The AWD model costs over $40,000.
The modern Mini is one of the most appealing cars to customize, and we're not just talking about the hatchback. Its lovable, youthful design lends itself brilliantly to all kinds of bold colors and special editions. Mini has capitalized on this throughout the years, and towards the end of 2020, announced the Mini Countryman Boardwalk Edition. At the time, we knew what the Boardwalk Edition would look like, but it wasn't clear if this Countryman would be sold in North America. Fortunately, Mini has just confirmed that it will - the brand just shared specific feature content, pricing, and an availability date for this special model.
The 2022 Mini Countryman Boardwalk Edition, which uses the more powerful engine from the Countryman Cooper S, carries a starting MSRP of $38,365, excluding a destination and handling charge of $850. Buyers wanting the ALL4 all-wheel-drive variant will have to cough up $40,365. Those prices are significantly more than the $31,900 starting price of the regular Countryman Cooper S. So, what does the extra $6,465 get you? Starting with the exterior, the Boardwalk Edition is finished in Deep Laguna metallic with a black contrast roof. Black 18-inch Pin Spoke alloy wheels are standard.
The stylish cabin gets leather Cross Punch Black trim along with the Touchscreen Navigation Package, a feature that isn't equipped to the base Countryman Cooper S. There are special graphics adorning the dashboard, roof, and door sills. As with other Minis, there is a long options list that allows you to add equipment like LED fog lights, power-folding exterior mirrors, and an auto-dimming interior mirror. Production of the Boardwalk Edition began this month and the limited model will be available at US dealers starting in April 2021. While the crossover looks good, it's a lot to pay for what only really amounts to a few aesthetic upgrades.