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By Justin Hart on January 19, 2024 - 9:39PM
In the US, the federal government offers up to $7,500 off on some electric vehicles (EVs), which makes them more affordable. In some states, cities and counties there are additional incentives, saving buyers hundreds to several thousand dollars more.
By John Goreham on November 9, 2021 - 10:47AM
The new MINI SE electric car is quick, quirky, and fun. Just like every MINI. Here's a good video to help explain why folks who try EVs become convinced they are the future of performance.
By Armen Hareyan on October 11, 2021 - 9:54PM
After seven years of living with the current generation, the British firm presents its most important update of the 2022 MINI Cooper, with notable design touches, innovations in the field of technology and even more customization options.
By John Goreham on May 26, 2020 - 10:59AM
MINI's value line is now available to everyone.
By Steve Birkett on July 12, 2019 - 2:38PM
With an estimated range of just 146 miles (WLTP) and an MSRP well above $30,000, the new Mini Cooper SE has consumers asking what the minimum requirements are for an all-electric vehicle in 2020.
By Denis Flierl on May 24, 2019 - 2:16PM
It’s a lot sportier than you think a plug-in hybrid should be.
By Al Castro on November 13, 2018 - 8:28PM
BMW recently announced in a cost cutting measure that it will move all Mini stores from stand alone brick and mortar locations into BMW house branded retailers. But the reasoning behind the move signifies what’s wrong with the car industry. Mini isn’t selling not just because of crossovermania, but because BMW missed opportunities to electrify the brand earlier that could’ve turned Mini fans and potential EV consumers on sooner to car electrification. Now Americans don't want them at all, or like they used to.
By Dom Kabas on September 8, 2018 - 11:52AM
It seems MINI has gone the “divide and conquer” sales approach with its latest sales strategy. See how MINI targets students.
By Denis Flierl on August 22, 2018 - 5:30PM
This week we drive the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4. See why the bigger MINI Countryman is better.
By Dom Kabas on August 8, 2018 - 10:39PM
If you were in the marked for something flashy, stylish and yet fun to drive, don’t miss out on this new limited production MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop.
By Al Castro on July 12, 2018 - 6:49PM
BMW unveils an all-electric version of the classic Mini - its third electric Mini concept. BMW is tight lipped with details, but the Mini-E BEV will go into production November next year. After 10 years of waiting for a Mini production car, its time has come finally.
By Marc Stern on July 4, 2018 - 7:00PM
While Volkswagen continued its strong sales string, most other German manufacturers had a slower-than-planned month. Interestingly, two trends emerged in July; 1. trucks are still continuing their hot streak, and, 2. sedans may be making a comeback.
By Denis Flierl on September 12, 2017 - 12:16PM
The all-new 2017 MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 has arrived. It gets bigger, but is it better?
By John Goreham on August 18, 2017 - 12:32PM
Convertible tops are usually boring, but that may be changing.
By Denis Flierl on October 18, 2016 - 8:39AM
BMW announces a new plug-In hybrid MINI; Here’s why it will be more fun to drive than the standard model.
By Will Maley on December 23, 2015 - 10:08AM
The last thing BMW wants to do is being on the wrong side of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
By John Goreham on May 11, 2015 - 10:17AM
Do you have a BMW, MINI, or another car that uses run-flat tires? Did you know that many tire manufacturers offer a free road hazard warranty? Neither did we.
By John Goreham on April 29, 2015 - 10:16AM
The Prius c and the Mini Cooper could not be more different, but both have the potential to be an excellent commuter car depending on your type of commute.
By John Goreham on March 27, 2015 - 11:50AM
J.D. Power and Associates have conducted a study. The results say that customers are less satisfied with Run-flats than they are with standard designs.
By Denis Flierl on December 13, 2014 - 1:21PM
A hot new MINI is coming for performance fans and it will make its world debut in Detroit. How hot is the new MINI JCW?
By John Goreham on October 22, 2014 - 6:04PM
The EPA tested the Mini Cooper and found that Mini's estimates were overstated by as much as 11%.
By Luke Ottaway on October 16, 2014 - 9:24AM
It is not a secret that BMW is making big moves in the electric vehicle segment, particularly with the ground-breaking i3 and i8. It is looking increasingly likely that the automaker will bring plug-in technology to the Mini brand sometime next year.
By John Goreham on May 27, 2014 - 3:30PM
BMW and MINI have teamed with Touring Superleggera to create the best looking MINI ever.
By Raine Devries on November 27, 2013 - 12:47AM
The 2014 MINI is embarking upon a new path with a fresh styling, efficiently running three-cylinder engine, and upgraded interior. Yet, the element that most MINI drivers are looking for is the advanced driver system that too frequently is only utilized in the luxury auto segment.
By Raine Devries on November 25, 2013 - 1:37PM
The new generation from MINI – Gen3 - will be made available for sale to the public in March 2014; however, only the ‘Hardtop’ model will be made available. The Clubman, Countryman, and ever popular Convertible will be released in upcoming years.
By David Herron on October 21, 2013 - 7:40PM
BMW's plans for the next generation of the Mini includes adoption of BMW's new UKL front-wheel-drive architecture, and electrification that includes a Plug-in Hybrid Mini.
By Patrick Rall on September 23, 2013 - 5:37PM
The drivers of the Global RallyCross championship headed to Charlotte this past weekend for the second to last race of the 2013 season and in a day packed full of crashes and red flags – Scott Speed took his second win of the season while Toomas Topi Heikkinen official wrapped up the 2013 GRC Driver’s Championship.
By Patrick Rall on September 20, 2013 - 8:07PM
The 2013 Global RallyCross schedule makes its second to last stop of the season this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s dirt track facility – with 15 of the best rallycross racers in the world lining up to do battle including some new(ish) faces and some old faces in new cars.
By Patrick Rall on August 1, 2013 - 6:22PM
The racers of Global RallyCross take to the track of the X Games Los Angeles this weekend and winning the final X Games GRC gold of 2013 won’t be easy as the shootout in the City of Angels will feature the biggest field of the 2013 season.
By John Goreham on July 25, 2013 - 11:55AM
The new MINI design is released as a series of photos taken from a 3D hologram MINI is using in its development process. Many good changes, some controversial design elements remain.