MINI is a British automotive marque currently owned by BMW. Under the nameplate of MINI, several vehicles based on the Cooper design are built. The MINI name was begun by the British Motor Corporation in 1959 and sold to BMW in 2000. Most of the current MINI vehicles are build around the Cooper design of the late 1990s, which was named after its chief designer, race legend John Cooper.
The current MINI Cooper range includes the Hardtop, Hatch, Convertible, Clubman, Countryman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. The MINI Cooper Hardtop is the model most-often referenced as merely "Cooper." The Countryman and Paceman are both crossovers.
The MINI Cooper in its various non-crossover forms is made at BMW's plant in Oxford, England. Of the variants, the MINI Cooper S is most well-known for its racing and rallying heritage and current enthusiasm, being a part of the World Rally Championship from 2011 to present. Historically, the Cooper has won many races, including the Monte Carlo Rally on three separate occasions in the mid-1960s.
Today, the MINI Cooper is a relatively low-selling vehicle for its segment in the United States, but has a strong following of fans for its unusual appeal and European look. Globally, the MINI Cooper, in its various model variations, sells over 300,000 units per year. The MINI Cooper Hatch and Clubman are the most popular models in the U.S. while collectors in North America and around the world restore and showcase heritage MINIs from the models' beginnings.
The MINI Cooper is known as a fun compact car with a unique look and unusual handling characteristics due to its small engine and wide stance.
There are 8,737 used Mini Coopers in our used car listings, including the Mini Cooper Countryman, Mini Cooper Clubman and Mini Cooper Paceman. 57% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 87% have no accident history.