For us, Mini Base price starts at $25,350, excluding a $700 destination charge. That’s a mere $550 over the base price of a two-door MINI Clubman.
A well-equipped Cooper S Countryman comes just under $30,000 mark. MINI Cooper S Countryman starting at $25,950, and the range-topping Cooper S Countryman ALL4 (All-wheel drive) model starting at $27,650.
All Countrymans come with a standard six-speed manual transmission; an optional six-speed automatic transmission costs $1,250.
The Countryman has five feature packages, including a Convenience Package and two Sport packages.
Front-wheel drive is standard, and Mini is estimating acceleration to 60 mph from a standstill in 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 128 mph. The sport-tuned suspension option should offer a fun ride and responsive driving dynamics. No information is available yet on the braking capabilities of the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman.
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman pricing
• Mini Cooper Countryman: $21,650
• Mini Cooper S Countryman: $25,250
• Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4: $26,950
• Mini Connected: $1,000
• Mini Connected with navigation: $1,750
• Adaptive headlights: $100
• Convenience Package (garage door opener, one-touch keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers and Bluetooth connectivity): $1,250
• Cold Weather Package (power-folding heated mirrors, heated washer jets and heated front seats): $750
• Premium Package (dual-panel panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, Harman Kardon stereo): $1,250
• Sport Package (18-inch wheels, rear spoiler, sport seats, fog lights, dynamic traction control and hood stripes): $1,000-$1,250
Next year BMW launches the X1 model in the North American market and expectations are that the entry-level model will be priced below $30,000