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MINI has officially announced the price for the 2015 John Cooper Works in Australia where the model in question will start from below the 50, 000 AUD mark.

The brand new MINI John Cooper Works is now available for order across the Australian continent too where the hot hatch can be named just about anything but cheap. The model has been priced from 47,400 AUD, plus on-road costs, for the six-speed manual version, while the 6-speed automatic will be setting you back for at least 49,950 AUD. This is actually making it 3,000 AUD cheaper than the model it is replacing and it is also more affordable than the Audi S1 which costs 49,900 AUD for the manual variant.

Some of the equipment level found on the 2015 MINI JCW include the John Cooper Works sports seats, the head-up display, the Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, the DAB+ digital radio, the satellite navigation system, the semi-automated parking system, the rearview camera, the front and rear parking sensors, the dynamic damper control adjustable suspension, the 18-inch alloy wheels, the LED headlights or the Brembo brakes. Under its hood, we can find the 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is capable of producing a total output of 170 kW, a 10 percent improvement over the previous model, and 320 Nm of torque, 23 percent more. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 6.3s with the manual and 6.1s with the automatic. The average fuel consumption is 5.7L with the auto and 6.7L with the manual.