11 Sep 2019

Electric Mini Cooper in Oz next year

Mini, like so many carmakers, is going electric, confirming its new EV will be available to buy in Australia next year.

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all-electric Mini Cooper SE
10 Jul 2019

All-electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE unveiled – key details

BMW was at the front of the electric car movement with the i3 but it’s stumbled a bit since, now its launched the all-electric Mini Cooper SE hoping the iconic hatch will win buyers.

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Nurburgring
29 Apr 2019

Toyota reveals miniature Nurburgring

Toyota has revealed a ‘miniature’ Nurburgring test track near its Toyota City Head Office in Japan.

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Mini Countryman PHEV arrives in Australia
11 Apr 2019

Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid on-sale now from $57,200+ORC

The Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid has arrived in Australia and is on-sale now from $57,200+ORC boasting a 40km range on battery charge.

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Mini John Cooper Works gets a particulate filter to help meet Euro6 emissions standards
19 Dec 2018

Refreshed Mini John Cooper Works revealed…gets a particulate filter to meet Euro6 standards

The refreshed Mini John Cooper Works Coupe and Convertible have been revealed with improved standard features and clever emissions-reducing kit.

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Mini Countryman S E All4 plug-in hybrid
13 Jul 2018

Mini Countryman S E All4 plug-in hybrid coming to Australia in 2019

The Mini Countryman S E All4 plug-in hybrid has been confirmed for the Australian market with an on-sale set for Q2 in 2019 – no pricing has been announced.

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Refreshed 2019 Mini on-sale now from $29,900+ORC
13 Jul 2018

Refreshed 2019 Mini on-sale now from $29,900+ORC

The refreshed Mini range has arrived in Australia boasting exterior and interior styling tweaks as well as functionality upgrades like Mini Connected 4G as standard…

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BMW has announced the traction control system developed for its electric i3 has been adapted for use in all BMW and Mini product going forward.
04 Jan 2018

50-times faster BMW i3 traction control system to be standard on all BMW and Minis

BMW has announced the traction control system developed for its electric i3 has been adapted for use in all BMW and Mini product going forward.

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Mini is allowing customers in the UK to personalise their vehicles via 3D printing, customising the dashboard, door sills and even the door projectors.
28 Dec 2017

Mini offers 3D printing personalisation

Mini is allowing customers in the UK to personalise their vehicles via 3D printing, customising the dashboard, door sills and even the door projectors.

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A miniature car wash, about the size and shape of a popcorn machine, plays an important role at the Nissan Technical Center North America in Michigan. Aided by a spinning brush with vibrant blue bristles, this highly specialized (and fun to watch!) machine allows engineers to test paint samples to make sure Nissan’s exterior paints hold up to the tough environment of automatic car washes.
16 Dec 2017

Nissan’s miniature car wash… surely it’s a joke?

Nissan has revealed video footage of its miniature car wash in action, demonstrating how the brand tests its paint performance…

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Kobe steel
12 Oct 2017

Kobe Steel aluminium tampering scandal could impact its products, Toyota says

Japan’s Kobe Steel which supplies huge amounts of metal to car makers has been found to have tampered with data around the strength of the steel it supplied.

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2017 Mini Countryman Cooper D review by Practical Motoring 85%
10 Oct 2017

2017 Mini Countryman Cooper D Review

Alex Rae’s 2017 Mini Countryman Cooper D Review with pricing, spec, performance, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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The Mini Electric Concept comes 10 years after the Mini E kickstarted the electric push at BMW (leading to the BMW i3), and it hints at a production model coming in 2019.
12 Sep 2017

Mini Electric concept takes a bow at Frankfurt motor show… what can we expect?

The Mini Electric Concept was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show overnight, hinting at a production version coming in 2019.

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The Mini Electric Concept comes 10 years after the Mini E kickstarted the electric push at BMW (leading to the BMW i3), and it hints at a production model coming in 2019.
31 Aug 2017

Mini Electric Concept hints at 2019 production model…

The Mini Electric Concept comes 10 years after the Mini E kickstarted the electric push at BMW (leading to the BMW i3), and it hints at a production model coming in 2019.

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2018 Mini JCW Countryman Review 78.33%
18 Aug 2017

2017 Mini JCW Countryman Review

Practical Motoring’s first drive 2017 Mini JCW Countryman review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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