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2016 Mini Clubman Review

Mini as a brand has grown substantially from the days of just making cute little hatchbacks in their iconic shapes. But now with the Clubman, the brand is venturing out further than it has ever done before.

2016 Mini Clubman Review

Tim heads to Sweden to drive the world's smallest six-door: the Mini Clubman.

2015 Mini John Cooper Works Review

It’s easy to wonder what the late John Cooper, British motorsport legend and fast Mini originator, might make of the latest 2015 Mini John Cooper Works model to bear his namesake. For one thing, at 170kW, the third-generation JCW of ‘BMW’s Mini’ has as much horsepower as Cooper’s finest race machinery back in the day...

2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review

Updated for 2015, the Mini Paceman is as unique as a supercar or maybe even more...

2015 Mini One Review

At $24,500 plus on-roads, the Mini One is the cheapest member of an iconic model family. It's basic, but still so much fun.

2015 Mini Cooper Hatch five-door review

Adding extra doors to an iconic design can be dangerous. Does Mini's latest venture — a five-door Mini — have the goods to maintain Mini heritage?

2015 Mini Countryman Review

The updated Mini Countryman Cooper is better value than before, but it's still a niche option...

2014 Mini Cooper D Speed Date

Firstly we drove out to the airport to drop a friend off. We then ventured out along the freeway and deep into suburbia to visit my parents. A little awkward perhaps, given it was the first date, but I had promised to take them out for dinner. After dinner we dropped the oldies off and had the remainder of the evening to ourselves to get a bit more intimate and paint the town red, green or yellow 'literally' (see below)...

2015 Mini 5 Door Review

Few brands are met with the same level of cynicism upon the release of a new model as Mini, and the introduction of its latest spin-off, the Mini 5 Door, is no different. Traditionalists will scoff probably in much the same way they did when the BMW-owned British car maker released the Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models, which have tenuous links to Alec Issigonis’ 1950s original...

2014 Mini Cooper Speed Date

I took the Mini to a place where it’d be super impressed; the tight graffiti-clad laneways of the Sydney’s leftie inner west nook, Glebe. The tighter the streets, the more the Mini thrived, and when we got to my favourite sushi joint we scored a rockstar out front.

Mini 5 Door Review

Does the Mini 5 door build on the classic formula or push Cool Britannia to breaking point?