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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 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.

2020 Mini Countryman JCW review

The Countryman JCW has been given a major power boost for 2020. More power is always good, right?

2020 Mini Clubman JCW review

Forget about a subtle mid-life nip-and-tuck, Mini has given the JCW Clubman an extra 55kW and 100Nm for 2020.

2019 Mini Countryman S E All4 PHEV review

The Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid offers enough electric range for urban commuting and petrol power for a weekend getaway, all in a cool-though-expensive little SUV package.

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MINI Videos

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.

2019 Mini Countryman S E ALL4 review: The Owners' View

Sponsored by MINI MINI has released its first electrified model, the 2019 MINI Countryman S E ALL4, a plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV). At $57,200 before on road costs, this version is $3300 more than the Cooper SD ALL4 diesel, but that premium gives you the benefit of a small a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine on the front axle, and an electric motor at the rear...

Range Review: 2019 MINI family

Smallest to largest, bottom to top, here's the Mini range. Although some of the models mightn’t be all that small anymore, there’s still a link between the three-door and the biggest, baddest Countryman.

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MINI Comparisons

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?

Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI v Mini Cooper Countryman comparison

Small SUVs, especially 2WD variants, are something of an anomaly in the makeup of the modern motoring landscape. They rarely offer the same space or practicality as a comparable hatchback, and they almost never deliver driving ability or comfort anything like that of an SUV. Therefore, in objective terms, they don’t seem to do anything especially adeptly – on paper at least...

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MINI News

2020 Mini Countryman S Sterling Edition pricing and specs

MINI has released a special Sterling Edition of its 2020 Countryman Cooper S, specially produced for Australian and New Zealand markets. Limited to only 50 cars, MINI Australia receives 40 of the Countryman Sterling Edition models. Each vehicle comes with an edition badge immortalising the build number...

Next-generation Mini range delayed due to Brexit uncertainty

The third-generation Mini went into production in late 2013 and will outlive the first two generations, which stayed in production for six to seven years each. Maximilian Schöberl, BMW's head of corporate and governmental affairs, told Reuters, "The lifespan of this platform has been extended for cost reasons and because of Brexit"...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: John Bowe pays tribute to Rod Barrett

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the Alpine A110 Sportsx concept has been revealed, an Australian launch for Kia Stonic has been confirmed for late 2020, there's Australian interest in the Volkswagen Arteon 'Shooting Brake', and research shows school pick-up as 'the most dangerous time' to be on Australian roads...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

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MINI Owner Reviews

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...

2013 Mini Cooper JCW All4 Countryman review

I originally had a Mini Cooper S R53, the first-gen BMW models, and was wanting something bigger but still fun to drive. I was looking at Golf GTIs and the sort, and while they are all quite nice and have their positives, I wanted something different. So I had a look at the Countryman, and as I am still on my Ps, it worked out perfectly because I was wanting a John Cooper Works for a while, so I bought my one...

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MINI Galleries

2020 Mini Electric review

2020 Mini Countryman JCW review

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