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BMW, MINI bring back enhanced driving training to the US

BMW, MINI bring back enhanced driving training to the US

The recent push towards autonomous cars, whether full or partial, doesn’t really excuse humans who don’t know the basics of safe driving. In order to help better train the drivers of tomorrow, and, at the same time, give them a taste of the exhilarating experience of driving a BMW car, BMW and sibling company MINI have launched a joint Driving Experience program, offering training courses for drivers of different ages and bents. That BMW and MINI Driving Experience is coming to US once again now that BMW’s Performance Center West and East now both carry that seal of approval.

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2018 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is bigger in power and size

2018 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is bigger in power and size

You'd be forgiven for assuming the most powerful production MINI to-date would be a Coupe, or maybe even a Convertible, but it's not. Witness instead this, the 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, a performance upgrade to the automaker's most practical car. As well as seating for five and a healthy trunk, there's 228 HP under the hood.

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2017 MINI Cooper Countryman hits the hybrid big-time at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show

2017 MINI Cooper Countryman hits the hybrid big-time at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show

There's money to be made in crossovers and SUVs, which means the newest MINI feels no shame about getting a bit bigger around the waist. The 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman is the largest model yet from the brand better know for building tiny retro-mobiles than full-fledged people movers, but it comes at a time when the Mini family is maturing into a more fully-featured line-up interestd in more than just stylish subcompacts.

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Mini Takes The States 2016 – Las Vegas to Palm Springs in a 2016 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible

Mini Takes The States 2016 – Las Vegas to Palm Springs in a 2016 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible

"22 miles...now 19. Scratch that - down to 18." I ask my co-driver, Automobile's Eric Weiner, to repeat that last number and he does, a note of concern creeping into his normally relaxed voice, augmented by rivulets of sweat crisscrossing his brow. It's not the tension of the moment that's got the two of us soaking both our shirts and the front seats of the Mini John Cooper Works convertible we're riding in across the California desert. It's the fact that, with just a sniff of fuel left in the tank, we've got the air conditioning switched off and the windows rolled down in the 118-degree heat, sacrificing comfort in the name of please, please, please just let us make it to the fuel station that both the navigation system and my fuzzy memory of visits to 29 Palms past say should be just 10 miles away. And this sudden incline is killing us.

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BMW car-sharing service ReachNow debuts in Seattle

BMW car-sharing service ReachNow debuts in Seattle

BMW is jumping into the growing car-sharing market by its new ReachNow service in the Pacific Northwest hub of Seattle. Like many similar car-sharing options, ReachNow lets users find the closest available ride via the smartphone app, reserve it, and pay for the time that it's used. The company says it's offering a fleet of 370 cars in the city, including BMW 3 Series, BMW i3s, and Mini Coopers.

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Mini Rumored to Launch AWD Clubman

Mini Rumored to Launch AWD Clubman

Mini has bene making a show of its AWD cars in commercials with winter here is many parts of the world. Rumors now suggest that Mini is set to unveil a new AWD model with a version of the Clubman with power going to all four wheels in the works. The rumor source claims that the car will be an ALL4 version of the F54 Clubman and will land this spring.

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New Mini Clubman grows to accommodate five adults comfortably

New Mini Clubman grows to accommodate five adults comfortably

If you have ever ridden in the back of a Mini Cooper, you know that the car is very small and uncomfortable. The normal Cooper might as well be a two seater if you need to haul around more than two people and a couple of kids. The Mini Clubman is Mini's larger vehicle and that car has been refreshed and has grown in key areas for more comfort.

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You’ll soon be able to car-share your MINI

You’ll soon be able to car-share your MINI

MINI will bake car-sharing technology directly into future models, allowing owners to loan their cars out when they don't need them. The functionality will initially integrate MINI into the DriveNow network, which operates short-term car rental in select North American and European cities. An optional add-on, the tech will temporarily make the car available for rent by the minute, something MINI believes will make city-dwellers more likely to consider owning a car themselves.

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Dell’s new Inspiron computers cover all sizes and forms

Dell’s new Inspiron computers cover all sizes and forms

One size doesn't fit all when it comes to computers, which is why Dell is outing not just one, not two, and not even just three products at Computex. Spanning laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles, all-in-one desktops, and other computers of different shapes and sizes, Dell is announcing a new line of Inspiron PCs to cater to every need and every want. Going beyond just size and form, Dell's new computers offer multiple choices of processors and configurations, letting consumers customize their purchase even further to fit their work and their lifestyle.

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Mini’s new concept AR glasses give you X-Ray vision

Mini’s new concept AR glasses give you X-Ray vision

BMW's Mini division just revealed its latest concept gadget, a pair of augmented reality glasses, at the Auto Shanghai show. Mini Augmented Vision is a new pairing of AR technology and driving. The design looks like a cross between aviator specs and actual aviation goggles and is capable of providing a variety of information in un-obstructive, see-through displays. The AR glasses are the result of a collaboration between BMW's DesignworksUSA and Qualcomm.

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ASUS VivoMini PC with Celeron now available from Newegg

ASUS VivoMini PC with Celeron now available from Newegg

It's been a few months since ASUS revealed its vision for a small PC box in the VivoMini, but now it is starting to turn that vision into reality, albeit in a less impressive and slightly disappointing way. The VivoMini PC that is now for sale on Newegg does indeed bear a 4th generation Intel Haswell chip, but only of the Celeron kind. It also comes with a price tag that, though not significantly much, is just a bit higher than the $150 mark ASUS was aiming for.

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Intel NUC gets its first Core i7 model

Intel NUC gets its first Core i7 model

Mini, and even pico, PCs are not uncommon, but few will probably be aware that Intel has its own special line dedicated to that computing size. The Intel NUC, short for Next Unit of Computing, is the chip maker's own take on how mini PCs should be built, putting the whole computer in a single package rather than as separate components like most desktops. That NUC line is now getting a huge upgrade with the addition of a Core i7 configuration in the roster.

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