The 2014 Mini will be arriving in New Zealand very soon. Which is great news because this new new Mini brings the biggest change (literally) since its revival in 2001. Prices are expected to start from $36,200 for the Cooper and $44,200 for the Cooper S. That sounds very reasonable. Yes, the Fiat 500 Sport stops at $26,000 but to be honest it won’t be as well engineered as the Mini. The Mini also packs more power, is a bigger car and has more tech. The range topping Cooper S is more in line with the pricing of the Abarth 500 so that should be interesting. The Abarth has 170bhp with the Cooper S has nearly 200.
So if you look at it like that it’s good value. Take into account that this is BMW we’re talking about (infamous for price gouging) and it’s almost as if they’ve had a sudden change of heart! That is, until you look at the options list. The attractive starting price can quickly rise. For example, a 6-speed auto will command a $3k premium and if you want paddles it’ll be another $500 on top of that.
Still, the standard Cooper represents great value. This’ll be the must have car for 2014 and at that price I’m sure we’ll be seeing a few around. Especially when the entry-level One and economcial Cooper D models arrive.
European Cars… 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback Ray Line
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