Anderson Valley, Ft. Bragg, Lake County, & Lake Berryessa Overnight Run - June 24-25, 2023

Cruising North of the SF Bay through wine & beer country, rocky Pacific coastline, redwood forests, inland lakes, & finishing in Dav...

Australia's DRIVE Stunned By Cost Of MINI Options

While the F56 will be sold in Australia for AUD5,000 less than the R56, DRIVE writer David McCowen is a bit taken back by the fact that the vehicle can be factory outfitted with AUD25,000 in optional extras and claims "Mini offers one car for the price of two." However, Australia's MINI Boss, Kai Bruesewitz, said “We think options on top of standard features will not be playing as much of a role as they did in the past.

The article also contains this list of the top 10 expensive MINI options in Australia (in Australian Dollars):

1 “Lounge” leather trim: $2700

2 Sports automatic transmission with paddle shifters (Cooper S): $2650

3 18-inch alloy wheels: $2500

4 “Cross-punch” leather trim: $2400

5 Automatic transmission (Cooper and Cooper S): $2350

6 Panoramic sunroof: $1900

7 Adaptive LED headlights: $1800

8 “Professional” sat-nav: $1400

9 Driver assistance pack: $1350

10 Harmon Kardon stereo: $1200