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Just yesterday, Mini took the wraps off its all-new two-passenger Cooper Coupe, or "Couper," as we've been calling it (clever, eh?). We think the Mini Coupe adds a nice touch of diversity to the growing lineup, and if you strongly agree, perhaps you're ready to plunk down your cash for one, and the cost of entry is $22,000.

The 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe comes in three varieties; base Coupe, S Coupe and John Cooper Works Coupe. That $22,000 price tag is reserved for the base Coupe, while the mid-range S Coupe commands $25,300 and the JCW Coupe will set you back $31,900.

Mini has also announced pricing for the rest of the 2012 lineup, with nearly all models getting a $100 bump. The two exceptions are the $800 jumps for both the JCW Cooper hardtop and convertible. These models now come standard with an aero kit, hence the added cost. There are a few other equipment updates and color changes for the 2012 model year, which you can read about in the press release posted after the jump.
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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 20, 2011

Model/Variant MY2011 MY2012
MINI Coupe
Cooper -- $22,000
Cooper S -- $25,300
John Cooper Works -- $31,900

MINI Hardtop
Cooper $20,100 $20,200
Cooper S $23,700 $23,800
John Cooper Works $29,800 $30,600*
* John Cooper Works model now includes aero kit as standard for 2012 MY (option in 2011 MY)

MINI Clubman
Cooper $21,800 $21,900
Cooper S $25,500 $25,600
John Cooper Works $32,000 $32,100

MINI Convertible
Cooper $25,550 $25,650
Cooper S $28,550 $28,650
John Cooper Works $35,000 $35,800*
* John Cooper Works model now includes aero kit as standard for 2012 MY (option in 2011 MY)

MINI Countryman
Cooper $22,350 $22,450
Cooper S $25,950 $26,050
Cooper S ALL4 $27,650 $27,750
All 2012 pricing includes a $700 Destination and Handling charge (unchanged from 2011).

Equipment / Technology Changes Versus 2011MY Vehicles
In regards to model year updates versus 2011, changes for the MINI Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman and Countryman models will be related to customization.

MINI Yours debuts in 2012MY, which is a more premium and very exclusive series of options from upholstery, interior surfaces and exterior colors that can be purchased as a package or as individual options. MINI Yours interior options include:

An instrument panel covered in a smooth two-tone soft-touch leather that has exposed stitching
Two-tone leather steering wheel
The new MINI Yours 17" alloy wheel - on all Cooper and Cooper S models
MINI Yours pattern "Soda" mirror caps, which have a three-dimensional effect
MINI Yours Soda pattern Lounge Leather, where the unique Soda pattern appears on the sides of the backrests and headrests, and a contrasting black leather stripe runs down the middle of the seats and is offset with a premium piping

Cosmopolitan floormats will be standard on all MINI models sold in the US.

The model year 2012 John Cooper Works Hardtop and Convertible will be equipped standard with the JCW aero kit.

Specific Color / Option Changes by Model
MINI Clubman
The lower C-pillars are now available in body color for Laser Blue, White Silver, British Racing Green II, Eclipse Gray and Pepper White.

MINI Hardtop and Clubman
New standard wheel for Cooper models is the 15" 7-Hole wheel, replacing the 5-Star Spooler.

MINI Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman and Countryman A new option is an interior mirror with a digital compass.

MINI Hardtop, Convertible and Clubman
Cross Check Cloth/Leather in Polar Beige will be now available on all body styles, along with Satellite Gray Lounge Leather and Carbon Black Cloth/Leather.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      It even has enough space behind the seat for my Dooney & Bourke tote!
      Rob Gomes
      • 4 Years Ago
      How much less does this weigh than the 4-seater version?
      • 4 Years Ago
      mini coop. fitting since its chicken sh$*
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess they succeeded in being different. But way too impractical for an only car and if I wanted a second impractical fun car, I would get a RWD convertible like a Miata.
        • 4 Years Ago
        x 23098439048 on the Miata comment. I really don't get the Mini Coupe at all, especially with the Miata around which is quite possibly one of the most fun to drive vehicles under $25,000.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So heavy! It's like a tiny fat chick. All it's missing is the black toenail polish. What's the point in reduced interior room, when it weighs as much as an impreza WRX ?! No thanks, I'll take the WRX.
      Nate Smith
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's awfully ugly imo. They should have redesigned the body instead of simply mashing the roof down and leaving everything below the belt exactly the same.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, overpriced by about $3k... yep, fits right into the Mini lineup! Unfortunate, because I really like Minis, but just can't justify the price tag.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you just compare based on price/performance, the Mini seems to be overpriced, but it's a really solidly built car. I have a Honda Fit and my wife has a Cooper Hardtop, and there's a real difference in the quality of fixtures, amount of body noise, quality of the seats, etc. You have an unmatched level of customization you can do when ordering even a basic Mini to get exactly the features and look you want. There's also a real difference in the monthly payment, but I can see where the money went.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This does not look like a mini cooper, please keep the old style.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They are... this is just the new coupe model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's certainly a hell of a lot more interesting than the rest of that line-up. I'm not sure I like the reverse color stripes thing, but overall, I actually like it.
      anonymous guy
      • 4 Years Ago
      It has a B-pillar ... it's NOT a coupe!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not terrible, but with the 500 Abarth rumored to be in the low $20k's I think I'd go that route.
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