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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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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