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THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW AT MINI.

New MINI Countryman

A new version of the MINI Countryman – will debut at the New York International Auto Show. Updated exterior design, optimised fuel consumption and emission figures – as well as innovative equipment enhancements – contribute to the more mature character and increased appeal.

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MINI EVENTS 2014

Yet again MINI will be present at several events in 2014 including Goodwood Festival of Speed as well as the BMW PGA Championship.

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April Fool Ad: Fancy a Cooper T?

Did you spot our April fool out when out and about on the 1st? If not here’s what you missed.

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IT STARTS WITH A SKETCH: NEW FILM PROFILES HEAD OF MINI DESIGN ANDERS WARMING

Step into the MINI Design studio with chief visionary Anders Warming in a new short film that explores the environment and energies that help shape the MINI family you know and love.

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ULTIMATE TEST DRIVE: JAY LENO IN THE MINI ALL4 RACING DRIVER’S SEAT

What's it like to hit the accelerator on a beastly MINI ALL4 Racing? Legend of night-time television and automotive enthusiast Jay Leno wanted to find out, so he took one for a spin with 2014 Dakar Rally champion Nani Roma across the towering dunes of the Mojave Desert outside Los Angeles.

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RE-BORN TO BE WILD: THE ALL NEW MINI HATCH

Get your vocal chords revved up - the New Original is here, and it’s ‘Re-born to be Wild’. To mark the launch of the new MINI Hatch this month, ‘Re-born to be Wild’, the new MINI’s anthem, has appeared on YouTube. What better excuse for a sing-along? The video is accompanied by the song’s full lyrics, with the text changing colour karaoke-style in time with the music.

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All new, all MINI: The new MINI Hatch

Even though the new MINI Hatch is instantly recognisable – something which comes from having such a globally identifiable design – the car is completely new from the ground up. Every component has been back to the drawing board in an effort to optimise its function, performance and style.

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MINI Clubman Concept: World Premiere at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show MINI presents the MINI Clubman Concept, showcasing a new brand philosophy for a higher class of automobile.

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A MINI Space Exclusive Interview: Chiefs of Design on The New MINI

Having debuted at Plant Oxford before setting off on an epic world tour through three world capitals, The New MINI. The New Original. proved it knows how to make an entrance.

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A big victory for the small car: 50 years ago the classic Mini won the Monte Carlo Rally for the first time.

Paddy Hopkirk made the one-off British small car a motor sport legend in January 1964 – Timo Mäkinen and Rauno Aaltonen repeated the triumph in 1965 and 1967.

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He's Done It: Roma Wins the 2014 Dakar Rally

He's done it! Joan 'Nani' Roma has won the Dakar Rally! The Spaniard crossed the finishing line in the MINI ALL4 Racing in Valparaíso on Chile's Pacific coast as overall champion.

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MINI John Cooper Works Concept

The MINI John Cooper Works Concept. World premiere at the North American International Auto Show 2014 in Detroit.

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VIPs and fans celebrate a glamorous world premiere

Born in Great Britain but at home all around the world, it is fitting that the new MINI should be presented in three cities on three continents over three days. First up was London.

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Barmy bid sees man dress as a MINI

Would you dress as a car and stand in the same spot for 12 hours to win a new set of wheels? Simon Moore, a teacher from Hertfordshire, did exactly that.

The extreme MINI fan stood at Heathrow airport from dusk to dawn dressed as his favourite car and welcomed every international arrival into the UK in a bid to win himself the real life MINI of the costume he was wearing.

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MINI Art Beat: London’s Brightest Hour

It's been two weeks of glowing laps around central London, and MINI Art Beat has thrown hundreds of MINI devotees directly into the NOT NORMAL spotlight.

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Victory for MINI @ Rallycross

Liam Doran claims a first and second place at the X Games in Munich in his MINI debut at Global Rallycross.

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Cromwell Road

To help liven up the mundane commute for thousands of Londoners, we gave a digital 'high five' to MINI drivers as they passed. In a nod to the long held tradition of MINI owners greeting each other on the road, we took out nine giant consecutive billboards along a busy, fast-paced commuter stretch and gave a real-time personal greeting to every MINI that went by.

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MINI at the Salone del Mobile 2013

MINI presents the MINI Paceman as a dynamic sculpture during the Salone del Mobile 2013. The MINI KAPOOOW! installation transports visitors into another dimension with its sheer dynamic power.

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OXFORD 100 - A CENTURY OF CAR-MAKING

MINI Plant Oxford celebrates 100 years of car-making this March, against a background of rising production, increased investment and continuing expansion. Today, Plant Oxford employs 3700 associates who manufacture up to 900 MINIs every day, and has contributed over 2.25 million MINIs to the tally of over 11.65 million cars that the factory has produced since 1913.

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WhatCar? MINI Cooper Hatch review

WhatCar? review one of the best small cars on sale – it’s fun to drive, stylish and affordable to own.

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Yahoo! - MINI John Cooper Works Paceman

It’s completely unique in its blend of looks and talents, and like it or not it’s a blast to drive.

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The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013.

MINI celebrates back-to-back wins in the world’s most challenging rally with a limited-run special edition – All-wheel-drive performance machine boasts exclusive, partly hand-built design and equipment features inspired by Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret’s victorious MINI ALL4 Racing machine.

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Business Car Manager - MINI Clubvan

Perfect for those who need transport during the week, but want to pursue outdoor sports at the weekend.

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NEWS

16 April 2014

New MINI Countryman

A new version of the MINI Countryman – will debut at the New York International Auto Show. Updated exterior design, optimised fuel consumption and emission figures – as well as innovative equipment enhancements – contribute to the more mature character and increased appeal.

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16 April 2014

MINI EVENTS 2014

Yet again MINI will be present at several events in 2014 including Goodwood Festival of Speed as well as the BMW PGA Championship.

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REVIEWS

12 March 2014

WhatCar? MINI Cooper Hatch review

WhatCar? review one of the best small cars on sale – it’s fun to drive, stylish and affordable to own.

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12 March 2014

Top Gear first drive: the Brand New MINI

After the big reveal, Top Gear took the entirely new (almost to the last nut and bolt) MINI for a drive. Has it changed its character? Top Gear finds out...

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12 March 2014

Auto Express MINI Cooper 2014 review

Auto Express have their first drive review of the new MINI Cooper Hatch, which gets a revised engine and subtle new look.

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AWARDS

12 February 2014

12TH YEAR ON TOP FOR MINI AT THE BUSINESSCAR AWARDS

MINI has once again reinforced its position as the car to beat after BusinessCar Magazine named the MINI Hatch ‘Supermini of the Year’ for the 12th consecutive year at their annual awards.

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02 July 2013

Engine of the Year 2013

The Turbo technology and four-cylinder power unit under the bonnet of the MINI Cooper S received the ‘Engine of the Year award’ at the recent trade fair 'Engine Expo' in Stuttgart.

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10 January 2013

MINI ROADSTER WINS WHAT CAR? BEST CONVERTIBLE AWARD

The MINI Cooper S Roadster has scooped the best convertible at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2013. Chas Hallett, editor of What Car? said: “MINIs are all about fun and the Roadster delivers it in spades – in fact we think it’s the most fun MINI yet."

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