New Fiat 500e Color Is Inspired By Los Angeles’ Iconic Gray Skies

Image: Fiat If you hadn’t realized, the 2024 Fiat 500e is already arriving at dealers here in the United States, with the first ones all being painted bright red. Keeping in the brands plans to release special editions like shoe drops, the brand has “dropped” a new special edition. The latest 500e is called the … Read more

Fiat Abarth 595 Time Attack Race Car Is Just A Little Loud Guy

Screenshot: Attack Official Movie Channel on YouTube If you’ve ever played Gran Turismo, you probably remember that anything even approaching a one-minute time at Tsukuba Circuit is frickin’ fast. To bop around that track in a tiny little Fiat, on street-legal tires no less, in one minute and seven tenths of a second is nigh … Read more

The New Electric Mini Aceman Looks Cute, But Is That Going To Be Enough?

Mini just unveiled its first dedicated EV model, the adorable and diminutive Aceman electric subcompact crossover. It sits just about two inches longer, one inch wider, and three inches taller than the current F55 Cooper Hardtop four door, and slots between the recently redesigned Cooper and Countryman models. Given its unimpressive WLTP range estimates, small … Read more

Sending A Mini With Tracks To Antartica Sure Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Of all the goofy and delightful vehicles to ever wander the of Antarctica and the Arctic, I never thought I would come across a vehicle seemingly less-suited to the icy wastes than Australia’s Volkswagen Beetle. But the Australians who brought the Bug to the continent really out did themselves with a Morris Mini Minor—on tracks, … Read more

2024 Fiat 500e Proves Why City Cars Are Best As EVs

Even by electric vehicle standards, the original Fiat 500e wasn’t exactly a huge success. The Italian EV was mostly available in California, and sales peaked in 2015 with 6,194 units dropping to 2,250 by 2018. Former CEO Sergio Marchionne also famously claimed the company lost $14,000 on every 500e sold, which meant the less successful … Read more

The First-Gen Mini Cooper’s Exhaust Tips Were Modeled After A Can Of Budweiser

When then-Chief Designer Frank Stephenson was ready to present his new first-gen Mini Cooper design to BMW’s board of directors back in 1996, he realized he forgot something important. The Mini design team had worked multiple 24-hour days to complete the first full-sized clay model of the new Mini, and when they finally finished the designers had … Read more

A Used Mini Cooper S Is The Cheaper, Sillier GTI Alternative You’re Overlooking

Allow me to begin by admitting my bias. I own a 2017 Mini Cooper S that I bought used, and I love my car more than most. When I was shopping for a fun, affordable, practical daily driver, my wishlist included Volkswagen GTIs, but my bank account disagreed. The Volkswagen GTI is largely credited with starting … Read more

What’s The Most Expensive Car Payment You’ve Ever Had?

Photo: Logan Carter Buying a new car is always a battle between what your heart wants, what your brain wants, and what your bank account can handle, but if you’re a car person then you know the heart often gets what it wants despite logic pointing you in the other direction. As someone who’s been … Read more

U.S. Slows Mandatory EV Transition Through 2030

Good morning! It’s Thursday, March 21, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. My Mini Is Getting A Bit Cramped For Me And My Dogs | What Car Should You Buy? … Read more