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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

2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP review: Australian first drive

A rare and collectible model that's not as expensive as you'd think? Could Mini have created the ultimate car for the ultimate Mini fan? James lets loose in the 2021 Mini JCW GP to find out!

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?"...

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MINI Videos

Video: Charlie Cooper and living with the legacy of the famous Cooper name

His famous surname is instantly recognisable, and has proudly adorned the backs of cars since 1961 when his grandfather – John Cooper – struck a deal with the British Motor Corporation to turn Alex Issigonis’s Mini into something of a performance car...

Video: 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP review

The team at Mini aren’t known for being subtle – but it’s not always Union Jack motifs and fun switchgear that they’re working on – no, sometimes they go a little bit extreme… This is the Mini John Cooper Works GP – the fastest and wildest road-going Mini ever made. The JCW GP is a limited production run model, with just 3000 being produced...

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.

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MINI Comparisons

Mini John Cooper Works range review

There's plenty of history behind the John Cooper Works name, and now you can maximise your Mini experience with JCW options across the range!

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!

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MINI News

2021 Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition price and specs: Classic rally-inspired edition available in Cooper S, JCW bodies

2021 Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition price and specs detailed Rally-inspired special limited to 65 units Red paint, white roof and rally decals pay tribute to 1964 Monte Carlo Rally Available to order now in three model variants, priced from $60,800 drive-away...

2021 Mini Countryman Boardwalk Edition price and specs

2021 Mini Countryman Boardwalk Edition price and specs detailed Cooper and Cooper S variants available in Australia, with 59 units bound for our shores Special-edition trim elements for up to $7500 extra Pricing and specification details for the 2021 Mini Countryman Boardwalk have been announced...

Mini goes vegan: Future models to drop leather interiors – report

Mini will stop offering leather interiors on its future models, according to an interview with design boss Oliver Heilmer. Speaking to UK magazine Autocar, Mr Heilmer said Mini no longer believed leather fitted with the brand. "We don’t need leather any more in the future, because we don’t believe it’s sustainable," he said...

Gallery: 2021 Mini Hatch and Convertible facelift

Mini took the wraps off its updated Hatch and Convertible ranges this week, and though the brand is unlikely to admit it, the new model is intended to serve as a stop-gap between the current, seven-year-old model and the next generation Mini, which has reportedly been delayed to 2023 due to the impact of Brexit and COVID-19...

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MINI Owner Reviews

2015 Mini Cooper review

Let's begin with a question. Have you ever made an impulse purchase that turned out for the better? Although 2020 is a year that might best be forgotten, it has given me the opportunity to consider things that turned out so right, including an impulse buy made years ago when we knew of more carefree times. I was looking to add some zest to my daily drive and that was what I got...

2011 Mini Cooper Chilli review

The Mini is a British icon, however its German designers have shown their ingenuity on the R56 series. My own R56 is of the naturally aspirated variant, with a 6-speed manual (the only transmission that should be in these cars). In not being quick, the car can get out of its own way. On the freeway it sips along at about 6...

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...

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