Mini's John Cooper Works auto is less highly strung than before but quicker than ever

Mini John Cooper Works auto

Faster and more rounded than any ‘Works’ Mini before it. Still a committed prospect – to buy and to use – but rewarding to drive

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Mini 210 Challenge Edition costs from £29,990

Mini 210 Challenge Edition

More power, more torque and more noise for this limited-edition Mini Cooper S. Unfortunately, there's considerably more price, too

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The Mini Cooper SD gets a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that produces 168bhp

Mini Cooper SD auto

Potent diesel engine impresses, although this is a Mini model a long way from the sweet spot in the range

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Mini Cooper S
The new Mini Cooper S is powered by a 189bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine

Mini Cooper S

Can a bigger, cleverer, more grown-up Mini still entertain like it did?

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Mini Cooper
Its various improvements make the new Mini more desirable and practical than ever before

Mini Cooper

Third-generation Mini Cooper is bigger and better in every respect. Three-cylinder petrol engine is an absolute belter, too, as we discover

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Mini is targeting the Range Rover Evoque and Nissan Juke with the new Paceman

Mini Cooper SD ALL4 Paceman

Most powerful, all-wheel drive diesel variant of Mini's distinctive new coupé offers more driver thrills than the Countryman on which it is based

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Like the first GP, the second-generation is limited to 2000 units globally

Mini GP

Can the Mini GP deliver the sparkle that befits the fastest Mini in production?

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The Roadster is the first time the new Mini has been offered as a two-seat convertible

Mini Roadster

The Mini Roadster is punchy, practical and fun, but no match for a proper sporting roadster

From £17,6107
With a higher waistline and bonnet, new Mini doesn’t look quite as good as its predecessor

Mini Hatchback

The Mini Hatchback is desirable and fun, and it has great re-sale values

From £11,3507
BMW stretches the Mini in an attempt to improve practicality

Mini Clubman

The Mini Clubman is one of the greatest automotive success stories of the modern era

From £14,3007
The Cooper S version of the Convertible, pictured here, offers impressive performance

Mini Convertible

The Mini Convertible has lots of style but lacks ride comfort and refinement

From £15,7706
Can the Mini formula work on a two-seat, overtly sporting coupé?

Mini Coupe

Does the Mini Coupe stretch the brand too far, or can it make a convincing case for itself?

From £16,3207
Mini bigs itself up in a quest to find new and retain old customers

Mini Countryman

The Mini Countryman represents the biggest stretch yet for Mini – for the car and the brand

From £16,3407

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