To celebrate 60 years of the original model, Mini is offering a cool celebratory limited edition model in India.
Mini India has exclusively released a limited run version of the Cooper S in India on the Amazon India website as part of the festive mood. Badged as the Oxford Version new mini cooper, this spicy little Mini is literally filled with the ‘works’ and priced at Rs. 44.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Oxford Edition Mini Cooper, limited to 25 units, is available in a choice of two colour colours, Solaris Orange or Midnight Black. While the Midnight Black version gets Solaris Orange inserts, the Solaris Orange version gets black accents on the roof and ORVM casings. Both vehicles have plenty of black piano inserts around the grille, door handles, head light surrounds, fuel filler lid, and tail light surrounds. As the cars get a John Cooper Works body kit and rear bumper, customised door sill LEDs, LED puddle lamps, customised Oxford and Union Jack inscribed side scuttles, 17-inch track spoke alloys and those cool tail lamps of the Union Jack style, the cosmetic upgrades do not stop there.
On the inside, alongside a range of equipment ranging from the 8.8-inch touchscreen monitor with the Mini Wired kit, heads-up display, and more the limited edition car gets an illuminated piano black dash in front of the co-passenger. With either Chester Malt Brown upholstery or Carbon Black upholstery, the interior of these cars can be specified.
And because this is a Cooper S, you get the happy 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine that’s good for max power of 189bhp and peak torque of 280Nm. The engine is connected to an automatic seven-speed double clutch gearbox and the car has a time of 6.7 seconds, reported to be 0-100 km/h.
Now we tell that’s a proper deal for a festive model!
Mini introduces the latest iteration of the country’s hardcore and more performance-oriented John Cooper Works (JCW) hatchback.
Say hello to the new Mini John Cooper Works (JCW), which has just landed on the shores of India. The Mini JCW is a souped-up and more performance-oriented version of the standard Mini Cooper models, priced at Rs 43.50 lakh (ex-showroom), meaning it packs even more oomph. Not to mention, it’s now the most expensive model in the Cooper series.
Compared to the standard Cooper S, the JCW is only offered in a three-door version, and there are many visual changes. This includes a bolder overall appearance, including a beefier bumper with wide air intakes, 17-inch JCW wheels, a rear spoiler, and as many as 10 exterior paint options. In addition to this the available extras are also a special Mini green paint option, combined with adaptive Matrix LED headlamps, a panoramic sunroof and larger 18-inch wheels.
The interior has a far more sporty style, too. With leather headrests and red accents, the JCW gets sports seats, a sporty leather steering wheel, paddle shifters, stainless steel pedal caps and the JCW badge on the door sills. A head-up display, a Harman Kardon Hi-Fi Audio System, with 12 high-performance speakers and an eight-channel optical amplifier and a 6.5-inch circular central instrument panel, are included in the feature list. You can get an 8.8-inch touch screen with a Touchpad controller with an optional Mini Wired package.
Today, what’s under the hood is the big question? A 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol unit that produces a maximum power of 228bhp and 320Nm of torque. That is a 39bhp and 40Nm bump over the Cooper S. What’s more, instead of a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic provided with the S, the JCW also gets an 8-speed automatic (torque converter). 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds would be disqualified.
The Mini Cooper JCW will be marketed in India as a fully constructed product (CBU). At the moment, there’s no direct competitor for the mini cooper countryman JCW, but we’re hoping to see Volkswagen bring the Polo GTI back home and spice things up a bit.