By on March 26, 2021

 

Boardwalk

Mini USA today proclaimed the pricing and availability of the 2022 Countryman Boardwalk Edition, a variant for those who don’t mind drawing attention to themselves with its unique, eye-catching coloration.

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The exterior color is what is described as a deep Laguna metallic exterior color, with a contrasting black finish on the roof and mirror caps. There’s also the penchant these days, annoying though it may be, to call trim or accents piano black, as if the darkness of a Steinway is more so than the absence of light on a black police cruiser, for example. So be it, the Boardwalk Mini has plain black 18-inch pin spoke wheels, with piano black exterior trim.

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Mini copywriters effused over the interior leather trim, calling it punch black. Just so you can keep track, there’s black or just black, piano black, and punch black, all supposedly different expressions of blackness on this same diminutive vehicle.

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There are also door sill, roof, dashboard, and side scuttle Boardwalk Edition graphics, reminders of which car is yours in case you forget parked amongst other garden-variety Minis.

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Production of the Boardwalk Edition started in March and should be available sometime in April, unless the lot of them were aboard the freighter stuck in the Suez Canal, or on one that needs to take a circuitous route around Africa, in which case it may take even longer.

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As a Cooper S homologation, the Boardwalk Edition is priced at $39,215, destination and handling charges included, or as an ALL4 version, which will run another $2,000 more.

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Options such as LED fog and headlights, keyless entry, power-folding mirrors, SiriusXM satellite radio, touchscreen navigation, heated front seats, and a Harman/Kardon premium sound system all conspire to drive the sales price skyrocketing, even before any of the 116 Mini dealers in the U.S. adds their markup. Ah, the allure of a ‘limited edition’.

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[Images: Mini USA]

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10 Comments on “2022 Mini Countryman Boardwalk Edition – Past Park Place?...”


  • avatar
    kcflyer

    Maybe the bright colors will make them less likely to be pushed sideways down the road unbeknownst to the truck driver ?:)

  • avatar
    ToolGuy

    ToolGuy studies the second-story (through fifth-story) ‘facade’ in the sixth picture and asks himself what is real and what is fake, before returning to his newly-delivered copy of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    …whilst carelessly dropping accidental and likely unrelated link
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suezmax#/media/File:Ship_measurements_comparison.svg
    [We didn’t *really* mean “unlimited length” did we?]

  • avatar
    Superdessucke

    Maybe they should have called it the Plankwalk Edition given where sales seem to be headed!

  • avatar
    monkeydelmagico

    “all conspire to drive the sales price skyrocketing, even before any of the 116 Mini dealers in the U.S. adds their markup. Ah, the allure of a ‘limited edition’.”

    Last time I checked mini’s were selling poorly even at a discount. MSRP of $40K is not even close to reality. Even $35k seems steep when compared to a GTI.

  • avatar
    Garrett

    With every new iteration, it become ever more apparent that BMW should have brought back the Austin, Morris, or even BMC name.

    Then, you could have the Mini. And sell other vehicles that are actually somewhat different.

    Making everything a Mini was always going to lead to a dead end. It’s the same problem with Fiat in the US. Making everything a 500 is not the way to go.

  • avatar

    Boardwalk is Atlantic City Mafia thing? Sounds scary to me.

  • avatar
    craiger

    Americans have yet to find a noun which they’re unable to verb.

  • avatar
    EX35

    Do Minis still fall apart by 60k? My neighbor had one that must have been the most unreliable heap I have ever known.

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