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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.

Mini Cooper 2019 Oxford Edition

Mini Cooper Releases Its Most Exclusive – And Affordable – Car Yet

For young buyers, the new car purchase process can seem shady and stressful – from sales associates who are either too pushy or act as though you’re wasting their time, to products with price tags that astronomically rise with every option – it’s no wonder many prefer to buy used or forgo individual transportation altogether.

Of course, pre-owned cars come with their own set of problems and stressors, often requiring additional money to cover deferred maintenance, and public transportation or ride-sharing are still not totally safe or inexpensive options. Fortunately, MINI is providing an affordable, practical, stylish, and fun solution: The 2019 Oxford Edition.

The 2019 Oxford Edition is very much a case of addition by subtraction: in either two-door or four-door guise, the Oxford Edition trim starts $2,150 less than its base model brothers, yet adds standard features like carbon black leatherette upholstery, panoramic sunroof, 6.5-inch infotainment screen with a rearview camera and Bluetooth connection, the choice between silver or black 17” wheels, and is available in six vibrant colors including the classic British Racing Green and stunning Starlight Blue.

The newest and least-expensive MINI can be had with either a manual or automatic transmission – both with six forward gears – helping the turbocharged 3-cylinder engine return up to 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 on the highway.

Make no mistake however – the lowered cost of entry doesn’t mean buyers will sacrifice a highquality product or dealership experience. The fit, finish, and ergonomics of each MINI derive from parent company BMW, and their hardy construction has lead to the two-door Cooper being named an IIHS Top Safety Pick in 2018. Furthermore, Braman MINI of Palm Beach clients enjoy the same level of service no matter their vehicle’s MSRP, which includes three years of covered maintenance and free car washes for life!

The 2019 Oxford Edition stylishly and successfully meshes affordability with a premium ownership experience.

“The MINI Oxford Edition represents a tremendous value for college students and recent graduates who are looking for a fun, stylish car that won’t break the bank. Eligible students and graduates can save thousands on a well-equipped MINI that is ideal to get them to get to campus or their first job out of school in style,” says Randy Clements, Department Head of Product Planning and Aftersales for MINI USA.

The Oxford Edition is offered exclusively to members of the U.S. Military, current college students, and recent graduates within the past 24 months. Young college and graduate drivers will be required to provide a transcript or diploma for an associates, bachelors, medical, law, or other graduate program attended in order qualify. This makes the Oxford Edition not only affordable, but exclusive – another benefit for those keen to stand out in a crowd.

Unfortunately, the Oxford Edition is only available for a limited time, so stop by Braman MINI of Palm Beach today to learn more and test drive one for yourself!

MINI Electric | 2020 MINI Cooper SE Hardtop | Braman MINI of Palm Beach, Florida

First MINI Electric Named

MINI already has hybrid models on the road (e.g., the Cooper SE Countryman All4), but the beloved British brand is poised to release its first mass produced all-electric vehicle soon. The 2020 MINI Cooper SE Hardtop may be a first for the automaker – but it won’t be the last.

MINI Electric

Details about the Cooper SE are still scarce, but MINI has let a few slip. For example, the electric vehicle will have the same powertrain as the BMW i3. Engineers made some tweaks, such as shifting the driven wheels and electronics to the front end, to accommodate the Cooper S architecture. The i3 has a range of about 114 miles; the Cooper SE is expected to deliver about the same.

To accommodate for the extra weight of the battery (the SE is about 384 pounds heavier than a base Cooper), MINI borrows the springs from the Clubman and Countryman, uses unique dampers, and elevates the ride by 0.6 inch.

MINI engineers balanced the goals of adapting to full electric capability with retaining that classic zip and handling. From test drives, they more than accomplished that mission. The added weight doesn’t hinder performance, and the Cooper SE moves effortlessly through twists and turns. More good news: thanks to the 170 hp boost in power, the electric MINI feels faster than a gas-powered MINI Hardtop.

The brand has said they plan on introducing more fully electric models to the family soon.

The 2020 MINI Cooper SE Hardtop will roll out early next year and is expected to be priced similarly to gas models. If you have your eye on a MINI electric vehicle, come in and speak to the experts at Braman MINI of Palm Beach. We’re happy to answer your questions about this model or others that strike your fancy.

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MINI Cooper Customization Speaks to Today’s Auto Shoppers

What really matters to today’s auto shoppers? What do they care about most when looking to buy a new MINI? You might be surprised. According to a recent survey commissioned by MINI, it all comes down to personalization, making the power of MINI Cooper customization absolutely essential in today’s market.

About the Survey

The market research firm Engine handled the survey, looking for car shopping trends both among general consumers and millennials alike. Their results are based on a sample size of 1,003 adults, half men and half women, all of whom were eighteen or older. The survey was conducted in November of 2018.

Customizing for Men More Than Women

The survey results found men ranked customization as two times more important than women, and millennials, more than anyone else, were looking for some serious options, particularly within the car’s technology and infotainment choices. A close second to the need for customization was the demand for interior comfort and style.

Nearly 59% of those responding, though, really looked for the ability to personalize a vehicle, not just in the world of wheels and color choices, but also in many other areas.

Why It Matters to MINI

MINI has long looked toward offering customers a variety of options. The goal with the entire vehicle line has been to encourage customers to make the car their own, and with continual redesigns and added options, many have been able to do just that.

The Reality of Today’s Car Buying Market

In a world where nearly every commercial claims people want bigger and better SUVs and trucks that provide cargo space, the simple reality is that today’s shoppers want so much more. They’re looking for something MINI has been offering for years – better personalization. So, if that’s at the top of your priority list, too, maybe it’s time to lease or buy a new MINI.

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MINI Debuts 60 Years Edition

Our favorite British automaker is turning 60, and in true MINI fashion, they are giving us a present. The MINI 60 Years Edition features exciting new styling, a gorgeous interior, creative use of space, and that agile performance ability that we all know and love. This icon is a master at remaining true to its roots – while staying open to new ideas. MINI special editions always deliver – and we’re expecting great things from the 60 Years MINI Cooper special edition.

Door Options

The MINI 60 Years Edition will be available in a 3-door and 5-door model and will feature British Racing Green IV, pepper white top, two-tone wheels, and buttery soft interior leather and trim. You can also choose from Midnight Black metallic, Moonwalk Grey metallic, Melting Silver metallic, and MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue non-metallic with the eye-catching pepper white or black roof and mirror caps. Bonnet stripes with a special anniversary design completes the look.

A Historical Nod

This MINI Cooper special edition evokes the brand’s racing history. It is sporty from end to end. You’ll get the fleet-footed performance you want with touches that make you feel like a pro racer: anniversary design seen in the LED logo projection, sports leather steering wheel, sports seats, LED headlights and fog lamps, white turn indicators, LED rear lights in the Union Jack design, and MINI Driving Modes and MINI Excitement Package with ambient lighting. Add an on-board computer, rain sensor, automatic AC, and storage package, and you have a vehicle that is anything but ordinary.

The MINI special editions commemorating 60 years of innovation will be available in March 2019. Visit the experts at Braman MINI to learn more!

All Electric MINI | MINI Concept Cars | Braman MINI Palm Beach, Florida

All Electric MINI to Deliver Good Green Fun

“We’ve always been quite clear that we don’t want this to be a boring car. Anyone could bring an electric car to market, but it’s got to drive right, it’s got to fit right with the brand, and I’m quite confident this will.” – Steve Roberts, MINI’s head of corporate and used cars

Roberts is speaking of the eagerly anticipated all electric MINI. Due to take over the streets in 2019, this MINI is guaranteed to be a lean, green, fun machine.

MINI Concept Cars to Become a Reality

What do we know about the all electric MINI? It’s expected to be similar to MINI concept cars that debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July of this year. It’ll blend performance and sustainability beautifully, and as Roberts says, “We want people to get out and have a smile on their faces after driving that car with the typical go-kart dynamics.”

MINI has held off introducing an all electric model until technology had advanced to the point where they could offer an eco-conscious ride without sacrificing their distinctive, and beloved, driving style. This model will also deliver great range, enabling drivers to hit the road with confidence. While BMW is mum on specifics, a 300 mile range seems likely.

BMW will build the electric drivetrain at its e-mobility center in Bavaria and then finish assembly at its UK plant. It looks like the all electric MINI will be a three-door hardtop. Beyond that, specs are scarce at this point.

What we do know is that we can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the all electric MINI. It’ll deliver that fun, quirky appeal we all know and love with what we expect to be industry-leading electric technology.

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MINI Offers Affordable Cars for College Students

It can be hard to find an affordable ride while you’re in school. High quality, affordable cars for college students don’t exactly grow on trees! The ones you can find often aren’t of the highest quality, and they certainly don’t come with additional options. This is the reason the MINI Oxford Edition was made. It breaks these rules and carves out a new mold.

MINI Oxford Edition Price

The MINI Oxford Edition is made for college students and recent college grads, and it’s priced for them as well. It’s open to full- and part-time students who are either at a two- or four-year accredited college or university. If you’ve graduated within the last 12 months, the MINI Oxford Edition is still available to you. The “list price” is $19,750 for the 2-door and $20,750 for the 4-door.

One of the best parts of this is that it comes with $6,900 in optional features as standard – there’s no extra cost for them. That includes an infotainment system, touchscreen, rear-view camera, park distance control, teleservices and emergency call, upgraded wheels, choice of transmission, dual-pane panoramic moonroof, and heated seats, just to name a few elements.

Making Students, Grads, and Parents Happy

This allows college students and recent college grads to enjoy a quality car that isn’t stripped of features. MINIs are renowned for their fun driving dynamics, easy control, high safety ratings, reliability, and of course their looks.

Affordable cars for college students are rare, and MINI set out to deliver cars that should appeal both to students and to parents who may be helping with that purchase. The goal is to provide a car that both will be happy with the student or recent grad driving for years to come.

Stepping Into the Larger World

When you first get out into the world from college, there are a lot of potential setbacks. It can seem overwhelming. Having a car that will be there day in and day out, that will be fun to drive as long as you have it, and that will keep you safe can do a lot to keep you active, engaged, and relaxed, whatever else may happen. The MINI Oxford Edition is a car you can take into the world with you.

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MINI Teases Electric Hardtop

The MINI electric is an exciting prospect. The MINI hardtop lends itself well to a fully electric vehicle. It’s already a light but strong car with an aesthetic that blends modern functionality with a retro look. That’s just another way of saying it’s a lot of fun to drive.

A Tease of Things to Come

The currently teased MINI electric looks very good. It maintains that funky MINI look with its big, round headlights and unsubtle features. The look is smart and eye-catching.

We still don’t know the exact details of the electric MINI hardtop, but it looks like it will have a single, front-mounted motor. At the rate that battery technology is advancing, MINI is staying quiet on the exact specs.

This is smart, since what’s available closer to production may present even better options than what’s available today. What we do know is that it will continue to push MINI’s classic mobility forward. Performance and nimble handling should feel familiar and advanced.

What We Do Know

The grille will obviously be sealed off, since the electric motor won’t need it. The four-spoke wheels that are unique to the teased concept car will be kept for the production line, which should get underway come 2019.

Range is anticipated at 200 miles or more. This again depends on the exact battery specs at the time of production. Electric vehicles are, of course, easier and less expensive to maintain. Join this with potential tax credits and they become extremely sensible vehicles to own.

An Electric Wave

With this in mind, the new MINI electric is part of a larger push by BMW Group to launch 12 new fully electric cars by 2025. The new electric MINI should be one of the most affordable in that group, allowing drivers to enjoy superb, fully electric performance as soon as next year.

We’re excited to see what this new MINI hardtop has to offer, how it performs, and how owners customize theirs. More than anything, though, we can’t wait to see how owners decide to show off their new MINI electric.

MINI Hardtop | MINI Cooper Safety | Braman MINI of Palm Beach

MINI Hardtop 2-Door an IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety knows a few things about safe cars. They’re in charge of testing them, so it comes as no surprise that the  2-door came out as a top safety pick when paired with Active Driving Assistant and LED headlights. MINI Cooper safety is a priority, which makes sure you and yours are as protected as possible on the road.

Crash Avoidance

What does the IIHS do to determine this ranking? It crashes a lot of cars. Experts have specific tests they perform. First, they analyze how good a vehicle is at avoiding a crash. Will it brake in time, how do certain elements of the car respond? They simulate real driver reactions so that the timing is the same as how a driver responds. Second, they analyze how well passengers would sustain a crash if it did occur.

Injury Avoidance

Engineers intentionally crash the car and measure how well the car and its passengers hold up. Crash test dummies are a lot more complex than they used to be and include tools like accelerometers to measure various forces exerted. Ideally, a car should absorb the impact of a crash without transferring the force of that impact to its passengers. The MINI hardtop excelled at these tests, demonstrating great strength and resilience.

Top Safety Options

MINI Cooper safety goes even further with the Active Driving Assistant. The IIHS measured that it reduces the impact of a 25 mph crash by an average of 7 mph. In many crashes, that can be the difference between major and minor injuries.

The LED headlights were also found to be good safety options. They provide more light in cornering situations and automatically dim high beams for oncoming vehicles.

The MINI hardtop 2-door is known for being a fun car with a lot of verve and attitude. It’s popular because it has so much life and energy to it. MINI Cooper safety means it doesn’t just have life – it also protects yours.

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New ‘Carbon Edition’ Adds to Diversity of 2018 MINI Cooper Lineup

The MINI Cooper Carbon Edition might be the most striking member of the popular MINI Cooper lineup this year. It’s a Cooper S Hardtop 4-door with a John Cooper Works Pro Tuning Kit, a Valve Exhaust System, carbon fiber accessories, a host of additional features, and a metallic Midnight Black finish.

Tuning and Power

The John Cooper Works Pro Tuning Kit boosts the Carbon Edition’s horsepower up to 208. It drives tight and responsive. Of course, you can always simply opt for the John Cooper Works version with unique bodywork, some special interior features, an enhanced suspension system, and the twin turbo 4-cylinder that delivers 228 hp.

Attitude to Spare

With the MINI Cooper Carbon Edition, the Valve Exhaust System gives the midnight black car a beastly growl. It’s a superb auditory touch that really highlights the Carbon Edition’s Sport and Track modes.

Elegance and Assertiveness

Carbon fiber accessories include elegant touches, such as rear-view mirror caps, air intake trim, and tailpipe finishers. These round out this MINI Cooper’s beautiful look. The John Cooper Works Exterior Package adds an aggressive edge, with a styled body kit, rear spoiler, and 17” JCW Track Spoke Black Wheels.

Luxurious Fun

Inside, expect luxury. The 8.8” touchscreen is sleek and modern, with navigation designed around the driver’s needs. A JCW steering wheel feels good in the hand. The sunroof reminds you that the Cooper is built around fun, while the Harman/Kardon premium sound system lets you share that fun with others.

Of all beauties in the MINI Cooper lineup, the Carbon Edition is one of the most complete in terms of included features. It’s exceptionally well thought out, and highlights just how well it’s designed with the driver in mind.