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9th October, 2012

Mini Australia has announced two new entry level models for its two-seater range, the Mini Cooper Coupe and Mini Cooper Roadster, will arrive in Australia during November 2012.

Priced from $34,900* for the Coupe and $37,500* for the Roadster, the new Cooper engine variants reduce the entry price-point to the range by more than $8,000.

Mini Australia General Manager, Kai Bruesewitz said the new Cooper variants will be in hot demand.

“The Mini Cooper engine is extremely popular in other body styles in the Mini range offering punchy performance and frugal economy at a great price,” he said.

“With the addition of this engine variant, the striking new Mini Coupe and Roadster are now even more attractive and more attainable to the young and the young at heart,” said Mr Bruesewitz.

Powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine boasting a fully variable valve control system, the powerplant for both of these models generates 90 kW at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 160 Newton metres at 4,250 rpm.

This propels the Mini Cooper Coupe from standstill to 100 km/h in 9 seconds. The average fuel consumption is 5.8 l/100 kms on the combined cycle with emissions rated at 136 grammes of CO2 per km. The Mini Cooper Roadster covers the sprint in 9.2 seconds to 100 km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.1 l/100 kms (combined cycle) with 142 grammes of CO2 per km.

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Both models are equipped as standard with a 6–speed manual transmission.

Despite the low price point, the standard specification for both of these new models remains high with features such as 16” 6-Star twin spoke alloy wheels, sport seats, cruise control, automatic climate control, Bluetooth hands free kit with USB audio interface and rain sensor with automatic headlight control.

Australian Pricing*

Mini Cooper Coupe
Mini Cooper Roadster

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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