Press release

OVERVIEW: MODEL YEAR MY 2022 MINI HARDTOP

Woodcliff Lake, NJ,  June 11, 2021. The new MY 2022 MINI Hardtops (2 Door & 4 Door) are the modern interpretation of the brand’s most iconic model. For MY 2022, the new MINI Hardtops received significant updates to the exterior, interior and infotainment and driving safety features while remaining authentic to the elements of the MINI DNA, including fun to drive, expressive design and personalization.
 
These new MINI Hardtops started production in March 2021, including the MINI Hardtop 2 Door (Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper SE and John Cooper Works) and the MINI Hardtop 4 Door (Cooper and Cooper S).
 
Exterior Design Highlights.
The new MINI Hardtops come with an array of brand-new exterior content that will excite both loyal MINI enthusiasts and new customers interested in getting behind the wheel of the definitive, premium small car in the U.S.
 
At the front end, the new MINI Hardtops feature the integration of air curtains on the front bumper and removal of the fog lights to further enhance the clarity of the front end and provide improved aerodynamics. The front end now also features a new single unbroken hexagon front grille that extends low to the road with the safety bar now hidden underneath a body color panel, further accentuating the look of the iconic and recognizable face of the MINI. To meet the need for increased air cooling, the Cooper S and John Cooper Works variants also include a pair of air intakes with high-gloss black surrounds to the left and right of the central intake.
 
The new rear bumpers also feature visual changes that give the MINI a widened geometry to emphasize a wider stance and sportiness. The rear apron also picks up the hexagonal graphic from the front end, while the iconic twin-tailpipe exhaust system is framed to sophisticated effect in one sweeping movement by body-colored surfaces. The MINI John Cooper Works also now features an eye-catching diffuser to provide the tail of the car with dynamic racing intent.

The MINI Hardtops also feature new side scuttle designs and wheel arch trims also help emphasis the sportiness of the vehicle. The existing wheel portfolio is also enriched to include new 17” and 18” wheels, including the new 18” Circuit Spoke 2-tone and the new 18” Pulse Spoke 2-tone.
 
In addition to three new exterior colors, including Island Blue, Rooftop Grey and Zesty Yellow, the new MINI Hardtops are available with a Multitone Roof, a color gradient of Soul Blue, Pearly Aqua, and Jet Black in combination with black mirror caps. This is a unique feature in the automotive industry thanks to a new, innovative painting technology at Plant Oxford.
 
The new MINI Hardtops also come standard with LED headlights with a high global back inner housing. Along the side, the new models have a modernized side scuttle design including LED indicators and model specific inserts. Standard LED Headlights are coupled together with our unique Union Jack LED Taillights, which will also be included in every new MINI Hardtop. For those seeking even more personalization and style, the optional Piano Black Exterior is now available on door handles, fuel lid (Cooper S/JCW), exhaust end pipes (Cooper/Cooper S), MINI Logos and model badges (Cooper/Cooper S/Cooper SE) in black.

Interior Design Highlights.
The new MINI Hardtops also include a variety of new features and content in the interior, with a strong focus on Infotainment & Digitalization.
 
When hopping into the cockpit, the driver and passenger will no doubt notice the 8.8“-screen embedded in the center instrument design, which is now standard on all models. It is combined with the all-new user experience with a completely modernized look & feel, configurable live widgets and two available color schemes (Lounge & Sport). New for the updated models, SiriusXM is now also standard on all MINIs across the range as of Model Year 22. The new and contemporary interior atmosphere is rounded off by the new MINI Ambient Light with 6 different colors always matching perfectly to the selected mode.
 
In the cooler climates, the driver will also quickly notice the heated steering wheel that guarantees warm hands and comfort for maximum driving experience, even on the coldest days. The newly designed steering wheel also comes with horizontal spokes, buttons integrated in even surface with Piano Black finish, as well as a new design for the lower spoke in both steering wheel variants & sport steering wheel in leather is standard.

The new MINI Hardtops now also feature increased safety with our Driving Assistant available as standard on all U.S. bound MINIs, with the inclusion of Lane Departure Warning which can actively alert the driver through steering wheel vibration. Drivers can also enjoy the comfort of our extended Active Cruise Control, which is now able to break down to 0 mph (only with automatic and dual clutch transmission).
 
U.S. Market Pricing
Despite all the new standard equipment upgrades, including the addition of LED Headlights, a new Digital Instrument Cluster, Lane Departure Warning and all the aesthetic updates, the MY 2022 MINI Hardtops will see only a $500 increase across most trim levels. At the same time, several highly popular trim levels will see no price increase from MY 2021 to MY 2022, including the Signature and Iconic trims on the MINI Cooper S Hardtop and the Iconic trim on the MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop. The Signature trim for both the MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop received a larger increase due to the addition of optional equipment to that trim level.
 
For the third straight model year, the MINI Cooper SE will not see a price increase and will remain at a with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,900 plus an additional $850 Destination & Handling fee.
 
The New MINI Cooper SE.
The new enhancements made to the MINI Hardtops certainly does not exclude the MINI Cooper SE. The fully electric variant of the MINI Hardtop will get the same exterior updates to the front and rear bumpers, side scuttles and front grille, along with the Piano Black Exterior contents mentioned above and the Multitone roof. The MINI Cooper SE creates its own identity with its yellow-accented 'S' and closed-off radiator grille. Additional wheels will be available for the MINI Cooper SE as of March 2021, including 16” Victory Spoke black, 17” Tentacle Spoke black and 17” Scissor Spoke 2-tone.
 
The MINI Cooper SE will also receive most of the interior updates as well, including the new steering wheel design, new center instrument design with 8.8” screen, heated steering wheel, lane departure warning, and SiriusXM as standard.
 
The Cooper SE makes electric mobility more “MINI” by maintaining authentic attributes of design, handling, and fun that are found in every MINI model. The MINI Cooper SE harkens back to the mission of the very first Mini developed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959 – to develop a creative solution for a highly efficient car with a small footprint that was fun to drive, and accessible to the masses.

Power and Performance
With a low center of gravity, a powerful electric powertrain, and dynamic handling, the MINI Cooper SE is a true performance car that retains all the fun-to-drive attributes MINI owners have come to know and love. The front wheel drive electric motor generates 181hp and 199 lb.-ft. of torque enabling the new MINI Cooper SE to go from 0 – 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 93 mph.

Attainable Electric Mobility
While the MINI Cooper SE has an MSRP of $29,900, the federal EV credit of $7,500 along with available state EV incentives make the MINI Cooper SE even more attractive. In some cases, qualified consumers can get a MINI Cooper SE below $20,000. Examples of some state EV incentives include;
  • CO – offers $4,000 (as of 2020)
  • CA - offers $2,000 plus an additional $2,500 based on income qualifications
  • DE - offers $3,500
  • MD - offers $3,000
  • OR - offers $2,500
  • NJ - Car is exempt form 7% sales tax on new vehicle purchases
 
There are also a number of states that offer $1,500 - $1,700 in credits, along with some states that offer additional benefits such as access to HOV lanes.

The value equation goes up more when one factors in fuel savings on top of federal and state incentives. A MINI Cooper SE battery electric customer may realize an additional saving of up to $3,700 over a six-year period of driving with the comparison based on the following assumptions:
  • MINI Cooper S with 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine - 30 MPG combined
  • MINI Cooper SE battery electric – miles per kWh at 3.22
  • 10,000 average miles driven a year
  • Premium fuel at $3.30 a gallon
  • Electricity at $0.15 a kW
 
With this estimated fuel cost savings, the MINI Cooper SE becomes even more attainable.

“Premium” Well Defined with High Level of Standard Equipment
The MINI Cooper SE comes standard with the Signature base trim level that offers a full complement of premium features and equipment. Beyond the standard equipment, two additional trim levels will be offered giving customers the choice to easily add two bundled packages of premium equipment.
 
MINI Electric Collection.
With the MINI Electric Collection MINI is offering a unique and progressive limited edition for the MINI Cooper SE. Carefully selected adaptations on interior and exterior underline the Collection’s individual character and uniqueness, including:
  • Two new colors – Island Blue and Rooftop Grey
  • Multitone roof
  • MINI Electric Collection spoke wheels.
  • Special MINI Electric Collection graphics
  • Black Pearl light grey upholstery.
  • Piano Black exterior
  • Interior surface aluminum
 
Tech Specs: Inside and Out
The lineup of MINI Hardtop vehicles remain largely unchanged, boasting similar specs across the board and continuing to offer high performance within a compact frame. Hardtop models did receive minor updates to overall measurements, with an increase in boot-to-bonnet length across all models.
 
MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door
INSIDE AND OUT.            SPECS FOR ALL TRIM LEVELS.
Engine Configuration TwinPower Turbo, 1.5-liter,
inline 3-cylinder direct-injection engine
with double VANOS
Transmission 6-Speed
Manual
7-Speed
Dual Clutch Automatic
Max. Horsepower 134 hp @ 4500 rpm
Max. Torque 162 lb-ft @ 1480 rpm
Acceleration
(0-60 mph)
7.6 sec 7.6 sec
Top Speed 130 mph
Seating Capacity 4 adults
Cargo Area Capacity 34 ft3 with rear seats folded down
8.7 ft3 with rear seats in use
Measurements 152.2" boot to bonnet
68" wide
55.7" high
 
 
 
MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door
INSIDE AND OUT.            SPECS FOR ALL TRIM LEVELS.
Engine Configuration TwinPower Turbo, 1.5-liter,
inline 3-cylinder direct-injection engine
with double VANOS
Transmission 6-Speed
Manual
7-Speed
Dual Clutch Automatic
Max. Horsepower 134 hp @ 4500 rpm
Max. Torque 162 lb-ft @ 1480 rpm
Acceleration
(0-60 mph)
7.9 sec 7.9 sec
Top Speed 129 mph
Seating Capacity 5 adults
Cargo Area Capacity 40.7 ft3 with rear seats folded down
13.1 ft3 with rear seats in use
Measurements 158.5" boot to bonnet
68" wide
56.1" high
 

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door
INSIDE AND OUT.            SPECS FOR ALL TRIM LEVELS.
Engine Configuration TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter,
inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine
with double VANOS
Transmission 6-Speed
Manual
7-Speed
Dual Clutch Automatic
Max. Horsepower 189 hp @ 5000 rpm
Max. Torque 206 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm
Acceleration
(0-60 mph)
6.5 sec 6.4 sec
Top Speed 145 mph
Seating Capacity 4 adults
Cargo Area Capacity 34 ft3 with rear seats folded down
8.7 ft3 with rear seats in use
Measurements 158.5" boot to bonnet
68" wide
55.7" high

 
MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door
INSIDE AND OUT.            SPECS FOR ALL TRIM LEVELS.
Engine Configuration TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter,
inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine
with double VANOS
Transmission 6-Speed
Manual
7-Speed
Dual Clutch Automatic
Max. Horsepower 189 hp @ 5000 rpm
Max. Torque 206 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm
Acceleration
(0-60 mph)
6.6 sec 6.5 sec
Top Speed 145 mph
Seating Capacity 5 adults
Cargo Area Capacity 40.7 ft3 with rear seats folded down
13.1 ft3 with rear seats in use
Measurements 159.1" boot to bonnet
68" wide
56.1" high
 
 
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop Electric
INSIDE AND OUT.            SPECS FOR ALL TRIM LEVELS.
Engine Configuration Electric Motor
Transmission Single Speed Automatic
Max Output 135 kW / 181 hp
Max Torque 270 Nm / 199 lb-ft
Acceleration
(0-60 mph)
6.9 sec
Braking 2 Stage Regenerative Braking
Battery Capacity 32.6 kWh Gross / 28.9 kWh Net
Charging Capability Up to 7.4 kW AC / Up to 50 kW DC
Seating Capacity 4 adults
Cargo Area Capacity 34 ft3 with rear seats folded down
8.7 ft3 with rear seats in use
Measurements 151.7" boot to bonnet
68" wide
56.4" high
 
MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop
INSIDE AND OUT.            SPECS FOR ALL TRIM LEVELS.
Engine Configuration TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter,
inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine
with double VANOS
Transmission 6-Speed
Manual
8-Speed Sport Automatic
with paddle shifters
Max. Horsepower 228 hp @ 5200 rpm
Max. Torque 235 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
Acceleration
(0-60 mph)
6.1 sec 5.9 sec
Top Speed 149 mph
Seating Capacity 4 adults
Cargo Area Capacity 34 ft3 with rear seats down
8.7 ft3 with rear seats in use
Measurements 152.8" boot to bonnet
68" wide
55.7" high
 
 
Extensive range of exterior paint
The diverse pool of exterior paint options received several changes, with two new colors introduced across most models: Island Blue and Rooftop Grey. A handful of colors were also phased out from the Hardtop lineup, including Solaris Orange, Thunder Grey and Starlight Blue.

 
Please use the following key when reviewing the below exterior paint and trim charts:
 ■ Included       □ Optional Upgrade    - Not Available

MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door & 4 Door


MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door & 4 Door



MINI Cooper SE Electric


MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop

Black, white and body color mirror caps and roof colors continue to be offered across all models, within select packages. An exciting addition to the design of the MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door and the MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop is the new multitone roof in each model’s Iconic package.
 
Available Options & Trim
The MINI Hardtop lineup retains most key features from the previous model year, while adding new, interactive features such as a head-up display across Classic, Signature and Iconic trim packages depending on the particular model. A new 8.8” touchscreen media display will also be introduced in addition to a size increase for existing touchscreen navigation systems from 6.5” to 8.8”. Premium packages now also offer heated steering wheels for added driver comfort.
 
MINI Cooper 2 Door & 4 Door
AVAILABLE TRIMS†                                     CLASSIC                SIGNATURE     INCONIC
 
 
7-Speed Sport Dual Clutch Transmission
Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking
Rear Park Distance Control
Rear View Camera
Dynamic Cruise Control
Rain Sensor
LED Headlights
Head-Up Display - -
Heated Front Seats
Comfort Access System -
Panoramic Moonroof -
Premium Package
• Heated Steering Wheel
• Power-Folding Mirrors
• Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
• Harman/Kardon® Premium Sound System
-
Upholstery Package
• Choice of Leather Upholstery
• Upgraded Interior Surfaces
• Nappa Leather Steering Wheel
-
8.8" Touchscreen Media Display -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation Plus
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
SiriusXM® with 12 month Subscription
 
MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door & 4 Door
AVAILABLE TRIMS†                                   CLASSIC                SIGNATURE     INCONIC
 
 
7-Speed Sport Dual Clutch Transmission
Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking
Rear Park Distance Control
Rear View Camera
Dynamic Cruise Control
Rain Sensor
LED Headlights
Head-Up Display -
Heated Front Seats
Comfort Access System -
Panoramic Moonroof -
Premium Package
• Heated Steering Wheel
• Power-Folding Mirrors
• Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
• Harman/Kardon®
Premium Sound System
• Piano Black Exterior Trim
• Choice of 16", 17", or 18" Wheels
-
Upholstery Package
• Choice of Leather Upholstery
• Upgraded Interior Surfaces
-
8.8" Touchscreen Media Display -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation Plus
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
SiriusXM® with 12 month Subscription
 
AVAILABLE TRIMS†                              SIGNATURE        SIGNATURE        INCONIC
                                                                                              PLUS
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop
Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking
Rear Park Distance Control
Front Park Distance Control with Parking Assistant
Active Cruise Control
Rear View Camera
LED Headlights and Taillights
Alarm System
Head-Up Display
Heated Front Seats
Dual Zone Climate Control
Heated Steering Wheel
Comfort Access System
Power-Folding Mirrors -
Panoramic Moonroof -
Carbon Black Leatherette - -
Cloth Leatherettte Black Pearl Light Chequered - -
Chesterfield Leather Satellite Grey - -
MINI Electric Collection
• 17" MINI Electric Collection Spoke Wheel
• Nappa Leather Steering Wheel
• Electric Collection Graphics
• Multitone Roof
• Piano Black Exterior Trim
• Anthracite Headliner
• Interior Surfaces Aluminum
- -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation
• Apple CarPlay®
-
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation Plus
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
Harman Kardon®
Sound System
-
SiriusXM® with 12 month Subscription
 
MINI John Cooper Works
AVAILABLE TRIMS†                                  CLASSIC                SIGNATURE     INCONIC
 
 Hardtop
8-Speed Sport Transmission with paddle shifters
Dynamic Damper Control -
Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking
Rear Park Distance Control
Rear View Camera
LED Headlights
Head-Up Display -
Heated Front Seats
Comfort Access System -
Panoramic Moonroof -
Premium Package
 
• Choice of 17” or 18” Wheel
• Heated Steering Wheel
• Power-Folding Mirrors
• Piano Black Exterior Trim
• Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
• Harman Kardon® Premium
Sound System
-
Nappa Leather Steering Wheel
Upholstery Package
• Choice of Leather Upholstery
• Upgraded Interior Surfaces
-
8.8" Touchscreen Media Display -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
8.8” Touchscreen Navigation Plus
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
SiriusXM® with 12 month Subscription
 
 
U.S. Marketing Pricing
 
MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door
  CLASSIC SIGNATURE ICONIC
*Base MSRP $22,900 $26,900 $30,900
 
MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door
  CLASSIC SIGNATURE ICONIC
*Base MSRP $23,900 $27,900 $31,900
 
MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door
  CLASSIC SIGNATURE ICONIC
*Base MSRP $26,900 $30,900 $34,900
 
MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door
  CLASSIC SIGNATURE ICONIC
*Base MSRP $27,900 $31,900 $35,900
 
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop
  SIGNATURE SIGNATURE PLUS ICONIC
*Base MSRP $29,900 $33,900 $36,900
 
MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop
  CLASSIC SIGNATURE ICONIC
*Base MSRP $32,900 $35,900 $39,900
 
MSRP does not include exterior color upgrade, destination and handling charges of $850 and excludes license, registration, taxes and options.
 
Special Editions
Over the past few years, the MINI Hardtop has been the foundation for several special editions, including all three variants. They include the well-equipped, low cost MINI Oxford Edition, the high performance, low cost MINI 1499 GT and the high performance MINI John Cooper Works International Orange Edition and the MINI John Cooper Works Knights Edition, as well as the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition and the MINI Coral Red Edition.
 
Images & Videos
A complete image gallery of the MY 2022 MINI Hardtop is available here. Full technical specifications for all variants of the MINI Hardtop 2 Door can be found here and the MINI Hardtop 4 Door here.

 

About MINI in the US
MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand. The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 115 MINI passenger car dealers. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops. Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown to encompass a model range of five unique vehicles.

 

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