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New for 2013: Mini

9/21/2012
2013 Mini Model Overview

The 2013 Mini lineup includes seven different models, most of which are variations of the original Mini Hardtop. Each is offered in standard Cooper, sporty Cooper S, or performance-tuned John Cooper Works trim levels, equipped with a choice between a 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine or a turbocharged version of that motor. For 2013, the cargo-oriented Clubvan, the performance-oriented Countryman John Cooper Works, and the limited-edition Hardtop John Cooper Works GP models debut.


2013 Mini Clubman and Clubvan
The Mini Clubman and new-for-2013 Mini Clubvan are based on a stretched version of the Mini Hardtop's platform. The new Clubvan seats 2 passengers and is designed for cargo delivery in cities. As such, it is offered only with the standard 121-horsepower engine and a handful of options. The Clubman seats 4 passengers, and offers greater rear-seat leg and knee room than a Mini Hardtop. It also features a third access door on the passenger's side to ease entry and egress, and has barn-style doors in the back rather than a traditional hatchback design. The Clubman is available in Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works trims.

What's New:
  • Standard Bluetooth
  • Optional satellite radio
  • Revised Technology option package
  • Premium option package for Clubman
  • Clubvan model debuts


2013 Mini Countryman
The Mini Countryman is a 4-passenger crossover SUV that is small, compared to other compact crossovers, but is large compared to other Mini models. It is offered in Cooper, Cooper S, and new-for-2013 John Cooper Works trim levels, and Mini's ALL-4 all-wheel-drive system is optional. With the rear seat folded down, the Mini Countryman can carry up to 41 cubic feet of cargo.

What's New:
  • Bluetooth is standard
  • Satellite radio is optional
  • Revised Technology option package
  • John Cooper Works model debuts


2013 Mini Coupe and Roadster
The Mini Coupe and Roadster models are based on the Hardtop model, but have a lower roofline and seating for 2 rather than 4 passengers. Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works trims are available, and the Roadster includes an "Openometer" that tracks the amount of time the car is driven with the top down. For the 2013 model year, the Roadster receives a couple of upgrades designed to improve comfort.

What's New:
  • Bluetooth is standard
  • Satellite radio is optional
  • Modified Technology option package
  • Standard rear wind deflector for Roadster model
  • Standard semi-automatic roof operation added to Roadster model


2013 Mini Hardtop and Convertible
The Mini Hardtop and Convertible are the original Mini models to come to the United States. They seat 4 passengers, and are offered in Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works trim levels. The new performance-tuned John Cooper Works GP (JCW GP) version of the Mini Hardtop debuts for 2013, equipped with seating for 2 passengers, a more powerful engine, modified suspension and braking components, and a top speed of 150 mph, according to the automaker. Mini says this is the fastest model it has ever built. Just 2,000 of the JCW GP model will be available in the United States.

What's New:
  • Standard Bluetooth
  • Optional satellite radio
  • Modified Technology option package
  • Premium option package for Hardtop model
  • Mini Hardtop John Cooper Works GP model debuts