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« Friday, February 23 »
BMW to Work with Great Wall Motor in China for MINI E Production
autoevolution - Then, even though we're likely to wait two more years for the standard version of the MINI Cooper E (or whatever it'll be named), rumors of a sportier one have already surfaced. Depending on how the base model performs, an S version wouldn't seem that out of place given MINI's reputation for making ...

MINI Showcases MINI in Design and Creative Solutions at India Design 2018
Business Wire India (press release) - Motorsport legend John Cooper saw star racing potential in the original MINI - so he created a model for the track. Braking, inducing oversteer and then drifting around corners became effortless for rally drivers, due to its lightweight and short overhangs. Racing around tight bends at high speed, now ...

To drive volumes, BMW to create one new segment every year
Economic Time - On the brand Mini, he said, the brand added 431 new customers, registering a growth of 17 per cent in 2017 and expressed confidence to maintain the tally, ... Mini launched two petrol variants - Mini Countryman Cooper S and Mini Countryman Cooper S JCW, besides one diesel trim Mini Countryman ...

Island Routes launches catamaran tours in Ocho Rios
Travel Weekly - The company also introduced three land programs in Jamaica, using Mini-Cooper cars to explore Ocho Rios, Portland and Montego Bay. Each tour features an island escort who leads guests along the various routes. The full-day tour to Portland includes heritage sites, Jamaican folk dancing and a taste ...

U Spy The Facelifted MINI Clubman In Munich
Carscoops - Spotted undergoing testing in Munich earlier today, this particular model is lightly camouflaged and doesn't appear to feature any major changes. While we can't make out many details, the Clubman could follow in the footsteps of the Cooper and adopt restyled headlights, updated alloy wheels and ...

Selling in style: A unique take on real estate
The Auburn Plainsman - The power of social media may be what drives her clientele, but it's Cotney's energy and personality that seems to separate her from the rest - that and the brightly colored, striped mini-cooper she drives when showing her clients houses. "This job is the most unpredictable thing you could imagine," ...

« Thursday, February 22 »
'The One Visit Experience' upgrades DC's open houses with Mini Cooper test drives
Curbed DC - Sometimes, pretty photos of a home aren't enough to entice visitors. In order to better appeal to homebuyers, Miller & Smith home builders have launched “The One Visit Experience,” which allows open house attendees to win prizes, sample food from local restaurants, or even test drive a Mini Cooper.

Choose your motor wisely to stop depreciation from eroding your car's value
Express.co.uk - Among Britain's top 10 bestselling new cars, the Ford Fiesta depreciated at the fastest rate, with the Mini Cooper holding its value best, according to new research from InsureTheGap.com. If you bought a Ford Fiesta 1.4 three-door hatchback five years ago it would have lost 65 per cent of its value by now ...

Five technological mistakes of the 2018 MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid
The Car Guide - The BMW Group offers the largest choice of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the market. Plenty of room to feature some of the most impressive ones, such as the BMW i8 roadster, but also some of the worst, such as the 2018 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4.

2019 MINI EV Rumored To Bring Forth Peformance Model
autoevolution - When you think about it, two variations of the electrified MINI makes sense if you can make a parallel to what BMW is doing with the i3 and i3s. Also anticipated to borrow drivetrain technology from the smallest BMW i model in the lineup, the Cooper E and E S would cater to different customers with ...

To drive volumes, BMW to create one new segment every year
Moneycontrol.com - ... confidence to maintain the tally, as it will be rolling out the new locally-made new Mini Countryman in June. The car was showcased at the Auto Expo. Mini launched two petrol variants - Mini Countryman Cooper S and Mini Countryman Cooper S JCW, besides one diesel trim Mini Countryman Cooper ...

To drive volumes, BMW to create one new segment every year
Outlook India - On the brand Mini, he said, the brand added 431 new customers, registering a growth of 17 per cent in 2017 and expressed confidence to maintain the tally, as it will be rolling out the new locally-made new Mini Countryman in June. The car was showcased at the Auto Expo. Mini launched two petrol variants - Mini Countryman Cooper S and Mini Countryman Cooper S JCW, besides one diesel trim Mini Countryman Cooper SD at the Expo.

Sandals' Aisle to Isle weddings
Travel Weekly UK - Ramp up the romance and boost your commission by booking honeymooners staying at Sandals Montego Bay on the Mini-Routes to Negril road trip with Island Routes. What better way to kick off married life than by cruising along Jamaica's gorgeous northwest coast in a Mini Cooper? Following an ...

So what's the big deal with stunt driving?
Automotive Blog - Almost any type of car, or bike for that matter, can be used for stunt driving. The best choice is usually a sturdy vehicle with a manual gearbox and old-fashioned handbrake. A Jeep or Mini Cooper, for example, will be a great choice for that authentic, old-school feeling of man or woman against machine.

« Wednesday, February 21 »
Developer offers Mini Cooper, other prizes at open house
Washington Post - Visitors who take pictures in the photo booth at an open house and share their thoughts about what's most important to them about their house-hunting experience will be entered to win a two-year Mini Cooper lease. Participants who buy a home during the regional promotion will be entered to win a ...

Leicester street food event Canteen is throwing a party to celebrate its 1st birthday - here's what's ...
Leicester Mercury - So what's on the menu at the celebration? February's traders are headed up by Baked In Brick, winners at the European Street Food Awards 2017. They will be serving dishes like BBQ beef rib and masala cod sliders, all cooked and served from the charcoal grill of their 1964 Mini Cooper.

SPAR Switzerland launches new customer loyalty card “SPAR Friends”
EPR Retail News (press release) - A few very lucky cardholders will also stand the chance of winning one of 20 emission-free BMW i3 or Mini Cooper cars. The winners will be randomly drawn from the list of all SPAR Friends cardholders at the end of May. The card does not require point collecting - customers benefit with each purchase ...

« Monday, February 19 »
Mini Cooper D 2018 REVIEW - New car price, specs and road test
Express.co.uk - So when BMW launched the modern Mini some observers understandably thought it would be just another flash in the pan. After all, how could you replace the original iconic car? Years later we're still talking about and, crucially, still buying this “new” Mini. It's evolved over time to become a mainstream ...

MINI Cooper E Electric Vehicle Production Start Confirmed and It's Not Very Soon
autoevolution - These days, MINI is preparing a revival of its electric ambitions, something previewed by the MINI Electric Concept launched at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show. However, we've already spotted a test vehicle out on the road, which means the British company now under German tutelage is pretty far ...

Rallying: Brown brings back Micra for packed rally season
Rochdale Online - Brown will also try his hand at historic rallying, with selected events in the Questmead owned Mini Cooper starting with the Tour of Flanders in August. He will then make his first UK outing at the Cheviot Rally across Otterburn in the North East at the end of the year in the machine. He said: “It will be a ...

Colliers: 70% of automotive companies in Bulgaria expect higher revenues
PropertyEU - The components, manufactured in Bulgaria, are aimed at leading brands such as Tesla, ?udi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mini Cooper, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Ford, Nissan, Seat, Alfa Romeo, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, Mitsubishi, Skoda, Fiat. More than 90% of the air bag sensors in European ...

The all-new Mini Countryman debuts in India
The Navhind Times - The JCW influence continues in the illuminated cockpit with sports leather steering wheel. The car is equipped with premium features. The Countryman Cooper SD features the Cooper SD engine for the first time in India that delivers 190 hp and 400 nm torque. With superior handling no city corner or hill ...

« Sunday, February 18 »
Top 10 best convertible cars
AOL UK - The Mini is a bit different, though, as the joyous driving dynamics and quirky appeal haven't been dulled in the transition. Whether you opt for sensible Cooper or crazy JCW engines, the Mini remains a hoot in the corners, and its handsome exterior and quality interior are carried over virtually unchanged.

« Saturday, February 17 »
2018 Mini Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 Drivers' Notes Review | Plug and play
Autoblog - The second-generation Mini Countryman debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. In addition to the standard and S models, Mini added a new E Countryman plug-in hybrid model. That's what we have here, making our model's full name the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4. It's distinguishable ...

2018 BMW MINI SE Countryman adds a Plug to MINI Fun
Future Cars News - BMW's British brand, MINI, has experimented with electrification before, but so far not with good results. The battery-electric MINI Cooper was a disaster of retrofitting, for example, but now MINI seems to have found the right formula in the S E Countryman plug-in hybrid.

New Volkswagen T-Roc vs Audi Q2 vs Mini Countryman
What Car? - ... which has impressed in previous group tests. Under the skin, it's closely related to the T-Roc and uses the same 148bhp diesel engine and gearbox. We're testing it in sporty S line trim. Our third contender is the Mini Countryman. With 187bhp in Cooper SD form, it's the most powerful car here, and like ...

« Friday, February 16 »
2018 Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4 plug-in hybrid review:
CNET - The Good The Mini Countryman's plug-in hybrid system has the potential to deliver up to 65 mpge. Its Mini Connected tech is easy to use and fun to interact with. The torquey hybrid system makes for responsive performance during urban driving. The Bad The cabin controls are poorly placed, making ...

MINI Challenge Series Dates Announced for 2018 Season
BMWBLOG - This year will mark the 17th MINI Challenge Series held in the UK and the people behind the event released the partial schedule for 2018 today. The series will feature the same four classes as before and will include a Dunlop-backed car in the John Cooper Works class throughout the series, driven by ...

Review: Mini 1499 GT
iNews - The Mini 1499 GT name won't be so familiar, but the car that inspired it might be: the 1970s Mini 1275 GT. It's a special edition that looks sporty thanks to its standard John Cooper Works bodykit, and will turn heads courtesy of black alloy wheels, gold detailing and 70s-inspired side stickers. But looks are ...

When does McDonald's Monopoly start, what are the 2018 dates and what are the prizes?
The Sun - What were the prizes for the Bond Street and Mayfair stickers in 2017? These two stickers are the rarest in the game, with only 20 Bond Street stickers in circulation, and just four for Mayfair last year. If you managed to get Bond Street and the full green set, you could have driven away with a Mini Cooper.

Publisher's View: Boring
The Potrero View - She loves to wheel around freshly found neighborhoods, especially those with long, lovely, boulevards: Lincoln, Folsom, Twin Peaks. While I enjoy these rides as well, especially on a temperate day tucked into our aging convertible Mini Cooper, I'm task-oriented. In this case, I wanted to make a deposit ...

Jordan Collard Steps up to MINI JCW in 2018
The Checkered Flag - Jordon Collard, son of British Touring Car Championship veteran Rob Collard, will move to the MINI CHALLENGE in 2018 to compete in their JCW (John Cooper Works) division. He has not announced which team he shall be racing for. Collard, 17, will enter the rookie cup as he hopes to pick up the ...

MINI Challenge set for strong sixteenth season
The Checkered Flag - With champion Brett Smith competing in the British Touring Car Championship this year, the mini series has established itself in the tin top racing scene. That position has only been strengthened by the announcement that the John Cooper Works class will support the DTM when the German ...

« Thursday, February 15 »
MINI Cooper tops used car charts for January
The Car Expert - The 2017 MINI Cooper hatch (petrol manual), with an average retail price of £16,112, was the fastest-selling used car in January according to data from Auto Trader, taking an average of just 17 days to leave forecourts. Second and third place on the national top 10 list were taken by the 2016 Fiat 500X ...

Putting the General Tire Grabber A/Tx and G-Max RS to the Test
Automobile - We also tested two competitors against the G-MAX RS per car: Hankook and Firestone tires on the BMW 240i M and BF Goodrich and Yokohama tires on the Mini Cooper JCW. The difference in all conditions was most evident in the Mini—the car's tendency to understeer allowed for a much greater ...

Why BMW keeps Mini undercover in Brooklyn
The Verge - Last week I visited Urban-X Demo Day held at A/D/O in Brooklyn, a 23,000 square foot space that houses co-working space and a restaurant, and is low-key funded by BMW's Mini brand. I say low-key because there's not a single Mini logo on the site, or Cooper-like vehicle parked out front of the facility.

Thrilling Mini Challenge series returns for 2018
Automotive World (press release) - The ultimate MINI racers compete in the John Cooper Works class with 3-way adjustable Nitron dampers, an SCS Delta motorsport ECU and a Quaife sequential gearbox for a Touring Car-like experience. The 2-litre TwinPower engine, derived from the road-going MINI John Cooper Works 3-Door Hatch ...

Strong entries received for Rally
Ballarat Courier - Evans will team up with Ben Searcy in the Mini Cooper AP4 following the retirement of Glen Weston last year. Searcy brings experience to the team, having co-driven for the likes of Brendan Reeves, Nathan Quinn and Simon Evans in the past. Taylor, in the Subaru do Motorsport Impreza WRX Sti, is yet ...

Auto Trader reveals fastest selling used cars in January
Motor Trader - The Mini Cooper was the fastest selling used car in January, taking an average of just 17 days to shift off forecourts. In second and third place on the national top 10 list were the 2016 Fiat 500X and Nissan Qashqai both taking 27 days to sell. Hatchbacks dominated the used car market last month with ...

'The Italian Job' is the best film ever, and nothing will change my mind
The Mancunion - The payoff of the iconic getaway in red, white and blue British Mini Cooper's — always shown in that order and forever being established as the coolest vehicle on the road — is just as sweet as the first time I saw it and the literal cliffhanger ending always makes me laugh and appreciate that the lack of a ...

« Wednesday, February 14 »
2018 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4: Worth the Hybrid?
Auto123.com - MINI has mastered the art of multiplying the number of models available in its lineup. For Cooper purists, the three-door chassis remains the uncontested icon of the lot, but the fact is that the brain-trust at the British automaker was wise to throw in its lot in the pocket crossover market with this new utility ...

Edmunds offers top picks for stick shifts
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - In the compact category, check out the Ford Focus ST or RS, the Honda Civic Type R, the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Mini Cooper Hardtop, the Subaru WRX and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Detroit's muscle cars are keeping up tradition, too: The Chevrolet Camaro, the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang ...

S'porean drivers, beware: Keyless cars getting hacked into in Malaysia
Mothership.sg - Recently, there has been a spate of cases in Malaysia where people are breaking into keyless cars with remote devices. While it's alarming (pun intended) that thieves are evolving with technologically-aided methods, it's also scary to know that such devices are easily bought online or in some electronic ... Some of the cars reported to be susceptible include certain models from Audi, Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, Renault, Mini Cooper, Nissan, Mercedes, and BMW.

CARDONE Announces Winner In Technician Video Competition
AftermarketNews.com (AMN) - More than a dozen shops and individuals submitted videos, but the $5,000 grand-prize winner with the most votes was Brett Robbins, who sent in a video on how to change a clutch in a 2010 Mini Cooper. The winning video was determined based on direct votes, as well as social shares, likes, ...

CARDONE Announces Winner In Technician Video Competition
Brake & Front End - “We are thrilled to award Brett Robbins the grand prize for his creativity and hard work in putting the Mini Cooper video together.” All the submitted videos are still viewable on the contest site videocontest.cardone.com. CARDONE also plans to showcase the automotive knowledge and expertise of the ...

« Tuesday, February 13 »
Mini Cooper was January's fastest-selling used car
Car Dealer Magazine - THE MINI Cooper was the fastest-selling used car in January 2018, according to figures from Auto Trader. The 2017 petrol manual version of the hatchback was the fastest-selling used car last month, taking an average of 17 days to be snapped up from dealer forecourts. Joint second place on the ...

The Man that made Mini fast
Motor1.com UK - Just like fish and chips or bread and butter, Mini and Cooper is another winning combination. The pair are synonymous with one another, and represent automotive performance for the masses. But where did it all begin? Long before Mini met Cooper, John Cooper and his father were tinkering with cars.

5 Things to Do in Palm Springs Instead of Sitting at the Pool
Travel+Leisure - There, you can get behind the wheel of a brand new BMW or Mini Cooper and race around the tracks, including a black lake wet track and a multi-configuration course with hairpin turns, high-speed straights, and a 300-foot, polished concrete skidpad, all while getting tips from the professionals. The staff ...

The engines of the 2019 BMW 3 Series uncovered
BMWBLOG - The 325e version will use the same combination seen in the new MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 and for the second, a four-cylinder block will be used. The power figures will be 230 hp in the 325e and 282 hp, approximately, in the 330e. BMW will unveil the new 3 Series in October at the 2018 Paris ...

Fire up the Impreza: Philip Glenister's top getaway cars at the London Classic Car Show
Sunday Times Driving - In the Italian Job, the small yet nippy Mini Cooper was chosen to negotiate the congested streets — and shopping arcades — of Turin. During the pivotal car chase in Ronin, viewers watch from the edge of their seat as a low-key BMW M5 does battle with a Peugeot 406 — a car that blends in with Paris ...

BMW sales increase, marking an all-time record for January
The Investment Observer - Britain and Ireland are also among the strongest consumers of electric cars, representing 11.1 percent of the total of BMW and MINI cooper sales, while the United States only accounts for 5.2 percent. The car maker led the way with electric cars, launching the i3 hatchback in 2013. In September last year ...

« Monday, February 12 »
It's a Mini spectacular, as classic cars go on show in Cowley
The Oxford Times - PETROLHEADS celebrated six decades of motoring history closely linked to Oxford with an exhibition which was launched yesterday. The display has been organised by car enthusiast Tanya Field, who started work at the Cowley plant in 1988 as an apprentice technician. The 10 cars - mostly Minis ...

t's a Mini spectacular, as classic cars go on show in Cowley
Oxford Mail - It's a Mini spectacular, as classic cars go on show in Cowley ... The local models were the most modern in the collection, built after the Mini brand was bought by BMW in 2000. They included ... Other cars at the show included an island blue and snowberry white Mini Cooper which was first made in 1968.

« Sunday, February 11 »
Smallest cars -- Low price, fuel economy key factors in buyers of tiny vehicles
Charleston Post Courier - In the U.S. News and World Report piece last June, the list of 10 smallest cars started with the Smart Fortwo, followed by the Fiat 500, more than 11-and-a-half-feet long, Chevrolet Spark; Mini Cooper; Toyota Yaris; Kia Rio Hatchback; Ford Fiesta Hatchback; Chevy Sonic Hatchback; Honda Fit and the ...

Mini John Cooper Works Countryman (2018) review
Bangkok Post - And like the JCW Clubman, Mini's new range-topping Countryman comes with the brand's All4 all-wheel drive system (the JCW Hatch is a pure front-driver). When compared with the lesser Countrymans on sale, the JCW version is distinguished with new front bumper, bespoke 19-inch wheels and the ...

The Hindu auto expo under way in Puducherry
The Hindu - Visitors also lined up to click pictures of cars from international automobile brands including the BMW X I and the Mini Cooper D 5-door from the German car maker. Visitors also had an opportunity to get a glimpse of the latest arrivals in the automobile segment and strike the best deals. Major brands ...

EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021Get ready for the EV revolution
Brinkwire (press release) - When the Mini Electric Concept (above) was revealed at last year's Frankfurt motor show, the British marque confirmed the eye-catching car previews ... Proudly wearing the company's new 'E' logo - which resembles a power plug - the Mini Cooper EV will largely be based on the current hatch, albeit ...

« Saturday, February 10 »
Tour Operator Introduces Three New Mini-Routes Tours In Jamaica
Caribbean360.com - The tours let adventure seekers explore the real Jamaica while driving their very own MINI Cooper to destinations such as Negril, Ocho Rios, Portland, and Montego Bay. Each tour features an expert island escort who will lead guests in their own island-inspired MINI. After a full introduction to driving in ...

Classic Minis come home for line up at Cowley shopping centre
Oxford Mail - CLASSIC cars spanning six decades of Oxford's motoring history will make an appearance at a shopping centre this week. A group of 10 Minis, ranging from a 1959 Mini Minor to the test car for the latest John Cooper Works model, will be displayed at Templars Square in Cowley from Sunday. Organised ...

The Chicago-Bound Fiat 500 Is Really Old, Including the "New" Turbo Engine
Top Speed - And how is the Italian firm expecting the 500 to compete with the more successful Mini Cooper? In the 11 years that have passed since Fiat revived the 500, the British company launched a facelift for the second-gen model (introduced in 2006), redesigned the hatchback in 2013. And the changes are ...

MINI HATCH COOPER SD
Carzone - The SD model features a High Performance 170BHP Diesel Engine mated to a Short Shift Six Speed Sports Gearbox. As Quick as a Cooper S Petrol to Drive but without the fuel consumption or high road tax. This particular car features a host of both sports & luxury equipment including MINI navigation ...

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