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VIDEO: Celebrating 15 years of MINI in America


It was 15 years ago that a feisty, little-known car company came ashore in the United States and captured the hearts of Americans from coast-to-coast. Since 2002, MINI USA has sold and delivered more than 725,000 MINIs to delighted customers across the country.

Synter Tamworth wins best retailer at MINI Dealership awards

  • Sytner Tamworth awarded MINI Retailer of the Year 2017
  • 141 nationwide MINI retailers recognised for their outstanding achievements in the 2016 sales year
  • MINI’s best talent recognised across numerous business areas, including New Car Sales, Used Car Sales, Aftersales, Corporate, Financial Services and more

MINI has recognised its retail talent at the company’s 2017 awards. The 2017 MINI Retailer Awards, which took place on 23rd March, recognised the exceptional results from the dedicated teams and individuals throughout the brand’s 141-outlet UK retail network.

MINI outsmarts British police


X-Raid MINI ALL4 prepares for Dubai Baja

The X-Raid ALL4 MINI team start the next challenge of the season, taking on the almight Dubai Baja. Here's what you need to know...

Mini Coming of Age


Here is a nice little short film about a coming of age story with the Mini... and what a beautiful Mini it is.

MINI Challenge to be broadcast live on new Free-to-Air channel Front Runner


British GT Championship & MINI Challenge fans will be able to watch this season’s, as well as those of its MINI CHALLENGE support category, live, for free and in High Definition thanks to a new deal with Front Runner.

Minis auctioned off at Historics @ Brooklands

All photos: Historics@Brooklands
There were a fair few classic Minis auctioned off last weekend at Brooklands with the new season whetting the appetite for new investment or treat. Let's see what went down.

MINI launches a new website for JCWs


John Cooper Works, the exciting performance sub-brand of long-standing British brand MINI, has launched a redesigned brand page: With its own separate area on the website, the new brand page creates a stage for the love of dynamic performance, race feeling and driving fun, as well as the brand’s signature go-kart feeling. Just in time for the completion of the John Cooper Works family with the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman the sub-brand gets an brand-adequate online platform.

Kwik Fit announces 200 apprentices roles

Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive repair and servicing company, is marking the launch of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 on 6 March with the announcement of 200 new apprentice roles.  These jobs are being offered throughout its UK network, providing local opportunities for many school leavers.

MGCC's 22nd Wolds Way Run

This year the MGCC's 22nd Wolds Way Run takes place on Sunday 14th May 2017.

This well established event is a full day scenic run of some 90 miles, and this year we anticipate attracting in excess of 100 cars. The run is open to all MG’s, Sports and Classic Cars.

MINI workers set to strike over pension changes

A stand-off is unfolding at MINI Plant Oxford as workers' unions call a ballot on whether to strike over proposed pension changes.

Electric MINI Countryman Cooper S E pricing revealed


  • MINI’s first plug-in hybrid model will launch in the UK on 24th June 2017
  • Prices start from £31,585 OTR
  • High-quality BMW Group eDrive components developed specifically for MINI Countryman
  • 3-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor combine to produce a total system output of 224 hp
  • 0-62 mph in 6.8 seconds
  • CO2 emissions of 49 g/km and average fuel consumption of 134.5 mpg
  • Electric driving at speeds of up to 78 mph with a range of up to 25 miles
  • MINI Satellite Navigation System, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Emergency E-call, Active Guard and 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission all as standard

The MINI brand’s first plug-in hybrid model will hit British roads in 2017 – the new all-rounder for town and country now offers the option of purely electric driving with zero tailpipe emissions.

Available to order from today, the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 will launch on 24th June 2017 and is priced from £31,585 OTR. On the road pricing does not include the government plug-in car grant.

Charged for fun: launch of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4


Hallmark MINI driving fun enters a whole new dimension – electrified, virtually noiseless, featuring thrillingly spontaneous power delivery and entirely without CO2 emissions. As of June 2017, the market launch of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 makes the most spacious and versatile model of the British premium brand a pioneer of efficient and sustainable mobility. The first MINI plug-in hybrid model offers not just sporty agility on the road and beyond the asphalt but also the possibility of purely electrically powered driving, generating zero local emissions.

The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (combined power consumption: 2.3 – 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 52 – 49 g/km) will be available at dealerships from 24 June 2017.

Moles Mini Club Moonraker Run

Moles Mini Club are again raising money for the Hope Centre, Southwick with their annual Moonraker Run, this year to be held on Sunday 23rd April 2017. 

Don't Panic! - Slartibartfast Rally announced

Creator of the 'Lovely Crinkly Edges' of Norway honoured with classic car rally in Scandinavia from 23 August to 7 September 2017

Slartibartfast - a character from the 1980's cult book The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - now has a new claim to fame: having a classic car rally named after him, which honours his great work creating the fjords of Norway - or the "Lovely Crinkly Edges", as he called them.

Insurance broker to sponsor the ‘National Car Club Unsung Hero’ award second year running


One of the UK’s leading classic car insurance brokers has announced it will be sponsoring the ‘National Car Club Unsung Hero’ award for the second year running, as part of The National Car Club Awards 2017, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham.

Specialist insurance broker Footman James has confirmed its sponsorship of the National Car Club Unsung Hero award at the prestigious ceremony taking place at the NEC, on the evening of Saturday 1 April.

Autoglym NEW Formulation Bumper & Trim Gel – Fantastic Plastic For The Enthusiastic

Bumpers are the unsung heroes of the automotive world, aren’t they? Protecting us from minor traffic altercations, filling in the gaps between the headlights and the road, and giving automotive TV presenters somewhere to rest their feet during that all-important closing link. To celebrate their general awesomeness, Royal-warranted car-care maestros Autoglym have unleashed a fabulous new concoction to keep them - and any other plastic trim on your motor – in tip top condition.

MINI to use Brexit as bargain chip over MINI-E production

Reports are coming out of Berlin that MINI is considering moving the production of its future MINI-E model away from Oxford if Brexit talks with the UK Government don't go well.

Handsome increase for LIQUI MOLY

Oil and additive specialist closes 2016 with a sales record – UK trade increases by two thirds

LIQUI MOLY continues to grow. The German oil and additive manufacturer increased its sales by 11 per cent to EUR 489 million in 2016, setting a new record as in the years before. “As an SME, we’ve not only stood up to competition from the big multinationals, we’ve actually taken market shares away from them,” says Ernst Prost, managing partner of LIQUI MOLY.

MINI 5-Door wins business car manager's best compact company car of the year 2017

MINI Cooper D 5-door Hatch has been awarded Best Company Car of the Year 2017 for the second year in a row by Business Car Manager.

MINI 5-door Hatch was a favourite of the independent judging panel and fended off rivals thanks to its CO2 emissions of just 95 g/km, low running costs and high residual values for business drivers.
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