FOLLOWING a leak online, Mini has officially unveiled its brand new high performance John Cooper Works or JCW variant this week.
First featured as the John Cooper Works concept at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, the model receives new larger cooling air inlets, distinctive side sill and rear apron design and a JCW rear spoiler. The car has also been fitted with LED headlights, a new sports exhaust system with special tailpipes, plus a new â€˜Rebel Greenâ€™ body paint finish, and a host of other goodies over the basic Mini Cooper S hot-hatch.
Powering the new Mini JCW is the most powerful Mini engine ever fitted in a production model: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TwinPower turbo unit. With it, the JCW offers 231hp and 320Nm of peak torque in total to power its front wheels. The new power figures is a 10% increase over its predecessor.
Additionally, the mill can be paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission options. The new Mini JCW is capable of performing the century sprint in just 6.3 seconds in when paired with the manual, but the automatic is faster as it completes the same dash quicker in just 6.1 seconds.
Other features include a set of newly-developed Brembo brakes, matched with 17-inch JCW light alloy wheels, and a substantially improved suspension system as well with added Dynamic Damper Control offered as a costoption item. – AFP