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A report from Autocar claims that MINI is currently deciding between two MINI Beachcomber concept versions – one internally known as the “Moke” which is similar to the concept version and another shorter 3-door version known as the Canyon Coupe. Both versions will be based on a pillarless version of the Countryman platform.

These two models are being considered in addition to a coupe version of the Countryman.

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The MINI Countryman will start at a base price of $22,350 (only $550 more than the 3-door Clubman wagon). A well-equipped Countryman in a Cooper S trim with optional all-wheel drive will cost just under $30,000, Jim McDowell, head of Mini USA, said today during the media launch for the vehicle. The prices include destination charges. The Countryman, the biggest model in Mini’s U.S. lineup, will arrive at U.S. dealerships in late December.

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MINI has revealed the WRC Countryman at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, along with its full specifications. The MINI WRC has been co-developed with Prodrive and will compete in select rally races in 2011. We were on hand at the live reveal and are happy to share some photos.

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MINI has officially revealed the MINI Scooter E Concept with a full press photos, video, press release, and details. These 3 Scooter E unique concept models will be shown to the public for the first time at the 2010 Paris Motor Show next week.

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Ahead of its appearance at the Paris Motor Show next week, here are the first real pictures of the three Mini Scooter E Concepts models.

MINI Scooter E Concept Preview

09/21/2010 at 3:15 PM
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Here is the first real life look at the MINI Scooter E Concept which will make its world public debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show next week. There will be 3 Scooter E concepts – a single seater (called EGO), a two seater (called ECO Roller), and a third yet unnamed/identified scooter.

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The MINI Countryman has been named as 1 of 41 contenders to be considered for the 2011 Car of The Year Award.

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The market launch of the new MINI family and MINI Countryman is coming on September 18, 2010 – four models, up to seven engine variants, 51 years of tradition and virtually endless scope for customisation. Full lineup and 2011 facelift details inside.

MINI JCW Countryman Preview

09/15/2010 at 11:00 PM
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Here is a preview of the upcoming John Cooper Works (JCW) accessories for the Countryman. The parts are expected to available later this year. JCW Countryman Aero Kit, JCW 19″ Wheels
JCW Rally Stripes, JCW Steering Wheel
JCW Shifter, Red Mirrors, Red Brake Ducts.

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Here’s the first video of the upcoming MINI Countryman WRC prototype testing in Portugal. The sound of the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder BMW Motorsports engine can be heard screaming way before the car comes into view. Sounds great and we can’t wait to see it in final form and action!

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In case you haven’t yet noticed, the MINI USA Online Configurator has been updated as of last Friday! No Countryman yet, but the 2011 Mini Cooper, Convertible, and Clubman are all updated and ready for your imagination.

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MINI’s advertising often exhibits the same lively and offbeat nature of the cars they are marketing, and this latest commercial “FLOW” for the MINI Countryman is no exception, using special effects to convey and enhance that spirit.

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MINI has just released this teaser of a new concept. It will be unveiled in London on September 23 and you may win tickets to attend the exclusive live unveiling event. To enter the contest, all that’s required is to e-mail facebook@mini.com.uk with the subject line ‘MINI Design Concept Event’ by Monday, September 13. Unfortunately, the tickets are only available to UK residents.

So what’s under the cover? To us, it resembles a MINI Countryman. Perhaps it’s the John Cooper Works version of the Countryman?

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MINI has announced today that the “new MINI Countryman World Rally Car has successfully completed its shakedown phase at Prodrive’s private proving ground in Warwickshire.” Mini said that the Mini Countryman World Rally Car completed the initial part of the car’s test and development with the engineering team driving the car over four days, primarily on tarmac, but also including several KMs on loose surfaces and Prodrive’s low grip facility. The prototype will now travel to Portugal for a week of testing on gravel.

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Matt Thorne is bringing Twitter to real life, and it involves the MINI factory. On Sunday, September 12th (between 10am and 4pm) any Twitter direct messages sent to thescribblybot twitter account will be read by an industrial robot and written out freestyle on a whiteboard in front of hundreds of visitors to BMW

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This is the story of a very unconventional parking adventure. All members of the MINI family have just gotten a sharp new look (facelift), and this TV spot is a classic cat and mouse involving them engaged in a little sibling rivalry. Watch it now.

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BMW has plans for a product push over the next decade to ward off increasing Audi and Mercedes sales. This will be accomplished through the addition of new models to the BMW lineup, including the 4dr 6-series Gran Coupe, BMW FWD vehicles, new MINI vehicles, added factory capacities and new plants, and increasing sales in the world’s largest growing car market – China.

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The newest and largest MINI model – the Countryman is set to launch in the UK market on Sep. 18, 2010. The Countryman will be the first MINI to have 4-doors, seat 5 adults and offer four wheel drive (AWD). The MINI Countryman will be available in seven models, two of which will offer ALL4, MINI’s new four wheel drive option. Countryman offers more space, more practicality and more versatility than any MINI before and it will also spearhead MINI’s return to the World … CONTINUED

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