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Mini JCW Launched In India; Priced At Rs 43.5 Lakh

Published On May 09, 2019 01:16 PM By Jagdev Kalsi for Mini 3 DOOR

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The JCW is six-tenths of a second quicker to 100kmph compared to the Mini Cooper S and costs over Rs 9 lakh more

  • Mini JCW is based on Mini 3-Door Hatch.

  • Will be imported to India as a CBU.

  • Offers better performance than the Mini 3-Door.

  • Costs Rs 9.3 lakh more than the Mini 3-Door.

The Mini John Cooper Works has been launched in India at a price of Rs 43.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Essentially a go-fast version of the Mini 3-Door Hatch, the Mini JCW will be available at all Mini dealerships from June 2019. The petrol-powered hatchback costs Rs 9.3 lakh more than the Mini 3-Door Cooper S (petrol) and offers 39PS more power. On the road, that translates into a quicker 0-100kmph time of 6.1 seconds (claimed) for the JCW compared to the Cooper S’ 6.7 seconds. In terms of fuel efficiency, while the Cooper S is claimed to deliver 17.33kmpl, the JCW offers 16.47kmpl.

The Mini 3-Door Hatch is also available with a diesel engine (Cooper D). It costs Rs 29.9 lakh (ex-showroom), makes 114PS of maximum power and can do the 0-100kmph stint in 9.2 seconds. The Cooper D’s claimed fuel efficiency is 20.7kmpl.

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The almost Rs 10 lakh extra that you pay for the JCW over the Cooper S doesn’t just result in a bump in power but adds some equipment too. Here’s the list of equipment that the JCW gets over the Cooper S (and vice versa). Since Mini offers some of the JCW’s equipment on the Cooper S as optional accessories, we’ve included the cost of these upgrades as well:

Equipment

Mini Cooper S

Mini JCW

Extra cost for upgrading Cooper S to official JCW equipment

Transmission

7-speed dual clutch Steptronic automatic transmission

8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission

Rs 26,000

Rear view camera

No

Yes

Rs 50,000

JCW rear spoiler

No

Yes

Rs 32,000

LED fog lights

Yes

No

Not applicable

Harman Kardon Hi-Fi System

No

Yes

Rs 1.2 lakh

Radio Mini Visual Boost

No

Yes

Rs 65,000

Mini Head-up Display

No

Yes

Rs 85,000

JCW Sport Seats

No

Yes

Rs 1.9 lakh

JCW Sport leather steering wheel

No

Yes

Rs 32,000

Chrome line interior

No

Yes

Rs 22,000

Headliner Anthracite

No

Yes

Rs 25,000

Additional cost for exterior colours

Yes (only Moonwalk Grey comes standard)

No

Rs 70,000

Alloy wheels

16-inch (Victory Spoke)

17-inch (JCW Track Spoke)

Rs 85,000 (cost of upgrading size but not style)

   

Total

Rs 8.02 lakh

So while the Cooper S gets additional LED fog lamps that the JCW doesn’t, you can upgrade your Cooper S with the equipment that’s available on the JCW at an additional cost of Rs 8.02 lakh. However, that’s not all, the JCW is available with a few more goodies that the Cooper S doesn’t get. These include:

  • Sport Suspension Setting

  • JCW front & rear bumper (not that the Cooper S doesn’t get bumpers, but..)

  • JCW stainless steel pedal caps

  • JCW Track Spoke alloy wheels

There’s a host of additional equipment that you can order on the JCW too including, but not limited to, adaptive LED lights, front and rear Park Distance Control, panoramic sunroof, adaptive suspension, Apple CarPlay, Mini navigation system and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors.

So between the JCW and Cooper S, which Mini should you buy?

The answer is simple. If you have the money, go for the JCW. It justifies the extra price as we’ve seen above.

If, however, the reason behind buying a Mini is (only) to stand-out in a crowd (of cars), it’s better to buy a Cooper S, order some exterior livery on a body colour of your choice, add some comfort-related features and you’re done.

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