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First Drives2020 MINI Cooper SE: The Battery Game
We’re going to cut to the chase right away: the new, all-electric MINI Cooper SE offers disappointing range. With a small 32.6-kWh battery, it’s only marginally better than the first Ford Focus Electric and Nissan LEAF models. The actual number is 177 kilometres—or about 110-120 kilometres in winter. Nothing to …
Test Drives2019 MINI Clubman ALL4: A Different Kind of Car
Looking for something unique in the small-car segment? Tired of the cookie-cutter sedans and hatchbacks that are just too bland to fit your groovy style? Then check out the MINI Clubman. Sure, it will cost more a month than a Hyundai Elantra GT , a Mazda3 Sport or a Volkswagen …
First Drives2020 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman: The UK’s 301-Hp Pocket Rocket
FRANKFURT, Germany— 301 horsepower. That’s how mighty the new turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is in the 2020 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, a 32-percent increase in output from the previous models. This is backed by 332 pound-feet of torque, up 28 percent, and with …
Test Drives2019 MINI Cooper S Convertible: I Don't Want to be Normal
In many ways, the MINI 3 Door reminds me of the Jeep Wrangler. It’s one of those halo cars that holds an entire brand together. MINI, like Jeep, has widened its portfolio of cars and SUVs in order to increase profit, normal stuff for any carmaker. In other words, if …

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NewsUPDATED: The Manual MINI is Not Dead
A couple of weeks ago, we reported that MINI was no longer offering its six-speed manual transmission for 2020. That's because the MINI 3 Door , MINI 5 Door , MINI Convertible and MINI Clubman sold since July of this year only came with a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission—with manual …
NewsElectric MINI Cooper SE Lands in Canada, Pricing Announced
Following its world premiere in July, the all-new, all-electric 2020 MINI Cooper SE 3 Door has finally arrived in Canada. A special launch event took place yesterday at the MINI dealership in Laval, Quebec. Aesthetically, the MINI Cooper SE is similar to the conventional, three-door variant. Designers retained some of …
NewsMINI: 60 Years, 10 Million Cars and a New GP Concept
The classic Mini was designed by Alec Issigonis in 1959 and managed to sell around 5.3 million units. Sixty years later, the brand is alive and well as evidenced by the production of the ten millionth car at the MINI Plant in Oxford, U.K. The anniversary vehicle rolling off the …
NewsThe Most Appealing Brands and Models in 2019 According to J.D. Power
J.D. Power today released its 2019 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study and found out that customers are increasingly satisfied with their new vehicles, mostly due to improvements in infotainment systems and increased availability of advanced driver-assist technologies. The study measures owners’ emotional attachment and level of excitement with …
New ModelsAll-electric MINI Cooper SE Unveiled with Around 250 Km of Range
As promised, the all-new 2020 MINI Cooper SE made its global debut today, combining all-electric mobility with the driving fun and expressive design that are typical of the British brand, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The car is motivated by a 181-horsepower motor shared with the BMW i3s …
ElectricElectric MINI to be Revealed on July 9
If you like the latest and greatest from the auto industry, you should know that there will be at least two major vehicle debuts next month. One of them, of course, is the eighth-generation, mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette on July 18. The other is the fully electric MINI Cooper S E, …
New ModelsMINI Puts 301 Hp in New John Cooper Works Models
If you thought MINI’s John Cooper Works models had plenty of power already, prepare to be blown away. When they go on sale in Canada this summer, the new 2020 MINI JCW Clubman ALL4 and JCW Countryman ALL4 will feature the mightiest production engine in the British brand’s 60-year history, …
New Models2020 MINI Clubman Refreshed Inside and Out
If you’re looking for a fun-to-drive little car with a quirky personality, the refreshed-for-2020 MINI Clubman is coming soon with a number of cosmetic changes and technology updates. The most striking design feature is the newly styled front grille, which now extends almost fully across the bumper. Both the standard …

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Test Drive: The 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman
The Mini is not so mini anymore. Graeme decides if that's a good thing or not. For more stories about the 2018 Mini Clubman, hit the link - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/makes/mini/clubman/2018/ To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check out our website …
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Motoring TV 2005 Episode 4
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MOTORING TV: Compact Crossover of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held its 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Compact Crossover category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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Two-Minute Test Drive: Mini Cooper S Roadster vs. go-kart
You've no doubt heard the comparison at least a few times: The Mini Cooper handles like a go-kart. A man who's familiar with go-karts, having raced them for years, Russ Bond decided to put the comparison to bed with a head-to-head featuring the Mini Cooper S Roadster and a Jonak …
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Test Drive: 2015 Mini Cooper
When Mini fans learned that the third-gen car would be bigger than its predecessor, there was certainly some shock. "Well, take a chill pill, folks," Graeme Fletcher says, "because the increase in size is good for interior space but it does absolutely nothing to detract from the little car that …
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Test Drive: 2015 Mini Cooper S 5-Door
The Mini brand continues to grow—both literally and figuratively—culminating in this: The 2015 Mini 5-Door. While not as large as the Countryman, the newest Mini model adds a pair of rear doors and a decent-sized trunk to its cutesy image. On this edition of Test Drive, Graeme Fletcher has a …