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    Detroit: John Cooper Works Mini rolls into Detroit, asks 'GTI who?'

    Mini marched into the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and introduced its very own competitor to the Volkswagen GTI with new John Cooper Works Hardtop. Blessed with 228 horsepower and 236 pound-feet from its 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder, the new JCW should provide a more thrilling drive than the ...

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    Report: Hoegh Osaka cargo ship carrying 1,200 Jaguars and Land Rovers deliberately run aground [w/video]

    A cargo ship carrying a load of new cars out of Southampton has run aground in the English Channel in between England and the Isle of Wight. The vessel apparently suffered some sort of failure just 45 minutes after leaving port that caused it to list heavily to the starboard side before the crew ...

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    Featured: Why the 2015 Detroit Auto Show will be the best since The Crisis

    Five Reveals That Will Have Peformance Freaks Drooling The Detroit Auto Show clearly has its swagger back, and the 2015 edition will be a veritable feast for the enthusiast senses. We're talking serious performance, and it will be exhibited in a variety of forms. Sports cars. Supercars. ...

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    Official: BMW 2 Series gets 3-cylinder Mini engine

    BMW just keeps lopping off cylinders from its engines and sliding the ever-more-diminutive mills into its models. This spring, Europeans will get some of the automaker's smallest yet thanks to a new entry-level 2 Series that will share a powerplant with the Mini Cooper. The Bavarian company will ...

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    Video: Watch feds crush classic Mini caught in importation dragnet

    Fair warning for any classic car fans that suffer from high blood pressure: this story might not be good for your health. US Customs and Border Protection is teaming up with British law enforcement to keep unsafe, imported vehicles off the road here – like this Mini. In the government's ...

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    Official: Ward's announces 10 Best Engines 2015

    Ward's Auto has named its 10 Best Engines for 2015, covering a range of powerplants from impressive and economic fuel-sippers to amazing and powerful fire-breathers. "We spend a lot of time reading the powertrain tea leaves throughout the auto industry, and we're proud that this year's list is a ...

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    Report: Mini JCW arrives suitably early thanks to Aussie leak

    Mini is set to reveal its most powerful model yet in the new John Cooper Works hot hatch, but before the Anglo-Saxon automaker has gotten the chance, the first images and details have leaked out, courtesy of According to the Australian website, the new JCW packs a 2.0-litre ...

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    Report: Mini phasing out Coupe, Roadster next year

    With its previous generation, Mini went for a maximalist strategy, expanding its lineup to include seven derivatives. But with the new generation, BMW's retro Anglo-Saxon brand is shifting gears to a "superhero strategy" focusing on core models with volume sales potential rather than small ...

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    Video: Parallel parking world record broken by Chinese stunt driver

    Whenever this writer thinks of "fancy" parking jobs, we go straight to Buddy Love singing Strokin' in a red Dodge Viper he slides into a tiny space in The Nutty Professor. But after watching the video below, we might have to start thinking about Chinese stunt driver Han Yue, who broke the world ...

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    Spy Shots: 2015 Mini John Cooper Works gets ready to rumble

    Mini gave us our first taste of its next-generation John Cooper Works Hardtop in concept form at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. And in fact, we already know that the production version will make its debut at the 2015 Detroit show in January. Fitting, then, that this most recent round of spy shots ...