The Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid offers enough electric range for urban commuting and petrol power for a weekend getaway, all in a cool-though-expensive little SUV package.
Need a four-seat convertible on a budget? You're looking at the cheapest drop-top in Australia with space for more than two passengers.
I'm sitting on 240km/h on Germany's Autobahn in the current Mini John Cooper Works, and it's rock solid going into the sweeping bend. Oh, did I tell you I'm on the way from Munich to the Nürburgring for N24?
If the high-speed blatt from Munich to the Nurburgring in the latest Mini John Cooper Works hatch in time to watch the 24-hour race wasn’t high enough on my bucket list, then a chance invite from our good friend Ron Simons of RSRNurburg to head over to Spa Francorchamps for one of its premium track days was surely the golden ticket...
His famous surname is instantly recognisable, and has proudly adorned the backs of cars since 1961 when his grandfather – John Cooper – struck a deal with the British Motor Corporation to turn Alex Issigonis’s Mini into something of a performance car...
The Beatles, Madonna, Goldie Hawn, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie. That's just a small list of celebrities who have owned a Mini, and they are very cool people. Heck, even Enzo Ferrari had one. In the ’60s and ’70s, if you were famous and didn’t own a Mini, you probably weren’t considered, well, famous enough...
A three-door Mini in either Cooper or Cooper S specification is, for mine, the one you should be buying. Here we tested the limited-edition 60 Years model in traditional British Racing Green.
With just 15 examples set for Australia, the Kensington Edition is very exclusive. Is it very good, though?
The 2019 Mini Cooper manual may not have many bells and whistles, but it has plenty of pureness.
The super-exclusive Mini Millbrook special is limited to just 20 units nationally. Are the racy looks worth $7K more than the standard JCW?
Brand mismatches are the new normal. Mini makes cars that aren’t small, in the same way Porsche makes models that aren't dedicated sports cars. Does that make them any less valid? In the case of the Mini Cooper S Countryman, not one little bit.