UK weekly magazine Autoexpress has named the newly released JCW MINI, the best”Hot Hatch” of 2008. Here’s an excerpt from this week’s magazine:
>Not only is it one of the quickest cars in its class, itâ€™s also one of the most environmentally friendly thanks to BMWâ€™s EfficientDynamics stop-start and regenerative braking technology. But the JCWâ€™s real forte is entertainment, and where the car scores points over its rivals is with its ability to put a smile on your face on every drive.
>Key to the MINIâ€™s appeal is its hi-tech new front differential. This feeds power to the wheel with the most grip, so when you are exiting a corner you donâ€™t feel the engineâ€™s torque needlessly spinning the unladen inside front tyre. Not only does this make the MINI more tractable and agile on the road, but it means the JCW is a highly capable track day tool, too.
+ Best Hot Hatch of the Year / Autoexpress