Initial 2012 Pricing Information is Here

With calendar summer about to officially start, it’s time to start looking forward to the 2012 MINI lineup and pricing for this coming fall. We’ve received updated pricing information for the various MINI models, as well as some package changes. As of this posting, our information is still incomplete, but here’s what we know so far.

2012 MINI Cooper Hardtop, Clubman and Convertible Pricing

The base price for the R56/R55/R57 will all rise by $100 each, but will now include floor mats as standard. That pushes the base prices to $20,200/$21,900/$25,650 for the Cooper engine class in the Hardtop, Clubman and Convertible respectively.

2112 MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works

The full JCW car will jump $700 over its current price to $30,500, making it the first MINI (not counting low-number special editions like the GP or WC50) with a base price above the $30k mark. However, taking into account that the price bump (finally) includes the JCW Aero Kit (as of November) and floor mats ($100), you’re in essence getting the Aero Kit for a mere $600. That’s a great deal, and the JCW car is finally getting the visual distinction it deserves.

Package Changes

Two significant changes to the MINI USA packages will come for 2012. The first is in the Premium Package, which will trade the Dual Pane Sunroof for Park Distance Control and the Chrome Line Interior. Why the change? MINI has two flavors of hardtop now. There’s the conventional rooflines in the Hardtop, Clubman and Countryman that can accept the sunroof. Then there’s the new Coupe, which cannot. Rather than having to keep track of two separate premium packages, the sunroof becomes an ala cart option.

The 2012 model year will also see the addition of a new package: the Technology Package. Our information is incomplete at this point, but we do know that this package will include at least Bluetooth integration, the center arm rest and MINI Connected. No word yet on pricing or what else may be included in this new bundle.

Here’s the full break-down:

Premium Package: $1750 (similar to the old convenience package) – Anti-Theft Alarm System – comfort access – chrome lined interior – autodimming rear view mirror – rain sensor and auto headlights – auto climate control

Technology package $2000 – Armrest – Park Distance Control – Harmon Kardon Stereo – MINI connected – Add Navigation to package for $750

  • Baankoh

    If you need Park Distance Control on a MINI, you should be using PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION !!

    • JP

      Sometimes I’m in a rush & see REALLY TIGHT parking spaces and wonder if I could squeeze the MINI in there, although I never try for fear I’ll play bumper car. PDC/rear view camera would be great (but then again, I wouldn’t trust the drivers of the cars sandwiching me).

    • Anonymous

      I have had to skip many parallel parking spots in Toronto because it was just too risky trying to squeeze in and cause damage to two cars. If you can judge rear bumper distance to within a few inches then more power to you.

    • MINImofo

      Thats what Ive always said….

    • Anonymous

      Have you driven a MINI convertible?

      • Anonymous

        Got one — it’s our weekend “fun car”, and for the most part we are able to park in places where we don’t need PDC.  But in the rare cases where we do need PDC, one of us gets out and stands behind the car to take on that duty.  Neither of us wants to see our new toy get dinged, so we take our PDC responsibilities pretty seriously. 😉

        • Anonymous

          Sorry, I was replying to Baankoh.  My ‘vert is my daily driver….  Here’s an exchange you won’t hear in our household: “Hey honey, I need to do some errands.  Stop what you’re doing and come with me in case I need some help parking.” :)

  • Anonymous

    Premium package consists of (looks a lot like the old convenience package) $1750: Anti-Theft Alarm System comfort access chrome lined interior autodimming rear view mirror rain sensor and auto headlights auto climate control

    Technology package $2000 Armrest Park Distance Control Harmon Kardon Stereo MINI connected Add Navigation to package for $750

  • Ross Walker

    We talking about the rubber floor mats or the cheesy carpet ones?

    • Anonymous

      carpet.  the “cosmopolitan” ones.    not rubber.

  • http://about.me/bentyyc Ben Tsui

    I understand the logic behind taking the sunroof out of the package, but why put PDC in? Are people asking for it? Do previous numbers support this?

    minicooper #2012

    • CraigE

      The integration with the MINI Connected system and PDC is very nice.  It gives you a top down radar style display of the back end of the car and it shows outlines of obstacles as you approach them.  This is very handy when backing into very tight spaces.  It is especially useful with the Countryman and the Convertible with their reduced rear visibility.

    • CraigE

      The integration with the MINI Connected system and PDC is very nice.  It gives you a top down radar style display of the back end of the car and it shows outlines of obstacles as you approach them.  This is very handy when backing into very tight spaces.  It is especially useful with the Countryman and the Convertible with their reduced rear visibility.

    • http://twitter.com/blitzcat blitzcat

      I think its because the US is on track to mandate it soon for all new cars, in the name of safety. There is still one toddler that gets run over per year, so we all have to have it. Mini is just ramping up to get the cost down before that transition.

  • Petey

    Are we sure this is even a MINI that we are looking at? I mean after all the emblem IS covered up…..

  • Mini Owner

    Your right about park distance control but it should be standard on the S models, the new packages have no relational value. “Product planning 101”

  • Mini Owner

    Your right about park distance control but it should be standard on the S models, the new packages have no relational value. “Product planning 101”

  • Mini Owner

    Your right about park distance control but it should be standard on the S models, the new packages have no relational value. “Product planning 101”

  • phxsteele

    2112 pricing out already. Not to bad considering the cost of inflation 100 years from now.