2018 Mini Cooper S snapped during testing

The facelifted Mini Cooper S five-door has been caught testing in Germany, revealing minor tweaks ahead of its formal launch. As you can probably see, the life cycle impulse (LCI, or BMW speak for mid-life refresh) five-door hatch won’t run with any major sheetmetal changes over its predecessor. Instead, external updates are limited to new graphics for the head- and tail-lights, inspired by the Union Jack motif used in the JCW GP Concept, among other Mini concepts from the past few years. Sebastian Mackensen, senior vice president of Mini, has…

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Facelifted MINI five-door spotted on the road

New pictures show updated version of MINI’s popular five-door hatch for the first time. MINI is planning a mid-life facelift for the latest hatch, and we’ve spotted the five-door variant out testing in southern Europe. It looks to be a fairly minor update, though we do expect the new features to arrive later this year for the whole range. New lights look like the only real changes to the exterior of the BMW-owned, British-built supermini, just like the very subtle updates we saw earlier this year for the BMW 3…

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2018 MINI facelift spotted in cabriolet form

Our first view of next year’s updated MINI hatch shows minor design revisions, with tech and engine updates likely. Now MINI’s range revolution is complete, with three all-new models in two years, it’s time for the first round of mid-life facelifts. The MINI hatch will be the first to receive updates next year, and we’ve spotted a prototype for the first time. Seen in convertible form, the three-door, five-door and cabriolet MINIs will all be tweaked for the model-year updates. Don’t expect anything too radical, though – as the minimal…

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New MINI JCW Clubman unveiled with 228bhp

Practical MINI Clubman gets John Cooper Works treatment, and is set to star at Paris before arriving in late 2016 If you’ve always fancied a MINI John Cooper Works but need more space than the standard hatchback offers, you’re finally in luck. MINI has applied the JCW treatment to the new Clubman, with the 228bhp, four-wheel-drive model making its debut at next week’s Paris Motor Show. Under the bonnet of the John Cooper Works Clubman is the same 2.0-litre twin-scroll petrol turbo as in the JCW hatch, producing 228bhp but 20Nm extra torque, at 350Nm.…

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