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Event – Beaulieu 2016

The unpredictable and unpleasant weather that greeted early arrivals at this year’s annual event from the Mini Cooper Register threatened to spoil the day. The dirt roads turned to mud, the grass was damp and the clouds blocked out any hint of the sun. But the threatened downpour never arrived and by the afternoon the…

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MINI Clubman All4 Scrambler Concept

MINI of Italy has created a gorgeous concept based on the Clubman All4 that takes inspiration from BMW’s own R nineT Scrambler. The concept features two-tone frozen are and frozen black exterior with a gorgeous camel leather interior. The union of the MINI Clubman All4 with BMW R NINET Scrambler born ALL4 MINI Clubman Scrambler,…

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World Premier: MINI Seven Special Edition

MINI USA is proud to introduce the new MINI Seven, the first special edition of the latest MINI generation which presents a striking combination of the brand’s traditional values and the progressive product quality of the current models. Exclusive design features on the exterior and interior underscore the British origins, hallmark driving fun, premium character…

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Event – Himley Hall 2016

I’d never attended the Himley Hall show before despite it being one of the oldest on the MINI show caledar. But the British Mini Club was inviting owners of MINIs built between 2001-2006 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of that model of MINI. Despite the distance, I wasn’t going to miss a chance to display…

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World Premier: MINI JCW Convertible

When passion for motor racing is the driving force and intense open-air pleasure the goal, the new MINI John Cooper Works Convertible takes the ideal line from the word go. The second John Cooper Works model of the latest generation combines engine and suspension technology optimised for use on the race track with distinctive design…

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MINI has best worldwide sales month ever

MINI sales were higher in March 2016 than in any previous single month in the brand’s history. A total of 39,061 units were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.6% compared with the same month last year. In the first quarter of 2016, MINI sales also achieved a new record high with 78,311 units…

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2016 MINI Convertible first drive review

We drove the Convertible in Cooper S trim equipped with both the new six-speed manual transmission. The steering is typical Mini, meaning twitchy off center (the press materials refer to this as go-kart handling) with a surprising measure of torque steer thrown in. That said, on tight mountain passes, the Cooper S surprises with commendable…