New 2014 Mini starts from $26,650
PRICING has been slashed on the new Mini range which is just about to reach showrooms.
The new Mini Cooper will start from $26,650, which is a $5000 reduction on the outgoing model. The new Mini Cooper D is down $3000 to $31,800 and the range topping Mini Cooper S is now priced at $36,950, a reduction of $3750.
To be officially launched on April 14, the new Mini is not so small. It features increased dimensions for the chassis, body and interior space. The 2014 Mini is 98mm longer, 44mm wider and 7mm higher.
"The new Mini receives the latest technology and features for a much higher level of refinement. At the same time, we've retained the engaging "go-kart" driving style this iconic vehicle is known for," Mini Australia general manager Kai Bruesewitzsaid.
"But the best news for Australian Mini fans is that we have been able to reduce the pricing of the all-new Mini, making it more accessible than ever before."
• Three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine
• 1499 cc, 100kW, 220Nm @ 1250-4000 rpm (230 Nm with overboost)
• 0-100 kmh 7.9 seconds
• 4.7 litres/100km (combined average(, CO2 110 grams per km.
MINI Cooper D:
• Three-cylinder turbo diesel
• 1496cc, 85kW, 270Nm @ 1750rpm
• 0-100 kmh 9.2 seconds
• 3.7 litres/100km (combined average), CO2 97 grams per km.
MINI Cooper S:
• Four-cylinder turbocharged petrol
• 1998cc, 141kW, 28 Nm @ 1250-4750rpm (300 Nm with overboost)
• 0-100kmh 6.8 seconds
• 5.9 litres/100km (combined average), CO2 138 grams per km.