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MINI John Cooper Works World Championship 50

Both were revolutionary and triumphant: in the summer of 1959 Alec Issigonis presented his concept for a small car which, with its transverse-mounted front four-cylinder engine and space for four occupants plus luggage, was to…

Detroit 2009: Mini Cabrio takes its top off

Another highly expected event at the Detroit Auto Show was the official unveiling of the next generation model of the four seater Mini Convertible. I didn’t get a lot of chances to spend some time…

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Spec Comparison: Mini Cooper S & BMW 135i

It’s an odd comparison that to me actually makes more sense than most that I have been writing about lately (ie: BMW 550i/Pontiac G8 GT). Even though the Mini and the BMW are cousins they…