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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.

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    Videos: Mini Rocketman Concept detailed from every angle
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    The Mini Rocketman Concept is set to make its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and we're eager to get a look at this funky thing the flesh. Until that happens, we'll have to be content with the slew of views Mini has provided. Ready for your viewing pleasure after the jump are videos of b-roll footage, exterior and interior walkarounds and a clip ...

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    Mini Rocketman Concept takes off ahead of Geneva debut
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    Mini's latest production car – the Countryman – may be the automaker's largest offering to date, but now the brand known for its pint-sized fighters is returning to its roots with its latest concept. But this isn't a preview of the next-generation Cooper – oh no, no, no – it's the Rocketman (cue Elton John). At just over 11 feet ...

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    Spy Shots: 2012 Mini Coupe nears production
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    The Mini Coupe is set to go on sale this Fall and that means testing of the hatchless Cooper has begun in earnest. Caught by our spies running around outside BMW headquarters in Germany, the 2012 Mini Coupe uses the Bavarians' standard psychedelic camo, but it wasn't able to hide a new retractable spoiler nestled within the trunk – something that ...

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    Rumormill: Special Mini Clubman Hampton Edition coming to Geneva
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    Mini is rumored to be cooking up a special-edition version of the company's Clubman for this year's Geneva Motor Show. The hatch will be called the Hampton, and will come slathered in a new Reef Blue Metallic paint with Damson Red hood stripes and mirror caps. Mini is also said to be throwing in a slew of special badges and Bi-Xenon headlights, and the ...

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    Report: Torque-tastic Mini Cooper SD diesel to debut in Geneva
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    The expansion of the Mini family marches forward relentlessly, but while the range typically grows with more bodystyles, the latest addition stands to transcend configurations with a new engine. Although it likely won't be offered Stateside, rumor has it that Mini is preparing to launch a new high-performance diesel engine at the upcoming Geneva Motor ...

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    Mini: "The 500 is a darling little car... but we're a premium brand"
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    Mini showed off the Paceman Concept at this year's Detroit Auto Show and announced not long afterward that it would spawn a production model. Tom Salkowski, who recently moved from BMW USA to Mini USA to fill the role of marketing manager, will be the man charged with getting the word about about Mini's eighth model and the ones beyond. Here's what he had ...

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    Mini E to be phased out in a year, Coupe goes on sale this fall
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    When asked about the arrival of the production Coupe and Roadster at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mini Communication Manager Nathalie Bauters told us that the Mini Coupe "will go on sale in the fall, probably as a 2012 model year. The Roadster will come six months later as a 2012 or 2013 model." What won't ever make the retail playground is the Mini E. ...

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    Detroit 2011: Mini Paceman Concept gets all the girls
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    Mini's model line is expanding at an exponential rate, and according to BMW's smallest division, the Paceman Concept will form the basis of its eighth production vehicle. Even if that's the case, nothing resembling the Paceman is going to beat either the Mini Coupe or Roadster to market, which are expected to hit dealers in late 2011 and 2012, ...

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    Detroit Preview: Mini Paceman concept relieves Countryman of extra doors
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    How many Minis is too many? Mini's about to find out as its product portfolio expands faster than a jilted lover's waistline. The hatchback that (re)started it all and the cabrio that followed shortly thereafter have since been joined by the Clubman wagon and the Countryman crossover, with WRC and Dakar rally versions, speedsters and coupes and more in ...

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    Paris 2010: Mini Scooter E Concept can whisk us away any day
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    Squaring off, in a way, against the escooter that Smart unveiled yesterday at the Paris Motor Show, is Mini's entry in the fanciful all-electric scooter category, the Scooter E. There are more differences here than just where you put the "e," most specifically, how each scooter boils the essence of their four-wheeled cousins onto a platform smaller than ...

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    Paris 2010: Mini Scooter E Concept can whisk us away any day
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    Squaring off, in a way, against the escooter that Smart unveiled yesterday at the Paris Motor Show, is Mini's entry in the fanciful all-electric scooter category, the Scooter E. There are more differences here than just where you put the "e," most specifically, how each scooter boils the essence of their four-wheeled cousins onto a platform smaller than ...

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    Paris 2010: Mini Countryman WRC looks the part
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    When Mini first announced it was taking the Countryman to tango with the rest of the brawlers in the World Rally Championship, we had our doubts about the crossover's ability to keep the pace. But judging by the look of the Prodrive-prepped machine, the Countryman WRC should have no problem locking horns with the big boys on the world stage. Mini gave ...

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    Paris Preview: Mini electric concept drives on two wheels
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    Mini has shared plans with its Facebook fans (all 370,702 of them, making the automaker even more popular than David Hasselhoff) to bring its latest electric concept to the Paris Motor Show. Sporting the colors and insignia of the all-electric Mini E, a trio of drawings reveal a scooter with a Vespa-esque rear end following up a somewhat less successful ...

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    Paris Preview: Mini electric concept drives on two wheels
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    Mini has shared plans with its Facebook fans (all 370,702 of them, making the automaker even more popular than David Hasselhoff) to bring its latest electric concept to the Paris Motor Show. Sporting the colors and insignia of the all-electric Mini E, a trio of drawings reveal a scooter with a Vespa-esque rear end following up a somewhat less successful ...

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    Mini unveiling new concept on September 23 and you can be in attendance... if you live in the UK
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    Mini is unveiling a new concept on September 23 in London, and you can win exclusive tickets to join select journalists and BMW Group employees at the live unveiling. All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is e-mail facebook at mini dot co dot uk with the subject line 'MINI Design Concept Event' by Monday, September 13. Excited? Ready to enter? ...

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    Report: Mini to debut city car concept in Geneva next March
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    While the current crop of Minis aren't exactly mini anymore, the company's upcoming city car concept – described as a Smart ForTwo rival – should help fill the void. Mini is putting a heavy emphasis on the word rival, otherwise, we might think Mini would actually set out to build something comparable to the ForTwo and that's far from true. ...

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    Vintage Mini gets 3,500-horsepower engine swap for Goodwood
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    Cummins: the largest independent diesel engine manufacturer. The QSK78: the largest engine they make. Mini: one of the smallest cars on the road. Oh dear, this could get messy. The unfathomably large QSK78 was recently unveiled with 78 liters of displacement, eighteen cylinders (that's 4.3 liters per cylinder!), a dozen turbochargers, 3,500 horsepower ...

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    Spy Shots: Minor facelift for 2011 Mini Cooper and Clubman spotted
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    The next-generation Mini Cooper isn't slated to arrive until 2012, but judging by this latest set of spy shots, it looks like parent company BMW is working on a very, very minor facelift for the 2011 model year Cooper and Clubman hatches. The slight tweaks include things like a new front bumper with revised air intakes (similar to those on the Countryman ...

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    CAR takes a hack at rendering Muller's Saab 9-2 drawing for themselves
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    With word that Saab wants to do battle with Mini in the quirky compact segment, the web has exploded with renderings of what the tiny Swedish machine could look like. CAR is the latest publication to try its hand at imagining the face of a new-world 9-2, and has been so kind as to share its take with the rest of the world. Supposedly, Spyker CEO Victor ...

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    Geneva 2010: Mini Countryman breaks cover
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    There were no surprises at the Mini press conference today in Geneva when the covers were lifted off the 2011 Countryman. We got our first look at the brand's first crossover back in January, and we can now fill you in with the full details about the mini-ute. The Countryman is obviously Mini's largest vehicle at just over four meters in length, and its ...

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