Mini has launched a limited run JCW Pro Edition of its popular hatchback at Rs 43.9 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Mini John Cooper Works Pro Edition is a CBU limited to 20 units of the three-door hatchback for India, and is exclusively available on Amazon India for bookings.
As the name implies, the JCW badged-model is powered by a range-topping 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine developing 192hp and 280Nm of peak torque. The JCW Tuning Kit adds another 18hp and 20Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The special edition also features launch control, an auto start/stop function, brake energy regeneration, shift point display, an electromechanical power steering and three driving modes – Green, Mid and Sport.
The special edition model is available in two exterior colours – Midnight Black and British Racing Green. It also features a red roof and red door mirrors, a matte black bonnet, rear stripes accented by a red pinstripe, LED headlamps surrounded by black trim, 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 205mm rubber, dual pipe exhausts finished in carbon- fibre and a controllable exhaust valve system.
The cabin of the JCW Pro Edition gets John Cooper Works sport seats with integrated headrests finished in Alcantara leather with a contrasting red colour, leather wrapped JCW steering wheel with paddle shifters and JCW logos on the door sill. In terms of equipment, the limited edition model comes with a heads-up display that incorporates navigation, media and smartphone connectivity via a 360W Harman Kardon audio system. The sound system features 12 speakers and an eight-channel digital amplifier.
Safety equipment on the JCW pro Edition includes dual-front airbags, brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), a crash sensor, ABS, cornering brake control and a run-flat indicator.
The standard Mini Cooper S faces off against the likes of the VW GTI though the Skoda Octavia RS offers similar performance at a lower price.
Also see our exclusive track drive of the Mini JCW Pro Edition