There's a little more value packed into the Mini range for 2023.
Mini has unveiled its annual revisions for the 2023 model year lineup that includes changes to its entire range starting from the Cooper Hardtop and up to the not-so-mini John Cooper Works Countryman All4. The brand says that updates made to the range aim to elevate the fun-to-drive characteristics that are already associated with its products but no mechanical revisions are applied. Enhancing cabin convenience and entertainment is the addition of Apple CarPlay as a standard feature for all of its cars. Considering the Mini's price, this is a long overdue standard feature.
To add more character to the brand, Mini will also be introducing special editions across its range. In the USA, these include the Resolute Edition for Mini Hardtop and Convertible hatches, an Untold Edition for the Clubman, and an Untamed Edition for the Countryman. A full list of standard features and technical specifications for each 2023 model year product will be published next month.
Initially, a Zesty Yellow paint was available for the Mini Cooper Convertible only but now it will be selectable for the two-door Cooper S and JCW, and four-door Cooper S models with the Signature or Iconic trim applied. The hardtop models in these trims will also now benefit from new optional white and red multi-tone roof colors. This joins the existing blue option.
The all-electric Cooper SE benefits from even more custom trim options that include Island Blue paint for the Signature Plus and Iconic trims, but Rooftop Gray will be removed. The Iconic trim level benefits from a new selection of upholstery finishes such as Cloth Leatherette Black Pearl and Black Pearl Light Checkered. Chesterfield Leather Malt Brown is also available.
The special Resolute Edition trim will be available for the two-door and four-door Hardtop models, including the SE, and Convertible body style. The Sidewalk Edition can still be had as a Convertible-only with the Rooftop Grey metallic, Zesty Yellow, or Deep Laguna metallic paint finishes. Mini is also making slight changes to its driver assistance package by adding park assist and heads-up display.
It has also removed the active cruise control feature from the package and made it an individual option which means that the selection of features is now available for both manual and automatic transmissions. This pack can only be added to the Cooper S and SE in Signature Plus-guise and the JCW models with automatic transmissions. The Cooper SE in Iconic state retains the package with active cruise control.
Changes made to the Countryman and Clubman are not as comprehensive as those made for the hatch. These two models benefit from the same two-tone multi-color roof options and adjustments to the driver assistance package. Furthermore, the spacesaver tire is now selectable only as a standalone option. As for special trims, the Untold Edition can only be applied to the Clubman, including the JCW, while the Untamed trim will be featured on all Countryman offerings.
All models retain their 2022 prices except for the base Cooper offerings which see a nominal $500 increase in MSRP. Production for these models will commence in March. Manual transmissions are still available for most cars except for the JCW Convertible, Cooper S and JCW Clubman, and all Countryman models. With the new pricing, the starting prices are $23,400 for the Hardtop, $28,400 for the Convertible, $29,900 for the Clubman, and $29,600 for the Countryman. The most you'll pay for a new Mini is $41,500 for the JCW Countryman All4.