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by Tim Beissmann

MINI Australia has confirmed the pricing of the MINI Coupe and Roadster models ahead of their local showroom debut late in February.

The MINI Cooper S Coupe opens the new line-up at $42,990 before on-road costs, while the cloth-topped Cooper S Roadster demands a $2510 premium at $45,500. That makes the Coupe $2490 more expensive than the Cooper S hatch, while the Roadster is $3100 cheaper than the Cooper S Cabrio.

The JCW Coupe starts at $52,600, making it $3100 dearer than the hatch, while the JCW Roadster tops the new range at $55,100, undercutting the JCW Cabrio by $2200.

All models are powered by the familiar 1.6-litre turbocharged engine tunes from the existing MINI range: the Cooper S models produce 135kW and 260Nm while the JCWs put out 155kW and 280Nm.


The Cooper S Coupe is the most efficient model in the range, burning 6.3 litres of fuel per 100km, while the JCW Coupe is the quickest, sprinting from 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds.

Standard features across the range include the active rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, sport button, parking sensors, climate control and sports seats.

The JCW variants score unique wheels, revised aerodynamic kit, sports suspension, body stripes and a Harmon/Kardon audio system.

2012 MINI Coupe and 2012 MINI Roadster manufacturer’s list prices (excluding government and dealer charges):

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