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MINI Announces 2013 Pricing

Here is what MotoringFile reports MINI has announced about 2013 pricing (see graph below).  In addition the article claims:
Bluetooth will be standard on every 2013 MY vehicle (formerly a $500 option), replacing Sirius Satellite Radio.
Sirius will now be an option ($250) and includes a one-year subscription.
The Technology package now includes Sirius Satellite radio, Comfort Access in addition to the existing MINI Connected feature. A center armrest (with integrated iPhone adapter pre-wiring) is also included.
A new Premium package ($1,250) has been added for the MINI Hardtop and Clubman that includes the three most-popular options—a Dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Automatic wipers and Automatic climate control. Bundled together, they offer a $500 discount.
The JCW now comes with what MINI is calling “the JCW steering wheel”. However this could just be the standard wheel with a JCW logo on the button spoke – we’re awaiting confirmation.
Kite blue is now available as a JCW option – as we indadvertedly alluded to in our Roadster speccing article a few months ago.
MINI Roadster – The semi-automatic roof and rear wind deflector are now standard on all MY 2013 Roadster variants.
What about timing of all these change? Here’s the run-down:

Model year 2013 production of MINI Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe and Roadster will begin in July 2012.
Model year 2013 production of MINI Countryman will begin in November 2012.
Model year 2013 production of MINI Clubvan will begin in September 2012.
Model year 2013 production of the John Cooper Works GP will begin in the fall (exact timing to be confirmed.)