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04/11/2011    10:20 AM
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Its no secret that MINI was going to WRC with the Countryman, in fact they made the annoucement at the Paris Autoshow with the debut of the WRC concept car.

However, now its gotten fully official with the launch of the full on WRC MINI Team!

A special event was held at the MINI plant in Oxford.

04/09/2011    11:30 AM
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MINI has officially kicked off the MINI Countryman Wanderlust campaign, an initiative that encourages fans from all over the world to get away from the everyday routine to discover something new and risk an adventure.

“The MINI Countryman embodies the Wanderlust feeling like no other MINI model,” said Jim McDowell, Vice President MINI USA. “And the company is launching this interactive campaign to demonstrate how anyone, not just MINI Marketing, can take part in the fun and express what Wanderlust means to them.”

As a premium small car brand, MINI promises a brand experience that goes far beyond the initial point of sale and service visits. Owners and fans alike can expect opportunities for an ongoing relationship with the brand and its community to experience the fun of … CONTINUED

03/23/2011    10:00 AM
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The camo has been steadily dropping from the upcoming MINI Coupe, not that the camo is needed, given the fact that the car was already shown off in “concept” form. However the fact that the camo is coming off on street evaluation models tells us that we are getting closer and closer to the release of the production model. In fact BMW has confirmed that the car will arrive by the end of the year!

With that said, what is a MINI without a hotted up JCW edition?

What we have here is the familiar MINI design with the coupe’s drop top roof and the same Cooper JCW aero addons as is already fitted to the MINI Cooper. The extended wheel arches make the most dramatic difference to … CONTINUED

02/23/2011    10:45 AM
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MINI has just unveiled its newest concept model – the MINI Rocketman, a vision for future-forward urban mobility from MINI. It’s a “3+1″ seater and will debut at the upcoming Geneva Motorshow.

02/11/2011    12:05 PM
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Here are the first sightings of the MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster, two exciting models which will join the MINI lineup soon.

02/03/2011    11:20 AM
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Yet another MINI Countryman has worked its way into an owner’s hands. Love the color combo on this one, true to its name, an Oreo…

01/30/2011    10:00 AM
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This news comes via MotoringFile.

There looks to be a wide array of new accessories available for the Countryman, here is a brief rundown of the JCW accessories, but there is an attached PDF with the full range following the jump.

01/29/2011    10:00 AM
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Harold Wood aka Roger Lighterness has been sketching up and photoshopping various BMWs for some time now, and now has come out with an interesting take on the next generation MINI.

Nothing is yet known of what the next MINI will look like, with only expectations of a car that will be very new and unique.

Testament to that fact is the recent shuffle in BMW’s design department that has seen the head of BMW Exterior Design, Anders Warming move over to become director of design at MINI. Under his leadership such cars as the Z4, 5-Series and 6-Series were released, so there surely will be some very tight and beautiful design used on the next generation MINI.

For such an important figure in BMW’s design department … CONTINUED

01/29/2011    9:00 AM
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Here are some really nice high quality high resolution wallpaper style photos of the new MINI Countryman done by AC Schnitzer. AC Schnitzer is of course known best for their wheels, and for the Countryman, ACS has chose to go with a 19″ wheel setup, the first time a wheel larger then 18″ has been used on a MINI of any kind.