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