The MINI John Cooper Works is now available with a cabriolet body in addition to the previously revealed hatch and Clubman bodies. The MINI JCW engine’s 211 horsepower and 260Nm of torque (280Nm on temporary overboost) can take the cabriolet up to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds, which is 0.4 seconds slower than the hatch due to the extra weight from the strenghtening required to make up for the lack of a roof on the cabriolet body. The rest of the specifications are quite similiar to the other body variants.
Only the JCW MINI hatchback is currently available in Malaysia and retails for an eye-boggling RM 279,000 which could get you a nice C-segment premium sedan like the Lexus IS 250, Audi A4 with the premium package, Mercedes-Benz C200K or the JCW’s stablemate, the BMW 323i. Expect a JCW Cabriolet to push the price tag over the RM 300k mark, but somehow there will still be those who can afford it!
Look after the jump for some nice high-res photos of the JCW Cabriolet. If you like it but can’t afford it (unlike the smug-looking young bloke in the photos), at least you’ll be able to use a photo of one as a desktop wallpaper!
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