A refresh includes new headlights with a lighted ring, new wheels and new taillights. A new MINI logo rounds out the visual changes. A Union Jack is part of the design of the optional LED taillights. A Piano Black exterior option replaces chrome with glossy black trim and an illuminated Union Jack on the passenger side dashboard. Another option is the MINI logo projection feature: lights in the bottom of the sideview mirrors project a MINI logo onto the ground in front of the doors for a short period when the MINI is unlocked.
A three-tiered ordering system simplifies the lineup, including "Classic," "Signature" and "Iconic." Dual zone automatic climate control is no longer standard in Classic models, but requires a step up to Signature or Iconic.
A new infotainment system is standard with a 6-1/2-inch touch screen. An 8.8-inch infotainment system with navigation is available, standard on Iconic and optional on Signature. A wireless phone charger is offered. MINI Connected is offered, with a 4G connection it can send help if an airbag is deployed, send directions from your phone or computer to the navigation system or even track small, tagged objects like your wallet.
Cooper 2dr Hardtop
All the same upgrades and refreshes as the Cooper Convertible.
Cooper 4dr Hardtop
All the same upgrades and refreshes as the Cooper Convertible and Hardtop 2dr.
Three steps are now offered on every Clubman model: Classic, Signature and Iconic. So, first you choose your powertrain: Base for the 3-cylinder turbo with 134 horsepower, S for the 189-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo, or John Cooper Works for a 228-horsepower 2.0-liter. All are available with a 6-speed manual or an automatic (6-speed for Base front-wheel-drive, 8-speed for ALL4, S and JCW). Base and S models come with standard front-wheel-drive and optional ALL4 all-wheel-drive. The John Cooper Works comes standard with ALL4.
After you decide which engine, transmission and drive system you want, you choose your basic equipment level. Classic is the entry point, with manual single zone air-conditioning returning as standard this year and 16-inch wheels. Signature gets the panoramic roof, heated seats, dual zone automatic climate control, comfort-access keyless entry and 17-inch wheels. Iconic moves you up to navigation, leather seats, LED headlights and 18-inch wheels. This almost completes MINI's move away from crazy á la carte ordering to a simpler process. The Classic version only comes in 4 colors, only one of which, grey, is not $500 extra.
The same three-tier options here: Classic, Signature and Iconic. 17, 18 and 19-inch wheels on each, respectively. Comfort Access (hands free keyless system) and dual zone automatic climate control are no longer standard, but require an upgrade to "Signature" level.
Cooper S E Countryman
This plug-in hybrid also gets the three-tier treatment. In the meantime, heated seats, Comfort Access (hands free keyless system), dual zone automatic climate control are no longer standard, but require an upgrade to "Signature" level.