The civil penalty concerns 2014 and 2015 Minis that were not recalled soon enough after failing to meet U.S. side-impact crash protection standards.
Mini has confirmed to Autoblog that it will be skipping not only January's Detroit Auto Show, but also the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Enthusiasts seeking a four-door JCW Mini Hardtop can now get the next best thing with the 208-horsepower Carbon Edition that's limited to 150 units in the US.
Mini will allegedly offer the all-wheel-drive system from the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer on the Clubman as soon as next spring. The next-gen Countryman might also use the setup.
Mini is recalling 86,000 early models over concerns that the power steering can fail, and this isn't the first time the automaker has had problems with the steering gear on first-gen Coopers.
The introduction of the new Mini Clubman has cemented the brand as another premium proposition, rather than the quirky outpost of BMW's small cars.
Mini has dropped the third-generation of its Convertible, offering a folding fabric roof, four seats, and the same engine lineup as the popular Hardtops.
BMW is recalling 6,073 examples of the i3 and Mini Hardtops because of a manufacturing error with their passenger's side airbag modules. The parts need to be replaced.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into BMW's reporting of a recall for 30,456 Mini cars.
More Maxi, More Mini
The Mini Clubman may be more versatility and comfortable in its second-generation, but it still features the kind of endearing traits driving fans love.
Mini finally showed the all-new Clubman, the largest vehicle the company has ever built, to the motoring public at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Mini USA's product planning manager Patrick McKenna walks us around the all-new, 2016 Mini Clubman, discussing changes both big and small.
A lawsuit in US District Court alleges that vehicles with keyless ignitions are dangerous because people inadvertently leave their vehicles running. The owners are then at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Join us as we drive Mini's newest hot hatch around hilly Connecticut and New York state.
Mini is recalling 30,000 examples of the two-door Hardtop models to improve their side-impact protection. The problem was discovered after safety compliance tests by the government.
Maniac Gone Mainstream
The Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop used to be wild, unruly, and raucous. This new car gives all of that up for more power, more composure, and a Baby BMW vibe.
JD Power's latest APEAL Study hasn't changed much on the premium side, although Mini is the new champ for non-premium brands, besting Hyundai.
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