The 2012 Mini Coupe represents Mini’s return to its roots. Since the tiny Cooper debuted in 2001, every Mini since has grown bigger, culminating with the Countryman this year. The 2012 Coupe, however, is smaller in almost every way compared to its stable mates. One area it’s not? Pricing, as we can see in Mini’s newly launched Coupe configurator.
Officially, the Mini Coupe price range starts with the Cooper at $22,000 and tops out at $31,900 for the John Cooper Works model, with the Cooper S sitting in the middle at $25,300. Like every Mini, the Coupe gets quite pricey when you load up the options. Astonishingly high in fact; check every option and accessory on a Coupe John Cooper Works and you’re looking at a $59,500 list price – for a Mini.
So what do you get for that $59,500 besides an empty wallet? You get Mini’s $1750 Connected System with Navigation that not only syncs your Facebook and Twitter accounts to you Coupe, but also gets you to the nearest internet café so you can update your status. For $59,500, you also get a $117 “#37 Door Graphic,” a $503 ski holder, and $558 carbon fiber mirror caps.
So what about the Cooper Coupe and Cooper S Coupe? Fully loaded, a regular Coupe will cost, $51,114, while a Cooper S Coupe will cost, $58,635 – that’s not chump change. Buyers who are more conservative with the options list will be rewarded. A nicely optioned Coupe can be had for around $25,850, Cooper S Coupe for $28,750, and the one we’d have, the John Cooper Works Coupe for $36,200.
Get cracking and build your Mini Coupe at this link. Let us know what options you’d add to a Mini Coupe. Also, let us know what you would buy with your money: the Mini Coupe or Cooper.