Dakar 2017 – Menzies Out Of MINI JCW Rally

Dakar 2017 – Menzies Out Of MINI JCW Rally
Team X-Raid and MINI are excited bring the new MINI John Cooper Works Rally to South America for the 2017 Dakar Rally. Unfortunately the much-anticipated pair of American driver Bryce Menzies and co-driver Peter Mortensen will not be competing. Menzies has had a successful early career in off-road racing. One that should continue to grow driving under the Red Bull label. To... Read More

Top Safety Pick For MINI Hardtop

Top Safety Pick For MINI Hardtop
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just released their 2017 Top Safety Pick ratings and MINI makes the list. This year a new rating has been added; Top Safety Pick+. The new label includes new testing on improved vehicle headlights. The standard halogen headlights on the MINI Hardtop did not meet the requirements. To qualify for 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle... Read More

MINI Protects Itself From Carjacker

MINI Protects Itself From Carjacker
MINI is one of the few (only major) manufacturers whose complete product lineup is available with a manual transmission. Sure MINI barely spans two categories unlike others, but it’s a talking point. A couple of car buffs could spend days arguing the pros and cons of owning a stick shift. Manual transmissions can be more fun, economical and easier to maintain. Technology... Read More

New MINI John Cooper Works Rally Ready For Dakar

New MINI John Cooper Works Rally Ready For Dakar
  Team X-Raid and the new MINI John Cooper Works Rally are ready for Dakar. The three car team will take on the nearly 9,000km race through South America. The event begins in Asunción, Paraguay and finishes 12 stages later in Buenos Aires. MINI John Cooper Works Rally Mikko Hirvonen (FIN), took fourth place overall in the 2016 Dakar. He races again with co-pilot Michel Périn (FRA). 3-Time... Read More

OFFICIAL: US Countryman Pricing Announced

OFFICIAL: US Countryman Pricing Announced
Many have been curious, and now the details are available. MINIUSA has posted 2017 Countryman pricing for its all new second generation: Countryman Pricing MINI Countryman Cooper             $26,100 MINI Countryman Cooper All4     $28,100 MINI Countryman Cooper S          $29,100 MINI Countryman Cooper S All4 $31,100 “The MINI Countryman has been a top selling... Read More

JCW Rally Or DIY MINI Off-Roader: You Pick

JCW Rally Or DIY MINI Off-Roader: You Pick
If you follow MINI Motorsports, you might be familiar with the new MINI John Cooper Works Rally. The beast of an All4, the JCW Rally has been custom designed to take on the most challenging terrain. Untold hours of development, and engineering spent to create a competitive MINI off-roader. DIY MINI Off-Roader What if the team at BMW/MINI got it... Read More

US Sales Have Good Month – MINI Pre-Owned Excels

US Sales Have Good Month – MINI Pre-Owned Excels
In its first positive new car sales report in months, MINI’s US market has shown a bit of improvement. A more competitive field in what BMW calls the “Premium Car” segment has fought new car sales for the later half of the year. BMW Sales in the US are down 10% with one month left in the year. New MINI Sales MINI... Read More