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    Autoblog hits the road with Mini Takes The States 2010
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    Mini Takes The States 2010 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Of all the automakers in the United States, perhaps the one with the largest enthusiast following is Mini. Sure, brands like Porsche, BMW and even Subaru have their own clubs and cult followings, but when it comes to ...

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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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    Video: Hyundai steps in for Porsche, offers to take on Mini at Road Atlanta
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    Turnabout Is Fair Play: Hyundai takes up Mini challenge – click above to watch the video after the jump
    Mini can safely be considered the 800-pound gorilla of viral marketing in the automotive sector, but fresh from its big showing this year with its Assurance program and successful Super ...

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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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    Spy Shots: Minor facelift for 2011 Mini Cooper and Clubman spotted
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    2011 Mini Cooper and Clubman spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 ...

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    Canadian Mini commercial features big pair of jiggling boobs
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    Mini Canada embraces the male form – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Did we say boobs? We meant moobs. Huge, nauseating man boobs. Mini Canada has just rolled out a new ad featuring a Cooper S Convertible. Two friends flog the life out of the car through a parking garage, complete ...

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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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    Little Schnitzer: German tuner tweaks the Mini Cabrio
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    AC Schnitzer Mini Cooper S convertible – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    From the base model all the way up to the JCW, there's no shortage of trim levels available for the Mini and its various body-styles. But if you're looking for something a little different, BMW tuner par ...

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    2010 MINI Cooper JCW Convertible tipped for Geneva
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    Click above for a gallery of the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
    MINI's going to be busy over the next few months, with new product debuts already scheduled for Geneva (the MINI One Clubman) and Frankfurt (MINI Crossover). If the rumors are correct, you can add one more to the mix, as the John Cooper ...

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    MINI dealers abroad asked to create separate stores
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    Click above for our John Cooper Works MINI and Clubman high-res gallery
    European MINI dealers are being asked to distinguish their stores from the BMW brand by creating a separate showroom for sell the British/Bavarian small-car. This entails new main entrances, and dedicated reception and service ...

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    Mocking the Eco-Poseury - MINI pushes the CarFun footprint
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    High fuel prices or no, MINI offers a solid entertainment-to-efficiency ratio. The neo-teeny MINI is fun to fling around, and if you can keep your boot out of the turbocharged engine in the Cooper S, you can have your fuel economy and eat it, too. To emphasize this point, MINI is launching a new ...

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    First Drive: 2008 MINI Cooper S JCW
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    Click above for a high resolution image We've had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a few MINI variants, including a 2007 Cooper S and more recently a 2008 Cooper Clubman. Despite some quirky interior design cues and limited practicality, it's hard not to love the MINI for its superb ...

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    John Cooper Works MINI gets base Cooper's suspension as standard
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the JCW MINIThe intrepid (and trustworthy) scribes over at MotoringFile have confirmed with their sources that the softest available suspension tuning in the brand's lineup will be standard on the high-performance John Cooper Works model, while a sport ...

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    Owning a Mini could improve your personal life
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    Click above for live high-res images of the JCW Minis from Geneva Car-obsessed readers of Autoblog may not have any problem thinking of their car as a social expression of who they are, but that's not necessarily true for the majority of the population of the world. Many people consider their car a ...

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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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    Canadian Car of the Year winners announced
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    Every year the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) pick the top new vehicles by category to give their Canadian comrades a reference point for potential purchases. The AJAC tested 177 vehicles in an event at Niagra they call "Test Fest" to come up with their final list, which you ...

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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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