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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

Charlie Cooper: 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...

Old v New: 1969 Morris Mini K v 2019 MINI Cooper S 60 Years Edition

The Beatles, Madonna, Goldie Hawn, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie. That's just a small list of celebrities who have owned a Mini, and they are very cool people. Heck, even Enzo Ferrari had one. In the ’60s and ’70s, if you were famous and didn’t own a Mini, you probably weren’t considered, well, famous enough...

2019 Mini Cooper S 60 Years review

A three-door Mini in either Cooper or Cooper S specification is, for mine, the one you should be buying. Here we tested the limited-edition 60 Years model in traditional British Racing Green.

2019 Mini Cooper S review: Kensington Edition

With just 15 examples set for Australia, the Kensington Edition is very exclusive. Is it very good, though?

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MINI Videos

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.

5 Things: 2019 Mini Cooper 5-Door

It isn't overflowing with standard features, and it isn't cheap, but there is oh so much to like about the entry-level model in Mini's Cooper 5-Door range. Here, Mandy takes a look at 5 Things.

Mini's "Go-Kart Feeling" takes on... an actual go-kart!

Mini claims its top-notch ‘Sport mode’ gives you ‘Maximum go-kart feel’. But does it? Or is it all just PR spin and marketing hype? James and Dave hit the track in a new Mini Cooper S and a wicked little CRG Gemstar go-kart to find out…...

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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

Mini Cooper SE: 45,000 expressions of interest for new EV

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE has had a promising response from the buying public, with the BMW subsidiary reporting more than 45,000 expressions of interest for its first series production electric vehicle. Speaking with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, project manager for the electric Mini, Elena Eder, said the company's decision to allow prospective buyers to secure a build slot with a small down payment "works", drawing upon the model implemented by Tesla...

Jaguar Land Rover to use BMW front-drive platform for small crossovers - report

  Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly continuing partnership discussions with BMW, which could see the British automaker sourcing engine and platform technology from the German company. According to a report from Autocar, the BMW FAAR/UKL2 architecture underpinning the Mini Countryman, BMW 1 Series hatch, X1 and X2, could be used on a new set of smaller crossover vehicles...

Mini builds 10 millionth vehicle

Mini has produced its 10 millionth vehicle at its plant in Oxford, England. The milestone vehicle was a three-door 60 Years Edition model, and during a ceremony at the factory it was put face to face with a Mini made in the first year of production, 1959. The original Mini was sold by a number of brands owned by the British Motor Corporation, and later British Leyland and the Rover Group...

2020 Mini Countryman spied

The 2020 Mini Countryman has been spied on the streets of Munich, previewing the car's mid-life refresh. As with the revised 'LCI' Mini Hatch range, the Countryman appears to be wearing a fresh grille and front bumper. The headlight internals also look different, although the design team's yellow-and-black camouflage makes it hard to nail down exactly what's changed...

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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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