MINI & Bulldog Racing Prep Its New F66 JCW
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by Gabriel Bridger
22h ago
It’s going to be another big year for MINI at the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring. MINI’s motorsports partner Bulldog Racing is taking the F66 MINI Cooper JCW to the ‘Ring as the ultimate test of the forthcoming new model. Along side the new F66 JCW will be last year’s 1to6 manual transmission F56 JCW. The 52nd edition of the 24 Hours Nürburgring takes place from May 30th to June 2nd including support events and the race itself. The most demanding track in the world, the ‘Ring is nearly 16 miles long and will host 130 vehicles in 23 different classes, and over 450 drivers from three dozen nations ..read more
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Real-World Gallery: New J01 MINI Cooper SE Electric
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by Gabriel Bridger
3d ago
To celebrate our exclusive reporting on the J01 MINI Cooper coming to North America, we have an all new photo gallery from the car’s recent launch in Europe. The J01 Cooper SE finished in Blazing Blue and the Favoured Trim is MINI’s first all new Cooper in over ten years and the first ever built ground-up as electric. With WLTP range of 250 miles and a radical new interior, the J01 MINI Cooper is the brand’s first full attempt to create an electric Cooper. But what do you think? Does an electric MINI appeal to you? Does the J01 and its new, more minimal look appeal to you? Let us know in the ..read more
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F66 MINI Cooper JCW Caught Undisguised!
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by MF Staff
3d ago
The F66 MINI Cooper JCW has been caught completely undisguised exposing its final design four months ahead of its debut. Photographed by Joelre98 and published on Bimmertoday.de, the late-stage prototype shows off the final design of the new F66 JCW and hints at a number of features we’ve exclusively reported on for over a year. We’ve been reporting exclusive details on the forthcoming F66 JCW for well over a year and quite a few are confirmed with these photos. Confirmed: a single, centered exhaust pipe The first that must be mentioned is the single exhaust pipe. It’s something we’ve expected ..read more
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Exclusive: The J01 MINI Cooper Electric Confirmed for US Sales
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by Gabriel Bridger
4d ago
A couple of our most reliable sources have finally confirmed what so many of us have been waiting for; the new generation of electric MINI Cooper is coming to the US. But which MINI Cooper models and when will we finally see them in the US? Let’s dive into what exactly we’ve heard from sources and what it means for North American MINI fans. Why The New J01 MINI Cooper Electric Isn’t Already Sold In North America The J01 MINI Cooper is built on the brand’s first ever bespoke EV architecture and represents a major leap in range, performance and technology compared to its F56 MINI Cooper SE pred ..read more
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2025 MINI Cooper JCW: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know
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by Gabriel Bridger
6d ago
The new F66 MINI JCW has been revealed in prototype race car form ahead of its entry at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. But as expected there’s not a lot that MINI has released about the car. Luckily we’ve plenty of exclusive details. Here are the top five facts we’ve learned from our sources that you should know about the new JCW. 1. There’s no power increase While it’s yet to be officially confirmed, our sources tell us that the 2025 MINI Cooper JCW will not see an increase in horsepower. Unlike the Cooper or the Cooper S, MINI is holding the line on power output and instead bringing some upgrades ..read more
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MINI Accused Of Importing Chinese Parts Tied to Forced Labor
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by MF Staff
1w ago
BMW & MINI have been accused of importing F56 generation cars with a component that is tied to forced labor camps is western China. A US Senate investigation has reportedly validated earlier German reporting that BMW (along with Jaguar and VW) were tied to a Chinese supplier that used forced labor The part in question is known as a LAN transformer and is found is on at least 8,000 MINIs imported into the US. The component is critical is allowing various systems within a MINI to talk with each other. The part comes from a company called Sichuan Jingweida Technology Group, also known as JWD ..read more
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The Electric J03 MINI Cooper Convertible is Coming – Here’s What We Know
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by Gabriel Bridger
1w ago
Just because MINI is going electric doesn’t mean they won’t make open top cars. Through out sources, we can now confirm that MINI is planning to build an electric (J03) MINI Cooper Convertible. What will it be based on and where will it be made? Let’s dive into what we know. The J03 MINI Convertible will be leverage the J01 platform that underpins the new electric MINI Cooper and forms the foundation of the J05 Aceman. According to sources the convertible looks like it will be built primarily at the Oxford plant in the UK. While our sources didn’t say it wouldn’t also be built in China, BMW fo ..read more
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Electric J01 MINI Cooper JCW Teased Ahead of Fall Debut
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by Gabriel Bridger
1w ago
The first ever electric MINI Cooper JCW is coming and its lead engineer just gave some hints as to how it will perform. An Australian publication spoke with Patrick Haussler, the J01 MINI Cooper’s head of chassis dynamics at the Cooper SE launch recently and he let slip a few intriguing details. For one the car is in its final stages of development. No surprise there as we’ve been reporting that it and the petrol powered F66 MINI Cooper JCW will debut this October. Based on our exclusive reporting, production will start in January for the J01 JCW. Haussler went on to say; “I think everybody is ..read more
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MINI USA Makes SIRIUSXM and 360L Standard on all US MINIs EQIPMENT
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by MF Staff
1w ago
MINI USA and SiriusXM just announced that all the new MINI models sold in the U.S. will come with SiriusXM with 360L as a standard feature with free access for 12 months. SiriusXM was already available across MINI’s full lineup since 2022, but now the upgraded SiriusXM with 360L will be in every new MINI, including the brand-new MINI Countryman S ALL4, MINI JCW Countryman ALL4, and MINI Cooper S 2-door hitting dealerships as we speak month. The F65 MINI Cooper 5 door and F67 MINI Convertible will get this feature as they roll out in the next few months. “MINI is the quintessential premium sma ..read more
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First Drive Video: Our First Miles in the 2025 F66 MINI Cooper S
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by Gabriel Bridger
1w ago
The very first few miles in a car can tell you a lot. That’s exactly what we found as we recently set out in the 2025 F66 MINI Cooper S for the first time. What we found was a car updated in a number of surprising ways beyond the design and tech we’ve all know. Earlier this week we published a written take on our first drive of the combustion F66 MINI Cooper S. However in terms of initial impressions there’s nothing more raw those first few miles. We decided to do something a bit different: record them. So come along with us as we give you our first impressions on the new MINI Cooper S as we d ..read more
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