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Get set for Building Cars Live

Building Cars Live with Kate Humble, James May and Ant Antstead

James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead are getting into gear to present Building Cars Live on BBC2 – October 20 & 21. The trio will broadcast live from behind the scenes at one of the biggest and busiest car factories in the country: – the BMW Group MINI plant …

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BMW Group treat

BMW Group driving day

Every now and again the major car manufacturers invites the likes of us along to “driving days” where journalists gets to sample the latest additions to the range. The BMW group invited us along to one such day in deepest Buckinghamshire where we got to sample shiny new MINIs and …

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Mini in a million

Special classic Mini for sale

Very special classic Mini with just 182 miles on the clock to be auctioned in March. One of the last Minis made at the historic Longbridge plant and the last original Mini to be sold new in Scotland will go under the hammer at Silverstone on March 3. The 2001 …

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World’s best car?

Citroen C4 Cactus

As the final shortlist is announced for the 2015 World Car of the Year, which car would get your vote? The votes are in and we now know which cars will battle it out for the title of World Car of the Year 2015. The winner will selected by 75 …

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Hottest MINI ever

John Cooper Works MINI

Amazing 152mph John Cooper Works MINI to debut at December’s Detroit Auto Show. The most powerful production MINI ever has been unleashed and it certainly packs a punch. The John Cooper Works MINI, which will be on sale from late April 2015 and priced from £22,865, will feature a 231hp …

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It’s a MINI milestone

Three millionth 'new' MINI

BMW celebrates as production of “new” MINIs hits three-million landmark. The three millionth MINI to be produced is a 5-door Hatch Cooper S and has a special exterior design to celebrate its heritage and British roots. BMW also announced that the two millionth MINI has been exported from the Oxford …

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Jaguar E-Type “greatest ever”

Jaguar E-Type "greatest car of all time"

Jaguar’s iconic E-Type has won the race to be crowned the “greatest car of all time” in a new poll of motorists. The E-Type was put at the top of the podium from a list of 100 by more than 2,000 British drivers quizzed ahead of the return of Wheeler …

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New MINI’s top trophy

Latest MINI wins coveted Car of the Year prize at Auto Express New Car Awards 2014

Latest MINI wins coveted Car of the Year at Auto Express New Car Awards 2014. The Cooper version of the British-built MINI also won the Best Premium Small Car award. Elsewhere, a Special Award went to Tesla’s pioneering Model S, while the SEAT Leon topped three categories. Full list of …

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Dakar MINI vs Goodwood

Dakar Rally winning MINI ALL4 Racing

Three-time Dakar Rally winning MINI to take on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb. Fresh from its third consecutive victory in the Dakar Rally, the 300 hp MINI ALL4 Racing will be at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed to take on a new challenge. Joan “Nani” Roma, 2014 winner of the gruelling …

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MINI hatches five doors

First five-door MINI hatch

BMW launches first ever five-door MINI hatchback. Looking like a stretched version of the standard MINI hatch, the designers haven’t just squeezed in two extra rear doors. The new variant boasts a longer wheelbase, more headroom and a bigger boot. The new MINI Cooper 5-door Hatch and Cooper D 5-door …

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