Get your wallets ready, folks. The 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP arrives this fall, and we've now learned that the cost of entry for the potent little hatchback is $39,950, (*) including $700 for destination.

Aside from an adorably tough appearance, that just-under-$40,000 price tag gets you a whole host of performance goodies, including a turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 218 horsepower and as much as 207 pound-feet of torque. No, that isn't any more oomph than what you get in the standard JCW Hardtop, but there's a whole lot more to the GP kit. For starters, there's a fully adjustable coilover suspension, not to mention a reduction in overall weight – at 2,558 pounds, the GP is 121 pounds lighter than a normal John Cooper Works Hardtop.

A Mini spokesperson confirmed to Autoblog that the JCW GP can only be purchased one way, and will be offered as an option package on the standard John Cooper Works Hardtop. Its starting price represents a $5,150 increase over a standard JCW model, and is the most expensive model in the Mini range (the next being the $35,550 John Cooper Works Countryman).

Scroll down for a full look at pricing for the 2013 model year Mini lineup.
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2013 MINI LINEUP PRICING AND EQUIPMENT UPDATES

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 25, 2012

All 2013 pricing includes a $700 Destination and Handling charge (unchanged from 2012).

MINI Hardtop

Cooper: $20,400
Cooper S: $24,000
John Cooper Works: $30,800

MINI Coupe

Cooper: $22,150
Cooper S: $25,450
John Cooper Works: $32,050

MINI Roadster

Cooper: $26,250
Cooper S: $29,250
John Cooper Works: $36,400

MINI Clubman

Cooper: $22,100
Cooper S: $25,800
John Cooper Works: $33,000

MINI Convertible

Cooper: $25,850
Cooper S: $28,850
John Cooper Works: $36,000

MINI Countryman

Cooper: $22,700
Cooper S: $26,300
Cooper S ALL4: $28,000
John Cooper Works: $35,550

MINI John Cooper Works GP

GP: $35,950

Key Equipment / Technology Changes

Bluetooth will be standard on every 2013 MY vehicle (formerly a $500 option), replacing Sirius Satellite Radio.

Sirius will now be an option ($250) and includes a one-year subscription.
The Technology package now includes Sirius Satellite radio, Comfort Access in addition to the existing MINI Connected feature. A center armrest (with integrated iPhone adapter pre-wiring) is also included.

A new Premium package ($1,250) has been added for the MINI Hardtop and Clubman that includes the three most-popular options-a Dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Automatic wipers and Automatic climate control. Bundled together, they offer a $500 discount.

Specific Color / Option Changes by Model

MINI Roadster


The semi-automatic roof and rear wind deflector are now standard on all MY 2013 Roadster variants.

2013 MY Production

MY 2013 production of MINI Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe and Roadster will begin in July 2012.

MY 2013 production of MINI Countryman will begin in November 2012.

MY 2013 production of the John Cooper Works GP will begin in the fall (exact timing to be confirmed.)


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      jfa1177
      • 2 Years Ago
      I actually kinf of like it except for the garrishly over designed graphics package. For $40K I would have hoped for more weight reduction like a carbon fibre bonnet for example.
      1STH
      • 2 Years Ago
      cue the out-of-touch Autoblog commenters who are stuck in 1992 to come in and say $35-40k is too expensive for a Mini-----IT IS NOT TOO EXPENSIVE, you are simply out of touch with car prices of today. Wake up, luddites.
        generalinsaneo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @1STH
        Are you high? Anyone that pays 40k for a Mini Cooper with 218 HP is a moron. You can have a 370z, Impreza STI, 135i, Charger SRT8, Mustang GT, EVO X, GTI, Is350... the list goes on. For 40k you can get a faster car and a more luxurious car. Only a Mini enthusiast would pay that much for a Mini.
          Matt
          • 2 Years Ago
          @generalinsaneo
          I'll agree for that much money they could give it more power. I've seen what tuners do to normal Coopers, you think Mini could pull out the stops for a limited model.
          Matt
          • 2 Years Ago
          @generalinsaneo
          And that's exactly who it is targeted at and Mini will sell every single one of them. So why bitch about being better cars for the money? Mini knows who the audience is and that audience isn't gonna at the last second decide to go get a Mustang instead.
        fefifofum
        • 2 Years Ago
        @1STH
        Ford focus ST 252Hp, 24K. It's too expensive.
        foxtrot685
        • 2 Years Ago
        @1STH
        You sound like you have more money than sense, 1STH. This is the perfect car for you!! RUN, dont walk, to you nearest MINI/BMW dealer and get on the list before they are all gone :D
        Nick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @1STH
        Has to be a troll.
      Daekwan
      • 2 Years Ago
      A $40K Mini with 218hp. *leaving to literally roll around on the floor while laughing*
      ngiotta
      • 2 Years Ago
      So, at this price, it comes with $20,000 cash in the trunk, right?
        m
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ngiotta
        close to $40K for a Mini ??!!! I would rather have something else... this is Overpriced...
      Zortella
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not sure why you would buy this when you can get a VW Golf R for a starting price of $33,990 (according to their website) and it has 256 hp and 4-motion. Seems like this Mini is priced way to high in comparison.
        Matt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zortella
        The Golf R is nose heavy and understeers while plowing through corners. The Mini is more neutral than the Golf R and the better handing car at speed.
        MacProMan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zortella
        golf r I imagine is much slower around the ring though, so what are we compariing again?
          ufgrat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MacProMan
          and how often DO you drive your Mini around the 'ring? I understand having a 4 wheeled rocket to drive the Nurburgring, but it's a bit far to drive for me, and there's this large puddle in the way called the Atlantic Ocean. At $40k, the JCW GP is no longer a fun daily driver, it's a track-car. If you can afford a dedicated track car, there are better ones to get. For that matter, I really can't see why you wouldn't buy a 500 Abarth, and drop $10k into tuning it, and have a faster, more nimble car and $5k left over.
          kcroc10077
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MacProMan
          "golf r I imagine is much slower around the ring though, so what are we compariing again?" That makes perfect sense. All this time I thought it was a combination of design, speed, power, maneuverability, fuel efficiency and more importantly how it makes you feel when you're about to drive it, when you're driving it, and after you drive it. Come to find out, Ring times is the deciding factor....Geez.
      Daekwan
      • 2 Years Ago
      A $40K Mini with 218hp. *leaving to literally roll around on the floor while laughing*
      Timothy Neal Templet
      • 2 Years Ago
      You'll need two, one to drive, the other for repair parts.
      ds fsdfds
      • 2 Years Ago
      At 40k I'd have to with a Boss 302.
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      You know what's also around $40k, exclusive, track focused and an absolute joy to drive? A Boss 302. I like this little thing, I really do, but that price is INSANE. You could reproduce this through the aftermarket for at least $10k less, and end up with a faster car. For this much money there are SO many cars that will simply blow it out of the water.
      Tabs Luther
      • 2 Years Ago
      I despise you Autoblog for losing my last comment! :P
      Andyz
      • 2 Years Ago
      This mini seems a perfect match for the iPad Mini:-) Priced high as a premium because that's what is costs to make a profit and provide quality... and right or wrong, the faithful will buy. I cannot understand why so many people chase cheap, cheap, cheap. Look, if you got the money and you like it, buy it, if you are not in this league just appreciate it and keep driving your old Ford Whatever.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andyz
        That's like saying that if you don't want to pay for the privilege of eating fugu (poisonous puffer fish), then you're not in the league and should go back to eating Big Macs.
      LivingLenny
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just found an extra $80K lying around. WHAT! $40K for a mini? $hit!! GIVE ME TWO!!!! One for work and the other for weekends. The chics dig minis and my car!
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