The original MINI was certainly the perfect example of a European people’s car. Back in the days, it did not really matter if you were a rock star or a plain old hippie, everyone could be seen driving a MINI. Now that the German car manufacturer, BMW, has entered the fray, MINI cars remain to be hip, cool, and funky to drive. The newest lineup of MINI automobiles are now more refined and quiet to drive while delivering the same amount of nifty handling as inspired by the original model launched way back in 1959.
The 2012 MINI Cooper is sold as a hardtop, convertible, and coupe. This is BMW’s way of providing a variety of choices for the loyal MINI car buyer. You can also choose three trim models for the Cooper: base Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper JCW (John Cooper Works.) The Mini Coupe in particular is the newest model in the lineup and starts at $22,000. Nimble handling and more relaxed ride now come standard on all MINI Cooper models along with standard equipment such as 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning, and satellite radio.
The 2012 Mini Clubman starts at $21,900 and is considerably more practical than the original MINI Cooper. Retro inspired looks and a more spacious interior is what the MINI Clubman is all about. Base models receive a 1.6-liter, four cylinder engine that generates 121hp while the S models receive a turbocharged version that generates 181hp. The MINI Clubman offers an impressive amount of standard gear including air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, and stability control. But what truly makes this car stand out is the level of customization. You can very well choose a broad array of color schemes and equipment packages that are unique to you.
If you think that the MINI Countryman is a foolish proposition for a practical MINI then you are mistaken. In fact, the 2012 MINI Countryman is perfect for the small American family that is attracted to the original MINI styling. The Countryman has four proper doors and offers generous levels of space for the rear occupants. Starting at $22,450, the Countryman comes standard with a 1.6-liter, 121hp four-cylinder engine along with satellite radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a six-speaker audio system. MINI vehicles are stylish, compact, and efficient. Take advantage of a free, local price quote in order to arrive at the lowest prices in your area. Try a free quote today and pay less for a brand new MINI!