Official R50/R53 Magnetic Badge Holder PDF

After posting the R56 instructions yesterday, it occurred to us that we had never officially offered the first generation MINI’s grille badge instructions on the site. So if you have an R50,...

MINI USA 2008 Convertible Press Kit

This is the first in a series of official releases by MINI USA that details the US spec 2008 line-up. While there may not be any new info in these releases for...

MINI’s Official License Plate PDC Retrofit

Let’s say you missed the boat on ordering park distance control or bought your MINI used without it and suddenly realize it’s a must have. While it can be retro-fitted, it’s not...

Ask MF: R56 All Clear Turn Signals

Great question with an easy answer. I’m using bulbs you can actually buy from your local BMW dealer. They’re made for BMWs but fit in your MINI perfectly (any model). The BMW...

Auto123 Drives the Sidewalk

I’m sure we won’t see many more reviews of the Convertible before the refresh. And, after reading this one, that refresh couldn’t happen soon enough. >Dropping the top on this car is...

2008 MINI Convertible Order Sheet

Last month we gave you details on the MINI USA’s pricing on the 2008 MINI Convertible. This month we have the official online ordering guide to help those who are looking at...

MINI USA’s 2008 Convertible Pricing

MF Exclusive: MINI USA is staying the course and will not being raising MINI Convertible prices for 2008. Here’s the full pricing run-down for the R52 in its last year of production:...

BMW Sells Stake in Tritec Plant (Updated)

In a move that has been expected for over five years, BMW has officially sold its stake in Tritec Motors to DaimlerChrysler. With enough Tritec engines in storage to last through the...

Official JCW Brake Kit DIY

DIY Friday is back this week with the official retrofit PDF for the R50, R53 and R56 JCW Brake kit. It’s a fantastic upgrade that we can’t recommend enough for any R50/R53...