Malaysian fans of the new MINI rejoice, as MINI Malaysia has introduced a special variant of the iconic car called the New MINI John Cooper Works Pro Edition – and it’s their fastest, loudest and most powerful MINI 5-door out there.
“John Cooper Works is the signature for being edgy with a pure passion for life. The new MINI JCW Pro Edition has the ability to express it all – whether it is handling tight corners on a drive across the country or delivering unrivalled roaring performance around a racetrack, the car exudes the go-kart handling sporting passion that MINI is well known for but balances this with the practicality of a car for everyday use,” states Mr Han Sang Yun, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia.
He further added that the new MINI provides a new dimension to the sophisticated premium compact automotive brand, injecting a boost of adrenaline and sharing the brand’s successful track record in motorsports.
“From the racetrack to the road, this perfectly describes the MINI JCW Pro Edition. The car carries its motorsport heritage from the days of its victories in Monte Carlo to that of the podiums of the Paris-Dakar Rally with so much pride and ability.” said Han.
The already sporty MINI Cooper S 5 Door is made even bolder with the MINI JCW Pro Aerodynamic Kit, which creates an unmistakable profile when viewed from all angles. The Aerodynamic Kit features a front splitter, side skirts, rear bumper and rear spoiler which not only exists to boost appearance but to optimize vehicle aerodynamics for a true racing experience.
Aesthetics-wise, this MINI has full of them to differentate itself from the others. Other visual enhancements include the MINI JCW Pro Wing Mirror Caps and MINI JCW Pro Side Scuttles which complements the side panels. Let’s not forget about the roof art, as this one-of-a-kind ride also features the MINI JCW Pro Roof Décor, a unique red and black chequered roof graphics, displaying its unconventionality.
In addition to the aero kit, the new MINI JCW Pro Edition also receives an exclusive 18″ MINI JCW Pro Cross-Spoke light allow wheels in Jet Black, a color reminiscent of the motor racing expertise of John Cooper Works. The run-flat technology fitted ensures the MINI JCW Pro Edition can keep moving up to 80 km at 80 km/h in the event of a puncture.
No John Cooper Works MINI would dare speak only about the looks, and not the performance. The MINI JCW Pro Tuning Kit, included is optimized to harness every extra bit of power from the powerplant for high performance driving. Packaged in the kit is an engine software update together with a tuned valve silencer which improves responsiveness from the get-go and boosts the standard MINI Cooper S engine output from 192 hp to 211 hp. Torque also now peaks at 300 Nm as compared to 280 Nm from the original model.
The new MINI JCW Pro Edition also offers the MINI JCW Pro Valve Silencer with Carbon Tailpipe Trim, which comes in two distinct modes – ‘Sport’ for a full sound suitable for everyday driving and ‘Track’ for the ultimate adrenaline kick on the race track. The exhaust flap which changes the mode between the two – complete with backfire and cracking on ‘Track’ mode – is operated wirelessly via two clicks of the Bluetooth 4.0 controller.
Only 20 units of the new MINI JCW Pro Edition are made available to Malaysians, which describes its potential rarity and exclusivity – and Midnight Black Metallic is the sole color available. The performance oriented MINI also comes with the MINI 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service, with the aforementioned service is provided in accordance with the Condition Based Service system.
Retail prices of the new MINI JCW Pro Edition (on the road for personal registration without insurance begins at RM255,888.00. The MINI JCW Pro Accessories are also sold separately, and retail prices not including installation are as below:
MINI JCW Pro Aerodynamic Kit – RM16,283.43
MINI JCW Pro Tuning Kit with Valve Silencer System – RM10,000.00
MINI JCW Pro Carbon Tailpipe Trim – RM3,000.00
MINI JCW Pro 18″ Cross-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels in Jet Black – RM14,858.00
MINI JCW Pro Roof Décor – RM650.00
MINI JCW Pro Wing Mirror Caps – RM690.00
MINI JCW Pro Side Scuttles – RM690.00