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.