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    EPA: Four 2014 Mini Cooper models need to drop mpg numbers

    After the huge problems that Hyundai/Kia experienced with its mislabeled fuel economy labels, you'd think that any time an automaker has to adjust its mpg numbers, heralds would be shouting from the rooftops. But, after Ford admitted to three big mistakes with its numbers for the 2013 C-Max ...

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    Study: Thanks to smaller engines, vehicle dependability falls for first time in 16 years

    As automakers have made engines smaller and smaller to improve fuel economy, problems in those vehicles have gotten bigger and bigger. That's the synopsis of a J.D. Power vehicle-dependability study, which found that dependability dropped for the first time in 16 years, largely because the ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Mini E Coupe caught uncovered in Germany

    It's no surprise that Mini is working on an updated Mini E electric vehicle. Just a few weeks ago, the automaker's brand manager, Peter Schwarzbauer, said an electric Mini "fits perfectly with the brand, and I am convinced that we will offer a suitable solution." After all, parent company BMW has ...

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    Report: BMW could revive all-electric Mini

    BMW spent years evolving the all-electric powertrain it introduced in the Mini E back in 2008. The first big change was when the original Mini E was cancelled and the ActiveE was introduced in 2011. Then we have the quantum leap into the i3. If a report over on BMW Blog is correct, we might one ...

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    Exclusive: Mini still mulling diesel model for U.S.

    Patrick McKenna, head of Mini's U.S. product strategy, said Thursday during the automaker's Mini Takes The States road rally that the brand is still considering building a diesel model for U.S. customers, but that it has not reached a final decision. The problem for Mini is apparently ...

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    Report: London Calling: BMW will make i8 plug-in hybrid engine in UK

    Rumored plans for BMW to curtain production of its i-series of plug-in vehicles has so far been lost in translation, even if the language is still English. At the opening of the world's first BMW i store in Hyde Park, London – where an updated version of the i3 will be displayed when the ...

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    Official: Happy 10 year anniversary, Mini

    In 2002, the first U.S. Mini dealership opened in San Francisco. With only one model and a gallon of gas selling for an average of $1.25, there were plenty of critics who said the Mini brand didn't stand a chance in the States. "Mini launched in the U.S. during the time when gas was cheap and ...

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    Report: Kia readying electric minicar for late 2011 launch

    Word from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show was that dividing lines would form in the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, with Kia to focus solely on electric vehicles and Hyundai to develop plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. Under this strategy, Kia will soon kick off small-scale production of the ...

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    2 millionth Mini rolls off assembly line: Here's your chance to win it

    The two millionth Mini has rolled off the line in Oxford, UK, a feat which took around ten years and sent Minis to 90-plus countries across the globe. According to Mini, if placed bumper-to-bumper, two million Minis would stretch 4,627 miles. Of course, two million Ford F-150s would stretch, um, ...

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    Mini E drivers adapt to their electric vehicles

    While the battery-powered Mini E certainly has some limitations – like two seats instead of four and a real-world driving range that's well below 100 miles – it seems that the vast majority of Mini E drivers have adapted to the vehicle's shortcomings and are extremely pleased with ...

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    Rumormill: Electric Mini Rocketman coming in 2014?

    Mini Rocketman Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Geneva Motor Show was loaded with concept vehicles, including the Mini Rocketman, a pint-sized two-door that might make its way into dealerships. According to Autocar, Mini intends to launch a production Rocketman ...

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    Mini E driver hits 1,000 recharges; racks up 54,000 miles

    When BMW launched the Mini E lease program, some potential drivers were disappointed that they would only get to pilot the electrified hatch for 12 months. Later, at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Mini USA announced an extension of the lease program, allowing current Mini E drivers to retain their ...

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    BMW appoints Kay Segler as Mini brand manager

    BMW has selected Kay Segler, current managing director of BMW M GmbH, to take over as Mini's brand manager, replacing Wolfgang Armbrecht. Previously, Segler headed the Mini brand from 2004 to 2008, overseeing the introduction of a range of models based on the BMW-engineered R56 platform. Segler ...

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    Mini E fleet trials enter phase two in Berlin

    BMW Group, along with Vattenfall Europe, has announced that the Mini E field trial in Berlin, Germany is entering phase two. In total, seventy of the electrified Minis will hit the roads, with 30 going to private customers and 40 earmarked for fleet users. The aim of the trial, funded by the ...

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    Report: Mini Rocketman destined for production

    Mini Rocketman Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This year's Geneva Motor Show was loaded with concept cars. Even though most of them will never make it past the show's floor, the Mini Rocketman just might eventually roll into dealerships. According to Autocar, Mini plans ...

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    Report: BMW and Mini to share plug-in hybrids

    From the whispers we're hearing, BMW plans on mixing its DNA with Mini even further. The Bavarian-obsessed minds at BimmerFile are reporting that the German automaker is currently hard at work on a partnership with Getrag to produce a new hybrid powertrain to be shared between both BMW and Mini. ...

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    How BMW created electric vehicle advocates through Mini E program

    The Mini E formula seemed questionable when the details were first released. Were people willing to shell out $850 a month to drive a converted Mini Cooper that only seats two and has a 100-mile range? That question was answered earlier this year when BMW offered year-long lease renewals to ...

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    Paris 2010: Mini Scooter E Concept can whisk us away any day

    Mini Scooter E concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Squaring off, in a way, against the escooter that Smart unveiled yesterday at the Paris Motor Show, is Mini's entry in the fanciful all-electric scooter category, the Scooter E. There are more differences here than just where ...

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    BMW releases electrifying results from first phase of Mini E trials in UK

    Mini E – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the second half of the Mini E's twelve-month long field trial in the UK underway, parent company BMW has decided that now is as good a time as any to release its so-called "objective data" obtained during the first three months of the ...

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    Paris Preview: Mini electric concept drives on two wheels

    Mini Scooter E concept– Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mini has shared plans with its Facebook fans (all 370,702 of them, making the automaker even more popular than David Hasselhoff) to bring its latest electric concept to the Paris Motor Show. Sporting the colors and insignia of ...


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