2012 MINI Coupe US Online Configurator Goes Live

When MINI unveiled their Cooper Coupe a couple of months back, showing the most awesome JCW version first, we were thoroughly impressed with it, agreeing that it’s a car worth driving if not owning before ever getting to see it in person. Now, the US division has launched the online configurator for the car, reminding us just how much it will cost to make such a two-door look special.

If the JCW version with a retuned turbocharged 1.6-liter engine is what you dream of, than you need to realize that the range topping Coupe goes for $31,900. However, for the base price of $22,000, you too can enjoy the first ever MINI two-seater coupe, though it has been fitted with a less-than-impressive normally-aspirated 1.6-liter, and come paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

The four-pot produces 121 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 118 pound-feet of torque at 4,250 rpm, which helps it accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, and on to a top speed of 127 mph. US consumers don’t get the diesel version, so we’ll jump straight into talking about the Cooper S and JCW, which now have BMW’s twin-scroll turbocharger and direct-injection to the 1.6-liter engine to produce either 181 hp or 208 hp respectively. Both are available with automatic gearboxes, and the mid-range models costs $25,300, while the JCW Coupe will set you back $31,900, as we mentioned.

We’ve only talked about base prices, but to make your Coupe truly look as good as you wanted it to, the options list is ready to take your sister, left leg and soul, should you be willing to sign these away for bit of chrome.

The leather steering wheel is standard, but if you want special trim on the dash, it will cost you $250, while a Leather/Cloth combination in Carbon Black for the seats will set you a full $1,000. This little MINI definitely thinks it’s a Lambo!

Moving on to the body of the car, and we immediately notice a pair of silver stripes that cost $250. In fact, most of the really snazzy colors cost $500.
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