John Cooper Works fans are due to be spoilt for choice now that four MINI JCW versions have been introduced in Malaysia – joining the burgeoning local MINI lineup are the John Cooper Works Hatch, Coupe, Countryman and Paceman, all CBU models.
Common to all is a JCW aerodynamic kit as well as distinguishing red roof/mirror caps and bonnet stripes as exterior dress-up items, while inside, a Chrome Line interior is to be found, with Carbon Black colour line and piano black trim elements as well as Leather Lounge upholstery the various bits on call.
All four models also feature a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and a Radio MINI Visual Boost with 6.5-inch LCD display, as well as front sports seats, velour floor mats and a Lights and Sight package.
Let’s start things off with the MINI John Cooper Works Hatch, which is priced at RM278,888. The 1.6 litre twin-scroll turbo engine develops 211 hp at 6,000 rpm and 260 Nm (280 Nm on overboost) betwen 1,750 to 5,500 rpm.
Paired to a six-speed automatic, the JCW Hatch has a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 6.7 seconds and a 236 km/h top speed. Kit includes 17-inch black Cross Spoke Challenge alloys, six airbags and a JCW sports leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Next, the MINI Coupe John Cooper Works, which goes for RM288,888. Power and torque output figures are identical to the Hatch, but the Coupe gets to the century a shade faster at 6.4 seconds and gets to 240 km/h. It’s shod with the same 17-inchers as the Hatch, and comes equipped with four airbags.
Number three on the list is the MINI Countryman John Cooper Works, priced at RM318,888. On this one, the 1.6 litre lump offers 218 hp at 6,000 rpm and 280 Nm of push (300 Nm on overboost) from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm. It takes seven seconds flat to get the JCW Countryman from standstill to 100 km/h, and it’ll get to 223 km/h before the speed tops out.
The ALL4 all-wheel drive Countryman JCW sits on 18-inch twin-spoke, burnished black alloys, and equipment includes a rear spoiler and roof rails.
Finally, the MINI Paceman John Cooper Works ALL4, which is priced at RM338,888. The car shares the same output numbers with the JCW Countryman, but has a maximum speed that’s a kilometre faster at 224 km/h, and it’s a tenth of a second quicker to the 100 km/h mark at 6.9 seconds. It sits on 19-inch black Cross Spoke Crusher wheels.
All prices are on-the-road without insurance, and the MINI JCWs come with a three-year or 50,000 km MINI Tender Loving Care package. So, if the JCW route works for you, there’s no shortage of bodystyles you can have that MINI in – surely, there’s one in here for you.
MINI John Cooper Works Hatch
MINI John Cooper Works Coupe
MINI John Cooper Works Countryman
MINI John Cooper Works Paceman