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Mini Paceman JCW here in May
25th March, 2013
Mini Australia has confirmed pricing details for its high
performance addition to the newly launched Mini Paceman range, the Mini John Cooper Works Paceman, which is
scheduled to arrive in Australian showrooms from May .....
Mini Paceman released
15th March, 2013
Built on the compact SUV platform originally designed for the Mini
Countryman, the Paceman is the seventh model in the Mini line-up, and presents an individual character which is
evident from any angle .....
Mini Paceman prices announced
27th January, 2013
The fresh and individual 'character' of the new Mini Paceman is
instantly evident from any angle. The Mini Paceman transforms the compact SUV platform, from the Mini Countryman,
towards the concept of a Coupé .....
Mini introducing base model coupe and roadster
9th October, 2012
Priced from $34,900* for the Coupe and $37,500* for the Roadster, the
new Cooper engine variants reduce the entry price-point to the range by more than $8,000 .....
Paceman is a new Mini for 2013
18th September, 2012
The new model's dynamically stretched coupé lines and hallmark
Mini go-kart feeling team up with the ambience of its variable-usage interior to make the Mini Paceman something
a little different for the urban environment .....
Mini John Cooper Works GP limited edition
20th May, 2012
Only once has there been anything like it, but even that wasn’t
as quick. With the Mini John Cooper Works GP, the British brand, has come up with another car of exceptional
talent designed to deliver extreme performance .....
Mini Roadster released
7th March, 2012
The Mini Roadster is the sixth model in the BMW-owned British car
maker’s line-up and the first open-top two-seater in the brand’s history .....
Mini Coupe released
7th March, 2012
The Coupe's distinctive, sporty characteristics are also
reflected in a low-slung silhouette and expressively styled roof .....
Mini Clubvan Concept
19th February, 2012
The Clubvan concept opens the door to a completely new market for Mini,
small businesses who want to combine sharp driving dynamics with low cost of ownership, while also making a style
statement with their company van .....
Mini Roadster prices announced
18th January, 2012
Mini Australia has announced pricing for the Mini Roadster starting from
$45,500* for the Cooper S model and $55,100* for the range-topping John Cooper Works variant .....
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Mini Coupe prices announced
2nd December, 2011
Mini Australia has announced pricing for the Mini Coupe will begin at
$42,990* for the Cooper S model .....
Mini Roadster coming in 2012
31st October, 2011
The model line-up ranges from the Mini Cooper Roadster (90 kW),
via the Mini Cooper SD Roadster (105 kW) and Mini Cooper S Roadster (135 kW), to the sharpest performer of all,
the 155 kW Mini John Cooper Works Roadster .....
Mini Coupe here in 2012
26th September, 2011
The new model, which is due in Australia in early 2012,
further increases the variety within the brand’s vehicle line-up. The fifth model of the new Mini generation
to wear the British brand’s badge represents a reinterpretation of the super-compact sports car category .....
Off the line: two million Minis
5th September, 2011
The two millionth Mini is a Mini Convertible specially painted in
White Silver metallic with a blue denim roof. The specification boasts a selection of bespoke interior and exterior
options including special alloy wheels, a distinctive leather steering wheel and lounge leather upholstery. The car
will be used in a Mini promotion campaign .....
A coupe for Mini
7th June, 2011
The two-seater Mini Coupé will indulge the keen driver with a
level of agility admired in the small car segment, along with a unique body and interior concept .....
Mini offering cheaper Chilli
2nd June, 2011
The content of the Chilli package remains unchanged but has
been reduced in price by over 75 per cent .....
Mini Cooper Countryman diesel released
8th May, 2011
Priced from $52,100*, the new range-topping Mini Cooper SD ALL4 Countryman
is powered by a 2.0 litre turbo-diesel engine, generating 105 kW of power with peak torque at 305 Newton metres .....
Mini Inspired by Goodwood
18th April, 2011
The special edition of the three-door Mini was built under the guidance
of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design team and transfers the unmistakable style of the British luxury car manufacturer to
the equally unique Mini .....
Mini's new entry-level model
10th April, 2011
The ‘Mini Ray’ becomes the new entry-point to the brand,
with a manufacturer’s list price* (MLP*) of $25,500* (excluding on-road costs) .....
Mini Rocketman Concept
25th February, 2011
The study car harks back to the classic Mini in terms of its exterior
dimensions, while its technology points to the future of automotive design. A 3+1-seater with 3 doors and a length of
just over 3 metres (approx. 10 feet), the Mini Rocketman Concept responds to the fundamental requirements of mobile
lifestyles in the big cities of the future by pooling the brand’s core values in concentrated form .....
Mini Countryman due in February
17th January, 2011
Mini Australia has announced pricing for the long-awaited Mini
Countryman, set to arrive in Australia in late February. Mini Australia also confirmed the inclusion of a 1.6 litre
turbo-diesel engine variant in the Countryman line-up, the Mini Cooper D Countryman, to be available from March
production. Mini Countryman pricing (MLP*) will start at $37,700* .....
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19th December, 2010
Following the launch of the Mini Countryman and the forthcoming launches
of the Mini Coupe and Roadster, the Paceman Concept shows once again not only the innovative spirit and adventure among
its design team, but also the potential breadth of the Mini brand as it grows and develops .....
Updated Mini Cooper released
25th November, 2010
The new Mini is now 99 mm longer whilst maintaining all other
proportions, such as Mini’s short overhangs. The front apron has gained distinctive 'eyebrows' .....
Mini update on the way
30th June, 2010
Mini is giving its model line-up fresh impetus to
continue its history of competitiveness in the small car segment with design modifications, a new diesel
engine and new equipment features .....
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Mini at Goodwood's Festival of Speed
20th June, 2010
Mini will appear at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed from
1st-4th July. Apart from displaying the full range of the current Mini models, the British Mini brand will
mix old and new. Goodwood will be the venue where Mini’s past meets the brand’s future .....
Ten special Minis coming to Australia
18th February, 2010
This Mini special edition has a limited production run of only
500 units worldwide – each are individually numbered - and will become one of the most exclusive Mini models
ever produced .....
Mini Countryman released
21st January, 2010
The latest evolution of the Mini, the Countryman, is a five door
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Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio released
13th October, 2009
On the back of solid demand for the performance Mini brand – John
Cooper Works, the new Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio joins the fray in typical style .....
Mini Roadster Concept
23rd September, 2009
The new concept car carries over the features typical of Mini to a new
segment, the Mini designers thus bringing out yet another attractive facet in the character of the brand .....
Mini Coupé Concept
28th August, 2009
Its design and the use of high-performance drivetrain technology, the Mini
Coupé Concept offers ideal conditions as a compact sports car .....
Mini Celebrated its 50th Birthday Yesterday
27th August, 2009
Fifty years ago to the day, the British Motor Corporation
(BMC) unveiled the result of its quest to design a new and revolutionary compact car .....
Mini anniversary models for Australia
25th August, 2009
Mini has announced the introduction of two new models for
the Australian market, the Mini 50 Mayfair and Mini 50 Camden. This confirms the news that Next Car
revealed back on the 9th August that Mini was preparing for two new models to be unveiled at next month's
Frankfurt Motor Show .....
JCW coming for Mini Cabrio
4th August, 2009
The Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio is confirmed for market
introduction in September this year and will join the Mini John Cooper Works and Mini John Cooper Works Clubman .....
Mini makes 1.5 million
6th July, 2009
Just weeks after celebrating Mini’s 50th birthday, another milestone
was reached in England today as the 1.5 millionth car rolled off BMW's Plant Oxford’s production line .....
Mini E: first delivery of zero emission Mini
31st May, 2009
The first of several hundred customers in the United
States has taken delivery of a Mini E – a fully electric, zero emissions vehicle—as part of a
year-long field study .....
Mini Cooper Diesel Released
21st May, 2009
The Mini Cooper D is only the third car on the Australian new
car market that, currently, offers the automatic stop/go feature .....
50 Years of Mini
10th May, 2009
Fifty years ago in England, the first Mini rolled off the production
line at Cowley (now called Plant Oxford) .....
Mini's Diesel Is Just Months Away
20th March, 2009
Priced from $33,750 (RRP) the new Mini Cooper D also comes to
market attractively priced compared to some more expensive hybrid models .....
New Mini Cabrio Arrives in Australia
17th March, 2009
Priced from $39,800 (RRP) the new Mini Cabrio is set to build on the
success of its predecessor, thanks to new more powerful engines, reductions in fuel consumption and emissions .....
Mini John Cooper Works Convertible For Geneva
16th February, 2009
Mini will unveil the new John Cooper Works Convertible at the Geneva
Motor Show, which opens to the public on 5th March 2009 .....
Mini Cooper D Confirmed for Australia
21st January, 2009
As with all Mini models, the Mini Cooper D customer will be able
to specify a car to their exact requirements with a big choice of interior and exterior trim and colour options .....
Mini Heads Back to Its Roots
11th January, 2009
Silverstone, in the UK, with its legendary race track will be next
year’s setting for the largest Mini enthusiasts event ever .....
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New Mini Cabrio For 2009
30th November, 2008
With its design improved in an evolutionary process and with an
even wider range of practical functions, the new Mini Cabrio is unmistakably Mini .....
Mini's New Concept Car: Crossover
16th September, 2008
The Mini Crossover Concept is a new model variant for the first time measuring
more than four metres in length, with four drive wheels, four doors and four single seats .....
New Mini John Cooper Works Released
10th September, 2008
The two models are regular factory production models, built
at Plant Oxford in the UK alongside regular Mini Cooper models .....
One million Minis exported from Plant Oxford
20th July, 2008
Since production began in 2001, Mini's Plant Oxford has seen over
one million Minis leave the UK plant destined for customers around the world .....
Mini Announces Pricing for New JCW
13th June, 2008
Mini expands its family of retro cars later in the year
with the Australian release of the Mini John Cooper Works brand .....
Mini Clubman For March Release
7th February, 2008
BMW's department for the Mini has confirmed that the Clubman, the
wagon-like Mini (not a clubman style racer) will be released locally in a month's time .....
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Mini Challenge For 2008
26th June, 2007
Mini is seeking an opportunity to race the small British made cars in
Australia next year, in a one make event known as the Mini Challenge Series .....
Mini Cabrio Sidewalk Released
6th June, 2007
BMW Group Australia has released the new Mini Cabrio Sidewalk model
Mini Clubman Returns
13th March, 2007
The Mini brand will boost its European line-up with the launch of an
all new model before the end of the year .....
New Mini For Australia
19th February, 2007
The new Minis are arriving in Australia .....
New Mini One and Mini Cooper D
17th January, 2007
The new Mini hatch line-up will soon be complete, when the new
Mini One and Mini Cooper D models are unveiled to the public at the Geneva Motor Show on 8th March, 2007 .....
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29th December, 2006
Mini introduces a special edition Cabrio model at the 2007 Detroit
Motor Show (North American International Auto Show) .....
Sir Alec Issigonis - Centenary of Birth
18th November, 2006
Born on 18th November, 1906, his most famous idea was destined to leave its
stamp on the development of the automobile for decades to come: the Austin/Morris Mini .....
British Car Industry Accelerates
1st October, 2006
Three good news stories show it's not all doom and gloom in British
manufacturing. Nissan, Mini and Honda announced investment in the UK, bringing an additional 2,000 jobs in car making .....
Mini Races Back to Bathurst
27th September, 2006
Some 40 years on from its win at the Bathurst 500 race at Mount
Panorama, Mini returns to Bathurst to lap the famous track on Sunday 8th October, 2006 .....
Mini Production Links Three Modern UK Plants
25th September, 2006
The start of series production of the new Mini also signals the start
of a new production network for Mini comprising three BMW Group manufacturing facilities in the UK .....
Mini Cabrio Chilli: C’Mon Summer!
1st September, 2006
Mini springs into summer with a hot new model. The high specification
Chilli model is now available in the Cabrio .....
Mini Gains Stamp of Approval
29th August, 2006
The Australia Post “Driving Through the Years” special issue
features the Morris 850 among a clutch of cars (including 1917 Ford T truck, 1956 Holden FE and 1976 Holden
Sandman HX) that made motoring folklore .....
The New Mini
15th August, 2006
After building 800,000 examples, the entire car has been redesigned,
yet Mini retains and authentically updates its key characteristic: its instantly recognisable style .....
Mini Powers into the Next Generation
1st August, 2006
The full reveal of the next generation Mini is just one month away,
but Mini has provided a sneak preview of the new car’s mechanical package .....
Team Mini Comes In At 24th/25th/48th In Targa
2nd May, 2006
Team Mini has burst onto the Australian motor sport scene securing
a finish for all three cars at Targa Tasmania .....
BMW Announces 3-Year/Unlimited km Warranty
1st May, 2006
Effective today, 1st May 2006, all sales of new BMW and Mini
vehicles will be covered by a new three-year/unlimited km factory warranty .....
Mini Tackles 2006 Targa Tasmania
27th April, 2006
Mini is returning to motor sport with a three-car team backed by
Mini Australia .....
Mini Odyssey 2006
29th March, 2006
Having left Johannesburg, three Minis are aiming their noses towards
Oxford in the UK, travelling up the eastern side of Africa on a 49 day journey .....
Mini Record Breaker Arrives in Australia
22nd February, 2006
Last year, the Mini factory in Oxford (England) achieved its aim of
producing more than 200,000 cars in one year, and that milestone model has arrived in Australia .....
Mini's Growth Prompts Bigger Model Range
11th January, 2006
Mini brand will grow to three distinct models within three years as
the Mini Concept Detroit is confirmed for future production .....
Mini's Best Year
4th January, 2006
Mini in Australia has enjoyed its best year ever with a total of
2,097 cars delivered in 2005 .....
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Mini Cooper S With JCW GP Kit
1st November, 2005
From July 2006, the Mini Cooper S with John Cooper Works (JCW) GP Kit will
realise a power output of around 218 bhp .....
Mini Travels Forward in Time and Space
12th September, 2005
Forty-five years after the launch of the Mini Traveller (estate) in
September 1960, Mini presents the Mini Concept Frankfurt .....
High Performance Mini is Now Ex-Works
25th August, 2005
Mini announces its most potent factory built car yet. The Mini
Cooper S with John Cooper Works Tuning Kit is now available ex-works .....
Peugeot/Citroen and BMW/Mini To Share A New Small Engine
21st June, 2005
Peugeot/Citroën and BMW will today present the industrial plan for their
cooperation, which is designed to produce a new family of small 4-cylinder petrol engines that will be used in both
partners’ vehicles (Peugeot, Citroën and Mini) .....
Global Mini Challenge Announced
2nd June, 2005
On 28th-30th October, 2005, Misano Circuit, in Italy will play host to the
first-ever International Mini Challenge .....
Mini Poised for Investment Injection
18th February, 2005
The BMW Group will be investing over £100 million (c $A250 million) at
the sole manufacturing plant for Mini brand cars, Plant Oxford between now and 2007 .....
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PSA Peugeot Citroën and BMW Develop New Engine
15th December, 2004
BMW Group and PSA Peugeot Citroën have unveiled the state-of-the-art technologies
deployed in their new petrol engines, the first to be jointly developed and produced by their cooperative venture .....
Mini Cabrio Arrives Next Month
8th December, 2004
BMW have the new Mini cabrio arriving in Australia next month,
following its debut at Sydney's 2004 Motor Show .....
14th October, 2004
The debut appearance in Australia for the new Mini cabrio is
underway at Sydney's Motor Show .....
Mini With The Works
6th October, 2004
Mini muscles its way deeper into the high-performance market with
the unveiling of the new, improved 155 kW John Cooper Works Tuning Kit .....
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