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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...

2008 Mini Clubman (wagon)

2008 will see the return of the Mini Clubman to Australia. The car which left Australian shores in 1978 will be back with the same name and same idea. The Clubman, better referred to as a Mini Wagon, will use the new generation mini platform with an extended wheelbase. So far, all details are sketchy...

Mini Cooper 2007 Launch Date

Mini has finally announced the official arrival date for the new MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S. Mini said yesterday that the Cooper will arrive down under in the second quarter of 2007, Mini says that after building 800,000 examples, the entire car has been redesigned, yet MINI retains and authentically updates its key characteristics...

Mini Cooper Mini Cooper S 2007

Mini (owned by BMW) first introduced the Mini Cooper in early 2002 with a great deal of hype and anticipation for Mini fans in Australia. 4 years have gone by and while the Mini Cooper S presented an interesting choice for those who have about $40,000 and little taste, BMW had originally promised to make the Mini Cooper into every sorta of car they could think of, and while the Cabrio Convertible came out in late 2004, thats been about it...