Rivervale Review the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works

Rivervale Review the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works

The MINI has been on our roads since 1959. Drivers are attracted to its convenient compact proportions and go kart like driving experience.

The John Cooper Works performance MINIs are perfect for those who want the maximum thrill from their everyday journey. Our Account Manager Kyle took a look around the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works ...

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Exterior Features of the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works

The John Cooper Works models are inspired by the motor sports world and their unique design cues reflect this.

At the front of the JCW MINI is a bumper with large air intakes designed to keep the engine and brakes at their optimum working temperature to maintain optimal performance. A large air scoop in the bonnet improves aerodynamic performance and the bonnet can feature stripes in a choice of black or white.

mini jcw front angle

The JCW MINI roof and mirror caps come in a choice of 3 colours and the JCW logo is display on the front air takes, door sills and on side scutters. Red brake calipers sit behind 18" alloy wheels and to the rear of the vehicle a sporty rear spoiler ensures you remain connected to the road. Headlights are now MINI matrix LEDs to provide the best road visibility and the rear mirror mounted camera can recognise when there is oncoming traffic and direct lights to minimise dazzling to other drivers.

MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Standard Features

  • 6.5" colour screen 
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control with braking function
  • DAB radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Heated exterior mirrors and washer jets
  • LED fog lights
  • Intelligent emergency call
  • MINI driving modes
  • MINI central display with LED ring
  • MINI teleservices
  • Auto stop/start
  • Sports suspension
  • Keyless start 
  • LED headlights and daytime running lights

MINI John Cooper Works Engine

The John Cooper Works engine is a 2 litre, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine which provides 231hp. This petrol engine can be ordered as a manual which produces 150g/km Co2 and 42.8mpg, or a sports automatic which produces 130g/km Co2 and up to 49.6mpg.

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The power of the engine means this MINI can whizz from 0-62mph in only 6.3 seconds and will reach a top speed of 153mph. With MINI Driving Modes you can choose sport mode to add even more excitement to your drive with more agile handling.

mini jcw side profile

MINI interior features and technology

Inside is enough space for 4 adults and a boot capacity of 211 litres which can be increased to 731 litres when the rear seats are folded down. John Cooper Works sports seats make sure you remain steady in your seat around every corner and the multi-function JCW steering wheel has shaped thumb rests for the perfect grip and gives you access to the infotainment system so your hands never need to leave the wheel.

mini jcw rear angle

MINI Connected allows you to connect your smartphone to your MINI. By doing this you can use remote services to locate your MINI on a map on your phone or flash the lights or sound the horn to reveal its location. You can also set the cabin temperature from the app so your MINI is warmed up before you need to leave, or you may just need to check the doors are locked and the windows are up and do this remotely if you need to. You can even check directions on your smartphone and send them directly to the MINI sat nav so your route is ready to go when you are.

From the infotainment screen at the centre of your MINI dashboard you can find places of interest or the nearest petrol station and even compare fuel prices in your local area. Spotify can be used for an endless supply of music by connecting the Spotify app on your smartphone to the MINI and if you need them the MINI concierge service can be contacted to book hotels or look up flight information while you concentrate on driving.

mini jcw interior

Voice recognition of MINI Connected has now been updated so your MINI should be able to recognise your natural voice and respond accordingly so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

JCW MINI Cooper Packs

To get your desired spec level MINI provide a number of packs you can add on to your vehicle. Examples of packs available on the JCW MINI Cooper and what these contain can be seen in the table below.

MINI Packs

Chili Pack Navigation Navigation Plus Driving Assistant
Automatic windscreen wipers MINI navigation system 8.8" display  Main beam assist 
Automatic headlights  Apple CarPlay  Real time traffic info   Rear end collision warning 
Rear parking distance control   MINI connected  Concierge services  Traffic sign recognition 
MINI driving modes    MINI connected XL   
18" cup spoke alloys    Wireless charging   
MINI excitement pack    Enhanced Bluetooth   

If the 3 door hatch isn't for you the John Cooper Works range also includes the MINI Convertible, Countryman and Clubman.

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