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    Official: BMW 2 Series gets 3-cylinder Mini engine
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 CarAdvice.com.au. 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
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    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
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    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
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    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 ...

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    Los Angeles: Mini forgets to bring car to LA, shows Citysurfer concept scooter
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    See that red thing? It's the Mini Citysurfer Concept. It is not, in case you were wondering, an automobile. Yet despite this apparent shortcoming, Mini has placed it on a plinth at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The electric scooter weighs in at 18 kilograms (40 pounds), can hit 25 km/h (15 ...

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    Paris: Mini Superleggera Vision Concept keeps us hangin' on [w/video]
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    Mini's Superleggera Vision Concept may not be a Paris Motor Show debut, but this is the first time we've seen this stunning all-electric roadster in the metal, having been first shown on the tony shores of Lake Como at Villa D'Este in May. While it's small in stature, it's still big on both ...

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    Paris: 2015 Mini Hardtop 5-Door isn't for the country, man [w/video]
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    We've seen it in super high-res glory, but the Paris Motor Show marks the official coming out party for the new Mini Hardtop 4 Door (which is what it's called in North America, despite this Euro car having "5 Door" badging). It's a stretched version of the third-generation Mini Hardtop, but with ...

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