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MINI Beachcomber Concept teases new SUV model

The idea of a MINI SUV has been around for quite some time now, with prototypes spied testing countless times around the world in various stages of development. Now the brand has unveiled a new concept version dubbed the MINI Beachcomber which invokes the infamous Mini Moke with its radical open body four seater design...

Mini John Cooper Works World Championship 50 special edition released

Mini have released a special edition John Cooper Works model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alec Issigonis' now legendary original small car concept, the 1959 Mini. With its transverse-mounted (front) four-cylinder engine, and space for four occupants plus luggage, Mini was to become a byword for economy of space and driving fun...

KRINK MINI

The Mini has lots of paint options to chose from but one Mini in Hamburg has had a one of a kind paint job. The legendary New York street artist Craig "KR" Costello has painted a Mini in his trade mark style. His style is known as the KRINK (from KR-INK) dripping ink look. The black Mini was covered in the silver dripping paint, its body as well as the side and rear windows...

Mini, Rolls-Royce collaboration set to go ahead

According to a report published by Autocar, BMW will give the green light to a project that will see a super-luxury version of  its Mini Cooper created by Rolls-Royce. The report confirms news posted by CarAdvice back in June, and says that at least one prototype has already hit the road with the project likely to be revealed to the public by mid next year...

Mini D Global Green Challenge final update

It’s all over. After six days and more than 3,140 kilometres, the Global green Challenge cars crossed the finishing line in Adelaide’s Victoria Square with the South Australian Premier Mike Rann greeting contestants and delivering his welcome-to-the-new-technology speech...

Mini D Global Green Challenge update

Cars in the Global Green Challenge have reached Adelaide after six long days on the road and 3000km under their carefully inflated tyres. Yesterday’s run was a comparatively straightforward 302km leg from Port Augusta and the wind gods relented, swinging the breeze from the headwinds encountered for most of the journey to a tail wind...

Mini D Global Green Challenge update

The sparkling waters of the top end of Spencer Gulf were a welcome sight today for drivers in the Global Green Challenge who had crossed the country from north to south, from the Northern Territory to the coast of South Australia. After some 2500km the rivalry has become desperately intense...

Mini D Global Green Challenge update

Today was the longest day of the Global Green Challenge and after nine and a quarter hours in the cars, the novelty was starting to wear off. The 685km journey down the Stuart Highway south from Alice Springs to the frontier-like Opal mining town of Coober Pedy should have been a piece of cake...

Mini D Global Green Challenge Update

The Global Green Challenge has reached Alice Springs, the psychological half-way point in the 3000km journey from Darwin to Adelaide, and the nerves are starting to show. People are getting snappy, jumping on the poor bloke whose job it is to try to refuel the cars accurately and in a short space of time. Everyone is prepared to offer advice on how their cars should be filled...

Mini D update from Global Green Challenge

Day One: Katherine – Vern Schuppan won the Le Mans 24-hour enduro in a Porsche 956, finished third in the Indianapolis 500, has won the Rothmans Formula 5000 championship – but until yesterday had never driven in an economy run. Or an Eco Challenge as organisers like to call them now...

BMW preparing to launch Mini based 0-Series

According to a recent article published by UK-based Car magazine, BMW is preparing a Mini-based '0-Series' model range intended to bridge the gap between Mini and BMW 1-Series vehicles. The plan will not only see the German brand made more appealing to a whole new demographic, but will also be vitally important to BMW’s business plan to pass more stringent upcoming emissions and fuel economy regulations...