Like with all the other models in the line-up, the Mini John Cooper Works has also received an extreme make-over. It will be offered in a Pepper White, Pure Silver, Midnight Black, British Racing Green, or Eclipse Grey body contrasting with a Chili Red roof. There are also standard-fitted 17-inch light-alloy wheels in a Cross Spoke Challenge design.
The interior gets black sports seats featuring contrasting red stitching and trim elements in Chili Red. The steering wheel rim, gearshift lever, and handbrake lever gaiters also have contrasting red stitching. Another exclusive option is the new Lounge Leather seats with red piping. The instruments of these three model variants are fitted as standard with anthracite-colored dials. Under the hood there is a four-cylinder engine delivering 211 HP.
Among the newly introduced options are the Cross Check cloth/leather combination, the interior color Polar Beige, trim elements in Striped Alloy, Black Checkered and Pepper White, and the Satellite Grey and Toffy Color Lines.
Press release after the jump.
Chili Red can now be specified exclusively for the MINI John Cooper Works and MINI John Cooper Works Clubman as a contrast colour for the roof and exterior mirror caps, and can be combined with the Pepper White, Pure Silver, Midnight Black, British Racing Green and Eclipse Grey paint finishes for the body. And to complement the effect, the standard-fitted 17-inch light-alloy wheels in Cross Spoke Challenge design can also be specified in black as a no-cost option.
The interior of the extreme sports model, which is powered by a 155 kW/211 hp four-cylinder engine, is kitted out with black sports seats featuring contrasting red stitching and trim elements in Chili Red. The steering wheel rim, the gearshift lever and handbrake lever gaiters also have contrasting red stitching. Another exclusive option available for the MINI John Cooper Works, MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and MINI John Cooper Works Convertible are Lounge Leather seats with red piping. The instruments of these three model variants are fitted as standard with anthracite-coloured dials.
Design worlds help to achieve detailed customisation
The range of seat upholstery, interior colours, trim elements and Colour Lines for all other models of the new MINI family has also been extensively revised. Among the newly introduced options are the Cross Check cloth/leather combination, the interior colour Polar Beige, trim elements in Striped Alloy, Black Checkered and Pepper White, and the Satellite Grey and Toffy Colour Lines.
The selection of available colours and materials is set out on a model-specific basis. What’s more, the Rally, Classic and Scene “design worlds” have been introduced for the first time as a basis for creating a configuration of the MINI, MINI Clubman and MINI Convertible which fits the owner’s personal style. Each of these design worlds comprises a carefully coordinated combination of body paint finish, roof colour, wheel design, interior colour, upholstery, trim elements, Colour Line and other visual details. They represent a recommendation by the MINI design team and lend each car an extremely coherent character. In customary MINI style, additional – and almost limitless – customisation can be achieved by varying the individual components of each design world and adding further items from the extensive range of equipment and accessories.
All the models in the new MINI family come as standard with a wealth of interior features which underline their high level of quality even more strikingly than before, as well as ensuring optimised functionality. The distinctive design of the cockpit, all the controls and the door and side trim exudes cutting-edge exclusivity, a virtue now accentuated further by an extremely harmonious colour scheme and high-quality materials. All of the buttons and switches (and their surrounds) on the centre console below the Centre Speedo are now black, as are the controls and framing of the audio system display. The air conditioning controls are bordered by a chrome ring, and another chrome highlight can be found in the steering wheel. The keypads of the optional multifunction steering wheel are also in black.