Mini USA has officially announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Mini Hardtop which goes on sale this spring.

2014 Mini Cooper Lookin' Bad Ass

2014 Mini Cooper Lookin' Bad Ass

The lowest priced Cooper will start at $19,950, while the Cooper S will have a base MSRP of $23,600 – plus a $795 Destination and Handling charge across the board.

With a plug-in hybrid version of the new Mini reportedly in the works, we can now begin to take some educated guesses at what its price will be.

  • Mini Cooper - $19,950
  • Mini Cooper S - $23,600
  • BMW i3 -$41,350
It's believed that the PHEV Mini will use the same engine found in the BMW i8, but that won't mean it'll priced like the i8.

There's no doubt in our minds that a PHEV Mini will slot in between the Cooper S price and the BEV version of the BMW i3.

However, there's a gaping price hole there of $17,750, so where do we slot the Mini PHEV in?

Our guess is that it'll cut the price gap in half.  So, $32,475.  However, Mini and BMW are in the same boat when it comes to pricy options that should come as standard, so we suspect a typically equipped Mini PHEV will be more like $40,000.

What's your guess?