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Got your eye on a shiny new Mini? Check out our Expert Ratings, reviews and latest Mini news before signing on the dotted line.

Expert Ratings

Our unique Expert Rating index aggregates reviews from 25 of the top UK motoring websites to give you the best advice on a new Mini

Latest Mini news

New and updated Mini models, as well as industry news about Mini

Britain’s best-selling new cars, July 2021

It was Polo season in July, while the Vauxhall Corsa disappeared from the best-sellers list in a topsy-turvy month for new car sales.

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Latest Mini reviews

We test the latest Mini models, with a variety of short test drives and comprehensive road tests

Mini Electric test drive

There's plenty to like about the Mini Electric, being great fun to drive. But the battery will do no favours for those with range anxiety.

Mini Clubman John Cooper Works test drive

The Mini Clubman John Cooper Works is a unique proposition — a small family car with estate-like looks, genuine character and hot hatch performance.

Mini Cooper S hatch test drive

The new Mini isn’t a big change, but the updates help freshen up what’s now a four-year-old car. The result is eye-catching and feels premium.

Mini 5-door hatch review

More Mini features

The best hot hatches for under £10k

Britain loves a hot hatch, so we’ve picked out some of the best hot hatches you can find on the used market for less than £10K.

Latest car subscription service offerings

Car ownership is morphing into usership, and car manufacturers are introducing subscription service plans to keep new car sales flowing.

2018 London Motor Show preview

This month the London Motor Show returns, with a host of brand new cars for visitors to view, touch and sit in over the course of four days.

BMW and MINI announce part-exchange allowance for older diesels

The BMW Group has announced a new £2,000 part-exchange allowance for customers trading in an older diesel car on a new low emissions BMW or MINI model.

The ten safest new cars of 2017 revealed

The UK's independent car safety experts have put together their list of the ten safest new cars of 2017. We look at all of the top ten choices.

The Top 10 concept cars of 2014 – Part Two

In the second part of our Top Ten Concept Cars feature, The Car Expert highlights the Final Five concepts, representing the very best automotive showstoppers of 2014.

Mapping out movie car chases

The car chase is a staple of action movies. We look at some classic car chases and the routes they took, so you can recreate them for yourself.

Why a classic car can be a good investment

One of the most fascinating areas of luxury spending is on collectable items, such as classic cars. As well as providing considerable driving enjoyment, many buyers consider a classic car to have great investment potential.

Who makes the most reliable engines?

Figures released by a consumer warranty company show that some famous-name car brands make some of the least reliable engines on the market.

Worst cars of the year? 2012’s least-inspiring efforts

it might be unfair to describe these as the worst cars of the year for 2012, but they are all still underwhelming in one way or another.