[Updated with interior Sketch] Here are a couple of sketches that appeared on the BMW/MINI press site this weekend. While there is no description or press release yet associated with them, they were captioned “MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Tuning Kit.”
So that of course begs the question; is this (A) the highly anticipated “MCS Lightweight” (B) simply a new dealer installed JCW kit or (C) meant only for JCW Motorsports? Our guess would be “A” for several reasons. First off the timing would be ideal since the MCS lightweight will be released officially at MINI United later this week. Secondly there is a noticeable lack of rear seats in the interior sketch – a feature we’ve heard mentioned with the rumored “lightweight”. And finally this is quite a radical looking MCS, exactly how we’ve heard the “lightweight” described.
We should know the official answer soon enough…
[ This new interior sketch, like the other two, popped up this weekend on the BMW press site. Unlike the other two however, it was captioned with the words “Tokyo Concept”. Despite it almost certainly is related to the other two drawings above as it’s both of the current R53 MINI and has all the tell-tale signs of the rumored lightweight. ]