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JCW Pro Exhaust – The Sound

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, F57 Convertible, JCW Jul 14th, 2015 28 Comments

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On the fence on whether or not to upgrade to the JCW Pro exhaust? The new kit is designed more holistically than before and is comprised of a full ECU remap, stainless steel and some interesting features. But how does it sound you ask? This MINI UK promo video gives us our best audio sample yet. continued →

An Introduction to the MINI JCW Racing Team

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, JCW Endurance, Motorsports Jul 14th, 2015 2 Comments

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Since the beginning of 2015, we wrote a number of times about LAP Motorsports and their MINI John Cooper Works Racing Team. However we haven’t done the best job at covering the performance of the team weeks in, weeks out. Starting in July, we are determined to change that and what better way to start our coverage than by giving you a detailed introduction at the JCW Racing Team. Thanks to Bruce Troxell for reaching out! continued →

MINI JCW vs. Audi S1, A Proper Comparison

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, In the Press, JCW Jul 13th, 2015 4 Comments

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Wonder how the new JCW fares against the all-wheel drive Audi S1? Autocar has some answers.

The resulting cohesion with the running gear’s native tautness is impressive: from spring to mount to body to dashboard to steering wheel to palm, there’s no longer any chink for your admiration to slip through. Instead, with big mirrors outside and excellent iDrive-derived sat-nav inside (courtesy of a £1400 Media Pack), you merrily bound from crawl to dawdle to sprint and back again in almost total small-car contentment. continued →

Ask MINI Anything About the JCW

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, F57 Convertible, JCW Jul 7th, 2015 26 Comments

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What do you want to know about the new JCW? We’ll be test driving the new car in weeks and will have plenty of access to MINI executives, designers and engineers during the process. That means we’ll have access to the very people behind MINI’s new halo. What better source to answer the questions many of you likely have about the new JCW? continued →


A Sneak Peek at the Clubman JCW Package

MotoringFile Sections: F54 Clubman, JCW Jun 29th, 2015 22 Comments

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The JCW Clubman is coming. But not today. And not even this year. However what will be available from launch is the JCW exterior package which will include the JCW aerokit and 19″ JCW wheels. Today we get our first preview of that via MINI.de’s terrible online configurator. continued →

2015 JCW at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, In the Press, JCW Jun 28th, 2015 20 Comments

goodwood-mms-111_0Because most of you are enthusiasts, you probably know that the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed is ongoing this week. And it wouldn’t be a proper Festival of Speed without a MINI taking the hillclimb route. Luckily for us, Darren Moss of Autocar got to drive the new F56 John Cooper Works on this route. Here is what he has to say about his experience. continued →


Is This the New AWD JCW Clubman?

MotoringFile Sections: F54 Clubman, JCW, Rumor Jun 22nd, 2015 12 Comments

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The Clubman is coming soon. Really soon. But that doesn’t mean Clubman developments will cease. A year ago we reported on MINI’s grand plans for the JCW brand starting with the F56 and F57 convertible (debuting late this year) and then adding the Clubman and Countryman. The latter however are the really interesting ones for longtime MINI fans however. With up to 300 hp and all wheel drive reportedly on tap, these will be the fastest MINIs yet. And this spy shot might just be our first look. continued →

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