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  • Latest from AC Schnitzer

    GERMANY-BASED TUNER AC Schnitzer has created a special MINI Color Line scheme for the MINI, (R55, R56, R57, R58 and R59) combining innovative technology with a unique, stylish and cheeky design. This unique scheme allows any MINI owner to pick and choo...
  • MOMO race seat

    The MOMO Lesmo race seat provides excellent protection and comfort and comes with the assurance of full FIA approval. Produced from high-quality GRP material, the Lesmo weighs in at just 9.5kg (9.9kg for the XL size). It comes with five-seat belt openi...
  • MINI Challenge

    Love the MINI Challenge? The last round of the MINI Challenge at Castle Combe served up another big grid and plenty more exciting racing. All the action from both races will be shown on Motors TV as follows: Friday 23rd August 03.45hrsFriday 23rd August 1...
  • M7 heatshield

    M7 Tuning in the States (now known as M7 Speed) has designed two slightly different Aerogel turbo heatshields to fit over the stock turbo pre-existing mounting points for the R56 (2007-2010) and 2011+ models. This black powdercoated heatshield is lined...
  • ALL4 range extended

    MINI’S ALL WHEEL drive system, ALL4, is now available in two more models: the Cooper Countryman and the Cooper Paceman. This increases the number of all-wheel versions within the MINI model range to ten. ALL4 is based on a centre differential and distr...
  • Cup holder system

    Colorado-based Mini-Stuff has developed a unique expansion cup holder system for Gen 1 MINIs that requires no tools for installation. Constructed from CNC machined billet aluminium, laser cut acrylic and stainless steel, Mini-Stuff’s cup holders utili...
  • Eurosport Blitz 2

    The summer scourge of bug-splattered windscreens and paintwork covered with bird droppings is set to plague MINI owners once again! Simoniz Bug Shifter is the most effective remedy, according to Auto Express, which conducted a thorough test of 12 insect...
  • Tour Britannia

    BEATING AN AC Cobra and a bevy of Porsche 911s to take victory in the 2012 Mini Britannia rally was Harry Sherrard with Ivor Heading as navigator in the pair’s 2002 Cooper. This one-day event, hence the name ‘Mini Britannia’ which is part of Tour ...
  • Star of the show

    NEIL BARDEN FROM Surrey New MINI had his R53 Cooper S chosen by Auto Trader magazine to be one of the stars in its final ever issue. The photoshoot took place at a studio in Wimbledon and there were five cars present, one to represent each of the five ...
  • European travel kit

    In many countries across Europe it is the law to carry certain items in your vehicle when driving and not having these items can result in on the spot fines. In the UK there are no regulations making it compulsory to drive with certain equipment in you...
  • I spy

    AUTOBLOG.COM PUBLISHED A series of sneaky spy shots of the 2014 three-door, BMW-powered 1.5-litre MINI Cooper S hatch (codenamed F56). It was reported that two Cooper Ss and a Cooper were being photographed for future marketing material. Interestingly, ...
  • Wrap Cup

    THINGS WERE WRAPPING up nicely at London’s ExCeL at the end of June as the best vinyl wrappers from around the world battled it out in front of a lineup of car wrapping experts for the crown of FESPA Wrap Cup Masters Champion. Over the course of the ...
  • MINI Challenge

    MODERN MINI IS proud to be an official supporter of this year’s MINI Challenge! Eagle-eyed followers of this ever-popular championship would have spotted Modern MINI logos on the race cars at the Brands Hatch Mini Festival. If you haven’t already, y...
  • Milltek launches Metal Polish

    After several months of testing in all markets and weather conditions, Milltek has released a tailored metal polish that will render any stainless steel exhaust system or metal component ready for concours or show duty, with the minimum of effort. The ...
  • Latest from Lohen

      New in at Lohen for both Gen 1 and 2 MINI owners on a budget is the AP lowering spring kit, suitable for use with original dampers. These powdercoated springs can lower the front by 30mm and 20mm at the rear and will help to reduce body roll. T...
  • Cat Cams competition winner

    Wow, we were besieged with entries from as far afield as Australia and South Africa to our latest competition giveaway: a high-lift cam for a Gen 1 MINI from Cat Cams! The correct answer to the competition question was ‘flat nose’ being the profile ch...
  • Powerflex Black

      Powerflex has introduced its Black Series of polyurethane suspension bushes for Gen 1 and 2 MINIs, which are 80 per cent more resistant to load than standard rubber and 25 per cent stiffer than the purple Powerflex bushes. Independent MINI speci...
  • New fines

    The UK Transport Minister, Patrick McLoughlin, announced that a new crackdown on dangerous driving is to be implemented, meaning that fines for a variety of offences would rise from £60 to £90, although the number of penalty points would remain at three...
  • KW for R56

    Weitec made by KW, is now offering a high-quality and super affordable GT coilover kit for the R56 Cooper and One models. Manufactured in Germany, every Weitec coilover is built to meet strict TÜV standards of lowering to ensure maximum quality and...
  • Sales latest

    A total of 66,154 MINIs were delivered in the first quarter of 2013 (2012: 68,210 units, down 3.0 per cent). Sales of the Countryman rose by 7.1 per cent to 23,559 units (2012: 22,001). The Roadster more than doubled its unit sales volume for the period...