Tag: MINI

Facelifted 2021 MINI Countryman’s Interior Updates Spotted For The First Time

The facelifted MINI Countryman has opened up the interior for the first time since testing started last year. Compared to the outgoing iteration, the facelifted compact crossover brings a new digital instrument cluster, updated infotainment system and BMW-sourced gear selector. Changes are also expected to include revised trim, whereas everything else seems to carry over, […]

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Review: 2020 Cooper SE Electric Hatch Is A Proper MINI, And A Good One At That

MINI has finally tapped into the electric vehicle market with the new Cooper SE. The zero-emission model is based on the same platform as the ICE-powered sub-compact and adds a few exterior updates – or not, as most of those are options. The revolution happens beneath the skin, as power comes from an electric motor churning […]

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World Car Of The Year Finalists Announced, American Brands Shut Out

The finalists for the 2020 World Car Awards have been announced and only include automakers from Europe, Japan and South Korea. In the title category of 2020 World Car of the Year, ten vehicles will compete for top honors. They include the Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul EV, Kia Telluride, Range Rover Evoque, Mazda3, Mazda CX-30, […]

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Next-Gen MINI Models Delayed Until Further Notice On Brexit, Cost-Cutting Measures

The United Kingdom has officially left the European Union on January 31, after 47 years of membership. It goes without saying that this decision will affect many branches of the economy, including the automotive industry. One automaker concerned about the future trade tariffs is BMW’s MINI, which has delayed the introduction of its next-generation models, according […]

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MINI Plays Spot The Differences With 2021 Countryman That’s Coming Later This Year

Following in the footsteps of the regular MINI hatch, Convertible and Clubman, the second generation of the Countryman is up next for a mid-cycle update and which should be revealed either in Geneva this March or in Paris later in September. Spied testing near the Arctic Circle, the prototype pictured here continues to hide its […]

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2020 MINI Cooper SE Goes Up For Order In America, Arrives In March

MINI has begun accepting orders for the 2020 Cooper SE in the United States. While the model won’t arrive until March, the company said more than 15,000 people have already expressed interest in the upcoming electric vehicle. Besides kicking off the ordering process, MINI released detailed pricing information. The entry-level Cooper SE Signature starts at […]

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Mini Bringing Back Manual Transmissions In The U.S. In 2020

Mini has revealed that it will re-introduce manual transmissions to many of its models in the United States after a brief hiatus. The British company had been forced to drop manual gearboxes from its U.S. line-up in North America due to updates it made to the fuel-delivery system of its engines to improve efficiency and […]

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MINI Pondering Bigger Clubman That Would Ditch Wagon Body, Become Yet Another SUV

The MINI Clubman could become a totally different car as owner BMW reportedly considers turning the next-generation model into an SUV. While that fails to surprise anyone in a market where crossovers and sports utility vehicles are king, it does make us wonder whether a Clubman SUV would be able to retain the identity of […]

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