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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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MINI’s Oxford, UK plant saw a first on July 1st as the new MINI 5-door Hatch comes off the production line. The 5-door marks another phase in the roll-out of a $1.28 billion (£750 million) investment program across BMW Group UK’s production facilities from 2011 to 2015. Coming after the redesign of the MINI Hatch, […]

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Purists who can’t accept changes to the original form of the Mini will cry foul. The Mini is evolving with a five-door model which at this point we’re unclear if it will be coming to the U.S. This is the second body style of the new third-generation MINI. MINI stated consistent expansion of the model […]

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MINI is showing up at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 with a very special EV concept: the MINI Superleggera Vision. This open-top two-seater EV was created by MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan. MINI stated the Superleggera Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster, […]

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MINI will present its MINI Clubman Concept at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. The company said this concept is showcasing a new brand philosophy for a higher class of automobile. The concept is 10.25 inches (26 centimeters) longer and just under 6.7 inches (17 centimeters) wider than the current MINI Clubman and is based on […]

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Mini confirmed its new Mini Cooper will see its U.S. version fully unveiled next month at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The latest generation of the Mini is said by the British premium brand to be once again a pioneer of individual style, premium quality and high-end technology. Mini added […]

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A new Mini Hardtop is coming and BMW has released information and pictures of this new car set to launch March 2014. BMW said this new Mini is characterized by a new generation of engines increasing driving fun and efficiency, and a wider selection of innovative driver assistance systems as well as Mini Connected infotainment […]

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BMW-owned Mini is considering diesel variants for the U.S. along with definite plans for a plug-in hybrid gas version as it also contemplates feasibility for battery electric models. This news came out of a one-on-one interview with Automotive News Europe and Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW’s board member in charge of Mini. Presently European consumers opt for […]

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When the Mini Cooper came to the U.S. a few years ago, it caused as much commotion and excitement as Volkswagen’s Beetle did with its return. The British-born Cooper has been revered since its rally car racing days back in the 1960s. Now built by BMW, the hip and stylish Mini was relaunched worldwide in […]

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