MINI Countryman Cooper D Sport

What’s Hot Perky performance Agile handling with MINI-DNA in-built Greater refinement Subdued engine note Excellent pliant ride Spacious interior with excellent head and legroom both front and back         What’s Not Union jack rear lights may not appeal to everyone Diesel models no longer sold in the UK, despite complying with latest […]

Bright Spark

One of the concerns I’ve always had about electrification, even as an enthusiast for plug-in motoring, is that it might make cars feel bland and samey. In the world of the internal combustion engine, you don’t have to be an expert to tell the difference between a three-cylinder diesel and a petrol V8, but all […]

The Life of your Car

There were 38.7 million cars registered in the UK at the end of 2019, with an average age of 8.3 years, which is creeping steadily upwards with the recent dive in new car sales. Petrol cars are, on average, 9.1 years old, while diesel is considerably younger at 7.3 years old. By contrast, the average […]

MINI Vision Urbanaut reinterprets British favourite for the future

The MINI brand is using #NEXTGen to present the MINI Vision Urbanaut, which it describes as an all-new interpretation of a vision of space. It says this digital vision vehicle offers more interior space and versatility than ever before, but still on a minimal footprint.

The Extra Mile

It takes three times as much energy, and therefore fuel, to drive at a steady 70mph compared with 35mph! Is that shocking? Maybe not, but since only around one third of our fuel is converted into motive energy, it means that we waste three times as much fuel at the higher speed compared with the […]

Extra Mile

It takes three times as much energy, and therefore fuel, to drive at a steady 70mph compared with 35mph! Is that shocking? Maybe not, but since only around one third of our fuel is converted into motive energy, it means that we waste three times as much fuel at the higher speed compared with the […]

Oxford produces 11,000 MINI Electrics

MINI Plant Oxford has hit a significant milestone by building more than 11,000 MINI Electrics since production began, just before the plant’s annual summer shutdown. Premiered in July 2019, during the brand’s 60th anniversary year, MINI’s first all-electric model is fully integrated into the production process at Oxford, running down the same line as the combustion engine models.  

Updated design and plug-in hybrid for the MINI Countryman range

The MINI Countryman, the biggest member of the MINI model family, has an updated design, additions to the equipment range and new innovative technology. The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid ALL4 “combines efficiency and hybrid-specific all-wheel drive with the option of pure electric driving”. In addition to plug-in hybrid drive, the new MINI Countryman is also available […]

MINI partners with OVO Energy for green electricity supply

MINI has announced a partnership with OVO Energy, providing an offer of 5,000 free, green miles to new MINI Electric owners in the UK. Customers of the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle, who choose to make a switch from their current home energy supply to OVO’s EV Everywhere package, will get the electricity for their first 5,000 miles charged at home for free. The EV Everywhere bundle uses 100 per cent renewable electricity, supporting customers on their journey to zero-carbon living.

BMW unveils Mini Electric at Oxford plant

Mini has unveiled the new Mini Electric at the Oxford plant, the home of the brand where the very first Mini was built 60 years ago. After 15,000 potential customers already expressed an interest in the car, the official order books have now been opened. Manufacturing will begin in late 2019, with first deliveries in the spring of 2020 and exports headed around the world.