I’m sure if I should laugh, cry, or email the dealer and ask if it’s a mistake, but the most expensive new Mini in America is listed for $48,645. A staggering request for a tiny premium hatchback.
Before you claim this claim is fake, I give you the cold hard evidence.
Asking almost $50,000 for a Mini Cooper John Cooper Works is just so insane I can’t even think of a good analogy. This Mini has exhausted my will for needless hyperbole and all I can say is, “holy shit that’s a lot of money.”
If you’re keeping score at home you can buy many many faster or more luxurious cars for $48,645 and since I’m addicted to Cars.com searches heres a small list below.
If you go the used car route and want performance you can easily pick up an M4 or Corvette Stingray with the Z51 package. Both of this cars will blow the Mini out of the water. If you want luxury you can buy a brand new superb Volvo S90 sedan, which is one of the nicest places to be on planet earth. Finally if you’re looking for sheer size and metal you can pick up a rare 6-speed manual dually pick up truck with ease!
Now the Mini Cooper JCW is a very fun and impressive hot hatchback, but there’s a trap. Mini uses the exact same wallet seeking missiles developed by its parent company BMW to take everything they can from you.
You can easily spend tens of thousands of dollars on union jack stickers and carbon fiber trimmings but in the end you’re buying a Mini Cooper not an M2. I can’t personally make out any incredible options on this particular car that would warrant a price knocking on the door of $50,00.