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BMW X1 Spied - The MINI Ute Gets a Sibling
BMW X1 Spied - The MINI Ute Gets a Sibling

Our Scandinavian lensman just snagged some new photos of the BMW X1 in the midst of some cold-weather tests. Our latest look at BMW's sub-X3 SUV comes along with some new information on the X1's promising technical specs. Reports from Britain's Car Magazine tell us that a ZF-supplied eight-speed...Read More»

MINI Brings John Cooper Works Closer

With the AMGs and the Ms and the SSs littered around the automotive landscape, it’s easy to assume the MINI brand’s John Cooper Works tuner spin-off is a part of the BMW empire. It’s not, but now MINI says a new agreement with the tuner firm is bringing the two closer than ever...Read More»

2011 MINI Crossman Spy Shots
2011 MINI Crossman Spy Shots

MINI enthusiasts have a whole new reason to get excited, now that the name of the company's upcoming crossover has been released: Crossman. The Crossman was previously referred to internally as the "Colorado” and will bring the MINI brand firmly into new territory. The Crossman is expected to...Read More»

MINI Sets Guinness Record

On the evening of Wednesday, 28 March, 269 MINIs illuminated Blackpool and set a new Guinness World Record for the longest MINI convoy in the world. Owners traveled from as far as Croydon and Cardiff to be part of the historic two-mile route and help raise cash for Comic Relief. The record was...Read More»

RAC Mini Sold for $197K

Mini’s heritage is bringing big bank to some collectors. Take, for example, this Mini run in the 1965 RAC Rally, piloted by Rauno Aaltonen. The only Mini ever to win the British race, it’s been sold at auction for what’s thought to be a record $197,000. With only 4825 miles on the...Read More»

Audi U.S. Plant: So Is It 2012, Then?

With today’s news that Audi plans to take over a Volkswagen plant in Brussels, we can now officially begin speculating that Audi will build a plant in the U.S. Why’s that? Last week in Geneva, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told TheCarConnection that a U.S. plant wasn’t needed now...Read More»

MINI Clubman: The Name Sounds Familiar

For almost two years, reports out of Oxford said the long-wheelbase MINI was going to be called the Traveller. Concepts came and went—and we waited, and waited, and the blogs came up with Clubman as the putative name of the stretched MINI. This week in Geneva, no less than Dr. Michael Ganal...Read More»

2007 MINI One and D
MINI One, Diesel Motor to Geneva

MINI’s lineup is maxing out inGeneva with the addition of two new models, the MINI One and the high-mileage Mini Diesel. Last year was a significant one for the MINI marque, a subsidiary of the German automaker, BMW. To keep up with strong, worldwide demand, production capacity was expanded 20...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe Steering Wheel
MINI Clubman Video?

It could be real. It could be extremely fake, which is our gut reaction. Or it could be a silly grassroots by MINI to plug its upcoming Clubman Cooper, which ain't at Geneva this week no matter how much we wished it was. In any case, view this and see for yourself if they're "just teasing":Read More»

MINI’s “Hammer and Coop” Take to the Air

Technophiled and dateless as you are, you’ve probably already seen MINI’s new Webisode preview, Hammer and Coop. But we just watched it after someone pointed us to it in a spare moment at Starbucks, and we have to confess, we’re a little aroused. In a non-creepy way, of course...Read More»

2007 MINI Cooper S
2006 Paris Auto Show, Part III

2006 Paris Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/25/2006) MINI Cooper S The new MINI is on the way! What, you hadn’t heard? Since you obviously missed our preview of the next Cooper and Cooper S, the folks at MINI were kind to reprise it during the press launch of the vehicle at the Paris show, complete...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Scirocco
2006 Paris Auto Show Index

SHOW COVERAGE 2006 Paris Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/28/2006) Audi R8, Benz CL, Dodge Avenger, GM-Nissan talks. 2006 Paris Auto Show, Part II by Marty Padgett (9/28/2006) Ford Mondeo, Iosis X concept, Civic Type-R, C30 and Toyota Auris. 2006 Paris Auto Show, Part III by Marty Padgett...Read More»

Britney Behind the Wheel: Did She Do It Again?

As if the child of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline didn’t have bad celebrity-child karma already on its shoulders! Now apparently little Sean Preston Spears has mom’s driving habits to survive. Earlier this year paparazzi snapped Spears behind the wheel with infant in lap, unbelted...Read More»

2006 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Steering Wheel
2006 Geneva Show, Part V

Saab Aero-X: Born From the Corvette Is it the face of Saab's future? Don't expect to see the Aero X concept vehicle in your nearby Saab showroom anytime soon, but it still says a lot about the struggling Swedish automaker's future, according to company officials. Appropriately surrounded by 55 tons...Read More»

2006 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Angular Rear Exterior View
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part VI

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Saab Aero X Concept Saab has a stunning surprise for Geneva crowds: the Aero X Concept. The study, Saab says, explores design themes and features we will see in future Saab products. The two-seater coupe has been designed under the guidance of...Read More»

2005 Chrysler Akino concept
2005 Tokyo Motor Show Preview

Chrysler Has Something Akino for Tokyo Chrysler has a new idea ready for the audiences that will mass for the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The Akino concept, the company says, is a one-box vehicle that seats five people despite its compact dimensions. Named for its designer, 37-year-old...Read More»

2004 Mini S  MC40
2004 New York Auto Show, Part III

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) Caddy introduces new flagship sedanCadillac added yet another letter car to its stable today as it showed its all-new STS luxury sedan. It's the first vehicle in the originalSeville series to feature rear-wheel-drive in 25 years. For Snowbelt buyers nervous...Read More»

2004 Mini S MC 40 - Interior
2004 Geneva Motor Show, Part I

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) Switzerland Shows It Off Switzerland — you can set your watch by the trains, and you can count the number of major car companies native to the nation on no fingers. And that’s what makes the Swiss show a major hit with automakers, who throng...Read More»

2004 Mini S  MC40
2004 Detroit Show, Part VIII

2004 Detroit Auto Show Coverage (1/4/2004) Kappa Architecture Sure to Spawn More In a show with plenty of strong offerings, few vehicles have scored such solid reviews as the Chevrolet Nomad concept. And that’s generating increasingly open interest among the General Motors executives who would...Read More»

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