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MINIs worldwide paint pricing structure is changing in 2017 and the all-new MINI Countryman is the first affected vehicle in the US. Until now MINI charged an extra $500 for all metallic paint with premium options costing $1000. Starting with the Countryman MINI will re-orgnaize it’s paint options instead offering one no-cost option (metallic or not).

Historically the majority of MINI customers (72% – 80% depending on the MINI model) have paid an upgrade charge for Metallic Paint or specialty Non-Metallic colors (i.e. MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue or JCW Rebel Green). For them this change doesn’t necessarily drive prices higher. However the remaining 20% – 28% of buyers will see an upcharge depending on the color they choose.

The free option for the Countryman will be Moonwalk Grey – a color that in our opinion might be one of the best in the range. We expect this change to roll-out to other models as they’re updated for the 2018 model year this summer. It’s unknown if all models will have a consistent no-cost color or if that color will differ.

It’s worth noting that all other MINI markets have already changed to this new pricing structure.

Code Paint Color $0 $500 $1,000
B71 Moonwalk Grey X
B15 Light White X
A94 Midnight Black X
851 Chili Red X
B22 British Racing Green X
C2M Island Blue X
C1V Chestnut X
C2K Melting Silver X
B58 Thunder Grey (Cooper S only) X
C24 MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue X


http://www.motoringfile.com/2016/12/13/mini-usa-changes-paint-costs-moving-non-metallics-500/
 
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