South Africa hosted last week the launch of the new 2015 MINI John Cooper Works. Sporting the British Racing Green paint job matched with red-painted roof, side mirrors and stripes on the hood, the high-performance MINI showcases its sporty attributes in this photoshoot.

The new MINI John Cooper Works is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (B48) driving the front wheels. The 231 hp help the JCW achieve a spring to 62 mph in just 6.1 seconds – the manually shifted version requires only two tenths of a second longer. This is an increase in sprint capability of 0.3 seconds or 5 percent as compared to the previous generation John Cooper Works Hardtop. Elasticity has even been improved by 10 percent. With a figure of 5.6 seconds for acceleration from 50 to 75 mph, MINI JCW is one of the fastest cars in its class.


Top speed for the MINI indicates 246 km / h for both variants.

The specially tuned sport chassis features a single-joint spring strut axle at the front and multi-link rear suspension, and a Brembo brake system. All of these delimit the MINI John Cooper Works F56 from the weaker MINI F56 models, and of course the competition.


MINI’s new JCW goes on sale now in the U.S.