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    Mini shows off updated 2011 Cooper lineup
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    2011 Mini family – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The current (second generation) of the modern Mini has been with us for a couple of years now, so that must mean it's time for a refresh. BMW, which owns the reborn British brand, has updated the front fascia on all three Mini models ...

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    Shocker! Porsche 911 beats Mini Cooper in "race" at "Road Atlanta"
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    Mini vs. Porsche – Click above to view the videos after the jump
    In the over-hyped and ridiculous contrived "race" between the Mini Cooper and the Porsche 911, a victor has been crowned, and as you'd expect, the blokes from BMW had their bumpers handed to them. Despite creating a "track" ...

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    Mini reveals track for Porsche challenge, not really Road Atlanta
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    Last we checked, Road Atlanta was a famed professional 2.54-mile racetrack, not an oversized autocross layout on a training skidpad. Somebody may need to remind Mini USA, as the maker of famously small cars has just announced the "track" (their word, not ours) for its overly-publicized "Rumble on ...

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    Update: Mini inviting 400 to watch Porsche Challenge - but who will drive the 911?
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    After Mini's many attempts to coax Porsche into a race, including videos, posting an online petition and even flying a banner plane over the automaker's North American headquarters, the lights have all gone dark in Atlanta, and it looks like Mini is out of luck. But the show must go on! Even if ...

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    Video: Mini responds to Porsche, still ready to race
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    Mini boss Jim McDowell responds to Porsche – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We'll be honest – we were rather excited to see how a race between a Mini Cooper S and Porsche 911 Carrera S would go down. After Mini initially challenged Porsche to a trackday showdown at Road ...

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    Minor updates to Mini Cooper leaked
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    2011 Mini Cooper – Click above for image gallery
    If loose lips truly sank ships, the interwebs would be at the bottom of the Pacific. A few shots of the 2011 Mini Cooper and Cooper S have hit the web courtesy of the keen-eyed crew at MotoringFile. As you might expect, Mini isn't exactly ...

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    Mini challenges Porsche to race at Road Atlanta [w/video]
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    Mini takes on Porsche – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's something unexpected. Mini USA has announced it's challenging Porsche to a formal race, where the go-kart-like Cooper S will take on the infamous 911 Carrera S. This may seem like a far stretch, seeing as how the Cooper ...

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    Mini announces engine enhancements ahead of 2011 redesign
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    2010 Mini Cooper - Click for high-res gallery
    Over in Europe, Mini has rolled out a thing or two to keep its offerings fresh. There's some model jiggering and new colors, but the biggest news is under that peewee hood. The four-cylinder engine is receiving a displacement bump from 1.4- to ...

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    Rumored Mini coupe to be dubbed Broadspeed?
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    Those folks concerned with All Things Mini over at Motoringfile have some more salacious gossip regarding the rumored coupe and speedster variants. A conceptual version of the fixed-head sportster is expected at the Frankfurt Motor Show this autumn, and according to the website, the model will ...

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    Review: 2009 Mini Cooper S Convertible adds open-air fun for a price
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    2009 Mini Cooper S Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2001, BMW revived the Mini brand by unveiling a new Cooper model that updated the classic English design of the original while growing the car's trademark size just enough to fit the engineering, safety ...

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    First Drive: 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible
    As far as we can tell, the 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible draws cold air wherever it goes. First came the drop-top's ironic unveiling in Detroit, where we had the misfortune of experiencing one of the coldest, snowiest shows ...

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    Detroit 2009: MINI Cooper Convertible chills out
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    Click above for a high-res image gallery of the new MINI Cooper Convertible
    We'll be straight with you. We missed the MINI press conference. We know, we know... the horror. Anyway, you didn't exactly need to be Kojak to figure out what happened. The 2009 MINI Convertible drove out of a simulated ...

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    MINI Cooper S recalled for protruding tailpipes, inadvertent tattoos
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 MINI Cooper S
    Let's set the scene: You've just returned from a jaunt to pick up Grandma and parked your 2007-2008 MINI Cooper S in the driveway. After leading the sweet lady up your steps and into the house, you return to the car to unload the ...

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    2009 MINI Cooper Convertible photos hit the web
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    Click above for a gallery of the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
    MotoringFile, ground zero on the web for all things MINI, has the scoop on the long-awaited 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible. Someone slipped MF seven official shots of the Detroit-bound R57 Cooper ragtop along with some additional inside ...

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    VIDEO: MINI JCW has a virus
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    One of the apparent keys to creating a viral video is mimicking reality by showing young people attempting stunts. The main difference is that in Virals, the injuries aren't real, and the camera work is better. Oh, and the payoff is usually CG that's been fussed over, versus pimply little Johnny ...

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    John Cooper Works relaunched under same white roof as MINI, new logo unveiled
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    click above to view more JCW-related MINI images Back in December of 2006, we reported that BMW had officially acquired the John Cooper Works garage with the intent of making it the MINI brand's official performance label, much like the M division is to BMW. Over a year later, Munich has finally ...

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    Spy Shots: Stage II MINI JCW kit
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    The MINI franchise is finally facing some stiff competition in the compact performance segment, particularly abroad where buyers can now get their retrotastic kicks in the 180-hp Fiat Punto Abarth SS or the Clio Renaultsport 197. It's been simply a matter of time before MINI let loose the John ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 MINI Cooper S
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    Click the image above for more high-res images.MINI was kind enough to furnish a fully-stocked iPod in our 2007 Cooper S tester, and after a few days of enduring OPPs (other-people's-playlists), we swapped in our own to catch up on podcasts and to sample the Beastie Boys' second installment of ...

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    Mercedes considers using next MINI platform for new compacts
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    If Automotive News' sources are to be believed, BMW and Mercedes-Benz might be joining forces to develop a new front-wheel drive architecture that would underpin both automakers' compact offerings. BMW is likely in the process of developing a new platform for its MINI and Mercedes has already ...

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    Saab expansion in the works, new compact planned
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    Saab is trying desperately to remake itself as a premium player in a market rife with competitors offering sharp styling and competent handling. The Swedish automaker has been in a marketing and design rut, which it intends to rectify by offering a new compact model that takes aim at the MINI and ...

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