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Lifan 320 vs. Mini Cooper
Lifan 320 vs. Mini Cooper
320: $6,000-$8,000*

Mini Cooper: $18,000**

Lifan, one of China's smaller automakers, began showing off a Mini Cooper clone this year. Some key differences: the 320 has four normal-sized doors, a reconfigured grill, and 87 horsepower, while the Mini has two doors and 118 hp. No word yet on whether BMW will sue, but Lifan claims its yet-to-be-exported version is an original.

* Price in China
** Price in the United States

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