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New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

Over the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren't particularly "mini" anymore. That might seem to go against what the brand is supposed to be about, but parent company BMW is embracing it. The German automaker touts the 2017 Mini Countryman—the... read more

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2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2016

2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Cardboard 1959 Morris Mini Minor fits in Mini Countryman (Photo by 'Practical Classics')

How big is a new Mini? Big enough to fit the old one inside

They may still be smaller than most other new cars, but today's lineup of Mini models aren't really all that "mini" these days. They're quite generously sized, in fact, when... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Mini Cooper Clubman in New York's Hudson Valley, Apr 2016

2016 Mini Cooper Clubman gas mileage review

We're fond of Mini Coopers around here. The little British cars are fun to drive, often produce smiles from others, and in their latest incarnation, are considerably more... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
MINI Rocketman Concept MkII

Next electric MINI confirmed by development team?

Before the BMW i3, there was the MINI E. Along with the BMW ActiveE—based on the 1 Series coupe—this electric version of the second-generation BMW MINI was built... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2015 MINI Countryman Park Lane

Next MINI Countryman SUV To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Version

Plug-in hybrid SUVs seem to be the "in" thing among luxury carmakers, with Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo all rolling out plug-in versions of recent large utility... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
2016 MINI Clubman

2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Grows Up Into More Maxi Wagon With Six Doors

BMW has turned the modern MINI into quite a franchise, with the previous generation comprising eight distinct body styles in total. The current-generation MINI lineup is... read more June 26, 2015 by


 
2015 MINI Cooper S 4-Door Hardtop, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door: Gas Mileage Review

In various forms, the MINI has been with us for more than half a century--but its image has always been shaped by the two-door model. The original BMC Mini had two doors and... read more April 22, 2015 by


 
2015 MINI Cooper Countryman

How Big Is The 'Little' MINI Cooper Countryman? It's THAT Big

Size is relative, and what counts as a small car today would have been viewed as much larger 50 years ago. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the case of perhaps the... read more January 9, 2015 by


 
2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door

MINI Hardtop 4-Door Appears At Los Angeles Auto Show

First shown over the summer, the new MINI five-door model will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Even though it's a five-door hatchback, this... read more November 19, 2014 by


 
MINI Superleggera Vision concept

Electric Mini Superleggera Decision Delayed For Months

Unveiled earlier this year, the MINI Superleggera Vision concept was a refreshing counterpoint to current MINI production models, which seem to grow larger and uglier by the... read more September 12, 2014 by


 
2014 MINI Cooper hardtop, Northeastern road test, Aug 2014

2014 MINI Cooper: Gas Mileage Review With 3-Cyl Engine + Manual

The 2014 MINI Cooper hardtop is the first entire, top-to-bottom redesign of the iconic British minicar. In its base form, with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder... read more September 4, 2014 by


 
Mini E electric vehicle

Want To Lease A 2009 MINI E? If You Live In Delaware, You Can

One of the earliest electric-car prototype test fleets of the modern day was made up of several hundred MINI E two-seaters, which hit U.S. roads on two-year leases from 2008... read more June 27, 2014 by


 
2015 MINI Cooper five-door ad screencap

New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses...Well, Everyone (Video)

The new 2015 MINI Cooper five-door is rolling out--at least in Europe--and it appears to be causing some problems. The latest version of the retro-styled subcompact hatchback... read more June 10, 2014 by


 
2015 MINI Cooper 5 Door

2015 MINI Cooper 5 Door Revealed In Official Images

MINIs aren't really Mini any more, but modern safety, comfort and equipment standards mean we'll never have a car quite as small as the original Mini ever again. That, and... read more June 5, 2014 by


 
2014 MINI Cooper automatic, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2014

2014 MINI Cooper Automatic: Quick Drive

The all-new, third-generation 2014 MINI Cooper three-door hatchback--now called "Hardtop" by MINI--sports a longer nose, a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, and an... read more June 3, 2014 by


 

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