What a year for MINI enthusiasts. The new Clubman, the new JCW and the continued evolution of the R56. Not to mention new performance products for the R53 and tons of new cars on the horizon. So we’re going to take a look back on 2008 and give you our top ten stories on MotoringFile based on number of comments, number of page views and how important each story was to us.

10: MINI Crossover Concept Official Release

9: MF 1st Drive: ’08 Clubman JCW

8: Fiat to Sell Cars at MINI Dealers in the US / BMW Group & Fiat Officially Sign “Memorandum of Understanding”

7: MF/BF Review: ’08 BMW 135i

6: 2010 MINI Convertible Officially Debuts

5: R56 MCS Cold Start Issue / Update

4: 2010 MINI Mid-Life Cycle Refresh

3: MF Review: JCW Stage I vs Stage II


2: MF 1st Drive: Clubman S

…and the number one story of the year published on MotoringFile…

1: MF Review: ’09 JCW Coupe