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2017 Mini Countryman Gets IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2017 Mini Countryman a Top Safety Pick rating, the second highest possible score. It earned a Good score on all crash tests but only a Marginal score for the optional LED headlights and Poor with the standard halogen ones (Good is the highest possible score). On the IIHS’ front crash …

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The 300 Horsepower Mini You Always Wanted

Mini is apparently finally out testing the long-rumored hot-hatch with over 300 horsepower on the Nürburgring, and it sounds great. It seems we’ll be getting Mini’s answer to the Focus RS soon enough. A Mini with over 300 horsepower has long been discussed, with rumors dating back all the way to 2015 that the new Clubman would be getting an …

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Mini’s New Camping Solution Will Blow Your Mind

Mini is putting the “country” into its Countryman SUV by launching a new rooftop tent for its biggest offering. The Anglo-German automaker worked with the tent specialists at Autohome to create an OEM-quality product that is large enough to comfortably sleep two people. It attaches to the Countryman’s roof rails and, when stowed, appears as a traditional roof box that …

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Why Everyone’s Talking About the 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman

The new 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman is a care that kickstarts any conversation with its great looks, premium features, and fun ruggedness. And the good things don’t end there. Keep reading to see what everyone is saying about the 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman. “The things that made the first-generation Countryman so interesting — a somewhat funky vehicle that is highly …

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Packed With Style and Performance, the 2018 Mini JCW Countryman All4

Mini has just announced the new 2018 John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 and it will be the most powerful Mini. Ever. “Powered by a 2.0-liter direct-injected, turbocharged I-4, the 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 will churn out 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is standard and an eight-speed automatic is optional. As its name …

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MINIpeg BDI Cruise 2016

MINI Winnipeg and MINIpeg Owners and Enthusiasts organised the second annual Bridge Drive-In Cruise. With a dreary weather with dull weather attempted to put a damper on things, but spirits remained high and held strong throughout the evening. Many heads were turned when a line of 15 MINI’s casually rolled down Portage Avenue as they headed for BDI. With a slight …

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2017 MINI Cooper Convertible Overview

It’s finally convertible season for parts of the country that don’t perpetually feel like summer and, lest you forget, the 2017 Mini Convertible is a tiny bundle of open-air fun. Sure, Minis can be pricey with options and accessories, but a local test drive of the new model reminds us that this little critter is a blast to drive. And …

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MINI Achieves Top Place for Combination of Driving Fun, Expressive Design and Premium Quality

Once again, several models of the British premium brand have achieved top placements in the list of “2016 Residual Value Giants” published by “Focus Online”. The result reflects the unique combination of driving fun, expressive design and premium quality offered by MINI vehicles. Two class victories as well as one second, and one third place underscore the outstanding value retention …

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MINI ALL4 Racing wins Hungarian Baja

MINI ALL4 Racing wins Hungarian Baja. Mikko Hirvonen // Michel Périn on top step of podium. Fellow MINI ALL4 Racing crew of Bryce Menzies // Peter Mortensen secure second place. Hirvonen wins first his World Cup cross-country Rally. Two MINI ALL4 Racing on Hungarian Baja podium is the icing on the cake of this particular test and development session, one …

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2016 WSCC Vintage Weekend

On August 7th we attended the 18th annual Classic Motor Works Vintage Race Weekend and Car Show with the Winnipeg Sports Car Club at the Gimli Motorsports Park. With 53 race drivers and cars signed up to compete from across North America including nine vintage Mini’s, the action didn’t stop. After a great weekend and wheel to wheel races, it …