The 2015 MINI Cooper JCW has made an appearance today on Australian made so a full reveal should occur in a short while. It’s basically an evolution of the namesake concept introduced back in January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit but it’s a little bit toned down to look more like a production car. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels but optional 18-inch rims are available at an extra cost while behind them are Brembo brakes with red calipers. The vehicle also comes with an electronic differential lock and for more money you can get adaptive dampers.
Its heart and soul is a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder developing no less than 228 bhp (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). Thanks to this powerful engine, the 2015 MINI Cooper JCW will do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 6.1 seconds when equipped with the optional six-speed automatic transmission whereas the standard six-speed manual gearbox grants the hot hatchback with a 6.3s sprint.
As far as fuel consumption is concerned, the 2015 MINI Cooper JCW with the automatic ‘box needs 5.7 liters / 100 km while the manual variant is thirstier as it consumes 6.7 liters / 100 km.
The model will likely go on sale shortly after its NAIAS debut next month in Detroit.
Source: MINI via CarAdvice