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MINI News

What's New for 2021: Mini
What's New for 2021: Mini

Mini continues to charm for the 2021 model year. The British brand owned by BMW returns a 6-speed manual transmission to its small lineup, further enhancing its reputation for quirky urban cars that are fun to drive but offer limited practicality. From the Union Jack taillights and rear barn doors...Read More»

2020 Mini Cooper SE
First drive: 2020 Mini Cooper SE comes with a big but

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric vehicle comes with a big but. It’s cute, it’s punchy, it’s distinct, it’s versatile, but... But. The range is only 110 miles. That’s a but so big even Sir Mix-a-Lot ain’t down with that. That “but” narrows the...Read More»

2021 Mini Cooper S Convertible Sidewalk Edition
Sidewalk Edition returns to 2021 Mini Cooper S convertible

The 2021 Mini Cooper S convertible comes with a Sidewalk Edition trim package that will start at $39,250 when it hits dealerships in late April, the automaker announced on Friday. First launched in 2007, the Sidewalk Edition is a puzzler. BMW says it was a popular special edition, but aside from...Read More»

2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop
First all-electric Mini Cooper SE debuts: 181 horsepower, about 114 miles of range

The small, perky hatchback with a British accent is all-in on all-electric. The 2020 Mini Cooper SE made its debut Tuesday ahead of its arrival in the U.S. sometime for the 2020 model year. Mini didn't immediately say how much it would cost when it arrives, or when it will make its way to the...Read More»

2020 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman
Most 2020 Mini Cooper models get $1,500 price bump, some get huge power bump

For the diminutive Mini brand, the wild child's name is always the same: John Cooper Works. Regardless of model, John Cooper Works editions mean more power, stiffer handling, more fun. For 2020, the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman All4 models get a power bump from their turbo-4...Read More»

2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible
BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce cars recalled to replace faulty seat belts

BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce will recall about 15,500 cars to fix faulty rear seat belts that may not retract correctly, according to documents released by the NHTSA last week. All three automakers are owned by the BMW Group. In total, the recall covers five models: the 2016 BMW 5-Series, 2016-2017...Read More»

2019 Mini Oxford Edition
Mini makes its high-value Oxford Edition available to active and retired U.S. military members

Active and recently retired U.S. military members are now eligible to purchase the 2019 Mini Cooper Oxford Edition, a high-value trim level previously offered only to students. Mini on Tuesday called its decision to expand Oxford Edition availability as a gesture of appreciation for those who serve...Read More»

2017 Mini Cooper Countryman
10,000 Mini Cooper Countryman crossover SUVs recalled over missing part

A plate that protects their fuel pumps from being punctured in a crash prompted BMW on Tuesday to issue a recall for 10,000 Mini Cooper Countryman crossover SUVs. The recall covers 2017 through 2019 Countryman models. To fix the issue, BMW-parent Mini said in government filings with the NHTSA that...Read More»

2019 Mini Oxford Edition
High-value 2019 Mini Oxford Edition targets students, recent grads

Mini said Wednesday that its dealers soon will offer a hatchback available only to a small audience: students and recent graduates. The 2019 Mini Oxford Edition will be available to those who can prove eligibility in two- and four-door hatchback configurations with a price that undercuts anything...Read More»

BMW ReachNow
BMW goes after Uber, expands ReachNew car-share app to include ride-sharing

BMW said Tuesday that its ReachNow car-sharing app will add the ability to book an Uber or Lyft-like ride-share, making it the first to merge the two services. The app allows members to reserve a car, snag a ride, or schedule a pick-up for later. MORE: Trump trade tirade threatens BMW...Read More»

2019 Mini Hardtop
Revamped 2019 Mini Cooper proudly channels brand's heritage

It's either kitsch or it's cool. The 2019 Mini Cooper unveiled Tuesday ahead of its formal debut at next week's Detroit auto show proudly drapes itself in the Union Jack from head to tail. And by tail, we mean taillight. The 2019 Mini Cooper lineup's LED tailights now bear the iconic British flag...Read More»

2018 Mini Countryman
What's New for 2018: Mini

Mini's lineup isn't quite as maxi as it was a couple of years ago. That's a good thing since it has allowed the BMW-owned British icon to dial down overlap between models that didn't really have a mission. Today's lineup is more focused on what consumers really want—the standard Cooper in...Read More»

2017 Mini Seven Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door
MINI has a car just for students, and it's priced below $20,000

It's that time of year again: time for college students across America to charge their vaporizers, toss their dirty laundry into garbage bags, and head back to campus. This year, however, MINI wants the young'uns to make the journey in a brand new car--one that costs slightly less than $20,000...Read More»

2018 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman
What's New for 2017: Mini

The Mini lineup may not quite live up to its nameplate—after all, there are a seemingly endless number of ways one can maximize a Mini—but that seems just fine with buyers. For 2017, the Mini lineup sees the addition of an all-new Countryman—the brand's quasi-crossover. As you...Read More»

2017 Mini Countryman, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
2017 Mini Cooper Countryman pushes the compact envelope

Is it fair to say that Mini is all grown up now? Ahead of its formal debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mini has taken the wraps off of its all-new 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman, which isn't mini at all. In fact, Mini boasts that the 2017 Countryman is its largest model ever. Stretching 169.8...Read More»

2017 Buick Envision
Buick, Porsche are tops in J.D. Power sales satisfaction survey

Have you bought a new car lately? How satisfied were you with the process? If you drove home a Buick or Porsche, you're likely to say "very satisfied", according to a new study from J.D. Power. The study in question is the 2016 Sales Satisfaction Index, which "measures the ability of dealerships to...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius
The 6 most influential green cars in history

For the first 50 years of its life, the auto industry operated entirely free of any regulation. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until the 1950s that all U.S. states even agreed on the size, shape, and mounting holes for license plates. But starting in the 1960s, governments began to face up to...Read More»

2016 MINI Clubman
2016-2017 MINI Clubman recalled for airbag problems

MINI is recalling more than 7,800 MINI Clubman vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles contain side curtain airbags that may not deploy properly during collisions. As NHTSA documents explain, the Clubman's airbags...Read More»

2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible
2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible first drive

Gimmickry and retro design cues have always been part of the beguiling formula for Mini—especially ever since the brand was resurrected by BMW earlier last decade, and up to present day and the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible we drove around Los Angeles earlier this month. It’s just that...Read More»

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