JCW coming for Mini Cabrio
4th August, 2009
With Mini John Cooper Works experiencing unprecedented
sales success, Mini is has confirmed a new model will join the John Cooper Work performance
The Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio is confirmed for market introduction in September this year and
will join the Mini John Cooper Works and Mini John Cooper Works Clubman.
“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.
Powered by the race bred Mini Challenge engine, pumping out 155 kW the Mini John Cooper Works
Cabrio makes its way to the market as one of the fastest accelerating open top vehicles on the road
“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,” said Justin.
This year alone Mini has placed close to one hundred factory built John Cooper Works vehicles in
the hands of customers, with 26 per cent of Mini Cooper S sales attributed to the Mini John Cooper
Works. In June alone, the penetration of John Cooper Works hit an all time high with over 50 per cent
of Mini Cooper S vehicles wearing the famous John Cooper Works badge.
“The John Cooper Works represents the pinnacle of the Mini range and customers are choosing
them in greater and greater numbers due to the level of performance, specification and value the car
offers. It is a car you simply must drive to truly appreciate its appeal,” said Justin.
With unprecedented demand, the Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio joins the fray in typical John Cooper
Works style. A 1.6-litre four-cylinder power unit, complete with a twin-scroll turbocharger and
direct fuel injection propels this dynamic open air machine from 0-100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds.
Maximum output is 155 kW all the way from 1,850–5,600 rpm, with peak torque of 260 Newton-metres,
increasing in Overboost mode to 280 Newton-metres.
These impressive power figures make the new Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio the fastest Mini Cabrio
ever to be sold in Australia.
Power is transmitted by a six speed manual gearbox engineered to accommodate the increase in
torque and fuel consumption is rated 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 provide an exclusive and
The John Cooper Works Cabrio will be priced from $56,900*.
* Manufacturer List Price is shown and excludes
dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges which are additional and vary
between dealers and States/Territories. Interested parties are advised to contact a Mini dealer for
drive-away pricing enquiries.