The fact that the Small Car category was one of the larger ones at this year’s event shouldn’t surprise anyone; before gas prices began to plummet in the second half of 2016, people were buying small cars at an incredible rate, as manufacturers brought more and more options to market. That included stuff that had been seen in the world’s hatchback
Mini has just released pricing for their most of their 2017 lineup, and we have it.
Starting with this year's Evolution of the Mini 3 door, which is available in Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works. The Cooper has 1.5L three-cylinder turbo making 136 hp. The Cooper S has a four-cylinder version of the same engine that displaces 2.0L and ma
Glumness and melancholy were setting in like hardening emotional cement. We all grow up and most of us grow out , I ruminated as my shrinking nuclear family boarded the 2016 Mini S Clubman to drive our youngest daughter to the airport. She’s flying off for her gap-year travel odyssey before resuming university thousands of miles away come Septem
When test driving a new car, certain parts, systems and characteristics tend to get all of the attention. How’s the fuel mileage? What’s the warranty like? How does it ride? How’s the pick-up? Does the stereo rock? Do your kids fit comfortably in back? Is the trunk big enough?
All of the above are important to know before you sign on the dotted
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The third-generation Mini Cooper hit the road for model year 2014 with more size, features, and technology than any of its predecessors. The latest take on the fun-focussed product lineup saw ne
“Mini, Mini, Mini, Mini – Mini Mini Mini Mini – MINIIIIII!” That’s my Mini song. It’s about the Mini and it is sung to the tune of the Batman theme. If you live in Toronto, you might have heard that being half-sung/half-cackled as I laughed my way around the city for an entire week behind the whee
Just for fun, let’s put Mini into the Marvel universe for a minute.
Could this Hulk stand to get a little angrier, though? Perhaps.
If the Mini Cooper three-door is the small and mighty Ant-Man, and the Clubman is lithe and nimble do-gooder Spider-Man, then the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman could fairly be compared to the Incredible
Recently, while I was enjoying a tasty beverage at the coffee shop, the barista placed a take-away cup on the bar and called out a six-shot latte. For those not familiar with fancy-coffee terminology, that means six times the normal amount of espresso – and caffeine – went into that beverage.
In Mini's model language, the John Cooper Works lab
New Haven, CT – Looking at the all-new 2016 John Cooper Works, Mini has engineered out the unruly, making this third-generation hyper-hatch a relatively well rounded performance car. That’s a significant accomplishment, and a welcome one if the previous JCW (last sold as a 2013 model) with its nervous steering, ADD handling and poster-boy torque
Deciding that they don't yet have every model they make already combined with every special package that they make, Mini has just announced that the John Cooper Works package will be available on the 2017 Mini Clubman . For the first time, this will be available with the newest ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
The John Cooper Works boosts the power
I am a pretty excitable bloke. I’m also a huge fan of pocket rockets. I have driven an old Mini in the past, including one kitted out with a historic racing setup, and I’ve long been a fan of the brand. I hadn’t yet got myself into a turbocharged Mini Cooper S though – until now.
If you thought you’d seen a four-door Mini before, you’d be right. In 2011, Mini introduced the SUV-like four-door Countryman which has since evolved into the exclusively all-wheel drive Cooper S Countryman ALL4. It starts at $29,950. Those with longer memories will recall the 2008 Mini Clubman which had a single rear side door on the passenger s
Where once Mini boasted about the strength of its smallness, the 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman rolls out onto the show floor at the Los Angeles Auto Show on the coattails of its bigness – a major part of the automaker’s marketing push for the most family-friendly member of its line-up. The Countryman family also gains its first plug-in hybrid electri
“Mini, Mini, Mini, Mini – Mini Mini Mini Mini – MINIIIIII!” That’s my Mini song. It’s about the Mini and it is sung to the tune of the Batman theme. You might remember this from the time I drove a Mini Cooper S hatch in 2013, or the time I drove the new and revised Mini in April. Or the time we pitted it against a Fiesta ST for our own perso
Not since the 2003 remake of The Italian Job has the Mini Cooper been given such a high profile film role: the forthcoming Adam Sandler movie, Pixels, will pit the film's protagonists (played by Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Denis Akiyama and Josh Gad) behind the wheels of Mini Coopers as they defend the earth from an alien attack.
In the Chris Col