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WORLD PREMIER: 2017 MINI JCW COUNTRYMAN

WORLD PREMIER: 2017 MINI JCW COUNTRYMAN

The 2017 MINI JCW Countryman is here and a little earlier than we had been lead to believe. The formula isn’t surprise however. The 228 hp 2.0L engine that powers the rest of the JCW range is here along with the higher torque tune (258 ft worth) that debuted in the JCW Clubman this past fall. This gives the JCW F60 Countryman a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds – .4 seconds faster than the R60 … Read entire article »

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MINI come 2nd, 4th and 6th in 2016 Dakar Rally :

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Fifth Stage Win for MINI at the 2015 Dakar Rally :

Fifth Stage Win for MINI at the 2015 Dakar Rally :

Vasilyev claims victory at stage five. Munich (DE). Vladimir Vasilyev and his co-driver Konstantin Zhiltsov in the MINI ALL4 Racing have won stage five at the 2015 Dakar Rally. The two Russians, who won the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies in the MINI ALL4 Racing in 2014, turned out to be the best navigators on the challenging 458 kilometre long special stage, moving up four places in the overall classification. They are now in … Read entire article »

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MINI Prepares for the 2015 Dakar Rally :

MINI Prepares for the 2015 Dakar Rally :

Official Release: There is no other motor race like it on earth – the Dakar Rally takes drivers across 9,000km of the South American continent, through Chile, Bolivia and Argentina – the MINI ALL4 Racing is back again in 2015 to defend its Dakar Rally crown. With several new and reinstated stages, the Dakar Rally is the ultimate challenge for those taking part. From merciless gravel sections to the breathtaking heights of the Andes, and from … Read entire article »

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MINI Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Monte Carlo Rally Win :

MINI Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Monte Carlo Rally Win :

The Mini Monty Carlo Rally three-peat is a staple of MINI enthusiast culture to this day. While familiar to most, it’s not an accomplishment to be taken lightly. Severely out-classed, the Mini team showed what small can really do. Today MINI’s motorsports presence has evolved, but is no less accomplished. Racing in MINI-only leagues, GRAND-AM (now part of AMLS), WRC and now three time Dakar champions, the MINI brand keeps having fun going fast. While … Read entire article »

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Official: MINI Wins the Dakar Third Year Straight, Takes Entire Podium :

Official: MINI Wins the Dakar Third Year Straight, Takes Entire Podium :

Joan “Nani” Roma wins the 2014 Dakar Rally // Three MINI ALL4 Racing cars on the podium. Official Release: He has done it! Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) in the yellow MINI ALL4 Racing has won the 2014 Dakar Rally. The Monster Energy X-raid Team driver finished the toughest rally challenge in the world just 5:32 minutes in front of his teammate Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) in the black MINI ALL4 Racing. Nasser Al-Attiyah (QT) in the predominantly white … Read entire article »

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