The John Cooper Works label is poised to spread to Mini's most grown-up car, but don't expect a jacked-up off-road version ever.
The new Mini John Cooper Works Convertible debuted in January, but the company is just now giving it a big auto show debut, making this our first real look.
It was a busy but fun two days playing with the BMWs and Mini Convertible in the sun in California. Come with us in this On Location video.
Mini has brought in some big stars to shine a spotlight on the new Clubman and "Defy Labels" in an ad to run this Sunday during the Super Bowl. Check it out here, along with a look behind the scenes of its making.
New spy shots of the next-generation Mini Countryman provide a look at the larger crossover with less camouflage.
The Mini Clubman All4 finally adds all-wheel drive to the brand's practical hatchback.
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.
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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.
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