MINI JCW is now WLTP compliant in Europe
MINI Europe, announced the slightly updated Cooper S JCW model line for the European Market that is now fully compliant with the new WLTP test cycle.
Thanks to a new petrol engine particulate filter that is integrated into the exhaust emissions system, the top of the range JCW retains the same levels of performance while reducing the emissions to comply with the strict Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard. That means that the TwinPower turbo 2.0 liter engine still produces 170 kw (231 hp) and 320 Nm of torque, accelerating the car from 0-100 km/h in 6,3 seconds (6,6 for the convertible) when fitted with the standard 6-speed manual transmission.
Combined fuel consumption is 6.9 l/100 km (7.0 l/100 km for the convertible) with the manual gearbox , or 6.1 l/100 km (6.4 l/100 km for the convertible) with the 8-speed Steptronic. Accordingly, CO2 emissions are 157 g/km (161 g/km for the convertible) for the manual and 140 g/km (145 g/km) for the automatic.
The European MINI JCW also got the union jack LED tailights and the LED headlights from the facelifted MINI Cooper S range, and comes with the 17 inch JCW alloy wheels and the more aggressive JCW aero pack.
Furthermore, inspired by the US-bound Knights Edition, the company also offers the MINI Yours Customized range, including the Interior Style Piano Black illuminated equipment level and the Piano Black Exterior pack, together with an updated smartphone connectivity option with wireless charging.
The current Mini John Cooper Works was launched in 2015 as the most extreme version of the F55/F56 generation, however it won’t retain that title forever, as MINI recently announced that they will unveil a production version of the John Cooper Works GP Concept we first saw at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (more information here).
Stay tuned at hothatch.com.au for any updates, and check out all of the Mini Cooper S special editions unveiled in 2018 below:
- Mini JCW Knights Edition (USA)
- Mini JCW International Orange Edition (USA)
- Mini Cooper S Kensington Edition (Australia)
- Mini Cooper S GT Edition (France)