March 3, 2015

MINI Sport Pack gives JCW looks to the new MINI Hatch – costs from £3,300

Photo new MINI with MINI Sport Pack

The MINI Sport Pack has been announced to add sports suspension and an aerodynamic kit to the new MINI 3-door and 5-door. Costs from £3,300. It’s a big claim, but MINI say that adding their new MINI Sport pack will increase the residual value of your car by as much as 25 per cent. So, […]

New MINI Minor (a ‘Mini’ MINI) to be developed with Toyota

Photo MINI Rocketman MINI Minor

It seems the plans to build a new MINI Minor – a smaller version of the current MINI – are on track in a joint development deal with Toyota. It’s nearly four years since we saw the MINI Rocketman at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011 as a smaller version of the MINI. And it […]

New 2015 MINI John Cooper Works revealed

Photo New 2015 MINI John Cooper Works

The new MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with a 228bhp 2.0 litre Turbo engine. We’ve already had the new MINI Hatch and the new MINI five-door revealed, so it’s time to add a bit of performance gloss to the new MINI range […]

MINI Paceman, Coupe and Roadster set to be axed

Photo 2014 MINI Paceman

MINI are set to reduce the range of models they offer to just five ‘Super Hero’ cars as the new MINI range rolls out, with the Paceman, Coupe and Roadster the casualties. Whatever you think of the proliferation of MINI models since BMW took the helm at MINI in 2001, it’s been an overwhelming success. […]

MINI owners paying TWICE for servicing

Photo MINI TLC Servicing

It seems that many MINI owners are unaware that their car has the MINI TLC Servicing Pack attached to it and are paying for servicing at Independents. MINI has been busy launching the New MINI of late, with the bigger – and some would say less ‘Mini’ MINI – now revealed in both regular 3-door and […]

New MINI 5-door Hatch starts rolling off the production line in Oxford

Photo New MINI 5-door Hatch starts rolling off the production line in Oxford

The first five-door MINI Hatch was revealed last month and production has now started, ahead of its arrival in showrooms, at MINI’s Oxford Plant. MINi are wasting no time in getting the new 5-door MINI Hatch in to production following its reveal at the start of June, with the firs 5-door MINIs already rolling off […]

2014 MINI Cooper SD 3-door joins the new MINI range – price from £19,450

Photo 2014 3-door MINI Cooper SD

The regular MINI range has been extended with the arrival of the new MINI Cooper SD in 3-door guise with the 168bhp 2.0 litre diesel engine. When the new 2014 MINI Hatch pricing was revealed back in March, the range consisted of the MINI One, One D, Cooper, Cooper D and Cooper SD. But no […]

New MINI 5-door Hatch revealed – but will you fit through the back doors?

Photo MINI 5-door Hatch

The first ever MINI 5-door hatch has been revealed with an extra pair of doors and an extra 72mm in the wheelbase. Costs from £15,900 for the Cooper. We’ve already had the more BMW-like new MINI arrive, and now, for the first time, we get a MINI 5-door hatch to try and extend the appeal […]

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept – a very different MINi Concept – at Villa D’Este

Photo Mini Superleggera Vision Concept Villa D'Este

The Mini Superleggera Vision Concept is a retro-looking MINI Concept in collaboration with Touring Superleggera for the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance. We’ve had our fill of VW Group concepts for Worthersee – like the Skoda CitiJet, Yeti XTreme and Audi A3 Clubsport – this last week, but now we’ve got a concept from MINI that isn’t just […]

MINI Paceman Adventure Concept – it’s a Countryman Pickup

Photo MINI Paceman Adventure

The MINI Adventure Concept has been revealed as a pickup based on the MINI Paceman and put together by students and instructors at BMW plants. It’s always hard to decide if a MINI concept – and they’re not exactly as rare as hens teeth – is a real one-off or a pointer to a future […]

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