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  • MINI at NAIAS

    The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2013 in Detroit hosted the world premiere of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. The three-door model is the latest offering from the John Cooper Works sub-brand and, with its race-bred powertrain and c...
  • Models of the future?

    Autocar reported in its 9 January 2013 issue on the design of MINI’s all-new third generation three-door hatch, influenced by the Rocketman concept, and a completely new five-door version. The UK weekly motoring magazine suggested that BMW’s front-...
  • Latest from MINI Lifestyle

    MINI Lifestyle has recently launched a stylish range of iPhone and iPad sleeves and cases. The cases have been designed to fit the second or third generation iPad and the iPhone 4/4S. There’s a choice of patterns from Black Jack, racing stripes, ch...
  • Cutting a swathe through the urban jungle. The MINI Paceman

    MINI presents the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small and compact vehicle segment; MINI Paceman is the seventh model in the brand family and offers an innovative combination of sporty, extrovert design, hallmark MINI driving fun ...
  • Sales milestone

    Global sales for MINI reached a record 301,526 vehicles in 2012 (+5.8 per cent; previous year 285,060). The MINI Countryman showed double digit growth, with a total of 102,250 deliveries in 2012 (+14.8 per cent). Further momentum for the brand i...
  • Inlet hose for R60

    Forge Motorsport has just released a race-quality inlet hose kit to fit the R60 Cooper S Countryman. Fitting precisely as per the OEM hose, these new precision-engineered parts are an easy and direct replacement for the factory items, yet offer sign...
  • LED halo ring lights

    Vecchio Engineering’s LED halo ring design indicator/sidelights are now better than ever before – the new units, which fit all MINI models and replace existing versions, have more LEDs to create an even brighter glow and a halo effect. These also...
  • AC Schnitzer: 25-Year Edition

    It has been 25 years since Willi Kohl and Herbert Schnitzer decided to turn their racing knowledge into performance parts for the BMW driver who wanted more. To commemorate this milestone, AC Schnitzer has released 25-Year Edition conversion packages fo...
  • Hi-vis lamps

    Inspection lamps are one tool that often goes missing and so Ring Automotive has now given two of its bestselling inspection lamps a hi-vis makeover. The RIL2550HV and RIL2900HV now come in a fluorescent orange casing, so that they can easily be spot...
  • MINI Fun Hire Service

    MINI is known for its clever marketing, but how about this for exposure: For one day in December London commuters could hire a MINI Cooper for 26p an hour! A docking station was setup in the West End’s bustling Berkeley Square where people could...
  • Scalextric MINI

    Fancy adding a MINI Challenge racecar to your Scalextric collection? Well, now you can in 1/32 scale! As part of Scalextric’s new range for 2013, Patrick Mortimer’s number 15 racecar will be forever immortalised as a slot car and you can snap yours ...
  • Datalogging systems

    Race Technology is embracing the popularity of the GoPro video cameras and has integrated them into its popular datalogging systems. You can now analyse data and video side by side and create HD videos with data overlays, with just a few simple click...
  • Roadster awarded

    The MINI Cooper S Roadster has scooped the title of best open-top at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2013. The award comes hot on the heels of MINI’s record breaking sales year in the UK, with the brand recording 51,234 vehicle regis...
  • Bangin’ tunes

    Thinking of sorting out your ICE install over the winter? Well Optimise Automotive can supply a whole range of speaker-tastic stuff, from speaker boxes, enclosure and speaker pods, to speaker spacers and ported or sealed subwoofer boxes. Just to give...
  • Pioneer

    Pioneer is making a return to the in-car DAB audio market by launching its first all-in-one DAB single DIN radio unit. The car audio specialist has launched the new DEH-X6500DAB for £139.99, with a wide range of impressive features. The model incor...
  • Mishimoto

    MINI track and fast road specialist Lohen is constantly updating its stock with new and exciting products. Just in are Mishimoto performance aluminium radiators for the R53 Cooper S, which have designed as a direct replacement for OEM. This radiator...
  • 2013 MARKS MAJOR MILESTONE AT MINI PLANT OXFORD

    In 2013 MINI UK and its parent company BMW Group will celebrate 100 years of car-making at the site of MINI Plant Oxford. The focus point for the celebrations will be 28 March, which is 100 years to the day when the first Bullnose Morris Oxf...
  • The Paceman has landed

    The Paris Motor Show saw MINI present the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small and compact vehicle segment – the MINI Paceman, marking the seventh model in the brand lineup. The overall design has similar traits to the Cou...
  • Emergency tyre repair kit

    According to the AA, one of the top ten causes for a vehicle breakdown is a flat or punctured tyre. To this end, Ring Automotive has developed an emergency tyre repair kit (£29.99) suitable for MINIs without runflats. It includes a 400ml tyre sealan...
  • Driving in France

    Fines for drivers of all vehicles (including motorcyclists) who are caught without a breathalyser kit will be implemented in France from March 2013 – the fines were due to be enforced from 1 November 2012. An 11 Euro fine will be applicable if any driv...