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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

2020 Mini Cooper S review: 5-door automatic

Even fun cars need a practical side, sometimes, but is the Mini Cooper S five-door the right way to go about it?

2020 Mini Cooper S long-term review: Introduction

This perpetually adorable Brit will satisfy wannabe race car drivers and lifestyle buyers alike – but is it up to the rigours of everyday existence?

2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP review

The monstrous new Mini John Cooper Works GP is upon us. Well, nearly: it's out in Europe and will be here in mid-2020. Is it one to look forward to?

2020 Mini Electric review

Minis are a staple of well-heeled city slickers with progressive politics. So an electric one makes clear sense. Australians can get their hands on it from July.

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MINI Videos

Video: Mini Cooper S long-termer introduction

I’ve spent most of my adult life wanting to be Charlize Theron in the 2003 remake of The Italian Job, so you can imagine my delight when we welcomed our latest long-termer, the Mini Cooper S, to the CarAdvice garage. And while I won’t be driving it down the stairs of my local train station, I will be putting it through its paces as an everyday car over the next few months...

Revisit: Mini Clubman JCW v Mercedes-AMG A35 (video)

The hottest version of Mini's Clubman, the John Cooper Works, takes on Mercedes-AMG's A35 hot hatch... on track! Which is the most fun to drive when (mostly) unleashed? Jamed Ward finds out.

2020 Mini Electric review: same, but different

Minis are a staple of well-heeled city slickers with progressive politics. So an electric one makes clear sense, and Australians can get their hands on it from July as Mike Costello finds out.

REVIEW: 2020 MINI Clubman and Countryman John Cooper Works | JCW power!

Here we have the 2020 MINI Clubman and Countryman John Cooper Works, which has received a significant boost for the 2020 model line-up incorporating the usual trim, styling and interior updates, as well as a 55kW and 100Nm boost to the 2.0-litre engine. More power is always good, right? Scott Collie was at the Australian Launch to find out.

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MINI Comparisons

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.

Mini Cooper S v CRG Gemstar go-kart

Fact or fiction: How does Mini's famous 'Maximum Go-Kart Feel' stack up against an actual go-kart?

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MINI News

Coming soon: Mini’s ‘massive’ SUV

British carmaker Mini is preparing to build its biggest vehicle yet – a mid-size SUV with similar proportions to a BMW X3 – according to overseas reports. The new model – speculated to revive the Traveller name – would assume flagship status for the brand, slotting in above the Countryman city SUV in both price and size, according to UK publication AutoCar...

2021 Mini Countryman revealed: No more diesels

The refreshed 2021 Mini Countryman has been unveiled online ahead of a late 2020 Australian debut. The new-look Countryman was last spied in final testing less than a week ago, with next to no camouflage except to the one section we can now see notable changes have been made...

2021 Mini Countryman spy photos

Mini’s facelifted 2021 Countryman city SUV has been spotted during testing at Germany’s Nurburgring circuit ahead of its Australian showroom arrival later this year or early 2021. Although we have had photos of the updated model before (click here), the new images reveal more detail of the upcoming Mini Countryman, including a revised front and rear bumper design, and updated interior tech...

2020 Mini Electric price and specs revealed for Australia

Mini has announced pricing and specs for the launch edition of its first-ever all-electric model, the Mini Electric, revealing it will arrive in Australia in August this year. The German-owned British marque has said the three-door hatchback will have a national drive-away price of $59,900, or a recommended list price of $54,800 plus on-road costs, when it lands in Australian showrooms...

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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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