2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Special Edition- Price, Special Features, Specs & Pictures

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October 27, 2020 at 11:39 AM

This new special edition model from Mini is on sale right now at an MSRP of $27,040 and is based on the hardtop 2-door hatchback. This 1499 GT commemorates the 1275 GT from 1969 and can do 0-60 in 7.5 seconds.

Want to buy a Mini but with a bit more heritage and legacy? Mini may have heard you and answered your call with their all-new 2021 MINI Cooper 1499 GT. But what’s this all-new 1499 GT all about? 

Well, Mini has been on a roll this year by launching a flurry of special edition models like the Sidewalk edition, Paddy Hopkirk Edition, and Oxford editions. This time around though, they wanted to pay tribute to one of the most affordable performance cars back in the day, the legendary 1275 GT from 1969. And what better way to do that by launching a special edition model like the Mini Cooper 1499 GT based on the hardtop 2-door with features of the JCW model.

2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Engine And Performance

Powering this all-new Mini is the very familiar 1.5-liter 3-cylinder motor that you would find doing duty in the basic hardtop and other models of the Mini. For the size of this Mini, this motor seems to be a potent unit and one which offers plenty of thrill for when you step on the gas.

The 134hp motor will enable this Mini to achieve a top speed of 130mph. And add to all this, a low curb weight and light body and you are sure to have a thrilling and fun-filled experience while driving this Mini.


2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT


134 hp


162 ft-lbs

0-60 mph

7.5 seconds

Top Speed

130 mph

What’s interesting, is the fact that this Mini will come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission for that added spirit of driving. However, for all those who would want the convenience of an automatic transmission, Mini will offer a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission as an optional extra.

2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Interiors

Mini has ensured that the 1499 GT remains true to its original sporty credentials, even in 2020. Which is why they have gone on and added a plethora of sporty features as standard in this vehicle. The interiors employ a generous use of piano black finish all throughout the cabin.

The Mini Cooper 1499 GT will include features such as:

  •  John Cooper Works Sports seats in Carbon Black Dinamica/Cloth
  • John Cooper Works steering wheel in perforated leather with Chili Red stitching and multi-function controls
  • Anthracite headliner
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

On the infotainment front, the 1499 GT is no slouch either. The 6.5’” touchscreen navigation package with Mini Assist eCall, Remote Services, Apple CarPlay will come as part of standard equipment in this Mini. The instrument cluster is dynamic and fully digital as well for that added flair of technology.

2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Exteriors

One of the main highlights of the 2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT is its exteriors. This model has exteriors that will clearly stand out from the rest of the Mini models and will surely grab the eyeballs of a lot of onlookers. The Mini John Cooper Works styling package comes as part of the standard equipment in the 1499 GT that includes John Cooper Works front and rear bumpers, side skirts, split level spoiler, and door entry plates.

The other exterior highlights of the 2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT include:

  • Midnight Black Metallic exterior paint with distinctive gold 1499 GT side stripes
  • Piano Black grille frame, door handles, and headlight rings
  • Piano Black taillight rings
  • LED headlights with foglights
  • Union Jack LED taillights

2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Price

Mini has managed to price the Cooper 1499 GT quite attractively. The MSRP for the 2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT has been kept at $27,040 and comes with an additional $850 of handling and destination fees. At this price point, you sure won’t get a Mini that bundles so much history and legacy but with the modern touches of technology. So, get to your nearest Mini dealership and book one for yourself, today!

2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Special Edition
2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Special Edition
2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Special Edition
2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Side View
2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Rear View
2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT Rear View
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