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

Classic Mini Driver Recounts Experience

Classic Mini Driver Recounts Experience
It’s no doubt there are more MINI drivers in the United States than ever before. Before BMW took over the brand, importing a Mini practically required an act of congress. The problem is, there aren’t many current owners who’ve experienced the adventure and courage required to drive a classic Mini. If you’re a fan of the second coming of the marque,... Read More

MINI Wins Auto Trophy 2016 Class

MINI Wins Auto Trophy 2016 Class
Driving excitement, design features, and brand recognition continue to prove a winning combination for MINI taking home the Auto Trophy 2016. Auto Zeitung magazine, readers selected MINI as the leader of the “City Cars/Small Cars” import class. Over 18% of participants selected the MINI amongst 17 competitors in its class. Nearly 60,000 readers voted this year, the 29th time the publication has awarded the... Read More

MINI Leads Two Groups In Latest Resale Rating

MINI Leads Two Groups In Latest Resale Rating
In its most recent rating, German FOCUS Online has once again included MINI among the best vehicles in their four-year residual value testing. Twice a year the publication produces a thorough examination of 16 classes of vehicles. For six years MINI has stood at the top of its category. This time MINI is on top of two groups. Small Car Segment The... Read More

MINI Cooper Sets Record At Nurburgring

MINI Cooper Sets Record At Nurburgring
Sure, a good lap around the world famous Nurburgring in Germany will take less than 8 minutes. The best vehicles can squeak by in under 7. So why did it take a MINI Cooper 45 minutes to complete a lap? You try driving almost 13 miles on two wheels… That’s exactly what Chinese stunt driver Han Yue did while taking on the... Read More

Sport Auto Readers Pick MINI JCW Again

Sport Auto Readers Pick MINI JCW Again
German magazine “Sport Auto” readers, for the second year in a row, have voted the MINI John Cooper Works as the leader in the import-small car category. Topping others such as the Fiat Abarth and Honda’s Civic Type R with over 28% of the votes, the annual poll has taken place for 36 years. For 2016, 235 vehicles were eligible for... Read More

JCW “Tuned” MINI In The California Canyons

JCW “Tuned” MINI In The California Canyons
Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire got his hands on a John Cooper Works 4 Door Hardtop, and took it to the twisties of Southern California to put it through its paces. The only problem? It wasn’t a  full JCW. The demo car he was testing was actually a 4 Door MINI Cooper S with the JCW exhaust/tuning kit. While... Read More

Regular Car Reviews Vs. A 1966 Morris Mini Cooper

Regular Car Reviews Vs. A 1966 Morris Mini Cooper
  In what may be one the most positive “Regular Car Reviews” videos to date, the often aggressive, and overly demeaning satire car review guy got his hands on a 1966 Morris Mini Cooper, and did more in support of the classic Mini, than possibly all the Monte Carlo Rally wins combined. Unfortunately in the 1960’s, those wins supported amazing sales... Read More

2016 Mini Convertible First Drive: Six On The Floor, Three Under The Hood .:. autoweek.com

2016 Mini Convertible First Drive: Six On The Floor, Three Under The Hood .:. autoweek.com
...a 'That MINI Show!' review summary, where we point out the ups and downs of one a gazillion (may be slightly exaggerated) auto reviewer's opinion on a MINI... ..."It won’t blow the doors off any Camaros; it won’t blow the doors off anything" Read More