The ride in this vehicle is phenomenal! If you’re an environment motive driver by day, a slow rider by afternoon and a “speed racer” at night; this is THE car for you! Where, or where to start describing the 2015 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW)? Do I start with the exterior, the interior or the RIDE??!! Let’s start on the exterior because quite honestly when I think of the interior and the ride I get a tad bit over excited and I want to give you as much information as I can about the car and if possible share my week driving the 2015 Mini John Cooper Works in such a manner you’ll feel as if though you were with me.
The 2015 Mini JCW Coupe Hardtop in the Rebel Green color had awesome black bonnet racer stripes, black roof and mirror caps, LED Headlights, white turn-signal lights, a speed sensitive rear spoiler and optional 18” JCW Cup Spoke two tone rims with Run Flat Tires. Yes, indeed this car is a definite head turner.
It is a 2 door, 4 passenger coupe that has a hatchback –styled trunk lid and comes in 3 trim levels: Base, S and (my personal favorite) John Cooper Works (JCW).
The higher-performing of the three is the JCW, it has a more powerful 2.0 Liter MINI TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder 228hp with 236lb torque engine, 6-speed Getrag manual transmission, MINI Driving Modes: Sport, Mid and Green, Dynamic Stability Control that includes dynamic traction control+ EDLC, sport tuned suspension, an aerodynamic body kit, and very distinctive/exclusive cloth upholstery and styling details.
It has MAJOR options, of which many are regrouped into packages; such as keyless entry and ignition, xenon adaptive headlights, rear parking sensors, power-folding mirror that are heated, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated seats Sport Seats, a 10-speaker premium audio system, JCW leather steering wheel cover, and a Sport Button that sharpens the engine and steering effort response.
Okay, I’m going to try to give you more details about the interior of the car…beads of perspiration just popped upon my head and the top of my lips! JCW sport seats with lateral support and thigh support, Automatic dual-zone climate control, Multifunctional leather-wrapped JCW sport steering wheel, hidden dash storage, an On-Board Computer, Bluetooth and USB/POD interface, and LED ambient lighting. I really enjoyed the ambient lighting. It not only was featured on the interior lights, door handles, floor lights but also on the…get this…MINI Connected Infotainment System. The ambient lights even showed the RPM’s of the vehicle!!!
Oh my goodness the RIDE in this car was absolutely one of a kind! To be able to change from Sport to Mid to Green was a simple as changing a light bulb! I mean one single swipe of the dial and the transition was made so effortlessly. You could only tell the difference by the hum of the exhaust system. In the Sports Mode the 2015 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe sounded a like beast on the prowl, hungry and ready to eat up the road! Yummy yum yum! In the Mid Mode it was like driving at a city pace and the Green Mode was like a perfect Sunday drive with the top down, a clear sky and very relaxing. This car was so in tune with me and it was refreshing to be able to reflect my mood with my car. This car and I really bonded! I thoroughly enjoyed my test drive in the Mini John Cooper Works Coupe. If you’ve never experienced the thrill of driving a Mini Cooper let alone a Mini John Cooper Works model please take this advice: Don’t Put It Off Any Longer!