Mini Coopers are one of the best premium sporty hatchbacks one can get in India, with their go-karts like handling they are amazing to drive. Well, now you can get the latest 2019 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) for Rs 43.5 lakh (ex-showroom). While the car was launched globally last year. The JCW Mini is the costliest Mini available in India. It is Rs 9.2 lakh expensive than the Mini Cooper S.
So what does it offer for those extra 9 lakhs over the Mini Cooper S? Quite a few things. Starting off with more power and torque, a better gearbox, updated interiors and exteriors. 2019 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) is only available in hardtop version in India, though globally it also gets a convertible version.
Coming to the exterior the car gets a Grey paint along with Chilli red highlights, Chilli red rooftop, ORVMs finished in Chilli red and also the brake pads finished in Chilli red colour. Though all of you familiar with Mini Coopers know that they offer extensive customization with different exterior and interior colour options. So you have options to choose from 10 colour options and 4 colour options for the roof and ORVMs. The paint options include Emerald Grey, Melting Silver, Chilli Red, Midnight Black, Electric Blue, Pepper White, Starlight Blue, Solaris Orange, White Silver and Thunder Grey. There is also a special John Cooper Works Rebel Green.
All LED headlamps with round Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). Honeycomb grille featuring the John Cooper Works logo. A panoramic sunroof is on offer, rain sensing wipers. 17 inch John Cooper alloy wheels come as standard but you can also upgrade to 18-inch wheels as an option, Matrix LED lights also comes as an optional extra.
The interior is finished in Carbon black with Dinamica leather upholstery. You also get various colour combinations for the interiors. The steering wheel comes with paddle shifters. Led ambient light that can illuminate in 12 different colours. The signature circular instrument panel with a touchscreen which offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Music system comes from Harman Kardon with 12 speakers and an amplifier. You also get a Heads-Up Display which gives navigation directions and speed readings.
Let’s talk about the powerhouse of the Mini. It is powered by a 2L turbocharged petrol engine which makes 231 bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque. It comes mated to an 8-speed Sports Steptronic automatic transmission. It makes 38hp of power and 40Nm of torque more than the Cooper S, which gets the same engine. It is also faster to a tonne that comes up in just 6.1 seconds. It also gets all the safety features you’ll need as standard.
With a price tag of Rs 43.5 lakh, the 2019 Mini John Cooper Works has no direct competition to deal with, it’s on a class of its own. It costs over 9 lakh then the Mini Cooper S, but also does offer the features and goodies to justify that price tag and the JCW name.
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