Latest Mini car reviews

Mini Convertible Cooper S review: Topless fun
4.5 stars Mini Convertible Cooper S review: Topless fun By Chris Hall

The Mini Convertible Cooper S is probably the best small convertible you can buy - but there are some compromises to consider.... Read more

Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality
4.5 stars Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality By Chris Hall

Mini has refreshed the Hatch, the 3-door model that most closely resembles the British classic, loading the 2018 model with more tech, more premium features... Read more

Mini Cooper SD Countryman (2017) review: Mighty improvements for the mega Mini?
4.0 stars Mini Cooper SD Countryman (2017) review: Mighty improvements for the mega Mini? By Joe Simpson

Do you remember the exact moment when every manufacturer scrambled to add a high-riding SUV to their line-up? It was around the time the Nissan Qashqai... Read more

Mini Countryman Cooper S E preview: Mini's first electric hybrid hits the road
Mini Countryman Cooper S E preview: Mini's first electric hybrid hits the road By Joe Simpson

By its own management's admission the Mini brand has overstretched itself. Like a greedy child with eyes bigger than its belly, the once maker of an uber-compact... Read more

Mini Cooper S Works 210 first drive: Pocket rocket lite
Mini Cooper S Works 210 first drive: Pocket rocket lite By Chris Hall

Some may have feared for Mini when BMW rolled in and took this British icon and modernised it, but spend 10 minutes on any major road and you'll know that... Read more

Mini John Cooper Works review: Mini by name, maxed-out by nature
4.5 stars Mini John Cooper Works review: Mini by name, maxed-out by nature By Joe Simpson

The Cooper Car company was founded in Surbiton in 1947. Charles Cooper and his son John began building racing cars that eventually changed the face of... Read more

Mini Clubman review: A club worth being in
4.5 stars Mini Clubman review: A club worth being in By Joe Simpson

The new Mini Clubman is the biggest Mini ever. But can such a classically small car be turned into a family runabout that could conceivably be purchased... Read more

Mini Cooper Convertible (2016) first drive: Topless fun
Mini Cooper Convertible (2016) first drive: Topless fun By Mike Lowe

It's almost hard to believe that the BMW-reimagined Mini is now in its 15th year. Call it a birthday, if you will, that the Cooper Convertible arrives... Read more

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical
Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical By Chris Hall

Since the move from nostalgic little British runaround, to baby-BMW, there have been innumerate inceptions of the Mini. The best selling has been the regular... Read more

Mini 5-door first drive: Cartoon-style fun for the whole family
Mini 5-door first drive: Cartoon-style fun for the whole family By Joe Simpson

Up until now, beyond the price differential, one key reason to overlook buying a Mini - beyond its cartoonish design - was the lack of rear doors. And... Read more

Mini Cooper D review (2014)
4.5 stars Mini Cooper D review (2014) By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review
Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on
Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on
Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

Mini Cooper S Paceman
3.5 stars Mini Cooper S Paceman By Hunter Skipworth

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.... Read more

Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on
Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Mini Cooper D (2011)
4.0 stars Mini Cooper D (2011) By Joe Simpson

Clearly, the box marked “new ideas” is empty in the Munich studio where Minis are designed, because this latest redesign is real blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-stuff.... Read more

Mini Cooper D
3.0 stars Mini Cooper D By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more

Mini Cooper S
4.0 stars Mini Cooper S By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more