A BMW Mini John Cooper Works on display during 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020) at China International Exhibition Center on September 26, 2020, in Beijing, China.
Sedans & Coupes

Building This Mini Cooper Is the Ultimate Quarantine Activity

Lego is a brand that’s been delighting children and adults for decades. And in recent years, the popular tiny-brick company has ventured into designing kits that resemble real-life landmarks, characters, and even automobiles. Lego introduced one model car that had enthusiasts cheering. You can build a model Mini Cooper that’s a mini version of the …

2020 Mini Cooper EV
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2020 Mini Cooper EV Has Not 1 but 3 Fatal Flaws

We’ve all been watching the electric vehicle marketplace evolve over the past decade. From its humble golf-kartesque beginnings to know, the EV game has changed quite a bit. Some of the earliest players like the 2012 Nissan Leaf now seem more like a child’s toy than it does a road-worthy vehicle. These days we have …

White-and-red-striped 2020 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works driving through a forest
Hybrids & Electrics

The Mini Cooper Is Getting Large and in Charge

Yes, you read that correctly. The Mini Cooper is getting bigger. This seems to be the exact opposite of what’s expected for the classic, tiny SUV. That’s because the Mini Cooper Countryman is just too small.  The Mini Cooper is getting larger  The name Mini could be dropped from the upcoming larger SUV because the …

2020 Mini Cooper SE Electric

3 Reasons to Pick the Mini Cooper Over the Buick Encore

The Buick Encore is a sweet subcompact SUV that’s ideal for city driving. With the Encore, you get a pleasant, safe, and reliable ride.  There are even a few reasons to choose the Encore over a fan-favorite like the Mini Cooper. However, the Mini Cooper lineup is undeniably fun and distinctive. Here are a few …

MINI Electric or Mini Cooper SE compact all electric retro design car on display at Brussels Expo
Hybrids & Electrics

Is the Mini Cooper Electric Worth It?

It’s hard to find a city cruiser that’s as fun to drive as a Mini Cooper. Because of this, many enthusiasts agree that the Mini lineup is worth the higher price tag. However, some critics still aren’t convinced that the Mini Cooper SE electric model is worth buying. Here we will help you determine if …

Two team members in team uniform push a blue Mini Cooper through a parking lot.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Jamaican Bobsled Team Trains By Pushing A Mini Cooper

The Mini brand has been popular for decades. Even after its production ceased, the aftermarket still kept the fires burning for a long time for those that wanted reproduction parts to fix them. But, the Mini Cooper continued to be popular in rally racing and the movies. So, the brand was relaunched. Then a new …

Red 1965 Mini Cooper S racing in the snow at Monte Carlo
Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Can Make Your Own Mini Cooper Off-Road Racer

You can have fun racing off-road with unconventional vehicles—and the Mini Cooper can be one of them. Just like classic Porsches and Mazda Miatas have been converted for rallying, so can Britain’s iconic hatchback. And not just in the modern day—the Mini starting racing off-road almost from the start. The Mini Cooper’s off-road rally racing …

New 2021 Mini Countryman on the open road.
Crossover & Midsize

First Impressions: 2021 Mini Countryman

The Mini Countryman, the largest option in the entire Mini lineup just got a facelift for 2021. When the Countryman was first introduced in 2010, fans were pretty stunned. Practicality was never the main selling point of the Mini but the Countryman was specially made for practical buyers. The Countryman competes with other crossover SUVs …

A red Chevy bolt parked before trees and a mountain
Tips, Tricks & Trends

EV Battle: Chevy Bolt vs Mini Cooper vs Nissan Leaf

Thankfully, nobody is locked into a Toyota Prius if they want an electric car. The number of electric vehicle offerings has been growing in recent years. So, they come in all different shapes and sizes now. So, let’s take a look at the electric small car market and compare the Chevrolet Bolt, Mini Cooper, and …

Mini Cooper SE Electric parked in the city
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2020 Mini Electric Isn’t the Best City Car

The iconic Mini Cooper just went electric. Rather than shouting it from the hillside like outlandish futuristic electric models, the Mini E remains true to itself. This handy electric urban car drives the city streets disguised as a regular Mini. Not veering far from its roots, the electric Mini sports the same athletic handle and …

Cars

2020 Mini Cooper: There Still Isn’t Anything Quite Like a MINI

“For drivers who like their cars to be more than mere transportation, there’s nothing else like a MINI.” A MINI Cooper is a great car to have for almost any daily occasion. They are fantastic daily drivers and make great first cars for new drivers getting practice. For a small car, they provide a surprising …

Gildred Racing Super Cooper Type S
Cars

For Maximum Speed, Start with a Classic Mini Cooper

Classic cars trade modern safety for lightness and compactness. That’s why a 2.0-liter Caterham Seven can out-race a Bugatti Veyron. It’s also what makes the classic Mini Cooper so appealing. The originals weren’t particularly quick: the classic Mini pickup’s biggest engine was a 38-hp 1.0-liter. But they were extremely light, even for the day. Although …