- It gets a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine.
- The 8-speed Sports Steptronic automatic gearbox comes with paddle shifters.
- The performance hatch can propel to 100km/h from rest in 6.1 seconds.
The Mini John Cooper Works hatchback has been launched in India at a price point of Rs 43.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Carrying the racing DNA, the Mini John Cooper Works is based on the MINI 3-door model and will be available as a completely built unit (CBU) across authorized MINI dealerships in the country effective June. The hatchback was launched today in the presence of Dr. Hans-Christian Baertels, President (act.) BMW Group India. Interestingly, Mini John Cooper Works is one of the performance models named after the legendary John Cooper. It is the latest edition to MINI’s product line-up in India. The powerful hatchback offers impressive driving dynamics and packs in the true essence of motorsports.
In India, the MINI John Cooper Works can be had in Chilli Red, Emerald Grey, Electric Blue, Melting Silver, Midnight Black, Solaris Orange, Pepper White, Thunder Grey, Starlight Blue and White Silver exterior paint options. It is also available in an exclusive John Cooper Works Rebel Green shade. In terms of styling, the MINI JCW features a hexagonal grille in front, the John Cooper Works bonnet stripes further accentuate the race-inspired look. The standard LED headlamps come with LED daytime running lights. Besides, the contrast roof and mirror caps in white, black or exclusive Chilli Red further add to its sporty appeal. Moving to the side, it gets standard 17-inch JCW Track Spoke Light Alloy wheels finished in black. It gets chrome plated double exhaust tailpipes at the back.
The well-laid out cabin equips sports seats with integrated headrests in carbon black dinamica leather. It comes with MINI Excitement Pack for the exterior which comprises MINI logo projection, LED interior and ambient lighting with 12 colour options and an optional sunroof. List of features on the inside also include high contrast MINI head-Up display with media inputs, telephone options, navigation etc. A Harman Kardon sourced Hi-Fi audio system is also layered inside which comes with high-performance speakers and 8 channel amplifier. An optional MINI Wired package is also available on the hatchback which offers a larger 8.8-inch touchscreen with MINI Find Mate with 2 Bluetooth tags, Touchpad controller, MINI connected XL, Navigation system professional, telephony with wireless charging etc. In addition, it also gets an option of Apple CarPlay with MINI Radio Visual Boost along with MINI navigation or with MINI Wired Package.
Mechanical set-up on the performance hatchback comprises a robust 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo unit topping out 231 hp against 320 Nm torque. This unit is claimed to propel from rest to 100 km/h within 6.1 seconds. Transmission duties are handled by an 8-speed Sports Steptronic automatic gearbox which comes with paddle shifters. It gets three driving modes-standard MID mode, Sport and Green modes. The standard safety kit on the performance hatchback includes dual front airbags, 3-point seat belts, crash sensor, dynamic stability control, brake assist, ABS, cornering brake control and run-flat tyres. The MINI John Cooper Work also gets a standard MINIMALISM technology which includes brake energy recuperation, auto start/stop function, electromechanical power steering and active cooling air flaps.