MINI Needs Your Help Breaking A World Record

MotoringFile Sections: MINI On The Mack | Official News Jul 29th, 2015 3 Comments


Official Release: With only five days left until MINI ON THE MACK, where MINI owners from across the country will attempt to break the world record for the largest-ever parade of MINIs, the team at MINI USA and MINI of Grand Rapids need only 292 more MINIs to officially break the record and chalk up another chapter of MINI history. There are currently 1,159 MINIs registered for the world record attempt, which currently stands at 1,450. continued →

MINI USA Announces Recall Affecting 2015 F56 Models

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop | Recalls/Campaigns | Safety Jul 29th, 2015 6 Comments


Official Statement: BMW recently has informed NHTSA of the company’s intention to expand a previous safety recall filed in December 2014 to include additional Model Year 2014-2015 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper and Cooper S as well as Model Year 2015 John Cooper Works vehicles produced from December 2013 through March 2015.

The affected vehicles may marginally exceed a side impact performance requirement. Rear seat passengers in affected vehicles could be at a slightly higher risk of injury after a severe side impact.

Owners and lessees of affected vehicles will receive a letter via First Class mail asking them to schedule an appointment with their authorized MINI dealer where additional energy absorbing material will be added between the vehicle’s rear interior side panel and the body.

The company is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

2015 MINI JCW Press Event Day 2: High-Level Review

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop | JCW | Podcast | Reviews Jul 26th, 2015 16 Comments

2015 JCW Mini  Hardtop Americas Launch Event.I’ve been waiting for this day since MINI unveiled the F56 John Cooper Works concept in Detroit 18 months ago. With a good amount of driving on the twisty roads of New York State, some racing and auto-crossing, this part of the JCW press event has given me a good idea of what this new car is capable of. continued →

2015 MINI JCW Press Event Day 1: Introduction

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop | JCW | Podcast | Reviews Jul 24th, 2015 4 Comments

2015 JCW Mini Hardtop Americas Launch Event.It all started from San Francisco. After a long day of meetings concluded by dinner and drinks with clients, we headed back to Boston. The plan is to drive our 135i Coupe to New Haven, CT where three days of MINI John Cooper Works fun and drive await us. continued →

2015 MINI JCW Press Event Day 0: Thank You Note

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop | JCW | Podcast | Reviews Jul 23rd, 2015 2 Comments

2015 JCW Mini  Hardtop Americas Launch Event.18 months ago while I was listening to White Roof Radio, DB and Todd asked their audience for help. They were about to embark on yet another MTTS and needed interns to support the show during this fantastic road trip. Since my plan was to attend MTTS anyways, I immediately volunteered. It also gave me an opportunity to give back to my favorite podcast. Note that at the time, I had no idea how I would get from San Francisco to Boston, I just trusted that everything would work itself out. And it did. It was a phenomenal trip that keeps going a year later. Let’s hope it continues for many more miles. continued →

MINI JCW Team at Lime Rock Park: Race Preview

MotoringFile Sections: JCW | Motorsports | Official News Jul 23rd, 2015 19 Comments

Photo 04-corral This weekend, the MINI JCW Team will compete in the Lime Rock Park race, and we will be covering the event live as part of the JCW Press Launch. In the meantime, here is a preview of the race. continued →

2017 F60 MINI Countryman to Become More “Authentic”

MotoringFile Sections: F60 Countryman Jul 20th, 2015 10 Comments


What does that means? Autocar appears to be reporting what we’ve been telling you for the last few years. MINI is aiming to make the Countryman look and feel a bit more rugged and SUV-like compared to the current generation. continued →

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