MINI USA Updates Hardtop Configurator: JCW Exterior Pkg & Chili Red

MINI USA is often tweaking the online configurator to make small improvements, but we recently spotted a few surprise additions including the JCW Exterior Package, Chili Red paint and additional wheel options for the two and four door Hardtop models.

While the MINI USA configurator has listed the JCW Interior Package for some time now and dealerships have already received F55/F56 cars with the JCW aero kit,  it was only recently that the JCW Exterior Package was added to the configurator.  And for those of us who bemoaned the lack of Chili Red at the launch of the F55/F56, this is now available as an exterior color when the JCW Exterior Package is selected (similar to the Countryman JCW Exterior Package).  Just as with the JCW Interior Package, the JCW Exterior Package is available for both Cooper and Cooper S models.  The cost on the Hardtop Cooper is $3,250 while on the Hardtop Cooper S the package is $2,500:

Hardtop JCW Exterior Package

  • Performance Control (Cooper non-S only)
  • JCW Aero Kit
  • Spoiler
  • White Turn Signals
  • 17″ Silver JCW Track Spoke Wheels (Optional 17″ Black JCW Track Spoke Wheels or 18″ Two-Tone JCW Cup Spoke Wheels +$500)
  • Available Chili Red exterior body color
  • Sports Suspension (a no-cost option)

The 18″ JCW Cup Spoke wheels appear to be the same as those available on the recently announced factory John Cooper Works hardtop, while the 17″ JCW Track Spoke wheels are very handsome.  We are particularly excited to see the sports suspension, a $500 stand alone option, being included as a no-cost option if configured with the JCW Exterior Package.  Head over to MINIUSA.com to start configuring!