November 7, 2019, Kuala Lumpur – At the launched of the MINI Clubman recently, BMW Group Malaysia, the official distributor of BMW and MINI cars in Malaysia, has introduced the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP and Clubman 306HP.
Both models are equipped with a new powerful engine that boasts 306 hp and 450 Nm of torque.
“Today, we present the finest evolutions of two iconic MINI vehicles we all know and love. Based on the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and Clubman unveiled nationwide in 2017, these two new models have been given more power than ever before with a new engine that is worthy of the racetrack.
“Now with 306HP, the new MINI John Cooper WOrks 306HP variants will be astounding – taking the successes of their predecessors to even greater heights,” said its managing director Herald Hoelzl in a statement.
Both new MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants feature the redesigned engine, new sport brakes, cooling system, and exhaust systems to keep the 306 hp in check. Both models are equipped with the ALL4 all-wheel drive as standard, the exclusive 19-inch JCW Circuit Spoke Two-Tone wheels, the new in-vehicle 4G sim card and updated MINI Connected App.
“The new MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants are amongst the most powerful models in MINI’s 60-year history. As the power source for extreme driving fun, the comprehensively redesigned four-cylinder engine in our new models are oriented towards maximum, assuring their places in the leading range of sport models in the premium compact segment,” Hoelzl said.
Some of the changes available in the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP includes a new bumper trim panel with open air intakes on both sides and a bigger 85 mm diameter tailpipes.
As for the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP, it comes with redesigned front bumper, front spoiler with larger splitter, new insert in the lower grille, new bumper trim panel with enlarged cooling air intakes on both side, two external coolant radiators, new front grille, new LED headlights with matrix light functionality, new full-LED taillights in the Union Jack design, updated rear bumper with JCW-specific exhaust system in double-board design, and a bigger 95 mm diameter tailpipes.
Powering the two models is the redesigned 2.0-litre four-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo engine mated to a eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission. It generates 306 hp at 5,000 to 6,250 rpm and a peak torque of 450 Nm at 1,750 to 4,500 rpm. Both models have an electronically limited top speed of 250 kph.
Performance wise, the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP can sprint to 100kph from standstill in 4.9 seconds, while the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP can achieve it at 5.1 seconds.
The new MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants also features the sporty racing seat upholstered in Carbon Black Dinamica leather, JCW leather steering wheel, JCW instrument cluster, JCW centre display trim, JCW start screen, JCW door sills, stainless-steel pedals, 12-colours ambiance lights, panoramic sunroof, head-up display, dual-zone automatic air conditioning system, electric tailgate with handsfree function, 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system with split-screen function, MINI Connected and the Harman Kardon sound system. There is also the model-exclusive picnic bench in the rear of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP.
There are three exterior colours which are available for both models, and a model specific colour. The three colours includes Rebel Green, Midnight Black and Chili Red. The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP gets the White Silver, while the new MINI John Cooper Works COuntryman 306HP gained the Light White.
The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP is priced at RM 358,888 and the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP is retailed at RM 378,888 on-the-road for personal registration, excluding insurance.
Both of the new MINI John Cooper Works variants are covered by the MINI Malaysia’s 5 years roadside assistance programme, MINI 4 years unlimited mileage warranty with free scheduled service and the new MINI service online programme.
With the Balloon Financing from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP starts from RM 4,098.00 per month, while the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP starts from RM 4,328.00 per month, both price are based on 80 percent loan on a five-year tenure.
The new MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants are available at Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur, Ingress Auto Bangsar and Wheelcorp Premium.