In our opinion buying a new Mini has been quite the challenge to work through the various packs that can be added to any new Mini that usually has the trim level set out by the engine choice. The extra packs end up having different options in relation to which mini you choose and therefore different prices across the range.
So to put an end to all the confusion and bring in the consistent approach, something that buyers new and loyal to the brand will appreciate. The outgoing tricky to decode Pepper pack and Chilli pack that have been long standing in the range since the BMW relaunch of the Mini back in 2001 have now been dropped. The standard equipment on each Mini will now be boosted along with the same pricing offered for each option.
Moving on to a new setup in the way that you now configure any new Mini, the first choice is body style, three or five doors then hatchback, convertible, clubman or countryman. Next up is a choice of power unit, 2 versions of a 1.5 litre, three-cylinder petrol engine with different bhp ratings for the One and Cooper styles. A 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine for more performance in the Cooper S of course. Then for the Clubman and Countryman a 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel.
The New 2019 Mini Trim Levels Explained
Now comes the new trim levels for the entire line up, engine and body style selected, it’s now time to choose from the Classic, Sport or Exclusive variants. Classic being the entry level trim, Sport then adds in some John Cooper Works touches including a body kit, Sports suspension and bucket seats. Exclusive now adds in the premium look and feel with leather seats included.
Options can then be added through some transparent option packs that come in the form of Comfort and Comfort plus that offer climate control, heated seats with parking sensors and reversing camera added for the Plus. Navigation and Navigation plus offer the usual suite of connectivity and touchscreen infotainment technology. Then added safety features are brought in via the Driving Assist pack.
Diesels have now been dropped from the hatchback range completely as the growing trend of excluding diesels across the whole industry continues but perhaps it’s just down to the fact that there’s no demand for the small diesel car anymore.
The much simpler range for the new 2019 Mini could also be put partly down to the new emission regulations that state each new individual spec of car must be tested through the new WLTP protocol before they can be sold, so fewer variants means fewer tests.
The new Mini for 2019 can be ordered from the very beginning of November in the new trim levels and compliant engines. Expect the very first deliveries to begin from January onwards.