Mini Cooper Goodwood – Click above for high-res gallery

We've run through the basic Mini Goodwood proposition with you since before its debut at this year's Shanghai Motor Show. Mini intends to build limited runs – 1,000 units total worldwide of the basic Cooper hatchback (at least for starters) of the Goodwood trim under the selectable Mini You area of their branding mothership. This is all to honor the BMW Group's other hallowed brand, Rolls-Royce, which resides on the Goodwood estate in southern England.

So, any Goodwood Mini should be pretty chic-chic, right? You have no idea.

In Europe, our sources tell us the 'base' Mini Cooper Goodwood edition will cost 46,900 euro when it starts deliveries in March of 2012. Seeing as one euro dollar is worth pretty consistently around $1.45 U.S. these days, that could be $68,000 to us. Be still our beating hearts.

In reality, the dumbed-down U.S. price ought to arrive at about $48,000. That's roughly 2.4 times the price of the base hatchback.

Worth it to you? The Rolls-spec leather and woody parts are sumptuous, we must say.

And everything from Al Capone's vault is in the trunk – standard!


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      user164
      • 3 Years Ago
      To me, this is a microcosm of the problem with modern cars - they're too expensive. I hope I'm not too far off topic (I realize this was always meant to be the Mini for those with means), but wasn't the point of the original Mini to be affordable transportation for "the masses"? Even the base Mini is over $20K. Another prime example is Nissan's "sports car for everyone", the 370Z, which starts at an "affordable" $37K. Is it even possible (physically, legally) to make a car with less "features" for less money (is it possible to apply some "Tata Nano-ness" to some of these cars and get them to around $10K-$15K)?
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just thinking that an interior like this would be really more fitting in the Countryman, with it's taller ride height and four full doors. They could extend the wheelbase about 6 inches and give it more rear legroom and sell it to younger, greener Sloan Rangers.
      desinerd1
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish I was filthy rich, so rich that I could use $100 bills to wipe my rear. Then I wouldn't mind spending 50K on this car.
      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about a Rolls Royce with Mini-quality materials such as cloth and plastic, wheel covers, manual windows and blanks instead of fog lights for say, $50k? I would buy that.
      HuskerBadger
      • 3 Years Ago
      Once again, the writers at AutoBlog have FORGOTTEN that the UK has a VAT of 20% plus other fees on cars. So in reality, the equivalent price should be roughly 35,000 euros or $50,750.
        Robdaemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HuskerBadger
        Once again, a reader of Autoblog failed to read the entire post: "In reality, the dumbed-down U.S. price ought to arrive at about $48,000. That's roughly 2.4 times the price of the base hatchback."
        Brett
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HuskerBadger
        ....which would be why they said, "In reality, the dumbed-down U.S. price ought to arrive at about $48,000. That's roughly 2.4 times the price of the base hatchback." Reading>you
        Brett
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HuskerBadger
        Which would be why they said, "In reality, the dumbed-down U.S. price ought to arrive at about $48,000. That's roughly 2.4 times the price of the base hatchback." Reading>you
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HuskerBadger
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      Olsparkee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow. This certainly gets my vote for "More Money than Brains Car of the Year!"
      Egon
      • 3 Years Ago
      They'll sell every one of the 1,000 produced. That said, I won't be on that list. For my 48K (or whatever it ends up being) there's plenty of better, more attractive options out there.
        HaterSlayer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Egon
        This car you'll just be buying for the looks and interior. If you like the looks then what car at that price point would have a better interior? Cashmere headliner, wool carpets, and leather dash are just some of the things this car has going on in the interior.
      Alphonso Carioti
      • 3 Years Ago
      $50K for half a car ?!?
      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      suckers
      rllama
      • 3 Years Ago
      Geraldo Rivera fits in the trunk of a Mini?
      Mike Pulsifer
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's actually a good price for the amenities.
      Brett Fisher
      • 3 Years Ago
      $48K and you still get the bottom of the barrel JD Power survey quality. They are junk, I own one.
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