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MINI Vision Urbanaut

A Future Car Worth Waiting For: MINI Vision Urbanaut

One of the Future cars worth waiting for is the Mini Vision Urbanaut. This fully autonomous electric car with an odd shape may be the wave of the future. Designers at BMW have been tight-lipped about the Urbanaut but it will be an electric vehicle with partial self-driving capability. While still on the drawing board, the Urbanaut will have obligatory swiveling seats, an octagonal grille, and function as a multi-purpose family vehicle with a large sliding door on the side.

From the descriptions provided by BMW, it appears that the body form will resemble the first generation minivans used by the hippie generation of the 70s. But of course, Urbanaut will be much classier.

The concept for the Urbanaut was just revealed to the public but no date has been set for production. The Urbanaut will follow the same footprints as the previous minis- cute with a minimalist design and effective use of all space in the car. The key difference is that this Mini will be autonomous.

However, BMW has been reluctant to divulge any details about the chassis, power train, or the type of autonomous technology that will appear in the Urbanaut. A few things are known; it will be an electric car with partial conventional driving abilities. When not in use, the steering wheel will retract into the dashboard. 

Another feature about the Urbanaut is that it will be 14 feet 8 inches, which is nearly 7 inches longer than any MINI currently on the road. Besides, it will be taller so that the occupants can stretch out. Many of the external features may be similar to the old minis but the one exception will be the octagonal grille (all minis on the road have a hexagonal grille) and the headlights will only be visible when illuminated.

So far there is no firm confirmation if these concepts will come to fruition or when the Urbanaut will be built. Perhaps only a few of the reported design elements mentioned will make their way into the eventual Urbanaut. If you love Minis, visit Braman MINI.

2021 MINI John Cooper Works GP Motor

2021 MINI John Cooper Works GP Top Speed

Find your way toward taking a really good look at a John Cooper Works GP for sale.  The MSRP is $44,900 for the ultimate Mini Cooper.  The 2021 MINI John Cooper Works GP top speed is a robust 165 mph, and it is easily the most dominant Mini ever made with the most power.  It offers 332 pound-feet of torque and 302 hp, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can get you to 60 mph in 5 seconds.

CHANGES FROM THE 2020 MODEL

The 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP raises the bar with more than 70 hp in place.  Exclusive to the 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP top speed is a special oil cooling and supply system.  Its suspension is also lower, and the exhaust system is specific to the model.  Wheel arch covers of flared carbon and bespoke aprons, both front and rear, aid in taking the aesthetics of the car to a whole new level.  Don’t expect rear seats in this version because they have been removed to aid in the performance ability of the car.

LIMITED EDITION

With its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 2021 Mini John Cooper top speed performs its best when track-focused.  It’s fun to drive, too, but just 3,000 models of this type are being made worldwide so if you want to get your bid in for one, you’d better act fast – faster even than it can drive with all its aerodynamic elements.

ITS FEATURES

The 2021 Mini John Cooper top speed hot hatch has an 8-speed Steptronic Sport auto transmission that is Aisin-sourced and exclusive to this model.  Words to describe this multi-faceted and high-power-wired tiny beauty have been aggressive, exciting, unique, and snappy.  The 2.0-liter engine has been reconfigured with upgraded pistons, crankshaft, and connecting rods for better performance.

Find a John Cooper Works GP for sale to bring a little more excitement into your life.

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What’s So Special About the MINI Oxford Edition?

From day one, MINI was conscientiously designed and manufactured for maximum efficiency. Born in the midst of a fuel crisis, Sir Alec Issigonis helped develop a gas (or petrol) sipping car that could still comfortably accommodate rear passengers. Using innovative design and engineering, he ended up creating one of the world’s most iconic brands. Today, MINI is just as committed to efficiency – and this includes cost-efficiency for owners. It is one of the most accessible luxury brands on the market. The 2021 MINI Cooper Oxford Edition makes it even more “ownable.” 

What is the 2021 MINI Cooper Oxford Edition? 

The MINI Oxford Edition is a specially priced hardtop that is dedicated for college students, recent grads, and active or recently retired military members. For about $20,000, these folks could get one of the world’s best – and zippiest – automobiles. Approximately $7000 of add-on features are included, including automatic transmission, exterior paint upgrade, heated front seats, panoramic sunroof, Cosmos 17 inch wheels, and anthracite headline. Of course, the Oxford Edition comes standard with black leatherette upholstering, parking distance sensors, black roof and mirror caps, and a 6.5 inch color infotainment display. 

Part of any MINI is also great gas mileage. The 2021 MINI Cooper Oxford Edition gets about 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. If anyone could stand to save at the pump, it’s our students, grads, and those who serve.

MINI Oxford Edition Reviews

MINI Oxford Edition reviews are kind; this is a good, solid, reliable (and fun) vehicle. While an “entry level” model and only available in hardtop, this is a terrific deal. And we have even better news.

In 2020, MINI expanded availability to everyone. That’s right: you don’t need to be a student or recent grad. You don’t have to be in the military or recently retired. You can be a teacher, a nurse, an entrepreneur, a plumber, an electrician…. You get the idea.

Now, this is likely a temporary measure given the chaos that 2020 has brought to the world. Thanks, MINI, for giving us a silver lining! It also means that if you’ve been eyeing a MINI hardtop, now is the time to get behind the wheel. 

2020 White Cooper 2 Door

MINI Oxford Edition Is Here

What is the MINI Oxford Edition? Well, it is a smooth, paved road to a classic vehicle that is fun, quirky, agile, and, of course, safe. In their effort to be the best car for students, the Oxford Edition has been exclusively reserved for those who are attending college, those who have graduated college within the last year, active military members, and recently retired military members. And no, you don’t need to attend Oxford – the line is an ode to MINI’s production roots in Oxford, England. But, given the chaos of the pandemic, the brand is opening the program to everyone!

2020 MINI Oxford Edition Review

MINI is rolling out the Oxford Edition to all US customers. Vice President, MINI of the Americas, Mike Peyton, says, “Our Oxford Editions are all about offering MINI models with incredible value at an attractive price, without giving up style, substance, and MINI’s fun-to-drive characteristics.” Already one of the more accessible luxury vehicles, the Oxford Edition makes MINIs within reach of more customers.

The MINI Oxford Edition comes with a price cut of about 25%. That means that you can pick up an already-reasonable Cooper Hardtop 2-Door or 4-Door (which start at about $20,000 and $21,000 respectively), for several thousand dollars less. And it won’t be stripped down, bare-to-the bones, college-budget empty either: all MINI Oxford Edition Hardtops have a 6.5 inch infotainment screen, park distance control, Bluetooth, backup camera, panoramic sunroof, and six-speed manual or automatic transmission. 

MINI has also added the Countryman to its Oxford lineup, allowing buyers to pick up more room without breaking the bank.

MINI was founded during a fuel crisis and has always been priced to drive and own. This heritage continues with the MINI Oxford Edition, now available to all. Visit Braman MINI to learn more.

MINI John Cooper Works interior

What Is Included in the John Cooper Works Package?

In the MINI world, John Cooper is a legend. The race car maker and tuner was the brains behind the original MINI. Today, the brand honors its legacy with its line of John Cooper Works MINI Coopers. They are made with powerful engines, parts made for performance and signature design elements. The John Cooper Works package is designed to make the MINI a specially tuned high performing street car. 

The John Cooper Works package includes exclusive upgrades to the interior and exterior of the MINI. You’ll enjoy ergonomic features like a new leather steering wheel with music controls and F1-style paddle shifters. 

John Cooper Works MINI Coopers come with an optional full body aero kit, sports exhaust, and an optional Nitron suspension with separately adjustable front and back dampers. All this equals increased performance and comfort, but let’s not forget about style. The JCW package comes with new one-of-a kind color schemes and Dinamica microsuede upholstery for a completely elevated style and feel. 

John Cooper Works MINI Coopers feature a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder with 228 horsepower, and 236 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed manual transmission and it is also available in automatic. The brake system is upgraded as are the LED headlights and taillights. With 17-inch alloy wheels this vehicle is built for performance and driveability for those who are looking for a commuter car that’s actually fun to drive. 

MINI is beloved for its quirky, efficient style and exceptional (and ultra fun) handling. Opting for the John Cooper Works package ups the ante and gives you the drive of a lifetime. Ready to experience it for yourself? 

White 2020 Mini Cooper SE EV Hardtop

How to Choose Among Electric Cars For Sale

If you are on the hunt for a new car, chances are you are looking into a variety of options for increased sustainability, which means you are probably looking at electric cars for sale. 

Every year there are new and improved buying options for electric vehicles for the many who are looking to replace their internal-combustion vehicles with something a bit more eco-friendly. There are some serious advantages to going electric, especially when it comes to your daily commute. That said, popular opinion on electric vehicles has been all over the map with some saying that they just aren’t fun to drive. 

The arrival of the 2020 MINI Cooper SE EV Hardtop has taken the argument of drivability in EVs and flipped it on its head. It has been touted as the most fun to drive of all electric cars for sale. This new SE EV starts out with the same basic platform and body as a standard MINI Cooper Hardtop two-door and basically swaps all of its gasoline-powered bits for the all-electric powertrain from the BMW i3. It’s designed as a sporty option and has  a 0-to-60 mph under 7 seconds. 

This electric MINI has 110 miles of electric range and two levels of regenerative braking to keep the flow of energy back into your vehicle while you drive. Drivers of the new 2020 MINI Cooper SE EV Hardtop could experience an average savings of $632 on gas and $1,500 on maintenance costs a year. You’ll never need to stop for an oil change ever again with your MINI and fewer moving parts means fewer repairs.

The base sticker price for a 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric vehicle is $30,750, which puts it at a measly $2,000 above a base level Cooper S. Charing your MINI Electric will typically cost about a third of what you would spend on fuel for an internal combustion engine. 

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A 4-door MINI Cooper available for lease in West Palm Beach, Florida

What Is a MINI Lease Like?

There are many advantages when it comes to a MINI Cooper lease. You’ve decided on the car – and you know you want that sleek, stylish 4-door MINI Cooper! After all, what is more fun than a MINI Cooper. It’s a car that people love driving for good reason. It’s surprisingly powerful, it has a gorgeous interior and ample features, and if that’s not enough the practical design, low demand for maintenance and good gas mileage all work to make the 4-door MINI Cooper a complete package. 

They also work together to make the MINI Cooper a car with great resale value, which can be good news for folks looking to lease. It’s no problem getting affordable options with a car that can be sold afterward. We know the value of a pre-owned MINI Cooper and as the lessee you’re going to get some of that value when you lease a MINI Cooper

With a MINI Cooper lease you pay for what you need when you need it. That’s it. MINI offers some of the industry’s most competitive leasing programs, and, with MINI Financial Services, you know you’ll have money left in the bank for other pursuits. You’ll be able to drive the MINI you know you want, complete with all the options and accessories you desire.

MINI Cooper Lease: Is It Right for You?

The average American driver purchases a new car every three to six years. Why not make it a lease and leave the hassle involved with car shopping to someone else? When you work with a dealer to lease a vehicle you avoid so much of the usual rigmarole.

If you typically drive under 10,000 miles a year and you want the experience of driving a new car while keeping your monthly payments as low as possible then leasing a MINI Cooper may be a really great option for you. 

MINI Coopers have a high resale value for a good reason. They are good dependable sedans. That said, who among us does not get a little nervous when that extended warranty ends and you are left fully responsible for any possible repairs? With a lease you don’t need to worry about that. Everything is taken care of for you. 

Leaning towards a lease? It’s a great way to get a new MINI for a low monthly payment while staying flexible.

MINI Cooper Lease Deals

>> Inquire about the latest MINI Cooper lease deals at Braman of MINI Palm Beach today.

The 2021 MINI Sidewalk Edition, the latest MINI convertible, now available for sale in the United States

MINI Sidewalk Edition Comes to US

MINI, an independent brand of the BMW Group, has announced a new launch in the United States. In dealerships now, the latest MINI convertible is stylish and offers the high level of performance we expect from the brand. The unique blue-and-black-themed rag top known as the Cooper S is being relaunched for the 2021 model year. This latest MINI convertible offers custom scissors-spoke 2-tone wheels, touchscreen navigation, a head-up display, and a Harman/Kardon stereo system among its standard features.

About the 2021 MINI Sidewalk Edition

The 2021 MINI Sidewalk Edition is based on its predecessor, the Cooper S convertible. The sport performer comes in Deep Laguna Metallic or Enigmatic Black Metallic. Both exterior colors come with a sleek, sports-gray, Chevron-patterned soft top. On the interior, you’ll find the dark-gray leather upholstery with a bold lime-green stripe down the center of each of the seats. Unique accents to the side scuttles and brushed aluminum door sills mark this as the Sidewalk Edition.

The interior is just as eye-catching, with Sidewalk-customized touches such as a sport steering wheel, floor mats, and special Sidewalk illumination.

The 2021 MINI Sidewalk Edition gives a nod to the previous Sidewalk Edition convertible of 2007 by sporting the same Sidewalk logo across both its interior and exterior. These logos can be seen on the door jamb protection plates and the leather-wrapped steering wheel. 

This new MINI has a twinPower Turbo 4-cyliner engine delivering 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, bringing it from 0 – 60 mph in an impressive 6.7 seconds.

Is all this sounding impressive? We thought so. That leads us to the next point – how much is the 2021 MINI Sidewalk Edition? Well, pricing starts at $39,250 in the United States. The Sidewalk Edition models come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is available for an extra $1,500. 

Get Behind the Wheel of the Latest MINI Convertible

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What Are the MINI Cooper SE Trim Levels?

The 2020 MINI Cooper SE is the first fully electric vehicle MINI has released. It has an estimated range of 110 miles per charge, and it can move from zero to 60 in just 6.9 seconds. The advertised price on this is just under $30,000, but there are three MINI Cooper SE trim levels to choose from, and your selection could change your pricing.

A Closer Look at the Three Trim Levels

The base price is $29,900 for the Signature Model. It comes with some great standard equipment including a 6.5 inch display screen, Apple CarPlay, heated front seats, and even keyless entry. There are also some fantastic safety features like forward collision warning, pedestrian warnings, and rain sensing wipers. The interior is gorgeous, too, with a standard carbon black leatherette upholstery.

If you’re looking for an upgrade, you should consider the Signature Plus. Priced at $33,900, you’ll get 17 inch wheels and a panoramic moonroof. It also comes with power-folding mirrors and rear park distance control. Additionally, you’ll get a pretty serious upgrade to your sound system, as a Harmon Kardon premium system is included in this one.

The highest available trim level with this vehicle is the 2020 Mini Coupe SE Iconic. It retails for $36,900, and it comes with a leather steering wheel as well as a head-up display. Additionally, you’ll find park distance control in the front and rare as well as a park assistant. An 8.8 inch touchscreen is included, as is wireless phone charging.

The MINI Cooper electric model has much to offer any buyer in any of the three trim levels. Which one will meet your needs? Why not explore all three when you book a test drive with us? Contact us today to learn more.

MINI Electric

How Far Does an Electric MINI Go on a Full Charge?

The biggest drawback of electric vehicles for many consumers has been the range, and many have wondered if the fully electric MINI will change some of that. This vehicle, which initially went on sale in March of this year, offers some pretty sweet features for an MSRP of under $30,000. Range, though, was a real concern for many buyers. Fortunately, the electric MINI range on a full charge is 146 miles, which is a respectable amount given the wide industry range today.

MINI Electric Range Is Only the Beginning

The range of this vehicle, though, is only part of its appeal. It will also come loaded with lots of amazing features including Apple CarPlay, heated front seats, and keyless entry. Hoping for a little more? It has auto rain-sensing wipers and headlights, as well as a standard driver assistance package.

For some, an electric car translates to less power, but the MINI comes with 181 horsepower, so you should get the power you’ve come to expect from this vehicle line with the new fully electric model. It can move from zero to 60 in just 6.9 seconds, a feat for an electric vehicle like this one. It has a top speed of 93 miles per hour.

The other real selling point of this vehicle, though, is likely to be the tax credits some buyers will see when they purchase it. Federal tax credits could drop the price as low as $20,000, and when you factor in some available state tax credits, buyers could see even lower prices.

Ideal for the commuter, the fully electric MINI may not get the range of a few other big names on the market today, but it certainly gets a respectable mileage that will get you to and from work every day as you do your part to reduce emissions and live a greener life.

To learn more about the fully electric MINI, contact us today!