Opting for a well-balanced car with handsome features and stable innards? The 2015 JCW is not heralded as a comfortable art of an automobile ready to render you poignant experiences on the road during your travels.
While it is no legendary Herbie (remember the bug that raced against the supercars in the movie?), its handsome features and abilities are almost akin to the fictitious one. No wonder why it was put at the pedestal among the likes of Volkswagen GTI, Ford Fiesta ST and Ford Focus ST under the category of sport compacts.
Exterior and Interior
Arguably, our Mini John Cooper here is a crossbreed of hotness and cuteness. The nose of mesh grille helps that adorable look together with the elliptical headlights. And the dimensions justly provide our cool ride the youthful effect. Guess the 98-inch wheelbase, 152.5-inch length, 68-inch width and 55.7-inch height details can bring out the magic.
Engine, Transmission and Price
JCW has been known for their efficient brake system, luckily this time, its greatness is not only confined by this detail. We now have the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and the choice of six-speed manual or 6-speed automatic (with manual shifting mode) to consider, too. The Mini’s heart can summon 228hp of pure power with 236 lb.-ft. of torque and can take you to a top speed of 153mph. Your drive experience is a breeze and noticeably, the core of the machinery emits that sweet sound of smooth road sailing.
You can try on fiddling the Dynamic Damper Control (DDC) system if you’re willing to shed extra 500 bucks, but—hey!—it comes highly recommendable as every penny is worth it. A little bit of toggling at the base of the gears immediately directs you to Sport mode. Switching to the right enables Green mode which simply means you get a lighter stirring, slows down the throttle input and lowers shift points.
- Engine : 2.0L 4-cylinder 16 valve, front placement
- Transmission : 6-speed manual or 6 speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : FWD (front wheel drive)
- Power : 228hp
- Torque : 236 lb.-ft.
- Mileage : (city) 23-25 MPG; (highway) 31 MPG
- Price : starting at $31,450