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MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop & Clubman

BMW's supercool MINI brand might have been overshadowed by recent arrivals from the Italians, but just when you thougth MINI was getting a little old, BMW says the John Cooper Works brand is coming to Australia, permanently. There will be two new cars, the MINI John Cooper Works (Hardtop) and MINI John Cooper Works Clubman, both ready for delivery starting in August, but if you're really keen, you can place your order now...

Citroen C3 Minispace spy photos

As a direct competitor to Skoda Roomster, Opel Meriva, Nissan Note and Renault Modus, the car photographed here in the mountains of Spain is the all-new Citroen C3 Minispace.     A concept of this new vehicle, the C3 StreetLounge, was seen in 2006, so this is further proof that Citroen will launch the car by 2009...

Mitusbishi's mini car scheduled for 2010

Mitsubishi Motors is planning a mini low-cost world car for 2010, based on the company's mini car platform. The new car will initially be geared toward Europe, China or Southeast Asia. The company plans to simply export its Japanese-spec mini car, albeit with a bigger engine and more equipment...

Mini Crossman spy photos

Mini enthusiasts have a whole new reason to get excited, now that the name of the company's upcoming crossover has been released - the Mini Crossman, previously referred to internally as the "Colorado," will bring the brand firmly into new territory. Called the R58 within BMW from here on out, the Crossman is expected to ride higher than current Mini models and have All Wheel Drive, making it a potential choice for off-roaders...

2008 MINI Cooper Clubman pricing announced

The controversial new Mini Clubman will make its way into Australian showrooms from March 6, with prices starting at $34,400. The new Clubman, which has been paraded around the streets of Melbourne in an attempt to build hype, has apparently drawn a "not insubstantial interest from fellow road users"...

John Cooper Works Mini Clubman

There have been some mixed reactions to the Mini Clubman. BMW (Mini's owners) has said it wants to  build everything from convertibles to wagons on the new Mini platform.  It was a plan for world domination - in the nicest possible way - but nobody  said it was going to be pretty. Thankfully, John Cooper Works has had its way with the new Clubman...

New MINI Gets John Cooper Works Kit

Due to the popularity of the MINI John Cooper Works CHALLENGE, MINI have introduced a John Cooper Works Tuning Kit for the MINI Cooper S to create a road-going version of their CHALLENGE race cars. The John Cooper Works Tuning Kit increases the output of the 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbo engine to 141kW - a 10 percent increase...

Mean And Green - MINI Cooper D

Update: Mini Cooper D Review Despite the leaps and bounds which have been made with diesel technology in recent times, it seems consumers still stereotype the humble diesel with higher carbon emissions. According to a recent survey by YouGov Plc which was commissioned by MINI, of the 2,018 sampled only three percent believed that a diesel-fuelled vehicle could be considered a low source of carbon emissions...

MINI John Cooper Works CHALLENGE

The MINI CHALLENGE will return next year pitting a line-up of identical race-bred MINI's against one another in a grueling one-make race series. At the heart of these cars lies a 154 kW John Cooper Works engine which is boosted by a twin-scroll turbo-charger rather than the previous supercharger...

Not So Mini, New MINI Clubman

From any angle you look at the new MINI Clubman, it is still without doubt a MINI - there's just more of it. Offering a longer wheel base, the MINI Clubman can now comfortably seat four adults while still offering the surprise trademark performance and agility of the MINI Cooper...

2008 Mini Clubman Spotted

We mentioned the Mini Clubman earlier this year, and so far as we know, it is coming to Australia, with Mini spokesman Alexander Corne previously stating the Clubman will arrive early next year: As you can see from the image, the stretched Mini wagon is much longer than the current Mini, there is also rumours that the rear doors will open backwards (suicide doors) much like the Mazda RX-8...