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THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW AT MINI.

Salone del Mobile 2015: MINI and Jaime Hayon present 'Urban Perspectives'.

A fantastical installation on the future of urban mobility.

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ALL4 SUBSTANCE WITH STYLE: THE NEW MINI COUNTRYMAN PARK LANE

This very special edition made its world debut at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show – combining all the rugged practicality of the MINI Countryman with the sophistication and refinement of one of London’s most distinguished addresses.

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FIND IT. DRIVE IT. DROP IT

BMW Group and Sixt team up to launch London’s smartest and most flexible car sharing service – DriveNow

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MINI CHALLENGE 210 EDITION LAUNCHES THE 2015 MINI CHALLENGE RACE SEASON.

The MINI Challenge 210 Edition is a car with racing performance at its heart. It drives into showrooms this spring to celebrate the inclusion of the latest MINI Hatch lining up in the MINI Challenge race series.

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DIY MINI Race Car Wins Big: Watch An Amateur Racer Steal The Show.

"On the long straights I was pulling just over 6000rpm in 4th gear through the jungle, which would be around 90mph." - Chris Wilson, engineer and MINI WRC racer

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Nasser Al-Attiyah triumphs in the MINI ALL4 Racing.

The MINI brand has achieved further success at the Dakar Rally. After covering more than 9,000 kilometres spanning Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, MINI won the world’s toughest rally for the fourth time in a row.

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DOUBLE REASON TO CELEBRATE: TWO MILESTONES FOR MINI IN OXFORD

Three-millionth MINI leaves assembly line today; two million MINIs exported from the UK.

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MINI SUPERLEGGERA™ VISION MAKES UK DEBUT AT PRESTIGIOUS SALON PRIVE EVENT

The iconic design of MINI meets elegant, athletic beauty in stunning two-seater concept.

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YOU'RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO START A MINI LOVE AFFAIR!

MINI fans as young as 11 can now experience the new MINI Hatch on the UK’s best circuits with MotorSport Vision’s YoungDrive! scheme.

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MINI & JustPark - A WORLD FIRST IN SMART PARKING

New App helps MINI owners book parking spots from their dash.

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MINI HATCH IS AUTO EXPRESS CAR OF THE YEAR

New MINI Hatch sees off strong opposition to win Britain's biggest-selling weekly car magazine's top honour.

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The new MINI 5-door Hatch rolls off the lines at Oxford

Plant Oxford today sees a production first as the new MINI 5-door Hatch comes off the production line.

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MINI OWNERS! DON’T PAY TWICE FOR SERVICING

26% of MINI drivers aren’t using pre-paid TLC maintenance packs, meaning they pay twice for their car’s upkeep.

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ONLINE, ANYTIME: 24/7 MINI STORE NOW OPEN ON EBAY

Now, with the launch of MINI UK’s online store on eBay, personalising your MINI is easier than ever.

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NEW MINI COOPER SD HATCH IS TORQUIEST MINI EVER!

Pulling power and best-in-class economy make new version of 3-door Hatch even more desirable.

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THE NEW MINI. NOW WITH FIVE DOORS

The first-ever MINI Hatch with 5-doors arrives this autumn.

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QUEEN VOTED KINGS OF THE ROAD

MINI reveals UK’s Top 10 driving songs and rockers Queen top national poll.

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MINI Superleggera Vision

MINI celebrates the meeting of the time-honoured and the contemporary at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 with a very special concept: the MINI Superleggera™ Vision.

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10 OUT OF KEN

After a decade in The Sun, legendary motoring journo Ken Gibson is finally putting down his pen for retirement (sob).

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MINI: STRONGEST RESIDUALS OF THE PACK

MINI has the strongest UK residual values of 34 car manufacturers, an independent study by Glass’s has found.

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New MINI Paceman

As the world's first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact segment, the MINI Paceman has always offered athletic design and a sporty driving experience. The new MINI Paceman boasts fresh design details and a sportier interior finish, while at the same time offering an optimised balance between driving performance and fuel consumption.

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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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MINI KIT for new MINI Hatch

A fresh and exciting range of model-specific products joins the Genuine MINI KIT range, and is available from the car’s launch in spring 2014. It means buyers can fine-tune the design and functionality of their MINI to suit their individual taste.

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FROM STUDENT TO STAR

MINI lover Alex Coyle has pulled off a miracle, having been plucked from over 800 entries to star in her very own New Original short film.

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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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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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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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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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NEWS

23 April 2015

Salone del Mobile 2015: MINI and Jaime Hayon present 'Urban Perspectives'.

A fantastical installation on the future of urban mobility.

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12 March 2015

ALL4 SUBSTANCE WITH STYLE: THE NEW MINI COUNTRYMAN PARK LANE

This very special edition made its world debut at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show – combining all the rugged practicality of the MINI Countryman with the sophistication and refinement of one of London’s most distinguished addresses.

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REVIEWS

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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12 March 2014

Autocar – 2014 MINI Cooper S first drive review

Autocar take the Third-generation MINI Cooper S for a spin. Fun to drive, with an engaging four-cylinder engine and a much-improved cabin.

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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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