Tag: Mini

This Vintage Off-Roader is Actually a Mini at Heart


When it arrived in 1959, British Motor’s zippy Mini was nothing short of a sensation. It was simply designed, small and nimble, reasonably priced, and reflective of its huge popularity, it lived on for over four decades in production—a stunning feat. But interestingly it had a brother…a rough-and-tumble, never-ending-party type of brother, and this is it.  Continue Reading »

This Dainty British Sedan Hides a Honda VTEC Secret


They say it’s hard to top a debut smash-hit. In the case of the iconic Mini, well, they’re right.  Continue Reading »

Mini Planning an SUV Countryman Replacement

Mini Countryman Replacement

Mini unveiled the new Clubman earlier this year, but that’s not the end of the new models the company has planned. There is a new Cabriolet, codenamed F57, planned for later this year as well as an all-new replacement for the Countryman.

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Bad News For Entry-Level BMW Roadster Fans


Here’s an attractive formula. BMW looks, BMW engines, BMW sports car performance – priced to compete at a notch above the popular Mazda MX-5. Would you buy such a car? We’d imagine so, but according to a new report, that eagerly awaited Bimmer may not reach dealerships at all.  Continue Reading »

Would Anyone Buy This Paceman Pickup if Mini Built It?


Pickup trucks are handy; sporty little cars are fun. Combine the two and you’d seemingly have a best-of-both-worlds situation. Just look at Australia’s popular utes.  Continue Reading »

This Mini Cooper is the World’s Slowest Plane


In terms of having the coolest company car in town, this must surely rank near the top of the pile, somewhere behind the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and in front of the Red Bull can car. It’s quite obviously a Mini Cooper hardtop with wings, which makes it either the world’s slowest plane or most airworthy hatchback.  Continue Reading »

6 Concept Cars That Could Soon Become Reality

Nissan idx concept

Concept cars have a double-edged effect. These pieces of rolling artwork display the stunning technologies and designs that could be possible in tomorrow’s production cars, yet also leave the public wanting if they never come to fruition. More often that not for the spiciest of concepts, the latter is the case.  Continue Reading »

Gorgeous Mini Roadster is One Reason to Look Forward to 2018


Last year, Mini showed up to Italy’s Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance with a winner on its hands. That concept was the Superleggera Vision; designed by legendary coachbuilder Touring and intended to envision a Mini roadster of the future. Continue Reading »

398HP Clubman GT is the Meanest Mini You’ll Ever See


The standard Mini Clubman isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and we get it. The stretched hatchback look is a hard one to pull off. But the Mini brand’s latest iteration might just be thing that lights your Clubman fire. It’s called the Clubman Vision Gran Turismo. It’s currently available for digital download on Gran Turismo 6, and you’ll notice one thing immediately – it looks absolutely mean.  Continue Reading »

Toyota BMW Partnership Could Yield a New Mini


While somewhat surprising, the unlikely partnership between Toyota and BMW has been known for quite a while: Toyota lends the Germans engine and fuel cell tech while BMW return the favor with an all-new Supra (and subsequently a Z4 roadster twin). What hasn’t been so transparent are the firms’ other future plans, though we’re beginning to get a taste of things to come … and they’re due to arrive in small packages.  Continue Reading »