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Unrivaled fun and distinctive design are the heart of every MINI. But there are some key differences between models. Select the models and trims you would like to compare.

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  • Every new MINI now comes equipped with a world-class MINI TwinPower Turbo engine. From there, the key thing to understand is the difference in power output among the 3 trims:

    • All MINI Cooper models are 3-cylinders and 134-horsepower.
    • All Cooper S models are 4-cylinders with a power boost to 189-horsepower.
    • And the track-ready MINI John Cooper Works models feature our most powerful 4-cylinder engine cranking out 228-horsepower.
    • The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid has a 134-hp gasoline engine and an 87-hp electric motor, for a total system output of 221 horsepower.
  • Thanks to our signature wide stance and wheels-at-the-corners design, all MINI models have legendary, grin-inducing agility.

    But there are some key differences between the models:

    • Compared to the MINI Hardtops and Convertible, the Clubman and Countryman each have a slightly wider turning radius due to their larger size, slightly wider wheelbase and longer front overhands.
    • A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard on all models except the Cooper S Countryman, which has a standard 8-speed automatic transmission.
    • Adjustable Driving Modes come standard in all models except the Cooper Hardtop 2 Door and Cooper Hardtop 4 Door, which have them as available options.
    • Our high-performance John Cooper Works models have a stiffer sport suspension for even tighter handling.
    • The Clubman and Countryman each offer ALL4 AWD.

    Additional Notes:

    • For Cooper S models with an automatic transmission, paddle shifters are an available option.
    • For John Cooper Works Models, the optional automatic transmission includes paddle shifters.
    • Across all MINI models we offer optional performance enhancements that make for an even more thrilling ride, like Performance Control and Dynamic Damper Control.
  • To someone sitting in a MINI for the first time, the amount of interior space might feel like magic, but it’s actually the result of thoughtful design. The plant-on roof, wheels-at-the-corners layout, and sideways engine—all original MINI innovations—were conceived to maximize passenger space in every MINI.

    Which is not to say that all MINI models are the exact same size:

    • The Countryman is the biggest MINI we’ve ever made. It seats 5 very comfortably. In fact, it has more rear leg room than the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA250.
    • The MINI Clubman is a very close in roominess to the Countryman, also seating 5. Both are ideal for families.
    • The Hardtop 4 Door is a roomier version of the Hardtop 2 Door. It also seats 5 perfect for smaller families who need to navigate city traffic and parking.
    • The MINI Hardtop 2 Door and Convertible each seat 4.
  • People are always surprised by just how much they can fit inside a MINI. But, with the addition of crossovers like the Clubman and the Countryman Sport Activity Vehicle, we now offer a wider range of model options:

    • The MINI Clubman and Countryman are our two biggest models, designed to fit a large amount of cargo for road trip adventures and weekend excursions.
    • The MINI Hardtop 4 Door is the bigger and more family-oriented Hardtop, with almost 50% more trunk volume than the 2 Door.
    • Every MINI comes with split-folding rear seats, to allow for flexible cargo and passenger combinations.
    • In the MINI Countryman, 40/20/40 folding rear seats are standard, and the whole rear seat bench slides forward, for even more packing versatility.
  • Cutting-edge features give every MINI exceptional safety:

    Active Safety Features:

    • Standard: Advanced brakes automatically prepare for an emergency stop and dry themselves in wet conditions.
    • Standard: Dynamic Stability Control selectively applies brake pressure to individual wheels, helping to counteract oversteer and understeer.
    • Standard: A Rear-View Camera and Rear Park Distance Control help you move safely in reverse.
    • Optional: Adaptive Cruise Control automatically maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

    Passive Safety Features:

    • With the exception of the Convertible, every MINI has 8 dual-stage airbags: 2 front, 2 side-impact, 2 ceiling-mounted side curtain and 2 knee-level. These smart airbags adjust their inflation pressure depending on the severity of a collision and help protect against secondary impacts.
    • Due to its soft top, the MINI Convertible has 6 dual-stage airbags: 2 front, 2 side-impact, and 2 knee-level.
    • Our advanced Crash Sensor system automatically unlocks the doors, turns on hazard lights, and, if airbags are deployed, cuts the fuel pump.


    • The 2016 MINI Hardtop 2 Door was named a Top Safety Pick + by the IIHS for models built after November 2015 and equipped with optional front crash prevention.
    • The IIHS named the MINI Countryman a Top Safety Pick for five consecutive years (2011-2015).
  • The core of MINI driver technology is MINI Connected, an intuitive infotainment console with key driving info, entertainment and Bluetooth integration.

    • MINI Connected comes standard on all models, with a 6.5” high-resolution screen.
    • An 8.8” version with satellite navigation and traffic updates is available on all models. On the Countryman and Clubman, it’s also a touchscreen.
  • From cutting-edge technology to refined interior finishes, every MINI comes with a premium set of standard features. We should note that the Countryman comes with additional standard features that are options on other MINI.

  • With an extensive range of available options, you can optimize your MINI experience. A few of our most popular options include:


    • Harman/Kardon Sound System
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

    Driver Tech:

    • Rear-View Camera (Standard on Countryman)
    • Parking Assistant
    • Active Driving Assistant
    • MINI Head Up Display


    • Comfort Access Keyless Entry (Standard on Countryman)
    • On the MINI Clubman, Comfort Access includes Smart Opener, a motion-activated sensor for the split rear doors.
    • On the MINI Countryman, the motion-activated Power Tailgate feature is available as an option.
  • The interior of every MINI pairs classic British charm with distinctive modern touches. From the satisfying responsiveness of toggle switch controls to the push-button start and the almost unlimited combinations of premium upholstery, dash, door and trim options that let every Owner tailor their MINI to fit their distinct tastes.

  • All MINI share certain design DNA from our earliest rally-racing days, like a wide, track-ready stance and the option of a contrasting roof and mirror (they helped us visually stand out from the pack, though being in first usually helped too.)

    What’s more with a myriad of choices on body colors, wheel styles, striping and other exterior details, every MINI lets its owner design a unique vehicle tailored to his or her personality.

    Silhouette and Style Differences:

    • The Convertible and Hardtop are modern takes on the iconic classic Mini.
    • Compared to the Hardtops, the Clubman is larger, longer and distinguished by its split rear doors.
    • The Countryman has a more muscular physique, higher seating position and rugged, crossover stance.
    • On the MINI Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door, 15” wheels are standard.
    • On the MINI Clubman, 16” wheels are standard.
    • On the MINI Countryman, 17” wheels are standard.

    Some Key Trim Differences

    • To compliment the increased engine power, both Cooper S and John Cooper Works models feature dual exhausts.
    • Cooper S models feature a racing-inspired rear spoiler.
    • A body Aero Kit comes standard on John Cooper Works models.
  • Every new MINI comes standard with one of the most comprehensive maintenance programs in its class, covering your recommended scheduled maintenance for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles* (whichever comes first).

    MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty

    Each new MINI is covered by our 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation. And we're not just talking about a couple key parts of your MINI. Our warranty covers everything, bumper to bumper and everything in between, except the tires.*

    Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

    • Engine Oil Service
    • Inspection Services
    • Brake Fluid Service
    • Engine Air Filter
    • Cabin Air Microfilter


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