To put it simply, driving a MINI isn't like driving other cars. It's why there are thousands of testaments online to its world-famous, razor-sharp handling. Some people equate the incredibly responsive ride to a roller coaster; others, a go-kart. Whatever the truth, it's the performance most people expect from a high-powered sports car. Sans the hefty price tag.
From the very beginning, MINI took the automotive world by surprise by pushing all four wheels to the corners – which gave every MINI incredibly precise and unparalleled handling.Our History
Our world-class engineering team developed an award-winning TwinPower Turbo engine – the perfect complement to a MINI’s world famous handling.
Dynamic Stability Control can help make anyone a better Motorer by automatically applying selective brake pressure or engine power to help you stay in control.
Choose from Sport, Green, or Mid Mode settings to emphasize performance, fuel-efficiency or a perfect balance.
Both the MINI Countryman and MINI Clubman offer available ALL4 all-wheel drive that has less than 1/10 second response time thanks to integration with our Dynamic Stability Control system.
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Ever since John Cooper realized that the Classic Mini had ideal dimensions to be an agile rally car, MINI have been used to attack straightaways, hammer through corners and take home checkered flags. Notching countless wins on almost every feasible terrain, including 3 wins at the prestigious Monte Carlo rally and 4 wins at the rugged Dakar rally. The same indomitable spirit that fueled John Cooper’s rally demon to winner’s circles around the globe lives on in every new MINI we build.MORE MOTORSPORT
For the 50-year anniversary of his victory in the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally, 79-year-old racing legend Rauno Aaltonen didn’t just take a bow. He took the wheel of his classic Mini and relived the race, turn by razor-sharp turn.
By supplying immediate torque that holds steady throughout the engine's power curve, the TwinPower Turbo engine helps maintain speeds like never before. Wielded by the MINI Hardtop 2 Door, the MINI Hardtop 4 Door, the MINI Clubman and the MINI Convertible.
The Dynamic Stability Control system uses sensors to measure the steering angle, yaw and lateral acceleration to determine the direction you want to go. Then, if your MINI starts to stray, the DSC system kicks in by applying corrective brake pressure to individual wheels and adjusting engine torque.
With our adjustable Driving Mode system, you can direct the technically sophisticated drivetrain to match your Motoring mood. Sport Mode – standard on all models – will tighten your steering and adjust the throttle profile for a more aggressive, thrilling drive. Standard on our newer models is Green Mode, which optimized fuel delivery, tweaks shift points and has a coasting feature that disengages an automatic transmission when your foot’s off the gas.