Following its global announcement in May, MINI USA has announced pricing and availability details for the 2024 MY MINI JCW 1TO6 Edition in the United States. This latest limited edition model from MINI celebrates the epitome of driving pleasure, featuring a manual transmission and combining the performance of a John Cooper Works vehicle with an exclusive appearance and limited to just 999 units globally.
The MINI JCW 1 TO 6: Details
At the heart of the 1 TO 6 is a manual 6-speed transmission which allows for a direct and feedback rich driving experience. While this is still the standard 228 hp JCW, it’s complemented by a number of options and unique touches that mark the car out as exclusive.
The vehicle’s front end features the standard JCW radiator grille with large air inlets, designed to optimize temperature control for the engine and brakes. The grille is surrounded by Piano Black accents, seamlessly complementing the Midnight Black body color. The JCW’s signature side scuttles and belt-line trim are finished striking Piano Black design.
Visually, the 1TO6 Edition distinguishes itself with a monochromatic exterior design, boasting a Midnight Black Metallic paint finish, Piano Black exterior trim, and eye-catching 18″ Circuit Spoke alloy wheels in Jet Black. A grey center-running stripe embellished with edition-specific graphics extends along the length of the vehicle, providing a captivating contrast.
Inside the vehicle, the 1TO6 Edition emblem adorns various elements, including the door sills, Nappa leather sports steering wheel, and floor mats. Additionally, the left side of the steering wheel showcases black graphic lettering that reads “One of 999,” emphasizing the exclusivity and limited availability of this special edition model.
The standard Connected Media equipment encompasses an 8.8-inch touch display positioned within the central instrument panel, offering access to MINI Online Digital Service, Remote Services, and seamless smartphone integration for utilizing Apple CarPlay and other compatible applications via the vehicle’s integrated control system.
The Last Manual Transmission From MINI?
Head of MINI Stefanie Wurst herself commented recently that the brand is 99% sure that there would be no manuals in MINI’s next generation of cars. This despite the fact that the F66 (the replacement of for the F56) is mechanically identical and could easily carry over the current Getrag 6 speed. While the manual transmission take rate in cars like the JCW isn’t what it was 20 years ago, it’s still well over 40% in North America as of the time of writing. So such a move would be a shock to a fairly large buying segment that one would think is fairly important to the brand.
We’ll hold out hope that that 1% chance could become something down the road. But for the time being it would appear the manual transmission’s days end with the F56 early next year.
“The MINI John Cooper Works models have always been deeply rooted in the world of motorsport. Through the MINI John Cooper Works 1 TO 6 Edition, we celebrate MINI’s iconic racing history and amplify the brand’s distinctive driving experience.”Stefanie Wurst, Head of MINI.
From the bonnet to the aerodynamic rear spoiler and rear apron, the edition-specific center-running Bonnet Stripe with custom graphic is meant to harken back to the rich motorsport history of MINI. An edition logo in silver, white, and red adorns the vehicle’s exterior with badges on the C-pillar and rear, as well as embedded in the side scuttles. Unique to this edition is the 18-inch Circuit Spoke rims in Jet Black.
JCW 1to6 – MSRP and Where to Buy
Production of the highly limited 1TO6 Edition is slated to commence in the third quarter of 2023. Customers can now secure their orders on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $500 deposit requirement.
Preorder options are available at MINIUSA.com
In the US market, the MINI John Cooper Works 1TO6 Edition is derived from the MINI John Cooper Works with Iconic Trim. The pricing for the 1TO6 Edition adds an additional $2,500 to the base price, resulting in a total MSRP of $45,300. Furthermore, a Destination and Handling fee of $995 applies.