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2014 MINI Cooper Heading to Australia Cheaper than Predecessor

The latest country to get the new MINI Cooper range will be Australia, in the land below, the Hardtop starting at AUD26,650 when paired with a manual 6-speed gearbox and AUD29,000 when fitted with an automatic.
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As a sign of goodwill from MINI Australia, the new cars are actually cheaper than their predecessor by a whopping AUD5,000. There’s even more good news for Australian MINI enthusiasts: the One model will be introduced later this year and will be priced around the AUD23,000 range.

A similar pricing strategy was also applied to the diesel model, the Cooper D, that will now be AUD3,000 cheaper than its predecessor, starting at AUD31,800 and going up to AUD34,150 for the 6-speed automatic gearbox. While this one would be the most frugal choice, early reports showed that the oil burners might have an early problem with acoustics at the moment, one that the engineers are looking into. So you’d better wait a couple of weeks until everything’s ok.

The car everyone wants, and the one we tested recently, the Cooper S will start at AUD36,950 with the manual gearbox, another discount, being AUD3,750 cheaper than the Mk2 model. For the automatic (that really isn’t worth the premium if you ask us) you’d have to pony up AUD2,650 more.

Standard features include keyless engine start toggle, 15”, 16”, 17” alloy wheels (depending on the model), auto headlights and rain sensors, leather steering wheel, floor mats, textile upholstery, manual air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, six airbags and rear parking sensors.

Of course, as you go up in the range, more optional features become standard, such as Sport seats, leather upholstery and satellite navigation, for example, inside the Cooper S model.


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