Archive for the ‘MINI’ Category

1,077 pieces of pure joy

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We think Lego and cars is a match made in heaven. Which is why we were so excited last month when we brought word of the coolest Lego product money can buy. And now, as its official 1 August release draws closer, MINI is getting in on the act with an official press statement and […]

Australian new car pricing – July 1977

If you were after a little runabout in 1977 the cheapest new car on the market was the Leyland Moke ($2,995). On the other hand, if you were well to do, the most expensive car money could buy was the Bentley T or the near matching Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (both $58,950). The Moke was also […]

VIDEO: Episode 6 of Project Binky

Nik and Richard from Bad Obsession Motorsport are back with the latest episode of Project Binky, which is surely the internet’s coolest build project. As you can see from the still above the bodywork of the old Austin Mini has been pretty well taken care of. There’s not a lot of the old car left. […]

Everything is awesome!

A classic Mini Cooper made from Lego. Isn’t this just the coolest thing you’ve ever seen! And wait until you cop a load of some of the finer details, as presented in the video below. Of course, you can buy it for yourself from 1 August and it’ll cost you AU$149.99—we think that’s a pretty […]

MINI 5 door revealed

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It’s got 72mm more interior length, 61mm more elbow and shoulder room, plus 15mm more headroom and an extra 67 litres of luggage space. Oh yeah, and five doors. It’s the first ever MINI 5 door. The usual models have been announced for the launch, meaning the new MINI 5 door can be ordered in […]

VIDEO: MINI Superleggera Vision

The MINI Superleggera Vision concept is a very cool thing. This we all seem to agree on. So here’s a couple of videos which may help you increase your attraction to this one-off electric powered creation. They aren’t the most exciting vids you’ll ever watch, they just focus on the lines and exquisite details of […]

Here comes the new MINI JCW

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The F56 MINI John Cooper Works has just been photographed in testing at the Nürburgring. We already know the new Cooper S has a bit of spunk about it and while we’re not mad keen on the styling of the next JCW, we do think the 170kW+ offered by its 2.0 litre turbo four should […]

MINI Superleggera Vision revealed

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BMW has a fine recent tradition for rocking up to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este with new and usually stunning concept models. This year is no exception, although the honour has gone to MINI. And the junior brand hasn’t let the team down with this great looking Superleggera Vision concept model. MINI joined forces with […]

Targa Tasmania 2014: Hellyer Gorge

Ever wanted to race in Targa Tasmania but don’t have the car, the time or the budget? Then here’s your best shot at it, watching onboard footage from the event. This video was filmed yesterday from the MINI JCW GP (car #923), Andrew Robinson is behind the wheel and Tom Browell is calling the notes.

Drive Thru: F56 MINI Cooper S

We’re unashamed MINI fans here at AUSmotive, especially the warmer versions. However, during the development of the F56 we became concerned that BMW was beginning to strip too much of the character away from the brand which has captured the imagination of hot hatch fans around the world since its relaunch in 2001. BMW’s first […]

Targa Tasmania 2014

Targa Tasmania starts this week and I’ll be heading down later today to act as service crew for car #923. The car itself, a MINI JCW GP, may look familiar to you. And it is, almost! This also means updates to AUSmotive may be a bit sparse for the next week.

VIDEO: Episode 5 of Project Binky

It’s been two months since the last Project Binky update and when you see the amount of work that’s happened since Episode 4 and then think about how much is still left to do, well, it’s actually quite frightening. The amount of respect and admiration these guys deserve can hardly be measured.

MINI slashes Australian pricing for F56 introduction

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MINI Australia will be rolling out the new F56 range across the country this month and has announced it has slashed pricing compared with outgoing R56 models. “The new MINI receives the latest technology and features for a much higher level of refinement,” said MINI Australia GM, Kai Bruesewitz. “At the same time, we’ve retained […]

I’m not half the Mini I used to be

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During our morning rounds we came across this cool image of an Austin Mini, well half of one, for the Heritage Motor Centre in the UK. The centre is celebrating 21 years of operations and it shows the, erm, cut through a good image can have for selling a message. Make sure you click on […]