MINI Releases the After-sales JCW Tuning Kit for the Countryman and Clubman

MINI USA has taken the wraps off of a brand new JCW tuning kit for the Countryman and Clubman that bridges the gap between the standard Cooper S and the full on JCW. The kit is identical to the one offered (via after-sales) on the F56 hatch which means it adds 19 hp (to 208) and torque up 14 ft lbs to 221. The kit is just that – it’s designed to be added after production either at a dealer or the port. The cost also bridges the gap with the parts costing $1,950. Delivery costs will vary depending on the dealer but in a sense it’s just an exhaust and an ECU flash – it shouldn’t be exorbitant.

Official release: MINI USA has announced today the launch of the new MINI John Cooper Works Tuning Kit at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, expanding the current tuning kit offering to now include Clubman and Countryman models. The new John Cooper Works Tuning Kit utilizes a retrofit exhaust system, aftermarket components and engine software programming increasing the engine power output and exhaust system performance. This new John Cooper Works Tuning Kit can be installed on any MY 2018 Cooper S or Cooper S ALL4 Clubman or Countryman model, intensifying the vehicle‘s sporty performance and sound characteristics.

The John Cooper Work Tuning Kit increases the engine’s power output on the Cooper S and Cooper S ALL4 on the Clubman and Countryman models from 189 to 208 hp and pushes the maximum torque to 221 ft-lb between 1,350 and 4,600 rpm. At the same time, the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit also provides reduced exhaust gas back pressure, in combination with adapted engine software, to deliver the sporty responsiveness MINI owners have come to love across the John Cooper Works variants.

The John Cooper Works Tuning Kit, which can be purchased and installed at any local MINI dealer in the U.S., includes a Bluetooth actuated exhaust valve system to easily switch between two operating modes – Sport mode and Sport+ mode. The Sport mode is approved for unrestricted use on public roads while the Sport+ mode is designed for use on the race track. Both modes accentuate the car’s sporty character and underscore its emotionality with a voluminous and exhilarating sound for a more intensive driving experience. The exhaust system is made from high-quality stainless steel for exceptional quality and longevity. For that racing inspired look, the tuning kit can be fitted with a choice of JCW Chrome or Carbon Fiber tailpipes.

The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman Tuning Kit will go on sale in January 2018 at MINI dealers across the U.S. for the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,950.

Come visit the MINI USA booth in the Performance Pavilion #68100. Fully accessorized versions of the MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4 and MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4, as well as the new MINI Ice Blue special edition Cooper S Hardtop, will also be on display.

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more. For more about the SEMA show, visit www.semashow.com.

  • I thought they were getting rid of the bluetooth control?

  • Johnny Boots

    I’d like to know what this does on a F54 JCW. I’d love an exhaust with more bite.

  • Jan Wojcik

    Another money making scheme from BMW. Why does the JCW motor make only 228 hp? The X1 comes with that output as standard. Surely they can do better than that ?

    • It also weighs quite a bit more.

      • Jan Wojcik

        I realize that… just saying that the output of the JCW is nothing special and completely outclassed by other manufacturers such as AMG, VAG and Volvo let alone Alfa and GM

        • Eric

          And the weight of these cars far outweighs the weight of the dynamic Mini

        • Eric

          Don’t you think that a bigger car needs a bigger engine to move?

        • Nick Dawson

          You are absolutely right Jan. VW has just launched the all new 2018 Polo, it’s closest competitor to the MINI F55, and based on a shortened version of VW’s scalable MQB Platform. The GTI version, which competes with the Cooper S, develops 190hp.

          Even more exciting is the prospect of a 300hp Polo R. Insiders at Volkswagen have revealed that prototypes have been built for evaluation purposes. The Polo could also accept the Golf R’s four-wheel drive system because the cars share the same MQB platform.

        • Jan Wojcik

          Saw that and downloaded the brochure. In addition, VAG has always made it fairly easy for tuners to ramp up power in a significant way.

  • The article states this JCW thing kit is for the 2018 Clubman & Countryman S’s & All4. What about the 2017? Would assume it also applies to that 1st year F60 S generation???

  • Christopher Johnson

    If I understand this correctly, this exhaust is a different exhaust than the one fitted to a factory JCW Clubman/Countryman. Correct?

    Back when I was thinking about getting a ‘15 JCW, I was disappointed to learn the JCW Pro Exhaust was not part of the JCW configuration.

    • Yes that’s correct.

    • You were never able to order a Pro exhaust from the factory. It’s a dealer installed option.

      • Christopher Johnson

        Exactly, thus, I was disappointed to find that ordering a factory JCW hardtop did not result in getting the JCW Pro exhaust.