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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

>> Check out Braman MINI of Palm Beach’s new vehicle inventory online now.

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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.

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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!

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Where Can I Race My MINI Cooper?

Racing the MINI Cooper brand. Sound like a dream come true? You can take this amazing MINI challenge too, but only if you’re a Club Braman member, and it only happens on the Autocross Course at PBIR.

What is Club Braman?

Anyone who has purchased or leased a vehicle from a Braman dealership in the past two years is a Club Braman member. For us, Braman Motorcars is so much more than a brand. Instead, we’re a tightly knit club that means a chance to connect with others.

You probably noticed the difference the moment you stepped into our dealership – Wi-Fi, comfort everywhere, gourmet coffee. It’s all part of our corporate culture. We want you to have the best of everything, and membership in Club Braman is part of that deal.

The Autocross Course at PBIR: A Perfect Setting

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit PBIR, it’s time. Club Braman reserves five dates every year to provide members an opportunity to get some serious track time, and that includes racing your MINI. During our track days, you’ll learn how to handle your vehicle, and you’ll get at least two timed runs around the course in your MINI. We offer you the tips you need to create some serious speed, and you bring your MINI out for some real fun.

We even have a date reserved for your teen driver. We want your teen to be safe on the road, and we want to help them understand just how much fun the Braman driving experience can be. This special date means a chance for fun and safe driving skills. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Not yet a member of Club Braman? There’s never been a time like right now to come out and see us for a test drive. Contact us today.

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New MINI Cooper SE Is Here!

Looking for the new MINI Cooper SE? It’s in stock now at Braman MINI, and you might be surprised and what something in such a small package can do. This MINI electric car can charge in as little as four hours if you’re looking for full power, and you can hit up to 80% of full power in just 36 minutes. One charge will help you go for up to 110 miles! It’s the perfect green vehicle to get you from place to place at a great price – starting at just $29,900 MSRP for the base model.

MINI Cooper SE – Under the Hood

The 2020 MINI Cooper SE has an electric motor inside with 181 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. It can actually get you from zero to 60 in just 6.9 seconds. It’s surprising speed from a fully electric vehicle, but it all comes thanks to spontaneous power delivery and a low center of gravity.

This vehicle is front-wheel drive, and the interior offers lots of benefits, including a standard 6.5 inch touch screen navigation system, real time traffic information, dual zone climate control, heated front seats, and Apple CarPlay. It’s also packed with plenty of safety features like acoustic pedestrian warnings, forward collision warnings, and a rearview camera. Other features include comfort access keyless entry, LED headlights and fog lights, cruise control, and a dynamic digital instrument cluster.

Ready for This Beautiful Car?

It’s right here at Braman MINI, and you can choose from three different trim levels. Whether you’re looking for the base model or something a bit more premium, we can help you fill your dreams. Stop by today for a look inside this fantastic vehicle and even a test-drive to see what it can do behind the wheel.

2020 MINI Cooper Models | MINI Cooper Manual Transmission | Braman MINI of South Florida

MINI Cooper Manual Transmission Returns to US

Did you know that driving a stick-shift vehicle increases fun by 75% and increases your cool factor by at least 50%? Those are completely made-up statistics, but there is no doubt that moving your way through the gears in a manual transmission adds a little spice to the drive and allows you to enjoy a more connected experience with your vehicle. If you agree, we have good news: the MINI Cooper manual transmission is making its way back to the US. 

In 2019, MINI suspended the availability of its six-speed manual transmission models. The reasoning behind the move was that they needed to update the fuel-delivery system in order to boost efficiency and injection pressure. “Additional testing and optimization” was needed before they would re-release the manual option. MINI claimed the hiatus would be short-lived – and they are standing by their word. 

MINI spokesperson Andrew Cutler says that in early 2020, “Customers will be able to resume ordering [two- and four-door] MINI hardtop and convertible models equipped with manual transmission from March 2020 production.”

2020 MINI Cooper Models with a Manual Transmission

It is important to note that not all March 2020 MINI Cooper models will be available with a manual transmission. But, according to MINI, the Clubman and Countryman will be available in manual this summer, as will the John Cooper Works models. Yes, even the JCW! Initially, it was reported that these all-wheel drive performers would be automatic only, but fortunately, this is not the case.

Did you know that 45% of customers who buy the MINI Cooper S want a manual transmission? No, this is not a made-up statistic! It is why MINI is bringing this feature back. People love it! Consumers cite “fun to drive” as the biggest reason for purchasing a MINI, and for many, this means a stick. 

Visit Braman MINI and let’s celebrate the good news together! Ask us about 2020 MINI Cooper models that will be available with manual transmissions. We’re happy to show you why this is an excellent way to experience your MINI.  Contact us today.

2020 MINI Cooper Convertible | Sidewalk Edition For Sale | Braman MINI of South Florida

2020 MINI Cooper Convertible Sidewalk Announced

MINI’s convertible lineup combines the agility and character that the brand is renowned for with an extra dose of fun. They took their quirky appeal to the next level with a special 2020 MINI Cooper convertible charmingly named the Sidewalk Edition. What does this sporty little performer have to offer? 

What’s a Sidewalk 2020 MINI Cooper Convertible?

The limited edition Sidewalk is based on the Cooper S and features a 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo. The convertible churns out 192 horsepower and offers a dual-exhaust system (listen to that baby go!), an ultra-responsive 7-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch, and steering wheel paddles to maximize that MINI thrill. 

What makes the MINI Cooper Sidewalk Edition special? It’s decked out in a gorgeous, summer-ready Deep Laguna metallic finish with special bonnet stripes with pin lines. You’ll also find “Sidewalk” badges, 17 inch wheels, and a soft top that can be opened or closed in a mere 18 seconds. 

Inside, drivers are treated to a brand new seating design: anthracite-colored MINI Yours Leather Lounge seats with more “Sidewalk” beading and Petrol and Energetic Yellow seams. The dashboard fascia was created just for this model, and it pops with Petrol and Silver details on a Piano Black finish. 

On-board tech is there to help make the drive safer, more convenient, and more fun. Navigation Plus Pack with 8.8 touchscreen display, Satellite Navigation, Real Time Traffic Information, Wireless Charging with Amazon Alexa, front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, heated seats , and a high quality Harman Kardon Hi-Fi sound system, are included. And there’s more: Heads-up display, wind deflector, and Comfort, ECO, and Sport driving modes round out this hot little convertible’s impressive features.

Is the MINI Cooper Sidewalk Edition For Sale?

Sorry, folks, not in the US. There will only be 150 units produced and sold in the UK. Not to worry, though: Braman MINI has an extensive selection of gorgeous 2020 MINI Cooper convertibles that are every bit as satisfying. Pay us a visit and we’ll show you. Contact us today.

MINI Cooper SE | Federal Tax Credits for Electric Cars | Braman MINI of West Palm Beach County, South Florida

Does MINI Cooper SE Qualify for Federal Tax Credit?

Many are looking to take advantage of the federal tax credit for electric cars, and the MINI Cooper SE is a good way to do just that. Offering buyers a $7,500 federal credit, this vehicle is a great way to make use of both federal and local tax incentives, are there are many options out there to help bring the price of this vehicle down.

Under the Hood

The MINI Cooper SE offers more power than you might imagine.  You’ll get 181 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque from this vehicle. It has a 32.6-kilowatt-hour battery. It sits a bit higher to accommodate the battery pack, and weighs 319 pounds more than it’s gas powered brother.  While not at the top of the list for range, this vehicle features a range of 110 miles per charge. It can reach 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, and it has a top speed of 93 miles per hour, which is not bad for a MINI and particularly impressive for a fully electric car. A recharge takes just four hours on a 7.4-kW AC charger.

Inside the MINI Cooper SE

There are some great options with this vehicle. The base trim has been dubbed Signature, and you can get it for $30,750. With that, you’ll get a 6.5-inch infotainment display, heated seats, and a brand new instrument panel screen. Apple CarPlay also comes standard. The Signature Plus model comes at a higher price tag, but you get parking sensors with that, sunroof, and a sound system upgrade. The top level increases the price tag a bit more, but you get a larger infotainment system and navigation, as well as an additional color option.

Ready to look at this amazing vehicle that qualifies for the federal tax credit for electric cars? Visit Braman MINI of Palm Beach, FL today.

Sport Activity Vehicle | MINI Countryman JCW | Braman MINI of Palm Beach, South Florida

What Is a Sport Activity Vehicle?

SUVs are almost everywhere, and statistics indicate that they’re not going anywhere in the near future. In fact, statistics suggest they now claim 43% of the market share in the United States alone, and whether you’re looking at compact models or the much larger variety, the chances are good that if you’re vehicle shopping, you’re at least considering a MINI SUV. After all, there are some pretty amazing options out there!

Sport Utility or Sport Activity Vehicle?

Most people are familiar with the SUV – or sport utility vehicle. It’s literally a cross between a car and a truck. That crossover can be more or less depending on the vehicle you’ve purchased. The sport activity vehicle, though, is a great choice, too. The goal here is that it offers not just passenger carry power, but also work and sport capabilities.

Meet the MINI Countryman JCW

By far the most expensive MINI, the John Cooper Works Countryman comes in at an entry level price of $41,900. It’s a Sport Activity Vehicle, and it has the same underpinnings and drivetrain as the Cooper and the Clubman. It’s set a bit higher, though, and it looks far more adventurous. It features a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine with 301 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.

It comes standard with MINI’s all-wheel drive system, and an eight speed automatic transmission. It can move from 0 – 60 in 5.1 seconds. Inside, you’ll find a nice trunk (47.9 cubic feet of room if you drop the rear seats), as well as the perfect combination of upscale and retro interior this brand is known for – an infotainment system along with toggle switches and small gauges.

Sport activity vehicle may not currently be in your vocabulary, but when you meet the MINI Countryman JCW, you’ll certainly want it to be part of your life.