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EVO Reviews the F55 Cooper S (Video)

MotoringFile Sections: F55 Five Door Hatch, In the Press, Reviews, Video Dec 14th, 2014 7 Comments

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For your weeekend to be complete, MotoringFile recommends watching at least one MINI related video. Fortunately for you, we’ve got you covered. Our colleagues at EVO recently reviewed the F55 Cooper S and similar to the F56, the verdict is quite positive. continued →

US Customs Destroys a Gorgeous Classic Mini to Protect US Citizens

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini, Video Dec 13th, 2014 3 Comments

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Few things are more disturbing than seeing a Government agency abusing its power and then flaunting it. Except seeing a perfectly good classic Mini get destroyed for no reason. And when those two things come together in one horrendous video. Well it makes for a pretty sad day.

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MINI Releases the First MINI JCW Video Featuring Tony Hawk

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Hatch, JCW, Video Dec 11th, 2014 9 Comments

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While the covers have just been thrown off the new 2015 MINI JCW and MINI’s marketing blitz has already begun. In the JCW’s first video we find Tony Hawk and French rally driver Guerlain Chicherit (yes the car who attempted to break the long jump record in a MINI) racing around the streets of LA. Why is it important to watch? For one this is the first we’ve heard of the new car. And from what we get from the video, it would seem MINI has taken the exhaust tuning very seriously. Secondly this is the first time we’ve seen the new car in motion and driven in anger.

Click through and check it out. continued →

A MINI Helps A BMW Break A Guinness World Record

MotoringFile Sections: MF Feature, Video Nov 26th, 2014 No Comments

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In the do-not-try-this-at-home news category, Han Yue (China) and Zhang Shengjun (Taiwan) just broke the Guinness World Record for number of donuts (spins) around a car driving on two wheels in one minute. The car on two wheels which the Austin Yellow BMW M4 happened to be spinning round was a British Racing Green II F56 MINI hardtop.  MINIs are often described as handling like they are riding on rails, but this takes that to a new level!  If the name of the driver sounds familiar, Han Yue recently broke another Guinness World Record in a different F56 MINI Cooper as reported here on MotoringFile.   continued →


Video: The Citysurfer Concept in Motion and Explained

MotoringFile Sections: Auto Shows, Los Angeles, Scooter Concept, Video Nov 23rd, 2014 2 Comments

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The Citysurfer concept scooter is one of the more interesting things MINI has done recently and perhaps one of the most underrated. But that’s our opinion. What’s yours? Watch MINI explain the concept and take the scooter around LA and let us know in the comments. continued →

Watch MINI’s LA AutoShow Press Conference

MotoringFile Sections: Auto Shows, F55 Five Door Hatch, F59 Roadster/Coupe, Los Angeles, MINI Concept Cars, Scooter Concept, Video Nov 20th, 2014 5 Comments

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MINI came to LA with a lot to show-off. The new Citysurfer concept, the US debut of the Superleggera concept and the US debut of the new four door hatch. They also had a few interesting things to say as well. Check it out after the break. continued →


The F56 JCW Tuning Kit in Detail (W/VIDEO)

MotoringFile Sections: F55 Five Door Hatch, F56 Hatch, JCW, Video Nov 17th, 2014 2 Comments

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This past weekend MINI officially unveiled a range of MINI and JCW accessories including the highly anticipated JCW Tuning Kit. However it’s the latter that were most interested in.

Launching in Europe this month, the new kit is designed more holistically than before and is comprised of a full ECU remap, stainless steel exhaust and some surprises. For details and to hear the kit in full song, click through. continued →

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