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100+ years of car making at MINI Plant Oxford

In an age when automakers are suddenly front and center in potential trade wars, it’s important to take a step back and realize that these companies—regardless of where they manufacture—employ human beings. The impacts of trade disputes will affect the bottom lines of companies, and those impacts will most hurt the people who’ve given their…

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2017 MINI JCW Countryman

The second generation of the MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the entire range of the tradition-steeped British brand. And another superlative now applies to the power unit of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. With an output of 228 hp, it is the most powerful engine ever to be fitted…

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MINI just partnered with Nikon

File this one in “weird and unexpected,” as today Nikon announced they have partnered with MINI to use the new KeyMission 360 camera to produce marketing materials in 360 degrees. Nikon says that the global partnership will offer “new virtual reality driving experience for new cars even before they become available.” Resource has the original…

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MINI’s 2018 refresh

The 2018 model year will be a big one for MINI’s three and five door MINI hatch and likely the MINI Convertible. New navigation system, engines and a revised design are all on tap as MINI looks to inject new life into the brand’s core models. What will they look like and when is it…

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How to buy a used Mini Cooper S

The reborn R53 Mini arrived in 2001 and wooed buyers from the outset with its cute modern-retro looks and BMW-honed mechanicals. The best model of all was the supercharged Mini Cooper S, which arrived a year later to stoke the excitement even more. Just £1750 will buy a 2002-2004 car with 100,000 miles on the…

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The Italian Job is coming to TV

NBC is working on a TV version of iconic heist caper movie The Italian Job. That’s per Deadline, which says that the network has given a script commitment to a new crime drama based on the 1969 Michael Caine classic. The show is being written and produced by Ballers’ Rob Weiss, whose old Entourage co-producer…