John Cooper Works will be introducing quite a few new accessories in the US that were previously not available on this side of the pond. One of the first of these will be suspension kits available for both the Cooper and Cooper S. Pricing for the MCS kit should be between $850 and $950 (I've heard both + labor). The Cooper however will retail for around $1100 due to needing new sway bars on top of the rest of the upgrades.
Longtime reader David Olenick got to test drive both an MCS with both the suspension kit as well as the new engine kit as part of MINI's MA training this past week in Minnesota. Here's his quick review:
There was noticably less body roll when compared back to back to a standard MCS vs. an MCS equipped with the JCW suspension kit. The kit seemed to allow the car to put power down through the wheels better than the stock car. It also lowered the ride height by an inch. Oh and it has TOTALLY RAD big red coils!
As with other JCW accessories the suspension kits are installed by MINI dealers and come with warranties that match the rest of your car.