Bill Howard, BMW CCA
Feb. 6, 2007

2007 Mini Coopers lined up at daybreak Tuesday for the press launch ride-and-drive.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – For all the changes to the new Mini Coopers, the new prices, like the changes themselves, are barely visible to the eye. The 2007 Mini Cooper will be priced at $18,700 (including freight), an increase of $700. The turbocharged Mini Cooper S will be priced at $21,800, a $400 increase.

The cars go on sale mid-month and as in the past, many will be special order, allowing dealers to keep a modest inventory on the lots. The upscale Mini Sidewalk Convertible option follows with production in March. It's based on the current convertible, which remains in the line for now.
Check back for a first-impressions test drive from the press launch here and for product details. Click below for Mini's background materials and specs, and for a slideshow of the new Mini Coopers by Greg Jarem, frequent contributor to Automobile magazine and Car and Driver.