Mini Brings Back More Manuals for 2024

Supply chain issues almost killed six-speeds in Minis, but now the automaker has seven in its stable.

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Manual transmission enthusiasts rejoice! Mini says it is bringing back a stick shift option in four of its cars for the 2024 model year. That means the little German/British-hybrid company will soon offer seven six-speed models. Oh, happy days. If that wasn’t enough good news, three special editions called Untamed, Untold and Resolute will be continuing into the 2024 model year because of high demand.

But first, back to the manuals. Mini says the four models receiving the transmission for 2024 are the Mini Cooper Convertible, the Mini Cooper S Convertible (the best one), Mini Cooper 4-Door Hardtop and Mini Cooper S 4-Door Hardtop. A manual option was missing for a quite some time in Mini’s entire lineup, but in October 2022 the automaker announced the return of three manual models: the Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works two-door hardtops.

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Another 2024 update is the reintroduction of the base Classic Trim for Hardtop, Clubman and Countryman models. The cars come as standard in Chili Red (a good color) or can be upgraded to Nanuq White or Midnight Black II (worse colors).

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There are a few little odds and ends that change in the other trim levels that you can read about here. There are new navigation features and different color options depending on the package you get. It’s pretty typical mid-cycle refresh stuff.

Depending on your trim, prices for a base Cooper two door Hardtop start at $26,795 (including $995 for destination) and go all the way up to $44,395 for a base John Cooper Works Hardtop. Four Door Minis start at $27,795 for a base model and range all the way to $38,495 For a Base Cooper S four door.

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Mini Convertibles start at $36,695 for a base model and end at $49,495 for a base John Cooper Works Convertible. The Clubman starts at $35,045 for a base S Clubman, and the price climbs to $49,895 for a base John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4.

The final Mini (thank God, because I’m almost out of breath) is the Mini Countryman. A base Cooper Countryman will set you back $33,645, and a top of the line John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 will start at $50,100,

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Order books for the four newly-manualed Minis opened on February 3, and production is set to begin on March 1.