The value proposition gets even better.
Today's Mini Cooper is not only larger than the original, it's also pricier. Now owned by BMW, Mini is definitely a premium brand, but it hasn't forgotten its bargain-focused roots. It's now presenting the 2022 Mini Cooper Oxford Edition, the latest version of a multi-year trim line that focuses on value over all the other benefits a Mini has to offer.
Available once again in both two-door hardtop and four-door body styles, the latest Oxford Edition features the same exterior, interior, and infotainment updates applied to the rest of the lineup for its mid-cycle refresh. Both hardtops come standard with an 8.8-inch touchscreen display, digital instrument cluster, leatherette upholstery, front collision and lane departure warning, LED headlights with Union Jack rear lights, and 12 months of Sirius/XM satellite radio.
A set of 17-inch silver or black wheels, normally a $1,250 option are also standard, as are $500 extras like dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats. The $250 Anthracite headliner is also tossed in. This all adds up to $3,000 in standard equipment and, when combined with a $3,150 lower MSRP compared to the base models, translates to $6,150 of value-packed goodness.
For example, the 2022 model year two-door model has an MSRP of $22,900, but its Oxford Edition equivalent is priced at $19,750. The four-door costs only $1,000 more and it's still a bargain compared to the $23,900 price for the base trim.
Buyers can also choose from six exterior colors, a black or white contrasting roof, and mirror caps.
"Our specially equipped Mini Oxford Editions are attractively priced to offer potential customers a new Mini that is more attainable than ever before," said Ishaan Khatri, Product Planning Manager of Mini USA. "In addition to their value, these new 2022 Oxford Edition hardtops offer all the goodness of Mini's stylish and fun to drive character."
Those interested in spending a little more can add a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a panoramic sunroof for just $1,500 more, instead of their combined $2,500 price tag. The 2022 Mini Oxford Edition is now available for order nationwide.