Looking for a small and practical hot hatch without the Volkswagen or Ford badge? Then you’re in luck, because MINI Malaysia has released just a special, 20-unit only MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Pro Edition.
Based on the F55 five-door MINI S model, the Pro Edition is only available in Midnight Black Metallic, and it’s currently the fastest and rawest five-door MINI, just in case the wife disagrees with the three-door hatchback. As a start, the 2.0-litre turbocharged lump receives a boost, courtesy of Pro Tuning Kit, raising the performance from the standard 192 hp and 280 Nm to 211 hp and 300 Nm of torque.
There’s a new Valve Silencer System which adjusts the exhaust note, and depending whether you’re in Sport or Track, the intensity differs. The tailpipe gets carbon finishing and the flap is operated wirelesslyvia two clicks of the Bluetooth 4.0 controller.
Besides the increased performance, the exterior gets a little bit more menace. The JCW Pro Edition comes with an aerodynamic bodykit, wing mirror caps, side scuttles, and a red/black chequered roof. A set of 18-inch Cross-Spoke alloy is also unique only to this special variant.
Given such exclusivity, the MINI JCW Pro Edition comes at a slight premium over the standard MINI 5 Door S. This all-black pocket rocket is retailed at RM255,888.00 (on the road, excluding insurance), packaged with a 4-Year unlimited mileage warranty with free scheduled service.
As a matter of fact, MINI Malaysia offers the JCW Pro Accessories to other MINI owners (refer to list below). All prices exclude installation.
- MINI JCW Pro Aerodynamic Kit – RM 16,283.43
- MINI JCW Pro Tuning Kit with Valve Silencer System – RM 10,000.00
- MINI JCW Pro Carbon Tailpipe Trim – RM 3,000.00
- MINI JCW 18-inch Cross-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels in Jet Black – RM14,858.00
- MINI JCW Pro Roof Décor – RM 650.00
- MINI JCW Pro Wing Mirror Caps – RM 690.00
- MINI JCW Pro Side Scuttles – RM 690.00