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Paris 2010: MINI Countryman WRC

MINI has used the Paris Motor Show to reveal their new World Rally Championship car. The MINI WRC will enter into the 2011 event where it will look like a Countryman but perform like an off-road champion with a six-speed sequential gearbox. No power figures have been released for the MINI Countryman WRC. Press Release Paris.Visitors to the 2010 Mondial […]

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MINI Teases Concept For London Design Festival

MINI has released a teaser image of a concept which they are planning to reveal at the London Design Festival on the 23rd of September. MINI has removed the image from their Facebook page as they do not want to confuse the model here with the Paris Motor Show. To make things clear, MINI will only unveil an electric scooter […]

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MINI Countryman Rally Car — First Prototype Image

MINI are looking to enter the World Rally Championship with their Countryman crossover. To show us that they are serious about doing this, they have released an official picture of the Countryman WRC racer which is currently undergoing testing at Warwickshire in England. The Countryman racer pictured here boasts a temporary body kit which shows what the final model might […]

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MINI Countryman Coupe — Off Road Coupe SUV?

BMW are thinking about rivaling the Land Rover Evoque, with the MINI brand. It’s not yet confirmed, however there’s a chance that the MINI Countryman Coupe would boast a coupe-like roofline, two doors, and a slightly raised suspension for off-road styling. According to AutoCar, the design is currently on the drawing board at MINI and it’ll fit into the brand’s […]

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MINI Countryman Makes Its Way To South Africa

MINI’s Countryman will go on sale in South Africa during the forth quarter of 2010. The Countryman is the first MINI to boast four doors and a large tail-gate. The MINI Countryman will be available in Cooper Countryman and Cooper S Countryman form, and this essentially means two different power outputs. The engine a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, where the standard […]

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The Entry-Level MINI Could Debut At Geneva 2011

According to Autoweek, MINI are working on an entry-level concept which should debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The addition of the entry-level MINI all depends on the reaction of the public when it is revealed, said an unnamed source. It’s expected that the entry-MINI will be a two-seater (unlike the image) where it will boast a modified front […]

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MINI’s PR Challenge Goes Bad [Video]

MINI seems to have screwed up their latest PR stunt. The British brand has been taunting Porsche for quite some time now, and this includes renting a plane with a banner reading: “Dear Porsche, Bring it! Love, MINI.” Thereafter MINI challenged the German brand to a race. Unfortunately, MINI lost to the Porsche 911 by two seconds. After the loss […]

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MINI Are Looking Into A Seven Seat Crossover

Reports from MINI are hinting that the brand is working on a seven-seat crossover model. The details are currently limited, but during a talk with AutoExpress, Dr Wolfgang Armbrecht, said “We could take the [Countryman’s] wheelbase from 2.60 meters (102.4 inches) to around 2.70 meters (106.3 inches).” This means that it could be called the Countryman Plus where it would […]

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MINI Cooper Racer Crashes Into Crowd [Video]

Remember the Fiat 500 Trofeo on two wheels? Well, unfortunately this is nothing like that. The clip above is slightly depressing as a MINI Cooper race car crashed into a crowd at the MINI Challenge in Ipswich, Australia. The MINI rolled a few times before landing in a crowd of on-lookers. Three people were injured in the accident: two spectators […]

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Nowack Motors Add Power To The Mini Cooper S And JCW

Nowack Motors has created a brand new kit for the Mini Cooper S, and the Mini Cooper S JCW. The German packages have been called the N210, N230 and N260. Guess what those figures stand for? You’re right! Horsepower! The Cooper S will have its 1.6-litre direct-injection turbocharged motor pumped to 155kW. These changes are possible as the tuner tweaked […]

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WC50 Special Edition MINI Coming To America

50 new modified MINI’s will hit the US shore pretty soon. They will follow with a price tag of $40,300. The name? Mini’s World Championship 50, or WC50. There will be a 208-horsepower 1.6-litre John Cooper Works engine as well as a special green paintjob. Standard Equipment Anthracite Headlining Automatic Air Conditioning Bluetooth Telephone Audio Connection Chrome Line Interior Color […]

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Do You Like This Modified MINI Cooper By Simachev And TopCar?

Denis Simachev, and a team of Topcar engineers have created a MINI Cooper S in two different forms. The Russian tuned Cooper will have a production of 25 units, per model, where they will include a ‘Bully’ aerokit. This will be followed by a set of 18-inch forged wheels. An aluminium sport grille is visible, while daytime running lights and […]

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MINI Connect, The New Infotainment System

MINI has revealed details on their new infotainment system which is called the MINI Connected. The Connected system will be integrated into the large center-mounted speedometer and it will be on show at the next Geneva Motor Show. The system will be able to connect with Apple’s iPhone, and it was actually built around this. There will be a joystick […]

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Superchips Chips The MINI Cooper S

Superchips has done it again! They have created a new upgrade for the R56 Mini Cooper S. The firm from Britian has remapped the engine control unit for the 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged motor so that it will create more power without using more fuel. The result is a 20bhp and 26Nm boost in the performance field, and this allows for […]

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Official Images & Details: 2011 Mini Countryman Has Been Revealed!

MINI has revealed news on their recently leaked Countryman model. The new press release and image set is pretty massive as it reveals everything that we want to know about the new addition to the range. The MINI will measure in at 4,097 mm long, where it will come with five different 1.6-litre four-cylinder engines, three being petrol and two […]

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