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British company bodyshells make Mini restoration easier

Brit company BMH makes MK1 bodyshells from original British Leyland specs

Shells cost £9,950 (roughly $17,000 Canadian), making them a cost-effective solution for people restoring classic Minis, many of which are approaching 60. Read More

Classic Cars Used Cars May 23, 2018, 2:30 AM

Nearly 150,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in April

April recalls totalled 35, affecting 147,607 vehicles from 25 makes Read More

Car Safety Car Care May 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mini launches new JCW tuning kits at SEMA

New engine tuning and exhaust kits fit 2018 Clubman and Countryman Read More

Mini celebrates rally heritage with JCW GP Concept

Design study maximizes Mini style and driving fun for road and track Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Sep 6, 2017, 10:30 PM


BMW commits to electrifying its entire range

Auto giant says every series will be able to have electrified variants Read More

Green Cars Jul 25, 2017, 11:15 PM

Should you buy a used Mini Cooper?

The Mini Cooper is a fun car to lease and return before the warranty ends

Long ranked in the basement of J.D. Power dependability ratings, the Mini can induce headaches both within and beyond the warranty period. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Nov 2, 2016, 5:30 PM

BMW previews its next 100 years

BMW displays four futuristic concepts together for the first time at 100th celebration

To mark its 100th anniversary, BMW created four concept vehicles that it sees as the future of its brands – and of transportation. Read More

New Cars Future Cars Luxury Cars Motorcycles Oct 18, 2016, 12:05 PM

Mini puts a charge into Countryman

Engine powers the front wheels, while electric motor works on the rear

Auto eDrive uses electric power up to 80 km/h, while Max eDrive will work up to 125. A Save Battery mode at highway speeds uses only the engine. Read More

Green Cars New Cars Oct 17, 2016, 9:45 PM


Mini gives its Clubman the Works

Newest Mini takes John Cooper Works high-performance to new level

First time 2.0-litre turbo 4-cylinder (generating 258 lb-ft of torque, the most of any JCW model) has been paired with ALL4 all-wheel drive system. Read More

New Cars Sep 20, 2016, 10:30 PM

BMW sweeps automotive design awards

IDEA annually recognizes design excellence in several industries

International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) judging is based on innovation, aesthetics, and benefit to the user, client and society. Read More

Auto Awards Jul 2, 2016, 10:30 PM

Mini gives Cooper convertible the Works

John Cooper Works performance added to convertible for first time.

Improved engine and handling performance combine with unique cosmetic additions to create a special edition version of the Cooper convertible. Read More

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts Jan 16, 2016, 5:30 PM

Honda Fit again named top Back To School car offers its list of top 10 Best Back to School cars for 2015

Fit might be the most versatile vehicle, able to carry as much as a small crossover, yet boasting a smaller footprint and better fuel economy. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Aug 1, 2015, 1:00 AM


Good-bye Google Glass – hello Mini Augmented Vision

Revolutionary eyewear display concept will make its debut at Auto Shanghai

The MINI Augmented Vision eyewear prototype provides an example of both what’s possible today and what might become possible in the future. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Shows Apr 13, 2015, 1:15 PM

Is Mini Superleggera concept headed for production?

Production version of the two-seat Superleggera might arrive in early 2018

Could the Mini Superleggera offer legitimate competition to the Mazda MX-5 and its forthcoming Fiat 124 Spider sibling? Read More

Auto Enthusiasts New Cars Mar 19, 2015, 3:45 PM

New Mini gets the Works

John Cooper Works package makes most powerful Mini Cooper ever

JCW versions are not new for Minis, but this one features a newly-developed direct-injected 228-hp turbo "four" (with variable valve timing and camshaft control), torquing up the front wheels with 236 lb.ft. at just past idle all the way up to nearly 5000 rpm. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Auto Enthusiasts Jan 3, 2015, 9:00 AM

Mini celebrates milestones in Oxford

Three millionth Mini rolls off assembly line

With two million exported and three million on the world's roads, Mini's 13-year-old relaunch is one of the auto sector's great comeback tales. Read More

Auto Industry Sep 9, 2014, 3:00 PM


Small cars challenged by crash test

Mini Countryman and Chevrolet Volt fare best in latest round of crash tests

Only Mini Countryman of 12 cars recently tested earns "good" rating in small-overlap front crash test, while Chevrolet Volt is only Top Safety Pick +. Read More

Car Safety Jul 31, 2014, 7:00 PM

Mini goes Pro with app camera control

Camera obsessed? Control your GoPro through Mini operating system

Newest Mini Connected service makes it more convenient than ever to capture your beloved car on "film" Read More

Auto Technology Auto Enthusiasts Jun 22, 2014, 3:00 PM

Mini to add Hardtop 4-Door

Bigger Mini hatchback to arrive around the end of this year

Longer in both wheelbase and overall length, the 4-door Mini offers both more rear seat passenger room and additional cargo capacity. Read More

New Cars Jun 5, 2014, 1:00 PM

BMW marries time and tradition in Mini Superleggera Vision

Concept combines classic roadster with electric drivetrain

Hand-shaped metal and classic Italian style from coach builder Touring Superleggera give this Mini a sophisticated edge. Read More

Classic Cars Auto Enthusiasts May 24, 2014, 5:00 AM


Mini to streamline model lineup?

Paceman, Coupe and Roadster models may not be replaced

The next-generation Mini lineup is likely to focus on just three core models – the Hardtop hatch, Countryman CUV and Clubman wagon. Read More

New Cars Mar 19, 2014, 4:00 AM

Mini sings 'O Canada'!

Online ad reflects Mini's role as Official Vehicle of the Canadian Olympic Team

Video features a musical track created using only sounds made by Minis – a compilation of horns, doors closing, electronic sounds and much more. Read More

Auto Industry Feb 5, 2014, 3:30 AM

New Mini hits Detroit

Latest edition is the focus of Mini booth set for NAIAS

The Mini family is more diverse than ever, and that's good news for show-goers who want to check out the whole lineup in person. Read More

Auto Shows Dec 25, 2013, 10:00 PM

New Mini debuts on original designer's birthday

The design is evolutionary but the architecture and engines are all-new

Beneath the familiar-looking outer skin is a brand-new car with state-of-the-art technologies said to be seen for the first time in a small car. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Nov 20, 2013, 12:00 AM


New engines for next-generation Mini

Three- and four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engines to be offered

The engines are of modular design, with each cylinder displacing 0.5 litres, so the three has a displacement of 1.5 litres and the four, 2.0 litres. Read More

Auto Technology New Cars Sep 30, 2013, 10:00 AM

Next-gen Mini unveiling set for original designer's birthday

New Mini to debut on November 18, the 107th anniversary of Sir Alec Issigonis’ birth

The new Mini will make its auto show debuts with near-simultaneous unveilings at the Tokyo Motor Show and, a few hours , at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Read More

New Cars Aug 10, 2013, 6:00 AM

Mini offers a sneak peak into its future

Mini Vision concept is said to showcase elements of future Mini design

Traditional Mini styling elements in the Vision are integrated into a flowing, interconnected unit, giving it something of an exo-skeleton appearance. Read More

Future Cars Jul 26, 2013, 1:00 PM

Mini to offer more AWD models

Base Countryman and Paceman to join the Mini Cooper all-wheel-drive brigade

Base, S, SD, and John Cooper Works variants of the Mini Cooper Countryman and Paceman lineups will be available with ALL4 all-wheel-drive. Read More

New Cars Jun 3, 2013, 4:00 PM


MINI Canada to provide incentives for racers

MINI drivers in CTCC and Targa Newfoundland will be eligible for cash awards

Contingency awards will be paid for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes and championship in CTCC Touring and B-Spec classes and for class wins in Targa. Read More

Motor Sports Auto Industry May 10, 2013, 4:00 PM

Mini Paceman is for real

Another Mini concept vehicle makes its way into production

In effect, the Mini Paceman is a coupé version of the Countryman, complete with that model's larger dimensions and all-wheel-drive. Read More

New Cars Nov 19, 2012, 3:00 PM

Mini announces JCW Countryman

Newest addiiton to sub-brand is first with four doors, AWD

Mini introduces the John Cooper Works Countryman, the first with Mini All4 all-wheel drive. And yes, it's still got that distinctive racing feel. Read More

New Cars Sep 10, 2012, 4:00 AM

Original Mini the greatest British car ever made?

No Aston Martins, Bentleys or Rolls-Royce make the top ten on Autocar's list

The Austin Mini was launched in 1959 and achieved 5.4 million sales during its 41-year lifetime, but sales weren't the basis for its selection. Read More

Classic Cars Auto Industry Sep 1, 2012, 7:00 AM


Mini-Minis get a workout at London Olympics

Three 1/4-scale Minis help move sporting equipment on Olympic field

Mini's parent, BMW, the Official Automotive Partner to the Olympics and Paralympics, is supplying 200 all-electric vehicles to support the Games. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Aug 7, 2012, 3:00 PM

Mini and Puma partner up for lifestyle collection

Brit-inspired clothes, shoes, bags coming this fall

Sporty goodies with clean lines and contrasting trim give collection a fashionable edge. Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Enthusiasts Jul 20, 2012, 6:15 AM

MINI takes on the commercial vehicle market

New MINI Clubvan billed as world’s first premium compact delivery van

BMW says the MINI Clubvan is a versatile choice both for upmarket commercial applications and for non-mainstream leisure and lifestyle use. Read More

Commercial Vehicles New Cars Jun 26, 2012, 6:00 AM

2012 MINI Roadster

Topless two-seater is the sixth variant in fun-filled MINI lineup and it doesn't skimp on fun

The MINI Roadster compromises nothing in road manners. It’s typically MINI in every sense, a topless two-seater that’s a hoot to drive. Read More

New Cars Jun 1, 2012, 6:00 AM


Fastest MINI ever coming to Canada

Limited-edition John Cooper Works GP model revealed at MINI United Festival

The John Cooper Works GP is completing testing, which included running an 8 minute-23 second lap of the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit. Read More

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts May 16, 2012, 9:00 AM