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    Rumormill: Next-gen Mini interior ditching familiar centre speedo
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    A Reddit user has posted images of the 2015 F56 Mini Cooper, a car nearing its public debut. As has been the case since the launch of the new Mini in 2001, the overall exterior shape underneath camouflage screams Mini, but insiders are still calling the coming F56 model "the most aggressively different new Mini yet." Inside, though, the two-door that ...

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    Review: 2012 Mini Cooper S Roadster
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    A few years back, we proclaimed that the MINI Cooper S JCW was one of the greatest front wheel drive cars of all time. The Cooper S had just switched to turbo and was breathed on by JCW, resulting in one memorable drive. Since we had experience with some FWD legends of years past like the Acura Integra TypeR & GS-R, Sentra SE-R and the Civic SiR it ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: May 2012
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    Our long-term 2011 Mini Countryman is nearing the end of its year-long stay in the Autoblog Garage, the past six months of which have been spent bouncing back and forth between the various Detroit-based team members (and Cleveland – we mustn't forget about Herr Neff). And while we've all had plenty of time behind the wheel of the biggest Mini, this ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Mini Cooper gets mellow in yellow
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    Given the spate of new models Mini has introduced in the past few years, from the Clubman to the Countryman to the Coupe to the Roadster, it sometimes seems like BMW has forgotten about the original model, the plain old Mini Cooper hardtop. It was last redesigned for the 2007 model year, which seems like a long time ago because, well, it is. Which is why ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: January 2012
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    Literally two days after my last update about our long-term Mini Countryman, I found myself trudging through a snowstorm at 30 miles per hour on Interstate 94 along Michigan's west coast. I guess Mother Nature had heard my cries about not being able to test our Mini in the snow, and decided to reward me with super slippery roads and poor visibility for ...

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    Official: Mini recalling certain Cooper S and JCW models over water pump
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    Back in October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating certain turbocharged Mini models for vehicle fires. The investigation came after reports of at least 12 vehicles lighting up, and now the investigation has officially lead to a recall. NHTSA has announced on its website that Mini will recall 88,911 turbocharged models ...

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    Mini adding Recaro seat option for 2012
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    Starting next March, Mini buyers will be able to grab a set of Recaro seats off the option list for their cars. The upmarket buckets will be available for all Mini models except the Countryman and Convertible. As you likely guessed, they don't come cheap. Be prepared to fork over a heady $3,000 U.S. for the better seats. There are other constraints. The ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigating Mini Cooper S over engine fires
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    Mini and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced an investigation into certain Cooper S models after reports of engine fires on at least 12 vehicles, five of which resulted in a total loss. Interestingly enough, Bloomberg reports that in eight of those cases, the fires occurred while the vehicles were parked and turned off. At ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Mini Cooper S
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    Further Evolving Sir Alec Issigonis' Original Idea Henry Ford, Ferdinand Porsche, Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler. All pioneers in the automotive world. But this list would be woefully incomplete without the inclusion of Sir Alec Issigonis, the man most responsible for the design of the original Mini. Issigonis once famously said, "When you're designing a ...