MINI Malaysia has introduced the 2021 MINI John Cooper Works 3 Door and MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, coming in at RM303k and RM375k respectively.
No updated MINI lineup is complete until the John Cooper Works (JCW) crew joins them, which is why MINI Malaysia has decided to follow up the F56 facelift pack with their sportier and more aggressive brothers, the 2021 JCW 3 Door and 2021 JCW Countryman.
2021 MINI John Cooper Works 3 door (RM303k)
Like the facelifted F56s, the 2021 MINI JCW 3 Door now comes with fresh design accents. A reduced surface design at the front gives way to a brand-new radiator grille-forming a single unbroken hexagon shape that extends all the way down to the bottom part of the front.
Within the hexagon grille, the safety bar assimilates seamlessly with the body colour, bringing attention to the red crossbar that runs across the front. Further elevating the look are the Adaptive LED headlights that are now enclosed in a new black inner housing – a design that is seen also in the taillights.
Befitting its motorsport identity, the New 2021 MINI John Cooper Works 3 Door also features enlarged and aggressive looking cooling air openings to ensure optimum temperature control of the drive and brake systems in sporty driving conditions. Model-specific side scuttles now decorate the front side panels and the rear apron – the latter which also features a distinctive diffuser to optimise airflow in the rear area of the underbody. A redesign at the rear also allows the two tailpipes of the sports exhaust system to be framed perfectly.
Piano Black exterior trims dress up the new MINI JCW 3 Door, with door handles, the MINI logo, and model badges receiving a high-gloss black treatment. The new Adaptive LED headlamps with variable light distribution and matrix function for the high beam lights also come as standard.
Powering the 2021 MINI John Cooper Works 3 Door is the venerable 2.0-litre 4-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo Engine, developed with the racing expertise of John Cooper Works. It is paired to an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, and the combo delivers up to 231 hp and 320 Nm of torque, capable of bringing it from 0-100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds. The new model has a top speed of 246 km/h. Fuel consumption is measured at 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres.
Helping with the stopping of the car are some Brembo sports brake systems consisting of four-piston calliper brakes with internally ventilated discs and red brake callipers bearing the JCW logos all around.
A new improved Adaptive Suspension set up with frequency selective dampening technology ensures an optimised balance between sportiness and ride comfort.
On the inside, the 2021 JCW 3 Door features a new steering wheel with horizontal spokes and a new design, with buttons integrated on an even surface with Piano Black finish, along with the John Cooper Works logo on the lower spoke. Lined with the new MINI Yours Aluminium Interior Surface, the cockpit presents a horizontal appearance stretched through enlarged décor parts. Finishing touches to the overall interior look include the introduction of new décor designs and air vents, making for a more modern ambience.
Additionally, the new MINI JCW 3 Door has also been outfitted with a redesigned centre instrument with an 8.8-inch touch display in black panel design, which houses a new operating system with a modernised graphic display. As a result, the selection and control of vehicle functions, audio programmes, navigation, communication and apps are now more intuitive according to MINI. For the first time, the Live Widget feature is also available via swiping motion on the touch display. Also utilising black panel technology is the new 5.0-inch digital instrument cluster display that shows relevant driving information.
Another welcome addition is the different interior Colour Worlds –"Lounge" and "Sports" –a feature tied to the display surfaces to set the mood of the drive. In "Lounge" mode, the display surfaces appear in relaxing shades of blue and turquoise, whereas switching to "Sports" mode causes the screen backgrounds to glow in red and anthracite.
On request, the Colour Worlds of the displays can be synchronised with the MINI Driving Modes that come standard in the MINI John Cooper Works 3 door. This allows for colour changes to occur in tandem with the accelerator pedal, steering characteristics and, optionally, the damper and gearshift characteristics. The result of this is an overall driving experience that is heightened by vivid visual sensations according to MINI.
Other equipments available include Dinamica Leather John Cooper Works Sport Seats, head-up display, Comfort Access system, MINI Driving Modes, 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and Panoramic Sunroof.
The New 2021 MINI John Cooper Works 3 Door also comes with a host of driving assists as standard, consisting of the digital high-beam assistant, speed limit information, person warning with light city braking function and approach control warning with light city braking function. Both models also arrive with the Parking Assistant – a first for the MINI Cooper Works 3 Door – coupled with the Lane Departure Warning.
The operating system of the new MINI is now more polished, thanks to an updated graphics display and new connectivity features. The screen display has been given a new modern look, while options for selecting and controlling vehicle functions, the audio system, hands-free telephone system, navigation, and applications have also been expanded.
Advanced connectivity features, audio and navigation features are also now available as standard on the new models. These include the Digital Instrument Cluster, Teleservices, MINI Online, Intelligent Emergency Call, Remote Services, telephony with wireless charging, Concierge Services, MINI Navigation, and Apple CarPlay preparation.
For greater connectivity, the New MINI App can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The application is designed to offer an advanced user experience that is completely oriented towards a digital lifestyle, serving as a universal interface between any personal device and the MINI vehicle.
2021 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman (RM375k)
The facelift 2021 JCW Countryman has also received exterior and modern design accents, including a new radiator grille design. In addition, the lighting technology is now even more recognisable from the front, especially when it is emphasised with MINI's signature Union Jack light design.
Just like the 3-door, the JCW Countryman gets the Piano Black Exterior treatment.
On paper, the 2021 JCW Countryman is more powerful than its 3 Door sibling, equipped with the most powerful engine ever used in a MINI, a 2.0-litre 4-Cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo Engine, along with an independent cooling system. This combination allows an impressive output of 306 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Paired with the intelligently controlled ALL4 all-wheel drive and 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the New 2021 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman goes from 0-100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. This new model has a top speed of 250 km/h and has a fuel consumption figure of 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres.
Giving the JCW Countryman its agility is a high-rigidity chassis, suspension and damping feature, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and electromechanical steering. Adaptive suspension and sports brake system consisting of four-piston fixed calliper disc brakes on the front wheels and a single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes on the rear wheels are also fitted on the 2021 JCW Countryman.
The interior has also been given a facelift, combining the sports car flair of the New 2021 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman with a contemporary, premium ambience. The 5.0-inch Digital Instrument Cluster display behind the steering wheel is now standard. Furthermore, the 8.8-inch colour display with touchscreen function is located on the characteristic central instrument panel with a bezel and touch-sensitive control panels in high-gloss Piano Black. Lastly, the 2021 JCW Countryman also receives a new steering wheel design which further refreshes its look. Exclusively for the new JCW Countryman is the MINI Yours Illuminated Interior Surface in Piano Black.
The JCW Countryman also gets the same sound system package, Dinamica Leather seats and panoramic roof as the 3 door. Driving assistants and connectivity features are also similar to its sibling.
The New 2021 MINI John Cooper Works 3 Door and the New 2021 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman come in exterior colour offerings in the exclusive Rebel Green, Midnight Black and White Silver. All colour offerings are accompanied by the roof colour in a striking Red.
Following the latest Movement Control Order, dealerships will be closed for physical viewing. Customers are encouraged to view and book online at the MINI Online Shop platform, www.mini.my/minionlineshop