20 Jul 2018
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Mini’s hot Chilli pricing
Chilli options package for Mini line-up gets more sizzle with substantial price cut
Mini brings $25,500 ‘Ray’ base...
Mini drops a price bomb in Fiat 500 territory with colourful ‘Ray’ entry model
First drive: Mini changes to BMW baby
Minor spec and efficiency improvements sharpen the Mini Cooper range for 2011
Fresh Minis aim to crash Audi’s A1 party
BMW reveals facelifted, more efficient MkII Mini as all-new Audi A1 hits Europe
New Challenge for Mini
Racetrack-oriented Challenge tweaks now available as $2500 option for JCW Minis
Mini specials celebrate 50 years
Two 50th anniversary special-edition Mini Cooper treatments confirmed for Australia
First drive: Lean diesel Mini here – at last
Mini D pips hybrids in fuel-sipper bragging rights, but auto versions thirstier
Green Mini to undercut hybrids
$33,750 pricetag for Mini Cooper D diesel, the most efficient car on Aussie roads
Diesel Mini for Oz
Upcoming Mini Cooper D to better Prius and Smart hybrids for emissions, says BMW
First drive: Mini slams down premium Coope...
Mini delivers a pair of turbocharged Cooper JCW models, but they don't come cheap
Platform for the future
BMW tests electric power and considers sharing next Mini platform with Alfa Romeo
Mini Cooper Works twins are fast approaching
JCW Mini Cooper S hits the showrooms in August, priced from $48,800
Mini challenges convention - again
Mini reveals the JCW Challenge - a wicked, racetrack-only Cooper hatch
New Mini and Pug's 207CC score maximum five-star European crash test ratings
First Oz drive: New Mini is no minor
BMW's second-generation Mini hits Oz, but the greatest changes lie beneath its skin
New Mini a visual icon like Porsche 911
Preserving the style overrode any ego tripping, according to R56 chief designer
Bavarian Mini Works spins its magic
Larger, lighter, faster and greener, the new Mini is the first true front-drive BMW
New Mini: leaner, cleaner, sexier
BMW reveals full details of its all-new Mini Cooper range, due to debut here in March
Mini Hatch (Third-generation Series II)
Third-generation Series II
Released: Jul 2018
20 Jul 2018
Having been on sale for three years in third-generation form, Mini’s facelifted Hatch range launched in July 2018 with small, but substantial updates.
Mechanical changes remained minimal, with the six-speed torque convertor automatic swapped for a seven-speed dual-clutch unit, as well as improved engine efficiencies, but the biggest additions were found on the inside.
A new 6.5-inch infotainment system is fitted that includes satellite navigation and a 4G sim card as standard for real-time traffic alerts and weather information.
New headlights (for some grades) and Mini badges adorn the outside too.
However, diesel-powered versions were discontinued in the changeover, with the range consisting of the Cooper, Cooper S and flagship John Cooper works (JCW) variants.
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