Mini has launched a restricted 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, 4-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine evolving 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 limited edition also features launch control, an auto stop/ start function, brake energy regeneration, shift point display, an electromechanical power steering and three driving modes – Green, Mid and Sport. The special limited 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, back stripes stressed by a red pinstripe, LED headlamps surrounded by black trim, 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 205-mm rubber, dual pipe exhausts finished in fiber – carbon 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 color, leather wrapped JCW steering wheel with oar shifters and JCW logos on the door sill. In terms of equipment, the limited edition model comes with a heads-up show that includes navigation, media and smartphone connectivity via a 360W Harman Kardon audio system. The sound system features 12 speakers and an 8th-channel digital amplifier. Safety equipment on the JCW pro Edition includes dual-front airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), brake assist, 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 alike performance at a lower price.