ˈRɛzəluːt Determined in character, action, or ideas: Perfectly apt words to describe the current third generation of Mini hatchbacks as they head into 10 years of cheerful motoring adventures ever since their conception, making the F-chassis series of cheeky runabouts the longest cars in production ever since BMW took the helm. We might not have […]
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I’ll have to admit, there’s going to be bias. Not just because I love everything MIni but also because I have some amazingly fond memories of driving a John Cooper Works Clubman from Frankfurt, Germany, through the Netherlands towards The Hague before we loaded up onto a Ferry to conclude our journey into the UK […]
Read more "Gentle Monster: Driving the F54 Mini Clubman JCW LCI"
If you were wondering why I didn’t show any Minis from my previous post, it’s really because of a rather special Clubman I spotted immediately as I walked by. This, everyone, is a Mini Clubman Untold Edition. Launched just a month or two ago as part of a trio of (yet again) special edition Minis […]
Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2022: Big love from Munich/Mini"
I vividly remember the first time I last drove one of these, because the last time I went behind the wheel of Mini’s John Cooper Works hatchback, I knew in an instant I’d fallen in love. I loved how it looked, I loved how it drove and (unlike other journos) I even loved that it […]
Read more "A Milder-mannered firecracker: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works 3-Door LCI"
Through plenty of personal observation, I have formed a hypothesis. One which postulates that a significant percentage of Mini owners sit within a unique demographic of drivers. The ones when faced with a sea of mundane automobiles have chosen to walk by a different set of rules. The ones who value aesthetics over practicalities, joy […]
Read more "A little ray of light: Driving the Mini Cooper S Convertible LCI"
Like all lovingly crafted dishes, the secret to putting a smile on your customers’ faces lies not just in what’s added into the mix but also in the ability to select how much exactly to put in. The same can be said of cars. Big power, a finely tuned and well set up suspension, a […]
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Usually, it takes an entire article’s worth of reading before reviewers such as yours truly would give you a verdict on whichever car we were testing. But, I’m going to say it here first. The Mini Electric is so compelling to me that hand on heart if I had the finances to buy one (and […]
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I don’t know about you dear reader but for me, 2020 flew by in the strangest way possible. It was not uneventful though I’m pretty sure most of you would have preferred it to be so, but at the same time, the days, weeks and months repeated themselves into such a blur it wouldn’t even […]
Read more "Refreshed vibes: Driving the Mini Cooper S Countryman LCI"
This is the all-electric Mini Cooper SE. Mini’s first foray into the ever-expanding world of Electric vehicles. With the marque’s reputation for delivering plenty of cheerful smiles per mile on the line, it has plenty to prove. Up front, is a single electric power-plant discharging a healthy 181 horses and 270Nm of instant torque. Those […]
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This, is the Mini One Clubman, the entry-level Mini for those who want the looks and agility of the regular Mini but now, due to one reason or another, require that extra bit of space and comfort. It is the “base-spec” variant of the Mini catered towards a more “mature” Mini-fan (do we call them […]
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