2016 MINI Clubman revealed

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Here’s the new F54 MINI Clubman in all of its full mega pixel glory. It will launch in Australia late this year. We finally see the end of that poxy single-sided rear door that afflicted the first Clubman made under BMW’s stewardship of the MINI brand. The cost of that change has been to make […]

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 […]

Like it or not the four-door MINI is coming

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Whether out of the chase for higher profits or more simply as a means to remain viable the four-door MINI is coming. No, this is not the oft-complained about, and therefore underrated, Countryman, but a regular four-door based on the new F56 two-door hardtop. This F55 four-door development mule without camouflage has been spied for […]

Third-generation MINI revealed

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After a very long gestation period MINI has finally revealed its third-generation Cooper and Cooper S models. Also along for the ride is a new Cooper D. The F56 is built on BMW’s UKL1 platform and this is the first model designed and built from the ground up by BMW. There is a lot of […]

Next-generation MINI product schedule

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The all-new F56 MINI will debut in less than two weeks. We already know the F56, built on BMW’s UKL1 platform, could spawn as many as 10 different product lines. Thanks to MotoringFile here’s a look at what we can expect from MINI’s new era and when we’re likely to see it: F56 MINI (third-generation […]

Pre-production MINI F56 models ready to roll

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BMW’s third-generation MINI, codenamed F56, is about to enter pre-production phase with ‘kite-flyer’ models set to roll off the Plant Oxford production line this week. As you might expect, mixing two different generations of MINI on the production line presents a few challenges. Although that trend will continue for around two more years while the […]

F56 MINI to spawn 10 individual models

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The third generation MINI (model code F56) will spawn 10 individual models according to Autocar. The bread and butter hatch will kick off proceedings for the versatile UKL1 platform in 2013. Joining the range, probably in 2014 or 2015, will be the Traveller (model name not confirmed). Known internally as the ‘Spacebox’, it will be […]