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MINI Lifestyle

Unpack everything the new class of MINI’s have to offer, explore the legendary history and all the impressive features waiting for you at Cincinnati MINI. See how MINI has continued to build a loyal and welcoming community of enthusiasts throughout the years. Uncover all the performances, designs, and technology benefits MINI’s unique and dynamic lineup has to offer. Choose from an exciting lineup that includes the Hardtop 2 Door, Hardtop 4 Door, Countryman, Clubman, and Convertible. Explore all the latest available fuel-efficient and emission-free MINI, like the all-new MINI Electric Hardtop 2 Door and MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid. No matter your lifestyle demands or budget restraints, Cincinnati MINI is sure to have a new or pre-owned MINI model perfect for you.

MINI Ownership Benefits

Unlock unparalleled ownership benefits when you buy a new or certified pre-owned MINI. Stand out from the pack with an unforgettable MINI ready to make a lasting impression, from all the available personal touches and thorough warranty coverage to the warm MINI community and first-class customer service department. Additional MINI ownership benefits include:

  • Complimentary Maintenance for 3 years with the purchase of a new MINI – 36,000 miles. We’ve got you covered.
  • 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation.
  • MINI Electric Motors offer 8 Year/100,000-mile High-Voltage Battery Warranty
  • Roadside Assistance, standard when you purchase a new MINI for the first 4 years thereafter anywhere in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, offering towing.
  • Comprehensive CPO Protection Plan, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, and all the distinctive design and legendary fun of a new MINI, the road is yours for the taking.
  • MINI Electric models offer access to 38,000+ public charging stations and charge up fast with 80% at 50KW in just 36 minutes.

MINI History

Celebrate MINI’s inspiring 60 plus year history of not just subverting expectations but exceeding them as well. Unmask all the historic achievements in engineering, style, design, and technology. Follow the MINI brand throughout history, from its game-changing 1957 initial launch to its present strives for continued excellence and innovation.

  • 1957 post-World War II England the Suez Crisis had sent fuel prices soaring, leading to the research and development of a more economical and efficient car by Alec Issigonis.
  • 1959 the first Mini was launched, offering better mileage, stylings, and handles than the competition could produce.
  • Perfect timing led to the 1960s style and performance needs, its low-cost, small size, fun and nimble package were the essence of the 60s culture.
  • 1961 British racing legend John Cooper helped engineer a more powerful engine with bigger brakes, leading to the Classic Mini Cooper 997.
  • 1964 to 1967 Mini won numerous international races including 3 at the prestigious Monte Carlo rallies.
  • 1969 over 2 million Minis had been sold around the world.
  • 1977 the Classic Mini’s popularity had truly taken off with over 4 million cars sold.
  • 1999 over 5 million Classic Minis had found happy homes around the world, a panel of 130 international automotive journalists voted Mini “European Car of the Century.”
  • 2002 the United States was open for business, you could now fo to your local MINI dealer!
  • Today MINI has continued to innovate, offering an available ALL4 all-wheel drive, three models with more seating and four doors, spirited two-seaters, topless motoring – and a new era of sophisticated technology and high-end interiors.

MINI Design

Express yourself with MINI’s unmistakable looks inside and out, featuring iconic looks that include their signature body with circle headlights, boxy frame, and MINIs flat back that opens with its unique side hatch system. Additional unmistakable MINI design highlights found throughout their lineup include:

  • Find a wide selection of top-shelf upholstery and interior finish options – from handcrafted wooden surfaces and trim to customizable door bezels, leather steering wheels, and ambient lighting with 255 available color tones.
  • Contrasting roofs and mirrors can be found throughout the lineup, an iconic feature that helps MINI stand out from the pack in races.
  • Media System features integrated technology including an impressive 6.5″ Display with, available Connected Navigation Plus with Apple CarPlay capability and a MINI Touch Controller.
  • Explore the optional Sport Seats with Carbon Black Sensatec upholstery or available Premium Leather Upholstery, available Panorama Roof, and available Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control.
  • MINI’s offer a surprising amount of space with the MINI Clubman leading the way with 47.9 cubic feet of max cargo space.

MINI Performance and Efficiency

All-new MINI models are built to impress, featuring MINI’s iconic handles, reliability, and premium power. Dominate the roads, choose from a variety of bold MINI engine offerings that help you unlock the perfect balance of range and power. The choice is your from a TwinPower Turbo, 1.5-liter, inline 3-cylinder direct-injection engine with double VANOS and TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine with double VANOS to a 135 kW Electric Motor or a hybrid option that offers the best of both worlds! New MINI performance offerings and highlights include:

  • 2023 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Features a TwinPower Turbo engine that goes from 0-60 in as little as 6.5 seconds with the Cooper S model.
  • MINI Clubman offers 192 horsepower and can go from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds.
  • MINI Electric offers 114 miles of estimated range and 181 horsepower.
  • 2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid has MINI’s ALL4 drivetrain and has an EPA estimated 73 MPGe with 17 miles of all-electric range.
  • MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid combines to offer a range of up to 300 miles and 221 horsepower.
  • Available quick charge time of 80% at 50KW in just 36 minutes.
  • Over 38,000+ public charging locations so you can travel without restraint or worry!

MINI Entertainment and Safety Technology

Every new MINI model has your back with their slew of cutting-edge standard technology. Like the new standard Lane Departure Warning, built to ensure your safety on the road with visual warning and vibrations in the steering wheel to notify you when you are drifting from your lane. New MINI models also come equipped with a slew of standard Active Driving Assistant with active safety features such as Pedestrian and Front Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation. As for standard entertainment technology, new MINI models come loaded with an array of impressive features including:

  • 6.5” or optional 8.8” Touchscreen with an updated user interface and High Gloss Black detail.
  • Access to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, web radio, and more.
  • New Analog Cluster with MINI’s brand new Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster that features Vehicle Speed, Driving Modes, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Communications, Multimedia, and more intuitively.
  • All-new MINI Touch Controller that puts the MINI Connected system at your fingertip.
  • Available 12-Speaker Harman/Kardon Audio System.
  • Available Head-Up Display, Parking Assist, and Park Distance Control.

MINI Hardtop 2 Door Comparison

2023 MINI Hardtop 2 Door vs the 2022 Kia Soul and the 2022 Honda Civic

2023 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works
Engine: TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter
Horsepower: 228 hp
Torque: 235 lb-ft
Drivetrain: FWD

2022 Kia Soul Turbo
Engine: 1.6-liter
Horsepower: 201 hp
Torque: 195 lb-ft
Drivetrain: FWD

2022 Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback
Engine: 1.5-liter
Horsepower: 180 hp
Torque: 177 lb-ft
Drivetrain: FWD

Take command of the revamped 2023 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works. Experience unparalleled go-kart-like handles equipped with unmatched horsepower and torque. Equipped with a competition-crushing TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine, the new MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works boasts a thrilling 231 horsepower, powerful 235 lb-ft of torque, and quick 5.9 seconds 0-60 mph time. So don’t settle for the underwhelming 2021 Kia Soul Turbo or 2021 Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback, unlock all the power and handles your life demands in one unmistakable package.

MINI Electric Hardtop 2 Door Comparison

2023 Electric Hardtop 2 Door vs the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and the 2022 Toyota Prius

2023 Electric Hardtop 2 Door
Air Curtains: Standard
8.8” Touchscreen: Standard
Union Jack Tail lights: Standard
City Collision Mitigation: Standard
$7,500 Potential Federal Tax Credit: Available

2022 Chevy Bolt EV
Air Curtains: Not Available
8.8” Touchscreen: Not Available
Union Jack Tail lights: Not Available
City Collision Mitigation: Not Available
$7,500 Potential Federal Tax Credit: Available

2022 Toyota Prius
Air Curtains: Not Available
8.8” Touchscreen: Not Available
Union Jack Tail lights: Not Available
City Collision Mitigation: Not Available
$7,500 Potential Federal Tax Credit: Not Available

When you are looking for a car that drives unlike any other car on the road and features unmistakable stylings, the all-new 2023 Electric Hardtop 2 Door should be your top choice. Unlike the new 2022 Chevy Bolt EV or 2022 Toyota Prius, the 2023 Electric Hardtop is in a class all its own thanks to its unparalleled MINI design and performance offerings. Make it your own with numerous bold accent and color options you won’t find anywhere else! So what are you waiting for, join the growing community of MINI lovers today!

MINI Hardtop 4 Door Comparison

2023 MINI Hardtop 4 Door vs the 2022 Kia Soul and the 2022 Honda Civic

2023 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S
Engine: TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter
Horsepower: Up to 189 hp
Torque: Up to 206 lb-ft
Drivetrain: FWD

2022 Kia Soul
Engine: 1.6-liter
Horsepower: 147 hp
Torque: 132 lb-ft
Drivetrain: FWD

2021 Honda Civic Hatchback
Engine: 1.5-liter
Horsepower: 180 hp
Torque: 177 lb-ft
Drivetrain: FWD

Take on the competition in style with the bold and exciting new 2023 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S. Experience unmatched go-kart-like handles equipped with unmatched horsepower and torque. Feel the difference the competitive available TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine makes when taking on any road, track, or adventure. Don’t settle for the underwhelming Kia Soul or Honda Civic Hatchback, get all the power and handles you deserve in one bold unmistakable package.

MINI Clubman Comparison

2023 MINI Clubman vs the 2022 Mazda3 Hatchback and 2022 Volvo V60

2023 MINI Clubman
Fuel Economy: 25 city / 35 highway mpg
Horsepower: Up to 301 hp
Torque: Up to 331 lb-ft
Wheelbase: 105.1 inches

2022 Mazda3 Hatchback
Fuel Economy: 26 city / 34 highway mpg
Horsepower: Up to 227 hp
Torque: Up to 310 lb-ft
Wheelbase: 107.3 inches

2022 Volvo V60
Fuel Economy: 23 city / 34 highway mpg
Horsepower: Up to 250 hp
Torque: Up to 258 lb-ft
Wheelbase: 113.1 inches

Experience a ride unlike anything else on the road and unleash the 2023 MINI Clubman’s competitive TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder direct-injection engine with double VANOS. Outperform the new 2022 Mazda3 Hatchback and 2022 Volvo V60 with the new 2023 MINI Clubman’s superior available horsepower, mileage, and torque!

MINI Countryman Comparison

2023 MINI Countryman vs the 2022 FIAT 500X and the 2022 Honda HR-V

2023 MINI Countryman
Sensatec Upholstery: Available
Front Headroom: 40.5 “
Rear Legroom: 37.6 “
Rear Headroom: 38.3 “

2022 FIAT 500X
Sensatec Upholstery: Not Available
Front Headroom: 39.1 “
Rear Legroom: 34.8 “
Rear Headroom: 37.8 “

2022 Honda HR-V
Sensatec Upholstery: Not Available
Front Headroom: 39.5 “
Rear Legroom: 39.3 “
Rear Headroom: 38.3 “

The all-new 2023 MINI Countryman offers superior space and premium comforts. Everyone is sure to enjoy the new MINI Countryman’s refined interior and smart technology that works together to enhance every drive. Take control of all the MINI Countryman impressive features, from the Media System with an available Connected Navigation Plus and Apple CarPlay to the available Sport Seats with Sensatec upholstery or available Premium Leather Upholstery and available Panorama Roof.

MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid Comparison

2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid vs the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV and the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid
Sensatec Upholstery: Available
All-Wheel Drive: Standard
Union Jack Tail lights: Standard
City Collision Mitigation: Standard

2022 Chevy Bolt EUV
Sensatec Upholstery: Not Available
All-Wheel Drive: Available
Union Jack Tail lights: Not Available
City Collision Mitigation: Not Available

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid
Sensatec Upholstery: Not Available
All-Wheel Drive: Available
Union Jack Tail lights: Not Available
City Collision Mitigation: Not Available

The all-new 2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid boasts more distinct looks, better technology, and more fun handles than the competition. Load up the timeless compact SUV that boasts unmatched style and handles. Stand out from the pack with its eye-catching exclusive Union Jack Tail lights and an impressive driver-centric cabin built to impress.

Stop by Cincinnati MINI today for a test drive

At Cincinnati MINI, we are not only passionate about our new and pre-owned MINI model lineup, but we are extremely dedicated to providing top-notch customer service to our Montgomery OH, Blue Ash, Hamilton OH, and Mason OH area customers as well. Whether you have a specific model in mind or not, we here at Cincinnati MINI will help you make a highly informed decision through every step of the buying process.

MINI FAQs

The first Classic Mini made its debut on August 26, 1959.

They were developed in the UK by the BMW Group's Development Division.

Lord Nuffield of British Motor Corporation (BMC) charged his chief designer, Sir Alec Issigonis to create an "orderly saloon" that could still compete with the onslaught of fuel-efficient microcars on the market.

The MINI Countryman is the largest model and can comfortably seat five in a richly tailored interior with generous cargo space. This sports activity vehicle makes space for the perfect getaway.

The PHEV comes equipped with a battery that is used as the primary source of energy. Your plug-in hybrid starts to use your gas tank when the battery runs out of power.

The MINI Countryman with ALL4 comes equipped with several features designed to make quick work of winter’s many challenges.

ALL4 all-wheel drive gives you all the control you need for all roads in all seasons.

MINI offers a multitude of exterior color options as well as numerous top-shelf interior options – from handcrafted wooden surfaces and trim, to customizable door bezels, leather steering wheels, and ambient lighting with 255 available color tones.

MINI covers all standard maintenance for 3-years or 36,000 miles in addition to offering a 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation.

MINI features great standard active driver assistance features that include everything from forwarding Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking to Anti-lock brake system with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC).

  • Hardtop and Clubman models have 6 total front and side airbags: 2 front, 2 side-impacts in each front seat, and 2 ceilings mounted side curtains.
  • Countryman models come armed and ready with 7 total front and side airbags: 2 fronts, 2 side-impacts in each front seat, 2 ceiling-mounted side curtains, and 1 additional knee airbag on the passenger side.
  • Coupe, Convertible, and Roadster models have 4 airbags: 2 in the front and 2 side thorax airbags in the seats so they move with the passenger. Convertible and Roadster models also feature a rollover protection bar.

MINI’s comprehensive maintenance program covers all factory-recommended maintenance at no charge, including:

  • Engine Oil Services
  • Brake Fluid Service
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Cabin Air Microfilter
  • Spark Plugs
  • Remote Control/Key Battery
  • Vehicle Check

The starting price of the new Electric Hardtop 2 Door is $29,900

The new Electric Hardtop 2 Door offers up to 114 miles of estimated range on a single charge.

On a full charge, the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV has an EPA estimated 73 MPGe, with 17 miles of all-electric range and a combined range of 300 miles. We’ve incorporated features like regenerative braking that permits the flow of energy back into your MINI while you drive. You can select your preferred driving mode whether it be drive all-electric, solely with the gasoline engine, or a blend of electric and gasoline.

Yes, the new Electric Hardtop 2 Door qualifies for up to $7,500 of a potential federal tax credit.

Yes, the new Electric Hardtop 2 Door offers an estimated savings of up to $3,500 in fuel savings over 5 years.

Your MINI comes with a level one charging cord that does not require any special equipment, just a standard three-prong outlet. For faster charging, an EVSE or wallbox can deliver a faster charge at your home or workplace. On the road, public charging can be utilized.

The MINI Cooper SE Countryman is eligible for a potential federal tax incentive of $5,002. Tax credits are complicated and subject to change without notice. While MINI USA does its best to keep this information up-to-date, it cannot guarantee the current accuracy of your eligibility. We recommend consulting a tax professional to validate credit availability and eligibility. Source: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml

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Cincinnati MINI is located at: 6131 Stewart Rd • Cincinnati, OH 45227
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