The 2014 Mini lineup will be heading to showrooms next month with a handful of functional enhancements as well as the ability for Cooper and Cooper S Paceman and Countryman buyers to fit their vehicles with new John Cooper Works interior and exterior trim packages that bring the more aggressive JCW signature design touches, albeit with no additional power. While overall Mini pricing mostly carries over from 2013, the Paceman and Countryman lines do see a modest $100 bump, but now come with formerly optional heated mirrors and washer nozzles.
Other changes of note include a standard -- and now mandatory -- three-position rear bench seat in place of the previous two-position setup on the 2014 Countryman ,and standard Comfort Suspension on the 2014 Paceman, which will now offer the tauter Sport Suspension as a no-cost option. Both models also swap the rear Center Rail setup for new dual cupholders. Each will now share a single Premium Package option that brings a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, rain sensor, automatic headlight control and automatic climate control.
For 2014 the entire Mini family also will be available with a new City Pack group that includes an alarm system, power-folding mirrors, heated mirror and washer jets, auto-dimming interior/exterior rear-view mirrors, rear park distance control and comfort access. Starting prices for the 2014 Mini lineup range from $22,245 for the base Cooper Coupe to $36,395 for a Mini Paceman John Cooper Works ALL4. Remaining examples of the limited-production 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP continue to command $40,045.
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