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2015 MINI John Cooper Works Reviews Galore

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, In the Press, JCW, Reviews May 12th, 2015 47 Comments

F56_JCW_1964As seen on MotoringFile, the new MINI John Cooper Works is in full launch mode. As such, our colleagues from various automotive news outlet have release their initial review of the most powerful MINI yet. While we won’t dwell on the mechanical specs of the car – we’re sure you must know them all by now – here is what Auto Express and Auto Car have to say about this new JCW. continued →

Official 2015 MINI JCW Mega Gallery

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW May 11th, 2015 17 Comments


Last week MINI finally began the launch process for the 2015 JCW. First up was the European launch where a handful of journalists from the UK and Europe had a chance to drive identically specced automatic JCWs (with those awful and awfully small looking 17″ wheels) around the island of Mallorca and the Circuito RennArena. While our first full drive and review won’t be happening a bit, we wanted to bring you the full collection of photos from the event. They are our best look yet of the new JCW and its gorgeous exclusive green paint. continued →

Official 2015 MINI JCW Videos

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, Video May 11th, 2015 1 Comment


MINI held its European press launch of the JCW last week in Spain and as customary also dropped a series of videos of the event. While most are of the dry b-roll variety (except the first which is questionably “rocking”) they do give us a great look at the car. continued →

Video Tests – XCAR Gets Behind the Wheel of the New MINI JCW

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, Video May 8th, 2015 13 Comments

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The UK media got their first taste of the new JCW this week and the reviews are starting to trickle in. In this review we have XCAR (quickly becoming one of our favorite Youtube based automotive channels) has gotten behind the wheel of the new 2015 JCW and found a lot to like. continued →

GP 2 Driver Takes F56 JCW for a Spin

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, JCW GP May 7th, 2015 5 Comments

11204933_699401970205716_2804089782299323142_nEarlier this month, we had a chance to take the F56 John Cooper Works for a quick spin. Unfortunately, test-driving such a car in Boston traffic at 5pm is not the best setup to get a good feel of the most powerful MINI in the current lineup. However, friend of MotoringFile and GP2 owner, John, took the new John Cooper Works for an extended test-drive. Here are his impressions. continued →

World Premier: The 2015 F56 MINI 210 Challenge Edition

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, Motorsports, Official News, Special Editions Apr 16th, 2015 8 Comments

mini-challenge210-1The new MINI is barely 18 months old, but it didn’t prevent MINI UK from releasing a special edition F56. To celebrate the Hardtop’s debut in the 2015 Challenge Series, MINI UK released a limited-run F56, the 210 Challenge Edition. continued →

2015 MINI John Cooper Works: First Drive Live On Periscope

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, Reviews Apr 16th, 2015 5 Comments

JCW_F56_LAOne of our local dealers just received a 2015 John Cooper Works and we are about to take it for a spin. Starting at 5:45pm EST, you’ll be able to watch our test-drive live on Periscope here: https://t.co/mX71VfNMyg. Apologies in advance for the setup, but this the best we can do for now. We’ll share our impressions on another post later this evening.

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