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