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BMW Announces Details for 2013 X6, 2012 Mini Roadster

2013 BMW X6

Though its 2012 models are just starting to arrive on dealer lots, BMW announced more details last week about its upcoming lineup for 2013. BMW also released pricing information for the 2012 Mini Roadster.

“For the 2013 model year, the BMW X6 undergoes a subtle midcycle update, keeping the nearly 4-year-old model fresh enough for prospective buyers,” writes the Detroit Free Press. According to a press release, the 2013 BMW X6 will receive a face lift and more interior options. Its exterior styling updates include a revised front end with optional adaptive LED headlights and taillights. The X6 xDrive50i model also gets new designs for its 19-inch wheels. Enthusiasts looking for an X6 with better performance for a bargain will want to consider the new M Performance package. This package adds 15 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque to the base X6, in addition to cosmetic features like an upgraded headliner, larger wheels and black chrome exhaust tips. The 2013 BMW X6 M doesn’t see any significant updates. BMW says the restyled 2013 X6 will hit dealerships this spring.

2012 Mini Roadster

The convertible version of the Mini Coupe, the 2012 Mini Roadster, will start at $25,050, including destination fees, according to BMW, Mini’s parent company. The Cooper S Roadster will start at $28,050, and the high-performance John Cooper Works Roadster will start at $35,200. The Mini Roadster goes on sale at the end of February, but Straightline thinks it’s a better value to shell out the extra $600 to get the Mini Cooper Convertible instead. It’s not a huge jump in price, and you’ll get a back seat and more usable cargo space.

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