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The 2020 MINI Cooper SE isn’t going to win over EV critics

The 2020 MINI Cooper SE isn’t going to win over EV critics

BMW has revealed the first all-electric MINI, though the 2020 MINI Cooper SE may not be the EV you were hoping for. Joining the existing plug-in hybrid in the line-up, the distinctive Cooper SE promises punchy performance from its 181 horsepower front-wheel drive powertrain, but range is looking underwhelming.

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Mini outs John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman

Mini outs John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman

Mini has announced a new version of the John Cooper Works (JCW) Clubman and Countryman that both pack more power under the hood. Both models use the same new 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission that has a mechanical differential lock on the front axle. Both cars all have the ALL4 all-wheel-drive system.

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Mini celebrates six decades with Mini 60 Years Edition

Mini celebrates six decades with Mini 60 Years Edition

Mini is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the brand with a special edition of the iconic Mini. The special edition will be offered on the Mini 3 Door and Mini 5 Door with each car offered in four engine versions. Mini 60 Years Edition cars will offer British Racing Green IV as the unique color.

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2019 Mini Oxford Edition aims at recent grads and students for under $20,000

2019 Mini Oxford Edition aims at recent grads and students for under $20,000

Certainly, the most expensive item that some people need when they head off to college is a new and reliable car they can drive around. Mini has announced that it has a special deal for college students and recent graduates to get them around. The car is the 2018 Mini Oxford Edition and a well-equipped version sells for under $20,000.

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Classic Mini gets all-electric conversion

Classic Mini gets all-electric conversion

The new Mini looks cool, but for many fans of the brand, it's the classic Mini that is better looking. Mini has announced that it will be demonstrating its EV appetite at the auto show with a classic Mini car that has been converted to an all-electric car. On the outside, the Mini is all historic, classic style.

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Inside Dakar 2018: Earth’s toughest race

Inside Dakar 2018: Earth’s toughest race

You figure out your packing priorities pretty quickly when you're given a week's notice that you're shipping out to Lima, Peru. My Dakar journey started in Boston, and this would be my first trip to South America: I had seven days to prepare to face the desert. The invite was suitably vague, just the basics that I'd be spending the night sleeping in tents in the desert a few hours from a major city. Time to cross another item off my motorsports bucket list.

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Mini trots out new 3-door, 5-door, and convertible

Mini trots out new 3-door, 5-door, and convertible

Mini has pulled the wraps off its updated vehicle line and fans of the British mini cars will appreciate the new rides. The Mini 3 Door, 5 door, and convertible are all new. They all share many of the same updated features with things like LED headlights with matrix function for the high beams and LED rear taillights with a Union Jack design.

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Mini Yours Customised literally lets you put your signature style on your car

Mini Yours Customised literally lets you put your signature style on your car

Mini has announced a new customization program called Mini Yours Customised. The program allows buyers to customize their Mini cars with personally designed side scuttles, trim for the passenger side in the interior, LED door sills, and LED door projectors. The personalized parts can be designed using a new Online Customiser designed just for the new options.

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Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept is for the track and street

Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept is for the track and street

There are several cars on the market today that are designed specifically for driving on the streets and driving at the race track, one that comes directly to mind is the Shelby GT350. Mini is showing off its own version of a street/track car and it is a very good looking car called the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept.

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Mini Electric Concept is an all-electric ride with production model due in 2019

Mini Electric Concept is an all-electric ride with production model due in 2019

The Mini has long been a small and reasonably fuel efficient ride. At the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, Mini has unveiled a new electric concept car that is meant for use in urban areas. Mini say that the car shows what daily driven mobility will look like in the years to come. An all-electric series production model is due in 2019, but Mini doesn't say it will look like the Mini Electric Concept.

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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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