry function called Mini Connected, which means you can access your car with your phone whenever you like. Mini Connected is the branded version of the BMW ConnectedDrive software. So if you're familiar with that, this works the same way...

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MINI Comparisons

Spec shootout: Volvo XC40 Inscription v Mini Countryman Cooper S comparison

Nowadays, European cars are pricing themselves down. With new product development and the amortisation of technology spurring affordability, $50,000 can either put you into an upper-spec medium SUV of the mainstream variety, or as we’re about to analyse, a premium mid-tier small SUV...

2020 Mini Clubman JCW v Mercedes-AMG A35 comparison

For the past few decades of human development, mankind’s greatest engineers and designers have been toiling away, not on orbital space platforms or interdimensional transporters, but magical handheld devices and hot hatch performance figures. We take two heavily-specified hitters, and head to the track!

2019 MINI range review

There's no doubt, the MINI family is growing in all directions. If you've settled on the badge but can't decide on the model, here's a look at what each offers.

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MINI News

Around the tracks: A rogue Mini accidentally wanders onto a race track

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Mini Countryman price and specs: Australian line-up revealed

2021 Mini Countryman compact SUV gets a facelift Pricing now kicks off from $44,500 and tops out at $67,818 before on-road costs No more diesel options Bigger battery and longer range for hybrid variant New John Cooper Works Pure trim level Mini has updated its Countryman SUV range for 2020, revealing a refreshed exterior design, a revised line-up and a bigger battery for hybrid variants...

Mini Australia launches all-inclusive electric vehicle finance package

Mini Australia is attempting to make electric vehicle ownership more compelling, by launching a new all-inclusive ownership and finance program, dubbed 'Mini dynamic mobility package'. The deal is offered exclusively with its new Mini Electric Hatch and includes: A four year finance offer on a Mini Electric, at a 4.99 per cent comparison interest rate...

Mini launches limited Nightfall Edition hatch and convertible variants

Mini Australia has joined the long list of manufacturers releasing blacked-out editions of popular models, adding two limited-run 'Nightfall Edition' variants to its local range. The Mini Nightfall Edition three-door hatch and convertible are based on the John Cooper Works (JCW) three-door hatch and convertible, but with an all-black aesthetic makeover both inside and out...

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MINI Owner Reviews

2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works All4 review

I had always imagined that the expression "May you live in interesting times" was a positive statement that hoped that the person who was on the receiving end of those words would enjoy a full and fascinating life. As it turns out, it may well be that the origins of the expression could be a Chinese curse, which would make it kind of appropriate in the interesting times we are all currently navigating...

2018 Mini Cooper S Convertible review

What to say about my wife's Mini? So I like cars, and being over 6ft tall (that's 186cm in the new money), a Mini would not be my first choice. But sliding into the driver's seat, I was pleasantly surprised by how roomy it is. I didn't even have the seat all the way back, with one or two clicks left in the seat adjustment...

1973 Leyland Mini S review

When I was about 11 years old, the idea of owning and driving a Mini never made its way onto my radar. Flicking through the classifieds, my eyes would be drawn more to the likes of Valiants and Kingswoods, hell, even the odd Celica or two, but never a Mini...

2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works All 4 review

If you are like me and were tasked with the job of teaching your kids to drive, you will know that the hardest thing about getting a licence is the reverse park and the hill start. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t got a clue about going round corners, correct braking techniques or travelling at speed on a highway in traffic, so long as you nail those tricky slow-speed manoeuvres...

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