The Mini Cooper has launched the Mini John Cooper in India with a price tag of INR 43.5 lakh. Essentially it is a go-fast version of the Mini 3-Door Hatch. The Mini JCW will be available at all Mini dealerships from June 2019. The petrol-powered hatchback offers 39PS more power. In terms of fuel efficiency, while the Cooper S is claimed to deliver 17.33kmpl, the JCW offers 16.47kmpl.
The Mini 3-Door Hatch is also available with a diesel engine (Cooper D) and would INR 29.9 lakh (ex-showroom) and makes 114PS of maximum power and can do the 0-100kmph stint in 9.2 seconds. Cooper D’s claimed fuel efficiency is 20.7kmpl.
The almost INR 10 lakh extra that you pay for the JCW over the Cooper doesn’t only provides extra power but add some equipment’s as well. Check out the list of equipment that the JCW gets over the Cooper S.
So while the Cooper S gets additional LED fog lamps that the JCW doesn’t, you can upgrade your Cooper S with the equipment available on the JCW at an additional cost of INR 8.02 lakh. However, that’s not all, the JCW is available with the following goodies that the Cooper S doesn’t have.
- Sport Suspension Setting
- JCW front & rear bumper (not that the Cooper S doesn’t get bumpers, but..)
- JCW stainless steel pedal caps
- JCW Track Spoke alloy wheels
There’s a host of additional equipment that you can order on the JCW too including, adaptive LED lights, front, and rear Park Distance Control, panoramic sunroof, adaptive suspension, Apple CarPlay, Mini navigation system and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors.
So which one is better JCW or Cooper S?
If your budget is high go for the JCW as it totally does justice to the extra price.