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    MINI Cooper JCW

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    MINI Cooper JCW Car Specifications

    Fuel TypePetrol
    Engine1998 cc
    Power and Torque228 bhp & 320 Nm
    DriveTrainFWD
    Acceleration6.1 seconds
    Top Speed246 kmph

    MINI Cooper JCW Summary

    Price

    MINI Cooper JCW price is Rs. 47.70 Lakh.

    MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) is the one that perfectly pulls the heart strings of enthusiasts. Among the existing colour options, the MINI JCW is available in the new Rebel Green colour option. Along with fresh styling elements, the new model additionally offers more features. The new MINI John Cooper Works hatch offers an optional 18-inch John Cooper Works Course Spoke in a two-tone combination.

    Exterior 

    As a part of the fresh update, the new MINI John Cooper Works gets a new hexagonal radiator grille at the centre section with a honeycomb pattern. The cross member at the bottom edge is finished in red. The exclusive John Cooper Works bonnet stripes add a distinctively race-inspired look. To further enhance the racing character, the vehicle has received a contrasting paint finish for the roof and mirror caps in white, black, or Chilly Red (exclusively available for MINI John Cooper Works). For a superior driving experience, the front apron gets integral air ducts, and side sills.

    Interior 

    The vehicle gets a multifunction steering wheel with more functions, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, piano black high-gloss interior, and more. The optional MINI Wired Package comes with Navigation System, Wireless Charging, enhanced Bluetooth mobile preparation, and more. The multifunctional instrument display comes as standard with MINI Wired Package. The standard technology includes auto start/stop function, brake energy recuperation, active cooling air flaps, and electromechanical power steering.  

    Engine 

    The MINI JCW is powered by a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine that generates 228bhp and 320Nm of torque between 1,450 - 4,800rpm. The JCW is capable of sprinting from 0-100kmph in 6.1 seconds. This engine comes mated with an eight-speed double-clutch Steptronic transmission. 

    MINI Cooper JCW Price

    MINI Cooper JCW price is Rs. 47.70 Lakh (Avg. ex-showroom). Cooper JCW comes in 1 variant. Cooper JCW price for top model in petrol is Rs. 47.70 Lakh. Whereas the price of Cooper JCW automatic version starts from Rs. 47.70 Lakh.

    VersionsEx-Showroom priceCompare
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (TC), 17 kmpl, 228 bhp
    Rs. 47.70 Lakh
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    How is the MINI Cooper JCW car?

    • Pros

      • Lively acceleration
      • Pocket-sized thrilling runabout
      • Unique stance
    • Cons

      • Tight cabin
      • Limited boot-space
      • Stiff ride 

    MINI Cooper JCW 2023 Verdict

    Overall Score

    8

    / 10

    It goes without saying that the JCW Minis are particularly the iterations that essentially behave like they're on steroids. Loads on performance on tap, high on personality and an abundance of character.

    MINI Cooper JCW Car Review

    Every Mini has had a JCW version which promises explosive performance, top notch handling and special exteriors and interiors. So does this new car follow the famed JCW legacy? Let’s take a look

    Why would I buy it?

    • Thrill of driving 
    • Feels special

    Why would I avoid it?

    • Sporty set-up means very stiff ride quality 
    • Limited rear space and practicality

    Summary

    8

    / 10
    Left Side View

    The Mini Cooper has pretty much been the definition of fun right since its inception. But this JCW or John Cooper Works edition is at the pinnacle of Mini’s performance front. Through the years, every Mini has had a JCW version which promises explosive performance, top notch handling and special exteriors and interiors. So does this new car follow the famed JCW legacy? Let’s take a look

    Engine and Performance

    9

    / 10
    Engine Shot

    Two-litre, four-cylinder, twinpower turbo with 230bhp and 320Nm of torque in a compact hatchback. Just the specs are enough to stir up the senses. But the Mini Cooper JCW is beyond that. Everything from the cold start to the way this Mini drives is a sensory overload. Hit the toggle-like starter button and the Mini lets you know its sporty intentions with a loud bassy hum. 

    Engine Shot

    I started off in Eco mode, and the JCW felt refined, not loud at all and surprisingly not that restrained as you feel in most cars in Eco mode. Switch to Normal or Middle mode and the response gets sharper, you can feel the car firming up and getting a little louder. Acceleration is quick and this mode will keep most happy with the way it delivers power. Nice, smooth and creamy without too much drama. But it’s the drama that makes things less mundane and that’s why you need the Sports mode. In this mode, the JCW transforms from being chilled out to being angry. Throttle response is immediate and in this mode, the JCW can go from nothing to 100kmph in a claimed 6.1 seconds flat. But it’s not just how quickly the JCW accelerates, but the way it does. 

    Right Front Three Quarter

    The exhaust starts spitting out an aural note that will delight most enthusiasts. With 230bhp let loose, the TC and tyres have a tough time reigning in the horses. There is a wee bit of torque steer as the speeds rise at an alarming rate. 

    Gear Shifter/Gear Shifter Stalk

    The eight-speed steptronic transmission works well with the engine too and keeps it nicely in the powerband so the moment you need the thrust, its all there and the JCW just slingshots ahead. Overtaking or outright acceleration, the JCW has no dearth of performance anywhere and that gives a very satisfying feeling. 

    Wheel

    And it’s not just the acceleration, the JCW has fierce brakes too. The big 17-inch, four-piston fixed caliper brakes bite hard and the JCW sheds speeds very quickly which in turn helps to drive this little car fast without any fear.  

    Ride and Handling

    9

    / 10
    Right Front Three Quarter

    The Minis are always known to be fun-to-drive cars, but this Mini gets the John Cooper Works sport suspension and just like the engine performance, the suspension has been tuned for maximum attack. The Mini JCW rides stiff right from the get go. Ride quality is acceptable over our normal bumpy city roads, but one always needs to watch out for the really bad sections and the sharp ruts. The stiff ride is further amplified thanks to the 18-inch, 40 profile tyres. The JCW does get the option of adaptive suspension which is a cool Rs 85,000 extra but we think it’s a worthy addition. The stiff suspension and the thin tyre profile means one just cannot go full send on unknown roads for the fear of cracking those expensive rims and damaging the suspension which throws practicality out of the window.  

    But then if you need something practical, one would be better off with the standard Mini Cooper. The JCW is not meant to be practical, it’s just meant to plaster a smile on your face and that it does. The sporty suspension gives the JCW go-kart like abilities and it’s just unreal how this Mini turns in. The steering is quick and the JCW changes direction like no one’s business. The steering has enough heft that adds confidence at higher speeds, but then it’s not as communicative as one would expect it to be. There is a hint of vagueness at the dead-centre and that’s a bit of a party pooper.   

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Going hard through the corners, the Mini JCW is an absolute riot. The Mini just corners flat which makes you want to push harder in the next corner till you experience the obvious understeer. With its compact dimensions, its squat stance and oodles of power, the Mini JCW is like a happy puppy that just wants to chase corners all day long.

    Interior Space and Quality

    7

    / 10
    Dashboard

    As the name suggest, this is a ‘Mini’ so space isn’t really in abundance. But then if you need space, you’d be better off with an SUV. The Mini JCW on the other hand feels like it’s wrapped around you. The specially crafted sport seats, the dashboard, the windscreen, everything feels at close quarters. Don’t get me wrong, it does not feel claustrophobic, but it’s more about being one with the machine. 

    Now the Mini JCW certainly feels special on the outside, but does it feel the same on the inside? The simple answer is, it does, but not consistently. Things like the Nappa leather steering wheel, the gear lever, the fighter jet style toggle levers all around, the fantastic seats and aluminum pedals really give out the special aura. But then certain plastics like the buttons on the steering wheels, the volume knob and plastics on the door don’t really exude premium-ness. 

    Infotainment System

    Then of course there is the signature 8.8-inch round infotainment system. Now, it’s always been the cool factor in Minis and it still is, but then the graphics could have been better. It’s easy to use but then we have seen better, sharper graphics in Hyundais now. However, graphics on the smaller five-inch instrument display seems much better, maybe because it’s smaller. 

    Front Row Seats

    Talking about space, this is a strict 2+2. At the back, the seating is cramped and legroom is something the Mini hasn’t heard about. But then it’s enough if you just want to cram in three passengers and give them a good laugh, but not for taking a road trip or long commutes. Even though you won’t be comfortable, they’ve tried to make it practical with a cup holder in the centre and on either sides. Boot space at 211 litres is slightly less than what you get in a Swift, but then the 60:40 split will help store more luggage. 

    Rear Seats

    Features and Equipment

    7

    / 10
    Front Speakers

    On the features front, the Mini JCW isn’t exactly loaded, and surprisingly misses out on plenty of kit. The basic frills that you would expect come as optional extras. Standard equipment includes, automatic headlights and wiper, sun roof, cruise control with braking, automatic air conditioning and an 8.8-inch infotainment system that is hooked up with a banging Harman Kardon hi-fi system. 

    The optional equipment list includes some pretty important mandates that are now standard equipment in more affordable cars, like tyre pressure monitoring system, wireless phone charging, navigation, USB audio interface and surprise-surprise, Apple CarPlay too. Guess Mini just wants you to concentrate on driving hard and fast. On the safety front, the JCW gets front and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, run-flat indicator, dynamic stability control and cornering brake control along with traction control. 

    Dashboard

    Conclusion

    8

    / 10
    Left Rear Three Quarter

    The Mini Cooper JCW is a focused machine. It makes no bones about its intent. It lacks some basic features that you would expect in a Rs 46.5 lakh car. It’s basically a two-seater that just about seats four and it’s stiffly sprung which means you will have to stick to roads with a good surface. But once you get past the negatives and you get down to driving it like it’s meant to, the JCW gives you a kind of satisfaction that only a few other cars in India can. It looks fantastic, is properly quick, handles like a go-kart and does all this with a sense of drama that you expect from an expensive sportscar like this. The JCW cannot be your only car as it’s just not cut-out for the mundane things. But as a toy that you take out on weekends, or for the occasional trackdays or just for the joy of owning something so special, the Mini Cooper JCW is extremely desirable.  

    Pictures by Kapil Angane 

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    Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
    17
    15.3 16.58 16.3 17.5 16.35 14.93
    Engine (cc)
    1998
    1998 1998 1998 1332 1499 to 1995 1984
    Fuel Type
    Petrol
    PetrolPetrolElectricPetrolPetrolPetrol & DieselPetrol
    Transmission
    Automatic
    AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
    Safety
    4 Star (Euro NCAP)
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    Power (bhp)
    228
    129 129 189 161 134 to 147 188
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    MINI Cooper JCW Colours

    MINI Cooper JCW 2023 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Pepper White
    Pepper White

    MINI Cooper JCW Mileage

    MINI Cooper JCW mileage claimed by ARAI is 17 kmpl.

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
    Petrol

    (1998 cc)

    Automatic (TC)17 kmpl
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    MINI Cooper JCW User Reviews

    4.8/5

    (5 Ratings) 1 Reviews
    5

    Exterior


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Performance


    5

    Fuel Economy


    5

    Value For Money

    • Sports car on a budget
      Well, I'm not yet Lucky enough to own one but I've driven it 2 times and trust me this thing is just mind numbing... I personally like mini design from start itself. It's feature loaded.compact in size and hence it feels sweet even in reckless traffic of Indian roads. Now the best Part is the engine. Whatever it shows or claims on paper but in real world,you press the accelerator pedal and you can't skip to smile even for once.The power and the compact dimensions makes it float and it jumps ahead and reach 100 kmph in no time. I pushed the pedal slightly and it started flying like wow. Handling is just sweet. I never thought I could be this much confident doing such high speeds in an FWD hatchback. But mini has put it together so nicely ,full marks for that The only con I can say is the Suspension. it's very stiff for our roads although it provides great handling but bumps and potholes wouldn't feel so nice. And 2 rear seats are just useless..although the front seats are comfy. Still it can be a great daily driver as well. it's a sports car on a budget. accessory exhaust is a must, its loud and satisfying
      Rating parameters(out of 5)
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      4

      Comfort


      5

      Performance


      4

      Fuel Economy


      5

      Value For Money

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    FAQs About MINI Cooper JCW

    Price
    Q: What is the on road price of MINI Cooper JCW base model?
    The on-road price of MINI Cooper JCW base model is Rs. 47.70 Lakh which includes a registration cost of Rs. 502000, insurance premium of Rs. 215396 and additional charges of Rs. 2000.

    Performance
    Q: What is the ARAI mileage of MINI Cooper JCW?
    The ARAI mileage of MINI Cooper JCW is 17 kmpl.

    Q: What is the top speed of MINI Cooper JCW?
    MINI Cooper JCW has a top speed of 246 Kmph.

    Specifications
    Q: What is the seating capacity in MINI Cooper JCW?
    MINI Cooper JCW has a seating capacity of 4 people.

    Q: What are the dimensions of MINI Cooper JCW?
    The dimensions of MINI Cooper JCW include its length of 3850 mm, width of 1727 mm and height of 1414 mm. The wheelbase of the MINI Cooper JCW is 2495 mm.

    Features
    Q: Is MINI Cooper JCW available in 4x4 version?
    No, MINI Cooper JCW doesn't come with four wheel drive option.

    Safety
    Q: How many airbags does MINI Cooper JCW get?
    The top Model of MINI Cooper JCW has 2 airbags. The Cooper JCW has driver and front passenger airbags.

    Q: Does MINI Cooper JCW get ABS?
    Yes, all versions of MINI Cooper JCW have ABS. ABS is a great accident prevention technology, allowing drivers to steer while braking hard.

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    MINI Cooper JCW Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    MumbaiRs. 57.00 Lakh onwards
    BangaloreRs. 60.14 Lakh onwards
    DelhiRs. 55.41 Lakh onwards
    PuneRs. 57.00 Lakh onwards
    Navi MumbaiRs. 56.95 Lakh onwards
    HyderabadRs. 59.19 Lakh onwards
    AhmedabadRs. 52.51 Lakh onwards
    ChennaiRs. 57.77 Lakh onwards
    ChandigarhRs. 53.09 Lakh onwards
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