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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...

2010 MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio arrives

We've added Mini John Cooper Works cars to our favourites list in the last few months given their incredibly impressive handling and performance. In August we wrote about the Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio and now it has arrived. We won't bore you with all the details as you can read our previous article on the car...

Mini Cooper D wins Bathurst

Thirty-three years after it won the Bathurst endurance event outright, a new Mini Cooper has returned to victory lane at Mt Panorama. Not since 1966 when the Morris Cooper S of Finn Rauno Aaltonen and Aussie Bob Holden won the Gallagher 500 mile event has a Mini won an event at the famed home of Australian motorsport, but last week, a special Mini conquered its own lofty goal...

MINI Coupe Concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

Believe it or not, the iconic MINI has been around for 50 years, and things have never looked better for the brand, if their presence at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show is any indication. Here’s a number to think about, more than 1.5 million new generation MINI’s have been produced since production got under way in 2001. That’s a lot of MINI’s...

Mini Roadster breaks cover at Frankfurt

The Mini Roadster concept broke cover today at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The two-seat soft-top will be powered by a 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine (think Cooper S) developing 130kW of power and 240Nm of toque. This is increased to 260Nm with aid of an overboost function...

Mini confirms two new models for UK production

BMW has revealed plans to build two new Mini models at its plant near Oxford, central England, boosting British manufacturing and the struggling automotive sector. One of the two new models will be the JCW powered Mini Coupe (pictured) while the other has yet to be announced...

Toyota, Mini to team up on sub-light cars - report

A report published by Edmunds this morning has revealed that Mini is reportedly holding discussion with Toyota about a possible micro car tie-up along the lines of Toyota's iQ. Although the deal has not been set in concrete the report indicates that Toyota would benefit from the deal in receiving a counter deal in the form of the upcoming Mini Coupe and Roadster...

MINI 50 Mayfair and 50 Camden anniversary models

To celebrate the 50th birthday of one of the most iconic automotive brands, MINI has announced two new special edition anniversary models for the Australian market. Named after distinguished boroughs of London, the MINI 50 Mayfair and MINI 50 Camden will be available in Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper D Hatch variants...

Mini launches iPhone roadside App in US

Mini owners who use an iPhone (or Blackberry) in the US can now download a free application that allows them to call for roadside assistance at the touch of a button. The iTunes App not only allows users to quickly and conveniently contact Mini for assistance, should they ever need it, but also automatically sends out the vehicle's exact location to ensure help is sent as soon as possible...

MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio due here next month

MINI has today announced its performance orientated John Cooper Works Cabrio will be available for sale in Australia from next month. Powered by the 155kW race bred MINI Challenge engine, the MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio is set to be one of the fastest accelerating open top vehicles on Aussie roads this side of $100,000...

Mini celebrates 1.5 million milestone

Just weeks after its official 50th birthday celebrations Mini has claimed yet another milestone in the production of its 1.5 millionth vehicle. Since production began in 2001 the production line has run almost non-stop at Mini's Oxford plant with the milestone model, a Chili Red Clubman, rolling off the line in the  presence of Business Minister Ian Lucas and BMW Group board member Ian Robertson...