VIDEO: How to build an F56 MINI

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This video will tell you how much of a car nerd you are. It shows some of the processes involved in building a new F56 MINI. The clip runs for 12 minutes and if you really are a car geek you’ll watch it non-stop and enjoy every moment of it, quietly saying to yourself from […]

MINI John Cooper Works Concept previewed

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MINI brings an early Christmas present for fans of its John Cooper Works range by previewing a new concept model, based on the F56 hatch, which will be on display at the Detroit Auto Show next month. There’s no technical details yet, so we don’t know what benefits the introduction of a 2.0 litre turbo […]

Four generations of MINI side by side

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Along with all of the other F56 material MINI released photos showing all four generations of MINI side by side. Well, that should probably three generations of MINI lined up next to the classic Mini (where the upper case letters indicate BMW’s ownership of the brand). The four models aren’t quite the automotive equivalent of […]

MINI Cooper S: F56 v R56

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With the new MINI arriving, it’s timely to compare the new F56 Cooper S alongside the outgoing R56 model. Let’s start with the numbers: As you can see the new car is a bit bigger, a bit heavier and a bit faster. A 6 litre drop in fuel tank capacity may not please some buyers, […]

New MINI launched at Plant Oxford

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The new MINI was launched overnight at Plant Oxford where production has already commenced. BMW Group is boasting about its £750 million investment across its UK production facilities. Naturally, UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, who was given a preview tour last month, didn’t miss the chance to wax lyrical. “This £750 million investment is great […]

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 […]

MINI F56 leaked ahead of official reveal

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Officially, MINI will be releasing photos and information for its all-new F56 model. Unofficially, the Bangkok Post has jumped the gun and won itself a heap of clicks! Until MINI pulls the trigger, here’s some stuff they’ve already released which you can read over to pass the time: MINI reveals F56 driver assist technology MINI […]

VIDEO: F56 MINI Cooper S teaser

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With less than a week to go until its full reveal, MINI has released an official teaser video for its forthcoming F56 model. And it goes a little something like this: This is the self-preservation society Jump in the jam jar gotta get straight Hurry up mate don’t wanna be late How’s your father? Tickety […]

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 […]

Want a free ticket to the launch of the new MINI?

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MINI is starting to get excited about the launch of its all-new F56 model. They’re calling it “The New Original” and you could win a ticket to one of three launch parties to be held in London (18 November), Los Angeles (19 November) or, a little bit closer to home, in Shanghai (21 November). For […]

MINI reveals F56 driver assist technology

Ahead of its mid-November launch MINI has released information on the driver assistance technology to be found inside the all-new F56 model. In doing so we get a small preview of the car’s interior, at least the central screen in which much of the technology is viewed or accessed. For the first time MINI will […]

2014 MINI Cooper S spied undisguised

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We’ve seen undisguised spy shots of the MINI F56 before, but this photo of the 2014 Cooper S shows us the car in its final production state. The car in question was caught during a filming run and we now have some time to get used to that new MINI face before its official launch […]