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2012 MINI Coupe US Pricing and Specs Revealed

It’s only been a day since MINI officially unveiled the 2012 Coupe, but we just couldn’t wait until we got to hear what the car will cost to own in the States. That info has officially been revealed and we are going to pair it up with the performance and output figures for the US-spec engines. MINI has also announced that its other models will get a $100 bump in price, though other European carmakers have done worse.

If the photos revealed yesterday made you realize that owning one is a possibility, you need to realize that was a range topping JCW Coupe that 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 five-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. No official EPA estimates are available yet.

US consumers don’t get a diesel-power variant, but the Cooper S and JCW Coupes are very exciting proposition. BMW Group has added its 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.

All other MINIs will cost $100 from now on, with the exception of the JCW Hardtop and Convertible that get a bump of $800, due to the added standard aero kit.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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