Skip to main content

Mini Auto Show Coverage

Mini is a brand of small cars that began with the Mark I designed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959. Originally sold under the Austin and Morris brand names, Mini became the small car's actual name in 1964. Made famous by one of cinema's best car chases in the film "The Italian Job," the car's design remained relatively unchanged except for different front ends until the all-new Mini Cooper was launched by BMW in 2001.

Mini Vehicles:

Indicates a Reviewed Model
  • 0
    Mini
    Confirmed: Mini Paceman arrives next year
    1341498660

    The Paceman will join the ever growing American Mini family next year, company officials confirmed Wednesday as they kicked off the first day of this year's Mini Takes the States cross-country rally. "You are the first to hear this, even before the press" Dr. Kay Segler, senior vice president of Mini brand management told the crowd of 1,000 Mini fans ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Teased: Fiat surprises journalists with 500X sneak peek
    1341442860

    Fiat is aiming its 500 lineup straight at Mini with the 500L and now this Countryman rival, the 500X. To us, the vehicle shown here (reportedly shown as a teaser to a pool of assembled journalists) looks to have opaque windows which could indicate that it's a non-rolling prototype, possibly without an interior. CarsUK guesses it's based on the 500L, ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Report: Mini confirms Countryman Coupe coming in early 2013
    1340404800

    Car and Driver is reporting that Mini has confirmed the three-door version of the Countryman will debut at the September Paris Motor Show. Rechristened "Countryman Coupe," the production version of Mini's 2011 Detroit Auto Show Paceman Concept will go on sale early next year as a late-arrival 2013 model. C&D doubts that the real deal will have the ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Rumormill: FWD BMW 1 Series expected at Paris Motor Show
    1339279320

    So here it is: Autocar reports that we'll see the first front-drive BMW at the Paris Motor Show this September, in concept form. It will likely be called the 1 Series GT, and the report says it will debut in late 2014. The car will share a platform with the forthcoming Mini redesign, as well as the turbo 1.5-liter three-cylinder Mini engine that's ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Spy Shots: Mini Paceman Countryman Coupe spotted testing
    1336071540

    Mini will launch its seventh model – a two-door version of the Countryman crossover – at the Paris Motor Show later this year, and our trusty spy photographers recently spotted this prototype out testing. Many sources have stated that the car will be dubbed Countryman Coupe when it hits the market, but we've also heard rumors that the vehicle ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Report: Mini Clubvan concept gets green light, headed for U.S. showrooms
    1334946480

    Color us unsurprised. Car and Driver reports that Mini officials have confirmed a production version of the company's Clubvan concept first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March. We expected as much – after all, parent BMW has demonstrated real adeptness at building a myriad of derivatives from the basic Mini Cooper architecture, and the boutique ...

  • 0
    Mini
    New York: Mini Cooper Yachtsman Concept has us all fooled
    1333751400

    We love Mini's sense of humor, and its April Fools' Day pranks this year were among our favorites. While we really, really wanted the Cowley camper to be real, Mini actually went ahead and built the Amphibious "Yachtsman" – and then brought it to the New York Auto Show, just as promised to in its fake April 1 press release. Considering that some ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Geneva: Mini Clubvan Concept loses a few seats, gains storage capacity
    1331100000

    Looking rather production-ready on the floor of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is the Mini Clubvan Concept, which eschews the rear seat of the Clubman in favor of a flat load floor and a partition to cordon off your goods from your two front seats. According to Mini, the "Clubvan Concept would fit excellently into the fleet of a fashion designer, art gallery ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Geneva: 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman packs an up-sized punch
    1331087280

    It was only a matter of time before Mini spiced up its Countryman crossover with the application of its go-fast John Cooper Works kit, and it's now made an official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Boasting 211 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque (up to 221 on overboost), the 2013 JCW Countryman is the most powerful production machine ever to ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Official: 2013 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works most powerful yet
    1330470000

    With a model like the Countryman in its lineup, Mini may not be so mini anymore. At least not in an absolute sense. But since BMW has remade the brand in its own image, Minis have become mini BMWs. That's certainly the case with John Cooper Works – the brand's the performance label – which Mini's CEO, Dr. Kay Segler, intends to expand to ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Official: Mini reveals Clubvan Concept ahead of Geneva debut
    1329606000

    It's a Mini. It's a van. But it's not a minivan. That's because the sort of van we're talking about here is a panel van – think of the Ford Transit Connect or recently departed Chevrolet HHR Panel – a vehicle with two seats up front, a partitian behind the cockpit and nothing but a flat load floor in back. These little workaday runabouts are ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Detroit: 2013 Mini Roadster improves upon new Coupe's formula
    1326157080

    As much as we like the new-for-2012 Mini Coupe, some of us on the Autoblog staff aren't won over by the low-slung hardtop. We love the standard Cooper hatchback, and while the Coupe's driving dynamics are pure Mini goodness, we just can't wrap our heads around the awkward styling (especially in certain color pallets), limited visibility and lack of ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Rumormill: Mini bringing panel van to Geneva?
    1325519940

    Well, this certainly brings quite literal meaning to the word 'minivan'. According to Auto Motor und Sport, sources within BMW have reportedly confirmed that a new Mini-branded panel van – possibly dubbed Mini Cargo – will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Creating the Mini Cargo sounds like a simple enough process. Auto Motor und ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Official: Mini bringing Countryman JCW to Geneva
    1323876660

    With models like the X5 M and X6 M, BMW has shown it is no stranger to performance-oriented crossovers. That extended to its Mini brand when it opted to enter the Countryman in the World Rally Championship, but now we've received confirmation that a road- (or off-road-) going Countryman JCW is on its way. Currently undergoing winter testing in Austria, ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Report: Mini Speedster to rely on manual roof
    1306330140

    The sleuths at MotoringFile say that Mini has indicated that the upcoming Mini Speedster will ship with a manual folding top instead of the automatic wizardry of the Cooper Convertible mechanism. The decision, assuming this report is true, means that the top should both weigh less and be cheaper to produce than an electric alternative – two traits ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Video: Exclusive hands-on with BMW Apps, new ConnectedDrive
    1303322460

    BMW has big plans for this week's New York Auto Show, including the debut of the 2012 6 Series Coupe, lease pricing for the all-electric ActiveE and the first application of its new TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder in the U.S. But that's not all. BMW gave us an early preview of the next generation ConnectedDrive system, complete with Apple Plugin ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Mini Goodwood packs the heart of a Rolls-Royce for Shanghai
    1302703200

    While it may seem anathema to American tastes, in the Old World, bigger is not always better. Particularly if you live in a city laid out long before the advent of the automobile. But overseas buyers can still have extravagant tastes, so downsizing to a smaller vehicle to get around densely-packed cities shouldn't necessarily equate to losing out on ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Mini teases Goodwood special en route to Shanghai
    1302639300

    The Shanghai Motor Show may not have ranked among the major expos of the year until recently, but automakers flocking to the Chinese show have put it on the map. And this year's show – now just one week away – is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet. In Shanghai, visitors will get their first glimpse of the BMW Concept M5, Mercedes-Benz ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Mini Goodwood Concept headed to Shanghai Motor Show
    1300202880

    At the recent Geneva Motor Show, a source within Mini revealed to Autoblog that the automaker will be bringing a new concept, dubbed "Goodwood," to the Shanghai Motor Show next month. The Goodwood concept is a fully plushified, hand-wrought hatchback updo that pays hommage to not only the current Rolls-Royce headquarters on the Goodwood estate (hey, it's ...

  • 0
    Mini
    Geneva 2011: Mini Rocketman Concept misses the Earth so much, misses its wife
    1299058200

    Mini's new space-age Rocketman Concept previews what the future of urban mobility could look like for the BMW sub-brand. It's slightly smaller than the current Cooper, and we're big fans of the dual-hinged doors that pivot outwards, complete with the sills. In fact, the whole concept strikes us as totally cool, and is further proof that Mini's cheekiness ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle