MINI would be the pièce de résistance of all hot hatch backs, if it were French.
It might not seem like a whole lot has changed from the MINI platform, but now there are more than a million ways to customize your 2014 Cooper hardtop.
The ability to completely personalize your MINI is a huge appeal for buyers who feel the need for their hatchback to suit their own style. BMW is aware of this and has provided the opportunity for an even larger list of options.
If you head to the showroom, prepare to sit down for a whole day in order to create your perfect MINI. The expansive range of options includes (deep breath): mirror caps, side scuttles, roof graphics, floor mats, door sills, center hub caps … the list goes on and on. Every option has different color variations or choices in patterns.
A MINI customer can also buy luggage and lanyards to match their car. Is it possible to offer too many options? MINI seems to think the sky is the limit. Besides all of these minor options, there are also a few noteworthy upgrades for the new 2014 Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S.
The base Mini Cooper will come with a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, but the 17-inch multi-spoke standards are still available on the S model. A brand new 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine will be powering the standard 2014 Mini Cooper, while a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo making 189 hp powers the Mini Cooper S.
These new Mini’s are the standard for a host of BMW front-wheel-drive cars to come, such as the BMW 2 series Active Tourer for example. The base 2014 MINI Cooper starting price is $20,745, and the MINI Cooper S starts at $24,395. Both models are available now, but don’t expect to get any of those sweet add-ons for anything less than a significant premium.