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  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March
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    A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

    By 15 March 2014

    It's here. Titanfall has landed. And we've been playing our socks off to see whether it's the game that makes the Xbox One whole. And with that major out of the way we don't hold back. Oh no, we continue to drop bombs of tech review wonderment. We've...

  • Mini Cooper D review (2014)
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    Mini Cooper D review (2014)

    By 14 March 2014

    The Mini Cooper heralds the arrival of the classic small car in its third-generation release since BMW re-imagined the brand back in 2001. A lucky 13 years on and the Mini Hatch is stronger than ever. That's not down to luck though. It's a car filled...

  • Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review
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    Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review

    By 11 March 2014

    The Mini Cooper is one of those cars that's a timeless classic; a car that, as Brits, we have an inevitable soft spot for. BMW's re-imagining of the Cooper back in 2001 was the right balance of the German brand's know-how without it unhinging that loveable...

  • Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on
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    Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 7 March 2014

    We’re not huge fans of the original Mini Clubman. The adverts are cool, the brand heritage is cool, those barn doors on the back are kind of cool too - but the whole bizarre 3-door element just left us cold. That’s all just changed. Because the Mini...

  • BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car
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    BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car

    By 3 December 2013

    Amazon has announced a partnership with the BMW group that brings Amazon Cloud Player for iOS access to BMW and Mini cars. Customers with iPhones or iPod touch devices will now be able to link their Amazon Cloud Player for iOS applications to BMW Apps...

  • Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on
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    Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 21 November 2013

    This is the new, new Mini – the third generation of BMW’s modern take on the 60s British classic. It’s a car that the company is hoping will be a huge hit, because while the design is evolutionary, to say the least, there’s also a big jump forward...

  • A week in reviews: April 29 - May 3
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    A week in reviews: April 29 - May 3

    By 4 May 2013

    After much waiting, the BlackBerry Q10 went on sale. To say that this is a make or break device for BlackBerry isn't overstating it. This is the product that will either save the firm, or push it further into the abyss. Why? Because this is its Qwerty...

  • Mini Cooper S Paceman review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Mini Cooper S Paceman review

    By 30 April 2013

    Right now, there are more than ten different types of Mini to choose from, all of which build on that now iconic shape of the original 2001 launch model. The latest, the Mini Paceman, definitely falls into the "Mini that isn't mini" category. Designed...

  • Mini completes world's first backflip (video)
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    Mini completes world's first backflip (video)

    By 20 February 2013

    There really isn't too much else we can say about this one. The title is pretty self-explanatory. It's a Mini, it does a backflip, it is amazing.  This is the first time a car has ever managed to do a backflip, we're told. Obviously backflipping cars...

  • Mini Mini Cooper S pictures and hands on
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    Mini Mini Cooper S pictures and hands on

    By 24 August 2012

    This isn't the first time we've had the opportunity to look at a "mini Mini". At London 2012, BMW's radio-controlled Minis were used to relay javelins, discuses, hammers and shots from the grass. There's little chance that the smartphone-controlled mini...

  • BMW Mini MINI radio-controlled car to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots at London 2012
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    BMW Mini MINI radio-controlled car to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots at London 2012

    By 3 August 2012

    BMW is to use a new Mini MINI at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the athletic stadium this week to help ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots back from the field to the throwing area. It's a move to save valuable time during competition. If you're...

  • Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on
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    Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on

    By 20 July 2012

    First shown at the Geneva Motor Show, BMW has created a new London and Team GB-inspired version of its Mini Rocketman Concept for the London 2012 Olympic games and Pocket-lint has had the chance to see it up close in the flesh ahead of the official public...

  • The cars of the 2011 Geneva motor show
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    The cars of the 2011 Geneva motor show

    By 6 March 2011

    Pocket-lint's been at the international motor show in Geneva this week, where countless new production and concept cars have been unveiled. As car manufacturers increasingly use technology as a key selling point, we pick out some of the stand-out cars...

  • Mini Scooter E concept that needs an iPhone to start it
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    Mini Scooter E concept that needs an iPhone to start it

    By 24 September 2010

    Mini has created an electric scooter called the MINI E Scooter for London design week, that uses the iPhone as the key. The new concept scooter is powered by an electric motor and of course has an iPod dock for your phone once you've started it. "While...

  • Apple offers exclusive Paul Smith MacBook bags, cases
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    Apple offers exclusive Paul Smith MacBook bags, cases

    By 30 November 2009

    The Apple Store has the exclusive on some pricey Paul Smith Mac accessories - offering designer bags and sleeves. The sleeve, available for 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks, comes in at an eye-watering £79.95 and £89.95 while the flight bag costs an astonishing...

  • Mini Cooper gets a retro gaming make-over
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    Mini Cooper gets a retro gaming make-over

    By 1 July 2009

    We're not entirely sure if these are just concept, mock-up designs or if there are such decaled Minis currently on this Earth, but either way, they sure are nice to look at. A creation of Portland-based graphic artist Matt W Moore, as well as a jazzy,...

  • Mini Cooper D review
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    Mini Cooper D review

    By 6 October 2007

    Let’s get something important out the way. The diesel Mini is no where near as good as the Cooper, S or even the One. But a small diesel will never (well maybe not never) be as good as a petrol equivalent so that’s not a fair comparison. Importantly,...

  • More economical Minis on the way
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    More economical Minis on the way

    By 25 May 2007

    Mini hatchback models are set to become super economical thanks to a variety of technical revisions due later this year. Already BMW Group’s cleanest ever car, the Cooper D will be capable of returning an astonishing 72.4mpg, with emissions of just...

  • Mini use RFID tags in advertising
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    Mini use RFID tags in advertising

    By 1 February 2007

    Mini has become the first company in the world to use RFID technology to communicate directly with its customers through billboard advertising. Mini Motorboards feature an ever-changing array of unique and personalised messages targeted to and triggered...

  • Mini Cooper S review
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    Mini Cooper S review

    By 11 November 2006

    Even though the old (new) Mini was a blast, it always failed the acid test, which for almost any car is the answer to the following question: "Would I buy one?" Gloriously, the new (new) Mini - which looks almost exactly like the old (new) Mini but is...

  • Scotland voted best place for driving
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    Scotland voted best place for driving

    By 24 October 2006

    Scotland in the autumn ... a beautiful place to visit, and a great place for a seasonal drive. The nation’s top ten autumnal drives are named today, with Scotland claiming four of the top positions. The Aberfeldy-Loch Tay-Glen Lyon stretch and Crief...

  • BMW reveals new Cooper and Cooper S
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    BMW reveals new Cooper and Cooper S

    By 14 August 2006

    After months of speculation, BMW has finally revealed its all-new Mini Cooper and Cooper S models, unfortunately, they are almost identical to the old ones. In a Porsch-esque masterstroke of styling, the new Mini looks almost completely identical to the...