MINI Road Tests

The Clubman name is returning with MINI's new small estate. Does it offer enough extra space over the standard MINI?
Fri, 21 Sep 2007
It might still have two ‘barn’ doors for accessing the boot, but that’s about the only thing the new MINI Clubman has in common with its predecessor.
Fri, 06 Nov 2015
The MINI Clubman is more practical than the Hatch, but not as versatile as a conventional estate car. This ultra-mild facelift isn't going to change the world, but it adds to the Clubman's desirability.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019
The new estate version of the latest MINI ever gets four-wheel drive and an eye-watering price tag. Is it worth it?
Mon, 23 May 2016
The MINI Convertible is powered by the 1.6-litre engine in naturally-aspirated Cooper form, or Supercharged Cooper S.
Mon, 19 Sep 2005
Refined and mature it may be, but all MINI Convertible models are good fun to drive, with all the grip you'd need on the road.
Sun, 15 Mar 2009
One of the most anticipated cars of recent times, the new MINI has all the ingredients to become hugely popular.
Wed, 27 Mar 2002
The third-generation MINI Hatch is designed to be bigger and better than ever before. We give the Cooper D the full road test treatment to see just how good it is.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014
The second generation of the new MINI has a hard act to follow given the success of the original.
Tue, 31 Oct 2006
The MINI Cooper S enters its third generation since BMW became the custodian of the brand - and this one is packed with more technology than ever before. But is it still a MINI?
Thu, 17 Apr 2014
The new MINI may look similar to the old model, but it's very different underneath. In fact, it's an improvement in all areas.
Mon, 04 Jun 2018
We test drive the new, larger and more expensive 2017 MINI Cooper Countryman.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017
The MINI Convertible gets a new engine and transmission, plus more advanced tech for 2018.
Tue, 27 Mar 2018
The latest MINI JCW promises the power and pace to match the best hot hatches out there.
Mon, 14 Jul 2008
It's impossible to think of this as any other car than a MINI. The Countryman might well be Golf-sized but the styling shares many MINI hatchback details.
Thu, 02 Sep 2010
The Countryman PHEV is a fantastic company car proposition because of the tax breaks, but private buyers will find its high list price hard to swallow.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The MINI range continues to grow with every passing year. There’s the Clubman, Countryman and the now the Coupe.
Mon, 26 Sep 2011
Big car makers have been talking the talk about electric cars for years, but few have actually tried selling them...
Sun, 18 Oct 2009
The two-seat John Cooper Works GP promises to be the most focused MINI of all. But it costs nearly £29,000 which puts it up against some very talented hot hatches.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013
The slightly gruff engine of the One is offset by the BMW-inspired build quality, cute retro styling and impeccable handling.
Thu, 05 Feb 2004
Unlike the old MINI One, the new One is a 1.4 rather than a 1.6-litre. But is it as fun to drive?
Wed, 16 May 2007
The Paceman is a three-door 'coupe' version of the larger Countryman designed to have the same enjoyable handling as the standard MINI but with more room.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012
The Paceman Cooper SD ALL4 comes in at slightly below £25,000 and offers more practicality than the original MINI hatchback? But is it worth the extra?
Fri, 23 Aug 2013

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