What's New for 2017: Mini

January 24, 2017

The Mini lineup may not quite live up to its nameplate—after all, there are a seemingly endless number of ways one can maximize a Mini—but that seems just fine with buyers.

For 2017, the Mini lineup sees the addition of an all-new Countryman—the brand's quasi-crossover. As you might expect, it drips with retro character, even though underneath it's basically a BMW X1. But don't discount it as a BMW in quirkier clothing. The Mini is considerably cheaper and, unlike what was once billed as the "ultimate driving machine," the X1 can't be had with a stick shift. 

We've divided Mini's lineup into two flavors: Cooper, which encompasses three- and five-door variants plus the convertible, and Countryman, which denotes the high-riding five-door. 

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman

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Here's a more comprehensive look at what you'll find in a Mini showroom this year:

Mini Cooper

  • Some minor optional equipment shuffling on all models.
  • Seven Special Edition available in unique interior and exterior colors.

Mini Countryman

  • All-new crossover.
  • Offered in a plug-in hybrid variant for the first time ever (but will come later). 
  • Based on the BMW X1 (or is it vice-versa?), but powertrain lineup mirrors Cooper (aside from the hybrid).
  • Goes on sale in late spring. 
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