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MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster pricing for Australia announced

January 19, 2012

MINI has released pricing details for the new MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster micro machines. The two will launch locally later in February, in Cooper S and John Cooper Works guise.

With just two models, and two variants of the models, the now-smallest MINI in the showroom lineup is promising to offer a go-kart-like driving experience and plenty of performance. The lightweight nature of the normal MINI Cooper is already very agile.

Available as the MINI Cooper S Coupe and MINI Cooper S Roadster, these variants get the same 1.6-litre MINI-PSA turbocharged four-cylinder engine as seen in the normal Cooper S, producing 135kW of power and 260Nm of torque. The Roadster is able to do 0-100km/h in 7.1 seconds, and has an average fuel consumption rating of just 6.4L/100km.

If you’re after something with a bit more poke, the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe and MINI John Cooper Work Roadster will likely tickle your fancy. These come with a tuned version of the 1.6-litre turbo four, producing 155kW and 280Nm. The Roadster is able to do 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds, and has an average fuel consumption rating of 7.3L/100km.

Pricing will kick off from the following (excluding on-road costs):

MINI Cooper S Coupe – $45,500
MINI Cooper S Roadster – $48,010

MINI John Cooper Works Coupe – $55,100
MINI John Cooper Works Roadster – $57,600

For reference, the normal Cooper S and John Cooper Works Cooper prices start at $40,500, and $49,200, respectively.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.