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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 …

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NewsThese are the Most Appealing Makes and Models of 2020
After publishing its 2020 Initial Quality Study a few weeks ago (surprisingly led by Dodge in a tie with Kia ), J.D. Power is now revealing the brands and models consumers find the most appealing and exciting this year. The APEAL Study (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) is based on …
NewsMINI is Planning a Larger SUV Than the Countryman
MINI is all about small cars, right? Of course, that didn’t stop the iconic brand from launching the Countryman , which many describe as a sub-compact SUV with a focus on adventure. The goal was simple: to attract more customers in big markets like the U.S. and Canada. Well, it’s …
News2021 MINI Countryman Is Jazzed up Inside and Out
The MINI Countryman , whose current generation dates back to 2017, is getting a number of tweaks, improvements and additional options for the 2021 model year. Nothing major, mind you, but enough to satisfy fans of the British brand. Let’s start with the exterior, where you’ll notice a redesigned front …
NewsHear From the Modern MINI's Original Designer
Throughout the month of May, MINI Canada is hosting virtual meet-ups on its website to bring fans together in these times of lockdowns and other restrictions. This past Sunday, John Cooper’s grandson Charlie had a long chat with Frank Stephenson, the renowned car designer who played a pivotal role in …
NewsCOVID-19: MINI Launches Virtual Meetups to Bring Fans Together
In order to promote togetherness and lift everyone’s spirits during these tough times we’re going through, MINI is launching a series of community events called MINI Virtual Meetups for family, friends and fans of the brand from across Canada and around the world. These special events start today with a …
NewsMINI’s Manual Gearbox Sticks Around for 2021
Good news for drivers who still want to play with a shifter and a clutch: MINI Canada confirmed yesterday that production has resumed for MINI 3 door , 5 door and Convertible models equipped with a manual transmission after a delay in availability during the 2020 model year. The company …
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 …

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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
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 …