Last week we brought you the history of the modern JCW Tuning kit. Now that history is getting a new chapter. As expected JCW Engine Kit is coming to the R58 Coupe and R59 Roadster later this year. As for all other models, the kit will be a dealer installed accessory with a cost of around $2,100 (not including installation).
The tuning kit will be the same 197 hp (200 bhp) kit found in other MINIs with 199 lb-ft of over boost between 1,800 and 5,000 rpm.
The kit comes with:
- Sports exhaust with chrome finish tailpipes with the laser etched JCW logo
- Adapted air filter
- Modified engine control unit
- John Cooper Works badges Performance data
Likewise the JCW Suspension will also be coming to the Coupe later this year. The roadster won’t be getting the suspension however due to the projected low volume likely sold.
You can see reviews of the tuning kit and suspension below: