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18 MINI Hatchback2.0 John Cooper Works II 3dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Acoustic seat-belt warningBasic bluetooth function with USB audio
Brake fluid level warning lightBrake pad wear indicator warning light
DTC - Dynamic traction controlExterior temperature gauge
Intelligent emergency callMINI Driving Modes
MINI TeleServicesOil level indicator
On board computerPush button starter
Service interval indicatorServotronic PAS

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketDAB digital radio module

Exterior Features

2 speed wipers+intermittent wipeAnti dazzle mirror
Anti trapping/one touch open close front windowsBody colour scoop integrated into engine- compartment lid
Body coloured bumpersChili red grille bar
Chrome bezels around rear lights and headlightsChrome door handles
Chrome plated fuel capChrome plated trim on bottom edge of window
Chrome strip on lower grilleElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Extended wheel archesFollow me home headlights
Green tinted heat insulating glassHeated door mirrors/heated windscreen washers
Heated rear window with auto timerHigh gloss black tailgate
Honeycomb radiator grilleJohn Cooper Works body kit
John Cooper Works roof spoilerLED fog lights
LED rear lightsMetal look door sill finishers
Rear wiperSide scuttles
Twin chromed exhaust pipesWhite indicator lights

Interior Features

2 rear head restraints4 boot load lashing points
6 way manually adjustable passenger seat6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
Active carbon filterAdjustable front seats backrest
Air recirculation systemAnthracite headlining
Auxiliary socket in centre console storage compartmentCentre console storage
Driver's seat height adjusterDriver/passenger sunvisors
Easy entry seatsFront and rear cupholders
Front head restraintsFront passenger grab handle
Front seat backrest storage netsFront sports seats
Gear/selector and handbrake in artificial leatherInternal chrome door handles
Isofix child seat preparationLuggage compartment lighting
Multifunction steering wheelPassenger seat height adjuster
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear grab handles
Rear storage traysSplit folding rear seats
Stainless steel pedals with rubber insertsStorage compartments in doors
Toolkit in luggage compartment 

Safety

3 point seatbelts3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS/EBDASC+T
Brake calipers in redCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDriver and passenger airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbagsDSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Fuel cut off safety deviceHead airbags
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivation system
Seatbelt pretensionersTyre pressure warning
Ventilated front disc brakes 

Security

Drive away door lockingLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking/doors+fuel cap+tailgateSecond remote key
Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser 

Technical

Electronic differential lockPerformance Control
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.407CO2 (g/km)150
HC0.023Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.03Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio10.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB48A20O1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)50.4EC Urban (mpg)34.4

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power231
Coin SeriesJohn Cooper Works IIInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0730E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %79NCAP Child Occupant Protection %73
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66
NCAP Safety Assist %56Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.3Engine Power - BHP231
Engine Power - KW170Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5200Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG32.6Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1450Top Speed153

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTRACK SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1414Length3874
Wheelbase2495Width1727
Width (including mirrors)1932 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)44Gross Vehicle Weight1685
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)731Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)211
Max. Loading Weight465Max. Roof Load60
Minimum Kerbweight1220No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

MINI 3-Door Hatch John Cooper Works

The improved MINI John Cooper Works 3-Door hatch delivers a maxi-sized helping of potency. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The improved MINI John Cooper Works hot hatch gets smarter looks and a new 7-speed paddleshift auto gearbox option. As before, it delivers a potent 231hp output. In addition, there's a chassis that has been forensically fettled, lots of the JCW good stuff inside and a price tag that's far from unreasonable. Get in quick. There's going to be a queue for this one.

Background

It's not often that a car manufacturer allows you to buy one of its most powerful engines in its smallest car, so when the stars align in just such a fashion, it's time to sit up and take notice. That's exactly what MINI is offering in its John Cooper Works three-door hatchback and anything with the JCW badge attached to it tends to be a wild ride. So, if you've grown a bit weary of hatches that have piled on the weight and which, as a result, need around 300hp to put a smile on your dial, you might want to have a look at what the MINI JCW offers - especially in this recently revised form. It's a very beguiling blend of rawness and refinement that isn't even particularly expensive when viewed in the context of its key rivals.

Driving Experience

Against the clock, the latest JCW's 2.0-litre 231hp turbo four punts it to 62mph in just 6.3 seconds if you want to guide a stick round the six-speed gearbox, or just 6.1 seconds if you entrust the new 7-speed Steptronic auto 'box to do the gear changing. Flat out it'll hit 153mph. In a MINI. We'll let that number sink in for a moment. The suspension and the electromechanical power steering have been tuned to allow drivers to exploit the JCW's extra power and torque, and there are some fantastic four-piston Brembo brakes within 17-inch JCW alloy wheels although practically every owner is going to option in the JCW 18-inch alloys. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) and Performance Control allow drivers of all abilities to get thrills without too much white-knuckling. Dynamic Damper Control adjusts both rebound and compression settings in the dampers and is an option that you might want to tick if your route to work takes in a variety of surfaces and you'd prefer to be able to switch between Comfort and Sport modes.

Design and Build

The JCW orders a supersized serving of styling, and although they will have you on first name terms with your chiropractor, the bigger 18-inch wheels do look utterly ace. Of course, MINI claim most of the external changes are absolutely functional in terms of aerodynamics but if we're honest with ourselves, we like them because they look good. Smarter LED headlights mark out this lightly revised version and, as before, the JCW gets a model-specific front apron with large engine air intakes, distinctive side sills, a custom rear apron and a John Cooper Works spoiler. The interior gets the requisite sports makeover too, with bucket seats with integrated headrests in Dinamica/fabric, a multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles (in conjunction with Steptronic transmission), gear selector, instrument displays, stainless steel pedals and footrest and metallic sill finishers. The boot's total capacity is 211-litres. There's also reasonable interior stowage space with various cupholders and storage cubbies.

Market and Model

How does a £24,500 asking price grab you? That's what you'll pay for this car, with further £1,400 premium necessary if you want Steptronc auto transmission. These kinds of asking figures might sound quite a lot for a MINI but when compared to similar rivals, they're really not too bad. Audi wants £27,000 for its S1 sports model, which has less power and bumps the weight up with a largely unnecessary all-wheel drive system. Suspension technology has certainly moved on from the days when 200PS through the front wheels was a bit of a handful. Now, you need to add at least 100PS to that figure before the engineers start running into problems. Equipment levels are generous, as you'd expect for a range-topper. As well as the big wheels, sports seats and classier interior finishes, the JCW gets a DAB stereo, air conditioning, Bluetooth and keyless start. This being MINI, there's a huge amount of personalisation options, so you might well indulge in body stripes, technology such as a head-up display, MINI Navigation System, MINI Connect and traffic sign recognition. Standard safety fittings include front and side airbags as well as curtain airbags for the front and rear seats, automatic passenger airbag deactivation and front and rear ISOFIX child seat mounts along with all the driver handling aids.

Cost of Ownership

There aren't too many petrol-powered cars we can think of that can top 150mph and return almost 43mpg. To be specific, the combined cycle figure for the manual JCW Hatch 3-Door model is 42.9mpg an the CO2 return is rated at 150g/km. Choose a MINI JCW with the Steptronic transmission and you're rewarded with a car that claims a combined fuel economy figure of nearly 50mpg and emissions of around 133g/km. What really puts that into perspective is that the most powerful production MINI ever actually returns better economy and emissions than the original entry-level MINI One. Both the Peugeot 208 GTI and the Ford Fiesta ST generate considerably less power (200 and 180PS respectively) yet both return 47.9mpg , coming up a little short of the MINI JCW's numbers. The 200PS Clio Renaultsport doesn't even get close at 44.8mpg. The MINIMALISM suite of environmental technologies include a shift-point display function on manual cars, brake energy recuperation and need-oriented control of the fuel pump, coolant pump and other ancillary units. It's all very clever.

Summary

The original stab MINI had at producing a John Cooper Works 3-Door Hatch version of its old second generation MINI Hatch model is fondly remembered - an absolute masterstroke. It was everything proper drivers would demand; fast, well-balanced, fun and it was clearly engineered by people who knew what they were doing. It was the perfect riposte to those who'd held fast MINIs to be all about style rather than substance. The replacement post-2015 vintage JCW 3-Door hatch has only built on that reputation, delivering more of everything. The pricing still looks keen and it's hard to argue with the efficiency of the JCW when meeker rivals can't get close to its economy and emissions figures. The only real fly in the ointment might be the styling, but that's a third generation MINI thing, not something specific to the JCW model. Still, that's a subjective issue for you to make your mind up about. When it comes to making all the right numbers, the JCW just hits bullseye every time. What was the old line? "Come at the king, you best not miss."

Performance
90%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
40%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£359
Deposit£359
Term (months)48
Cash price£26,955
Arnold Clark deposit£4050.56
Credit amount£24,465.42
Guaranteed future value£11,808.14
Total amount payable£33,090.70
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.3p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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