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BMW-owned Mini has confirmed that its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be the 2017 Clubman. The British automaker teased the new second-generation model with photos showing a near production prototype model. It has been known for some time that the Countryman plug-in would share the same platform and gasoline-electric drivetrain with the European BMW […]

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At the close of media days at the Paris Motor Show last Friday, BMW confirmed an earlier Friday report by Bloomberg News that it would produce battery electric versions of its popular X3 crossover SUV and Mini models. Automotive News is reporting that BMW’s Chief Executive Officer, Harald Krueger, told Bloomberg that the electric Mini […]

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BMW’s board will meet at the end of September to decide if the company will develop battery electric versions of its 3 Series, X4 SUV and Mini Cooper. At issue is whether the German automaker can make the costly investment in both zero emissions and autonomous vehicles and still return an 8-percent return on sales, […]

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Rumors about a Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been swirling around since last year. A sleuth photographer has caught the next-generation Countryman “replenishing its thirst for electrons” confirming that it exists (unfortunately, we cannot print the copyrighted pictures). Additionally, British publication Autocar recently reported its inside sources say the model will be called the Mini […]

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Mini revealed an autonomous electric car in London yesterday shaped by a forecast that traditional car ownership will become optional. The Mini Vision Next 100 electric concept car is able to pick up passengers autonomously. Users of the car can change its color to fit their preferences. It parks and recharges without human intervention, the […]

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Two Mini concepts – the Rocketman and the Superleggera – still have a shot at production, and the Rocketman could be an EV. The Superleggera roadster faces longer odds of being built, as explained by Mini product chief Ralph Mahler in an interview with Autocar. “[The] roadster segment is small and demand is going down, […]

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Imagine being able to see your navigation system or other car-related function while keeping your eyes on the road. Mini is working on it! Mini revealed Augmented Vision at the Auto Shanghai, a special pair of glasses that aims to helps the driver see both the road and information displayed. SEE ALSO: Augmented Reality Coming […]

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According to a German auto magazine, BMW and Toyota may be set to join forces again – this time, to add a new member to the BMW Mini family with potentially an electric version following. If the reported collaboration goes ahead, the conventionally powered entry-level car – called the Mini Minor – will probably be […]

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What does the BMW i3, the Ram 1500 Diesel and the 3-cylinder Ford Fiesta have in common? They are all powered by one of WardsAuto’s ten best 2015 engines. Every year WardsAuto evaluates newly launched engines against the previous year’s winners and awards the ten ones they see as best. Editors from WardAuto said they […]

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Long before there were “hybrid cars” there were basic little internal combustion powered city cars, and for five-and-a-half decades, the UK’s MINI was definitely on that list. Still posing as minimalist, since 2001 the brand has been a jewel in German automaker BMW’s portfolio of “premium” products, and a more upscale lifestyle statement than from […]

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