2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe
Yesterday we saw the reveal of the new 2012 MINI Coupe range and today we have the all-important pricing details for the car, which is set to go on sale this October. The new range here in the U.S. will consist of the entry-level Cooper Coupe, mid-level Cooper S Coupe and high-performance John Cooper Works Coupe.
Pricing for the range will start at $22,000 for the base Cooper Coupe and top out at $31,900 for the John Cooper Works version. Note, all prices include a $700 destination charge.
So what do you get for $22,000? Well, quite a bit actually. Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 121 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is a reasonable 8.3 seconds and top speed comes in at 127 mph.
You also get fuel saving electric power steering, dynamic stability control and park distance control as standard. Some of the optional goodies are adaptive headlights plus a dynamic traction control system with an electronic differential lock. Estimated fuel economy is 43.5 mpg for the European combined cycle.
Moving up the chain you come to the Cooper S Coupe, which lists for $25,300. This model packs a turbocharged version of the base Coupe’s 1.6-liter engine and delivers 181 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque under normal conditions. Up to 192 pound-feet of torque can be tapped for short periods thanks to an overboost function.
Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes 6.5 seconds and top speed is 142 mph. Fuel economy, meanwhile, is an estimated 40 mpg.
For $31,900 you get the sporty John Cooper Works Coupe, which is powered by the same 1.6-liter turbo four but with output turned up to 208 horsepower. Acceleration for the 0-60 mph benchmark is 6.1 seconds and top speed is 149 mph. All this performance comes at a cost, however, with fuel economy estimated to come in at 33 mpg for the combined figure on the European cycle.
For the complete rundown of info on the new 2012 MINI Coupe, click here.