As of March 2019, MINI will start production of the refreshed John Cooper Works hatchback and John Cooper Works convertible. They now both meet the tight Euro 6d-Temp emissions standards thanks to the installation of a petrol particulate filter in the exhaust system.While emissions have come down, the changes haven’t affected performance. Both John Cooper Works cars will be fitted with the same MINI 2.0-Litre, TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine as the previous JCW and will produce 228bhp. 0-62mph is achieved in a 6.3-second sprint in the hatchback fitted with the automatic gearbox and economy is a healthy 46.3mpg. If you opt for the convertible 0-62mph is seen off in 6.6-seconds and the economy is slightly reduced to 44.1mpg.
As well as the changes made to bring emissions down, there are a handful of visual changes. The new MINI John Cooper Works will now come with piano black interior and exterior trim, John Cooper Works leather bucket seats and a set of17-inch JCW alloys wheels. Automatic LED front and rear lights are now standard on the JCW along with automatic wipers and the MINI Excitement Pack. All John Cooper Works MINIs will also get Sports Suspension and MINI Driving Modes as standard.
A full equipment list is still to be revealed and prices are yet to be confirmed, but we expect the MINI John Cooper Works Hatchback to start at £24,840 and the Convertible to be £28,140 and the options list to follow the same five simple steps to personalise the car as the rest of the new MINI range.