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MINI USA model year 2014 price and equipment changes

MINI Models brochure

MINI USA released pricing and equipment updates for model year 2014. The new prices are already in effect as of May 1st. Model year 2014 production begins on July 1, 2013.

Prices for most models remain the same, only the Countryman and Paceman models see a $100 increase.

*Pricing in this document DOES NOT include the Destination and Handling charge of $795.

Model/Variant MY2014 MY2013
MINI Hardtop (MY2013)
Cooper $19,700 $19,700
Cooper S $23,300 $23,300
John Cooper Works $30,100 $30,100
MINI Convertible
Cooper $25,150 $25,150
Cooper S $28,150 $28,150
John Cooper Works $35,300 $35,300
MINI Clubman
Cooper $21,400 $21,400
Cooper S $25,100 $25,100
John Cooper Works $32,300 $32,300
MINI Coupe
Cooper $21,450 $21,450
Cooper S $24,750 $24,750
John Cooper Works $31,350 $31,350
MINI Roadster
Cooper $25,550 $25,550
Cooper S $28,550 $28,550
John Cooper Works $35,700 $35,700
MINI Countryman
Cooper $22,100 $22,000
Cooper S $25,700 $25,600
Cooper S ALL4 $27,400 $27,300
John Cooper Works $34,950 $34,850
MINI Paceman
Cooper $23,300 $23,200
Cooper S $26,900 $26,800
Cooper S ALL4 $28,600 $28,500
John Cooper Works $35,600 $35,500
MINI JCW GP (MY2013) $39,250 $39,250
MINI Cooper Clubvan $25,295 $25,295

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

Lineup Equipment / Technology / Pricing Changes

Production of MY2014 MINI vehicles begins July 1, 2013.

The only models that will have a price increase for the MY2014 are Paceman and Countryman; however, for the $100 increase, all variants of those two models will come equipped standard with heated mirrors and washer jets.

There will only be one premium package moving forward, which will include the dual pane panoramic sunroof, rain sensor / automatic headlight control and automatic climate control. The cost for this option package is $1,250.

A new package, called City Pack, will be offered on all models and will include the alarm system, power fold mirrors, heated mirror and wash jets, auto dimming rear-view mirrors (interior and exterior), rear park distance control and comfort access. The cost for this package will be $1,250.

Specific Option Changes by Model

Countryman and Paceman

The Center Rail in Countryman and Paceman vehicles will be replaced by standard double cup holders in the rear seats.

  • The Countryman’s cup holder will include a 12V charging / power outlet.
  • Paceman’s cup holder will also include a 12V outlet as well as an iPod holder.

Countryman’s rear doors will have a padded arm rest and a bench seat will be standard (a bench seat is the only rear seat configuration available for Countryman).

Paceman will be equipped with Comfort Suspension as standard, and the Sport Suspension will be a no-charge option.

Beginning in MY 2014, MINI will offer both interior and exterior John Cooper Works Packages for Paceman and Countryman models, so Cooper and Cooper S owners can opt for the sportier design cues and color combinations, even if they don’t choose to upgrade the performance.

See the press release Complete 2014 MINI Lineup Pricing and Equipment Updates.


worldwide MINI sales for May 2013

MINI Cooper SD Paceman

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

MINI achieved a new milestone in the past month by reaching a total of more than 2.5 million deliveries to customers since its relaunch under the BMW Group in 2001. Nearly 3,000 MINI Paceman vehicles, the latest addition to the MINI family, have been sold since its launch in mid-March this year. Worldwide sales for MINI were slightly down last month with 26,955 cars delivered (prev. yr 27,533/ -2.1%). Year-to-date, MINI worldwide sales are at around last year’s level with 117,694 units sold in the first five months (119,538/ -1.5%).

May 2013 May 2012 change year-to-date 2013 year-to-date 2012 change
26,955 27,533 -2.1% 117,694 119,538 -1.5%

See all MINI sales worldwide by month.


ALL4 coming to Cooper Countryman and Cooper Paceman

MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4

MINI is bringing its all-wheel-drive option to the Cooper versions of the Countryman and Paceman.  Will they have enough power?

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Munich. The spontaneous power delivery and precise handling of the MINI  all-wheel drive system ALL4 is now available in two more models: ALL4 will be available for the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman from July 2013. This increases the number of all-wheel versions within the MINI model range to ten models. The new models are also fitted with 6-speed manual transmission as standard, with 6-speed automatic transmission available as an option.

With the enhanced traction, driving stability and ability the permanent all-wheel drive system helps the driver stay in control while driving on snow, sand or slippery surfaces, as well offering extra grip on twisty roads.  ALL4 is based on an electromagnetic centre differential and distributes drive force at continuously variable levels between the front and rear axle. Its electronic control system is integrated directly in the DSC control unit (Dynamic Stability Control), enabling it to direct drive torque quickly and precisely to where it can be most effectively transformed into propulsion.

In the new models MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 and MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4, the all-wheel drive system distributes the power of a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine with an output of 90 kW/122 bhp between the front and rear wheels. Spontaneous forward thrust is guaranteed by the engine’s maximum torque of 160 Newton metres (190 Nm with automatic transmission), at an engine speed of 4,250 rpm.

As a result, the MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds (automatic: 11.7 seconds). The top speed is 184 km/h (182 km/h). Due to the high level of efficiency of both engine and drivetrain as well as extensive MINIMALISM technology, the boost in driving fun goes hand in hand with low levels of fuel consumption and emissions. The MINI Countryman ALL4 has an average fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres (automatic: 7.5 litres) on the EU test cycle and CO2 emissions of 167 (175) grams per kilometre.

The relation between driving fun and fuel consumption is equally impressive in the MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4. This model takes 11.8 seconds (automatic: 11.6 seconds) to accelerate from standing to 100 km/h and attains a top speed of 185 (183) km/h. Its fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels on the EU test cycle are the same as those of the MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4.

With this extension of the model range there will be four versions of each of the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman with optional ALL4 in future. The previously available portfolio comprises the models MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 and MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 (135 kW/184 bhp), the MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4 and the MINI Cooper SD Paceman ALL4 (105 kW/143 bhp), along with the MINI Cooper D Countryman ALL4 and the MINI Cooper D Paceman ALL4 (82 kW/112 bhp). The top sports models MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and MINI John Cooper Works Paceman transmit their outstanding engine output of 160 kW/218 bhp to all wheels as standard.

MINI has conquered new terrain since the market launch of the MINI Countryman and has welcomed a new group of customers into the MINI  family.

Read the press release (with more photos) ALL4 times ten for maximum driving fun: MINI extends its range of all-wheel models to include the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman.


MINI USA sales for May 2013

MINI USA sales for May 2013

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 5,944 automobiles in May, a decrease of 3.4 percent from the 6,153 sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are down 1.1 percent on volume of 25,785 compared to 26,064 in the first five months of 2012.

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles 

In May, sales of MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 18.8 percent to 1,964 automobiles from the 1,653 sold in May, 2012.  January through May, MINI used vehicle sales are up 19.0 percent on volume of 8,447 compared to 7,096 in the same period of 2012.

 

May 2013 May 2012 change year-to-date 2013 year-to-date 2012 change
5,944 6,153 -3.4% 25,785 26,064 -1.1%

See MINI sales in the USA by month.