MINI has announced pricing for the new John Cooper Works hatch range, with the price of entry now well south of the $50k mark and the standard feature list now fatter than ever.
Set to launch locally in the middle of July and initially only available in three-door hatch form, the John Cooper Works will be available from $47,400 for the six-speed manual model and $49,950 for the six-speed automatic.
That amounts to price cuts of $3000 for the manual and $2800 for the auto, and the value for money equation is sharpened further still by the addition of adjustable dampers, a head-up display, reversing camera, sat nav, digital radio and LED headlamps to the standard spec sheet.
The 2016 MINI John Cooper Works is powered by a 170kW/320Nm 2.0 litre turbo inline four, driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual or automatic and capable of propelling the car from 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds.
Adjustable dampers are now standard-fit, and allow the suspension's firmness to be electronically adjusted according to which drive mode is selected. A set of fixed-caliper Brembo brakes grip the front rotors, and the JCW rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels.
- Satellite navigation with 8.8-inch colour display
- Head up display
- JCW Sports seats
- Climate control
- Keyless ignition
- DAB+ digitial radio tuner
- USB audio input, Bluetooth connectivity
- LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights
- Front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera
- Park assist
More detailed specifications will be released closer to launch.
Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
- 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hatch manual: $47,400
- 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hatch automatic: $49,950
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