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Mini Australia will launch entry-level variants of its Mini Coupe and Mini Roadster models in November, slashing the starting price of its new two-seater range by around $8000.

The Mini Cooper Coupe will be priced from $34,900 before on-road costs, undercutting the current Cooper S Coupe base model by $8090, while the Mini Cooper Roadster will start at $37,500, also $8000 below the Cooper S Roadster.

Like the other Cooper models across the Mini range, the entry-level Coupe and Roadster will be powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 90kW and 160Nm of torque.

The four-cylinder powerplant motivates the Cooper Coupe from 0-100km/h in 9.0 seconds and consumes an average of 5.8 litres of fuel per 100km, while the Cooper Roadster takes an extra two-tenths to reach triple figures and burns 6.1L/100km on the combined cycle.

Both models are equipped as standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while the optional six-speed automatic adds $2350.

Standard features in the new Cooper variants include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, climate control, cruise control, sports seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a USB media port.

Compared with the Cooper S variants, the Coopers get smaller alloys and a standard body kit and miss out on bi-xenon headlights, clear indicator lenses and the Sport button, as well as some other minor features.

The introduction of the entry-level variants should give sales of the Coupe and Roadster a shot in the arm for Mini Australia. Since launching at the beginning of this year, 95 Coupes and 70 Roadsters have been sold across the country, including nine Coupes and six Roadsters in August.


Mini Cooper Coupe and Roadster manufacturer’s list prices:

  • Cooper Coupe – $34,900
  • Cooper S Coupe – $42,990
  • John Cooper Works Coupe – $52,600
  • Cooper Roadster – $37,500
  • Cooper S Roadster – $45,500
  • John Cooper Works Roadster – $55,100

  • Daniel

    As much as I love Mini, in keeping with most people’s opinions, that coupe is just so awkward and ugly. I like the roadster, but it looks so similar to the Cabrio and the Cabrio has the same engines, the same price and more seats. 

    • Acfsambo

      Personally I would go the Roadster over the Cabrio as the back seats in the cabrio are useless and the Roadster looks better than the coupe imo

  • Browneye69

    By slashing the price by $8000 it just shows how much we were getting ripped of previously by Mini/BMW. It all ties in with my view that most local importers are ripping us off and how Australia is getting price gouged. Just as their was a Senate enquiry on how we were getting ripped of with Tech and software there should also be an enquiry about how Australia is being price gouged when it comes to cars.

    • Zaccy16

      Yeah your right, If i was going to buy a mini the only one i would consider buying is the normal hatch! cooper s preferably 

      • Browneye69

        I’m with you. I much prefer the normal shape Mini JCW.

  • Chevrons

    $34,900 plus on roads with no turbo or back seats. Sorry, too pricy

    • Guest

      Hyundai Veloster Turbo is the same money… Or current Mk6 Golf GTI at clearance prices… It’s a hard sell for a base Mini with no options. No leather, no satnav, no decent stereo, no decent alloys, nothing really…

  • Basil Exposition

    For fashion victims only.