It’s Time To Talk About Winter Tires On MINIs

If you live in an area that gets snow and you have summer, we need to talk. If you’ve been following MotoringFile for any time you’ll know we are big proponents of...

Will Synthetic Fuel Save The Cars We Love?

With the sale of pure ICE engined cars being banned in some countries by 2030 (and hybrids by 2035) many are openly asking what the future holds for the cars we love....

Let’s Talk About Winter Tires And MINIs

Snow seems to be everywhere this winter. From the UK to the southern US we’ve seen an abundance of the white stuff over the past few months. Here in Chicago we’ve gotten...

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The Surprising Value of the Electric MINI Cooper SE

We’ve been writing about the surprising value that MINI USA has achieved with the electric Mini Cooper SE since pricing was announced last fall. But what do we mean and how does...

Opinion: Bring on the Automatic MINI

We’re huge fans of the manual transmission here at MF. So much so that your author has only ever had one automatic MINI out of eight owned (and that one wasn’t even...

MF Garage: CarPlay is Here and We’ve Already Turned it Off

After years of anticipation CarPlay finally arrived on MINIs last year. Offered in its latest and great wireless form, it promised unequalled mobile integration and ease of use. We’ve been living with it in our new JCW Countryman and over the last 5,000 miles have formed a few well informed opinions. Notably that CarPlay is at best medicroe and should be classified as beta software until major updates are offered.

Opinion: Drive Small or (They Will) Die

Small cars are dying in the United States. This week Ford announced that it will no longer be selling traditional sedans in North America and will reduce its car offerings to just...

Let’s Create Our Own MINI Cooper Signature Line

MINI USA is releasing something called “The MINI Cooper Signature Line” – a package that brings a handful of key options to customers for the lowest price possible. Think of the MINI...