Mini has introduced the powerful John Cooper Works model in India
Mini is a car company that has always stood for making great compact cars that are sporty, precise, and dynamic in nature. Their entire line up carries this DNA, however, the one car that takes this line of thought to a whole new level is the potent John Cooper Works edition.
Built to look the part, the Mini John Cooper Works gets a rather dramatic paint job that makes it stand out from the rest of the Mini fleet. The key ingredient is the use of Chilli Red which is reserved for this model exclusively. The car sports a characteristic honeycomb grille, LED headlamps, a John Cooper Works badge, 17-inch JCW alloys, 4-piston brake callipers finished in Chilli Red, a rear spoiler and a characteristic two pipe exhaust. It looks just as fast as it goes!
Exuding its pure racing heritage, this car’s interior looks just as dynamic as the exterior thanks to the generous use of red accents and carbon black Dinamica leather. You also get a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, a neat-looking gear selector, a large retro looking display, LED illumination and ambient lighting with 12 colours to choose from. The Mini Wired package includes an 8.8-inch touchscreen with touchpad controller as well as your complete infotainment needs installed. When you aren’t listening to that sweet exhaust note, you can choose to listen to your favourite tunes over the 360 watt Harmon Kardon audio system.
The real story with the vehicle lies under the hood, for this hot hatch gets a potent 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder twin-turbo petrol motor that delivers 231 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm. It is paired with an 8-speed steptronic sports automatic transmission and is capable of taking the car from 0-100 kmph in just
6.1 seconds. Slot it into ‘Sports’ mode from the drive mode selector and unleash this machine.
Packed with technology as well as safety features that include front and passenger airbags, brake assist, crash sensors, ABS, dynamic stability control, cornering brake control and runflat tyres, the Mini John Cooper Works is a compact powerhouse that is built to be driven hard. It is a machine that will delight the driving enthusiast and you can just picture yourself taking it up a nice ghat and enjoying the sheer driving dynamics it offers. For connoisseurs, there’s a wide range of kits available as optional add-ons.
The Mini John Cooper Works comes with a price tag of `43.50 lakh.