2015 MINI JCW hatch – Australian pricing & specs

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MINI Australia has released pricing and specification details for the new JCW hatch, which will go on sale locally later this month. And it is packed with standard kit! MINI JCW standard equipment (Australian market) 170kW/320Nm 2.0 litre four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo 18-inch light alloy wheels Dynamic Damper Control John Cooper Works Sports Seats LED headlights […]

VIDEO: F56 MINI JCW reviews

Filming and committing a car review to video for the world to see would be much harder than it looks. For one there’s critical people like me willing to cut you down while having no comparable experience. And so, here’s two video reviews for the new 170kW/320Nm MINI JCW that we’re not too sure about. […]

VIDEO: 3rd-gen MINI Challenge car

MINI Challenge cars are very, very cool. Take one road-going JCW hardtop, rip its guts out and turn it into a bona fide racecar. Do that a few times over and put them all on a track and you have a recipe for fun and rubbing doors. The 3rd-gen MINI Challenge car is ready to […]

The first video for the new MINI JCW

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MINI is a brand that is a triumph of marketing. That’s been the case since BMW bought the British icon over a decade ago. More often than not MINI’s marketing has been very good. There’s been a lot of hits and not many misses. Watch this video for the new JCW hatch, featuring skate guru […]

2015 MINI JCW details announced (official)

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MINI UK has quickly responded to the overnight leak of information for the new John Cooper Works hatch by publishing a short press release. You can see that after the break, along with more 2560px images. In side profile the new JCW looks pretty good and dare we say it, we’re even starting to soften […]

Sadly the MINI JCW bodykit has been spied

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We really want to like the new MINI. But we’re finding it pretty hard to do, visually anyway. Yes, it drives well, but its looks aren’t getting any better. In the past the John Cooper Works bodykit (aka JCW aero kit) has made a nice visual improvement over the regular Cooper S bodywork. But not […]

Here comes the new MINI JCW

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The F56 MINI John Cooper Works has just been photographed in testing at the Nürburgring. We already know the new Cooper S has a bit of spunk about it and while we’re not mad keen on the styling of the next JCW, we do think the 170kW+ offered by its 2.0 litre turbo four should […]

MINI John Cooper Works Concept previewed

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MINI brings an early Christmas present for fans of its John Cooper Works range by previewing a new concept model, based on the F56 hatch, which will be on display at the Detroit Auto Show next month. There’s no technical details yet, so we don’t know what benefits the introduction of a 2.0 litre turbo […]

MINI WRC Team officially launched

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The MINI WRC Team was officially launched in Oxford overnight. To celebrate the occasion, one of the team’s works drivers, Kris Meeke, took to the Plant Oxford forecourt and performed a motorkhana display in his new MINI John Cooper Works WRC. Amateur video footage of that run can be seen below. It’s all about development […]

MINI refreshes local lineup

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The faclefited MINI range is now on sale in Australia. It’s a pretty standard refresh with minor cosmetic changes, including front brake ducts, LED rear tail lights. MINI has also thrown a bit more fruit into the standard equipment, such as Bluetooth phone capability across the range. Mechanically, things are pretty much the same as […]

2010 MINI Challenge – Round 4, Townsville

Chris Alajajian extended his lead in the 2010 MINI Challenge by claiming the round in Townsville earlier this month. Reigning title holder Paul Stokell finshed Round 4 in second place and Beric Lynton, making his first appearance of the year, claimed the final podium spot in the three race program. Speaking after the final race […]

MINI John Cooper Works image gallery

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As part of MINI’s mid-life refresh the John Cooper Works model has been adorned with a raft of cosmetic changes. The option of a Chili Red roof is the most obvious introduction. The red theme continues inside, too, with contrast red stitching and red trim panels now available. Also included are anthracite dials for the […]