The new 2015 MINI John Cooper Works is set for an Australian launch next month, priced from $47,400 plus on-roads for the six-speed manual, and $49,950 plus on-roads for the six-speed Steptronic.
MINI Australia says the halo model of the MINI range features a substantial increase in specification over its predecessor, including a reverse camera, Head-up Display, Dynamic Damper Control, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and Professional Navigation with an 8.8-inch split screen monitor.
Another key feature is the inclusion of a sports brake system developed exclusively in collaboration with Brembo, the fixed calliper disc brakes guaranteeing consistently high deceleration performance.
The new MINI John Cooper Works features the most powerful engine ever fitted to a MINI serial production model, with its 2.0 litre, four-cylinder turbocharged plant generating 170kW and 320Nm of torque, propelling the car from 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds.
All current MINI vehicles have a service scheduling system called Condition Based Service (CBS) which identifies the condition of a vehicle based on actual use, realising the full potential of a vehicle and minimising costs.
Under the CBS system, sensors and advanced algorithms monitor and calculate the conditions in which the vehicle is used including mileage, time elapsed since the last service, fuel consumption and how the vehicle is driven. The information captured is used to determine the vehicle’s maintenance requirements,identifying that either an annual vehicle inspection or an oil service is due.
In addition, MINI service and selected maintenance costs can now be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with MINI TLC. TLC offers two packages; MINI TLC Basic Service Inclusive Basic provides scheduled servicing cover, while MINI TLC Plus combines scheduled servicing and selected maintenance items.
For just $980, the MINI TLC Basic package takes care of scheduled servicing costs for five years or 70,000 kms, whichever comes first. The MINI TLC plan provides a long-term solution enabling cover to be extended and transferred to future vehicles owners before expiry.
2015 MINI John Cooper Works specifications over the standard car:
- 18-inch JCW Cup two-tone light alloy wheels
- Dynamic Damper Control
- Reversing camera
- John Cooper Works Sports Seats
- MINI Excitement package
- MINI Driving Modes
- Park Assist with front and rear Park Distance Control
- LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
- Professional Navigation
- DAB+ digital radio tuner
- Head Up Display with enhanced JCW specific content (gear indicator, rev display and shift lights)
- Extended Bluetooth with armrest and music streaming
- MINI Visual Boost functionality via Wired Package