The brand new 2015 MINI John Cooper Works has been officially unveiled, following an online leak from just a day ago.
The 2015 MINI JCW is the most powerful production MINI ever. The model in question is taking its power from a 2.0 liter four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, which is capable of producing no less than 231 HP (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque, available between 1,250 rpm and 4,800 rpm. The output of the unit has increased by 10 percent, when compared to the old one, while the torque has risen by 23 percent.
MINI says that the brand new JCW is offered with a choice of two transmissions, a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic, and from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the hot hatch needs 6.3 seconds with the manual and just 6.1 seconds with the automatic. The average fuel consumption in the vehicle stands at 5.7 liters every 100 km and the CO2 emissions stop at 133 h/km.
Besides the impressive unit found under its hood, the 2015 MINI JCW has also received an electromechanical power steering with Servotronic, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Performance Control, Dynamic Damper Control, available as an option, Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) updated suspension, Brembo braking system and 17-inch John Cooper Works Race Spoke light alloy wheels.
In terms of looks, the 2015 MINI JCW is quite similar to the John Cooper Works concept, shown almost a year ago, during the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit. The model is coming with a JCW rear spoiler, with a rear apron, different side sills, larger cooling air intakes, distinctive contours for the wheel arch surround, modified front grille, special tailpipes on the sports exhaust system, LED headlights with white direction indicators and a new paint job, the Rebel Green.
As for the interior design, the new hot hatch is coming with the John Cooper Works sills, the John Cooper Works multi function steering wheel, the Dinamica / fabric sports seats with integrated headrests, John Cooper Works gear lever, stainless steel pedals and footrest, anthracite roof, standard Driving Excitement package, shift paddles for the 6-speed automatic version and several other tweaks. MII hasn’t announced any pricing details on the model just yet.