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BASE INVOICE
$19,170
BASE MSRP
$21,300
On Features
Though lightly equipped in base form, the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe is highly customizable, with a wide range of available upgrades--just beware the potential to balloon the price tag.
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[The 2012 Coupe] adds MINI Connected to the mix, tapping its technological liaison at BMW for Apps functionality like the MOG music subscription service and may more.
Motor Authority

Over-the-body stripes, different wheels and two-tone interior schemes allow further customization to make this Mini totally you.
Edmunds

Mini has crammed as much technology into the 2012 Cooper Coupe as it has at its disposal, featuring the Mini Connected system and its latest new trick: MOG streaming music integration.
Autoblog

Underneath, the Mini Coupe has a new electronic differential lock control (EDLC) that simulates a true locking front differential by using the brakes to minimize wheelspin on the unloaded tire, transferring power to the loaded one.
Motor Trend

You can turn the hatch into a two-seater with more than double the trunk capacity of the Coupe by simply folding the rear seats. And you can get four people in one should the need arise. Not going to happen with the Coupe.
Inside Line

The base 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe starts at a rather reasonable $22,000, but comes with a fairly basic set of equipment, the highlights being HD Radio and SiriusXM satellite radio, a standard six-speaker CD audio system, plus complimentary roadside assistance.

Optional extras include navigation, a Harmon/Kardon audio system, an electronic differential lock system, sport suspension, run-flat tires, upgraded 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels, park distance control, MINI Connected, and a whole host of cosmetic upgrades for the interior and exterior. Many of these options are standard equipment on the pricier Cooper S and John Cooper Works models.

A range of packages bundle some of these options together, including Premium, Sport, and Technology packages. With a long list of optional upgrades and personalization features, the MINI Coupe is just as customizable as any other MINI, and far more so than most other cars in the segment--but beware the bottom line: the price can rise rapidly into the $40,000 range on a well-equipped John Cooper Works model.

Conclusion

Though lightly equipped in base form, the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe is highly customizable, with a wide range of available upgrades--just beware the potential to balloon the price tag.

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