Mini Reveals Updated 2019 Cooper S JCW For Europe

The new 2019 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works has been updated to comply with Europe’s latest Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.

Mini claims that despite the new particulate filter, performance of the range-topping Mini hatch and Convertible remains unaffected; the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine still produces 228hp (231PS), with CO2 emissions rated at 158 – 157 g/km with the six-speed manual and at 142 – 140 g/km with the eight-speed automatic transmission.

Last year Mini updated the range of the three- and five-door models with a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, with the JCW models being the only ones retaining the eight-speed automatic unit.

When fitted with the six-speed manual, the 2019 Mini Cooper S JCW is capable of a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 6.3 seconds, while the Convertible version requires an additional 0.3 seconds.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch JCW alloy wheels, sports suspension and braking system, a model-specific body kit, leather upholstery and bucket seats. LED lights front and rear are also standard fit, as well as rain sensors, ambient interior lighting and more.

The new particulate filter is integrated into the sports exhaust system, which still produces a more evocative sound and meets the strict emissions standard.

Customers will be able to order the new 2019 Mini Cooper S JCW and its Convertible version on January 18, with production to begin in March 2019.

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  • Daniela Wolf

    GG EU – cars need 5 months to pass new emission regulations 😛

    • neil

      The problem has been that there is only a limited amount of time to get every single vehicle each manufacturer offers re-tested under the new regulations, and the regulation was only passed by the EC a few months before coming into force. This is complicated by there being only a limited number of approved testing establishments available. Some manufacturers (particularly Volvo, with their relatively small range of vehicles) had all vehicles re-tested well over 6 months ago, but others have had to prioritise the high-volume versions. Volkswagen Group, with hundreds of vehicles to re-test, many needing engineering changes, is really struggling, with about 50% of their range currently unavailable because the revised test results haven’t been confirmed.
      BMW Group have been very sensible – their high-volume versions were all approved well before the time limit, with only some very low volume versions (e.g. MINI JCW, BMW M3) being delayed (and the real reason for the delay on M3 is the new generation 3-Series).

      • Daniela Wolf

        I know – I live in europe. ^^

  • SteersUright

    This is what a Cooper S should be in 2018/19. The JCW should be much more powerful and compelling. Mini’s have gotten weak on performance in the days of the modern Type R.

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