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Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming?

Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming?

By Elyse Betters

It's been a few years since Apple updated the Mac Mini.As a result, most people think it is dead. But is it? According to MacRumors, which posted an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a Mac Mini user, the device will still be an important part of Apple's... 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 car has seen its range balloon. Now Mini makes a whole host of options, including cabrios,... 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 started to become a runaway sales success. As a result, all sorts of bizarre shapes started to appear... Read more

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

By Elyse Betters

Mini has unveiled a hybrid all-wheel-drive Countryman S E at LA Auto Show.Interestingly, the front wheels are powered by the gas engine, while the rear wheels are connected to the electric motor. The two powertrains push out 221 horsepower altogether,... Read more

Mini's hybrid test car offers a glimpse into an electric future

Mini's hybrid test car offers a glimpse into an electric future

By Max Langridge

Mini has released details of its new plug-in hybrid car and explained how it would work in real-life situations with its latest press release.The BMW-owned car company has said development of the new car is nearing completion, so it shouldn't be too long... 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 the public adoration for the Mini hasn't abated.With the John Cooper Works super-charged version... 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 F1. In 1961, John Cooper conceived the first faster-and-tuned Mini, which dominated rallying in the... Read more

Mini's future vision is an urban go-kart, made for sharing

Mini's future vision is an urban go-kart, made for sharing

By Chris Hall

BMW's stargazing has reached Mini, with the company unveiling its Vision Next 100 model in London. Joining siblings from BMW and Rolls-Royce, the future of Mini is designed to be fun, funky, and shared with strangers. Acknowledging that urban dwellers... 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 instead of a VW Golf?In this review we aim to find out, by putting the Clubman through the ultimate... 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 this month in its third-generation and best-looking guise to date; a little puppy fat, cute looks, bags... 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 Mini Hatch and the weirdest, perhaps, the Clubman. The Clubman is an oddity, most keenly defined... Read more

Mini John Cooper Works Hatch gets fast and furious in tech-heavy promo video

Mini John Cooper Works Hatch gets fast and furious in tech-heavy promo video

By Chris Hall

We last encountered the Mini John Cooper Works Hatch at the Detroit Motor Show at the beginning of the year. Sporting the John Cooper Works badge, this is Mini's most powerful production Mini so far.It carries the same fun-loving looks as other Mini Hatch... 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 with sales in this market splitting roughly 65/35 in favour of 5-door models, it's clear Mini thinks... 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 on and the Mini Hatch is stronger than ever.That's not down to luck though. It's a car filled to... 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 back in 2001 was the right balance of the German brand's know-how without it unhinging that loveable... 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 - but the whole bizarre 3-door element just left us cold.That’s all just changed. Because the Mini... 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 huge hit, because while the design is evolutionary, to say the least, there’s also a big jump forward... 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. The latest, the Mini Paceman, definitely falls into the "Mini that isn't mini" category. Designed... Read more

Mini completes world's first backflip (video)

Mini completes world's first backflip (video)

By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

The first five iPad mini apps to download

The first five iPad mini apps to download

By Hunter Skipworth

The iPad mini isn’t complete without a good selection of apps to play with. Follow this list and you can devote more time to eating the Christmas pud and less browsing the innards of the app store.Below are Pocket-lint’s five must download apps for... 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 games and Pocket-lint has had the chance to see it up close in the flesh ahead of the official public... 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. This car is, to the untrained eye, almost identical looking to the first generation... Read more

Mini Scooter E concept that needs an iPhone to start it

Mini Scooter E concept that needs an iPhone to start it

By Stuart Miles

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... 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 maybe not never) be as good as a petrol equivalent so that’s not a fair comparison. Importantly,... Read more

More economical Minis on the way

More economical Minis on the way

By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more

Mini use RFID tags in advertising

Mini use RFID tags in advertising

By Jonathan Goddard

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... 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 buy one?" Gloriously, the new (new) Mini - which looks almost exactly like the old (new) Mini but is... Read more

Classic mini dragsters go up for auction

Classic mini dragsters go up for auction

By Jonathan Goddard

Stuck for an idea what to buy your car-loving sprog or sprogette for Crimbo? Well how about a mini dragster? Engineer Brian Eyre, one of the founders of kart racing in Britain, designed the so-called "bathtub hotrods" nearly two decades ago. His grandchildren... Read more

Scotland voted best place for driving

Scotland voted best place for driving

By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more