MINI has today announced its performance orientated John Cooper Works Cabrio will be available for sale in Australia from next month.
Powered by the 155kW race bred MINI Challenge engine, the MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio is set to be one of the fastest accelerating open top vehicles on Aussie roads this side of $100,000.
“It’s certainly been a big year for MINI with the release of the MINI Cooper D, the 50th anniversary, an all new Cabrio and now another member is being added to the growing MINI family,” said Justin Hocevar, National Manager MINI. “The MINI John Cooper Works brand continues to reinforce MINI’s authenticity, providing enthusiastic sports drivers a range of vehicles powered by the very same engine that’s used in the MINI CHALLENGE race series.”
The MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio joins the fray in typical John Cooper Works style featuring a 1.6-litre four-cylinder power unit, complete with a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct fuel injection that manages 0-100km/h in just 6.9 seconds. Maximum output is available all the way from 1850 to 5600 rpm with peak torque of 260Nm increased in Overboost mode to 280Nm.
Power is transmitted by a six speed manual gearbox engineered to accommodate the increase in torque and fuel consumption is just 7.1 litres per 100 kilometres on the combine cycle.
Dedicated John Cooper Works features include 17 inch Cross Spoke Challenge light alloy wheels, brakes, exhaust, badging and speedometer to 260 kilometres per hour.
Additional standard features include sports seats finished in combination cloth leather, piano black décor trim, tinted windows, bonnet stripes Dynamic Stability Control with integrated Electronic Diff Lock Control, Dynamic Traction Control, automatic climate control, the unique Always open timer, Sports Suspension, Xenon lights and Harmon Kardon HiFi speaker system just to name a few.
Like all MINI models, the number of customisation options are enormous, from the extensive list of factory options to the wide range of genuine MINI Accessories and John Cooper Works performance components, each John Cooper Works customer has the ability to create an exclusive and personalised vehicle.
The John Cooper Works Cabrio will be priced from $56,900*.
*Pricing is a guide as recommended to us by the manufacturer.