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MINI a cure for the common commute

From MINI Space: Anna had been eyeing up a MINI for a while when she finally put in an order for her new Pepper White MINI Hatch. “My previous two cars were SUVs,” she explained, “but I’m a small person and was looking forward to having something smaller and well designed.” Cure for the Common…

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New plug-in hybrid caught winter testing

From MotoringFile: Another week, another set of spy photos from Automobile Magazine. This time, the upcoming F60 Countryman was caught winter testing, but interestingly enough this is not the most interesting bit of the story. If you look closely at the photo above, you will see a “Hybrid Testing Vehicle” sticker on the front passenger…

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The grit and glamour of the Dakar

From MAILONLINE: Of all the endurance rallies around the world, Dakar is known as the deadliest, most dangerous – and many say, most fun. It has the largest following of all, and more than 80 per cent of competitors are amateurs who pay handsomely for the privilege of taking part. And they know they might…

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Rally Dakar 2015: MINI ALL4 Racing keeps winning

From MINI: Nasser Al-Attiyah (QT) and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel (FR) continue to be the men to beat at this year’s Dakar Rally. The successful duo also won stage ten in the MINI ALL4 Racing at the toughest challenge in motorsports extending their lead in the overall classification. It was their fourth stage win at…

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Rally Dakar 2015: Barely time to catch your breath

From MINI Motorsport: The competitors at the 2015 Rally Dakar have completed almost half of the 9,000 kilometres through the heart of South America. A rest day in Iquique (Chile) now offers the drivers and team members a rare opportunity to recharge their batteries a little after the exertions of the first week. However, it…

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Photoshoot with James Mohr

This eye catcher has been floating around the Mini Scene for more than a year; the first I saw of it was at the Brands Hatch Mini Festival last year and I couldn’t wait to finally catch up with the owner at Mini Fair 2 back in October. Kindly, James Mohr had agreed to meet…

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Rally Dakar 2015: MINI plays Connect 4

From MINI Motorsport: More than 9,000 kilometres over perilously soft sand dunes, through fields of treacherous boulders, across the gargantuan heights of the Andes, and through the relentless desert heat of one of the driest regions on earth: anyone with victory in mind must be prepared to suffer. That much is certain, as MINI looks…