MINI Cooper

4/5
 Mini Hatch  new car image
Verdict

MINI has been in the hearts and minds of the masses for decades now. Somehow, even BMW managed to keep the momentum going when they took over. They've managed to create a new quirkiness to maintain the number of MINI fans. The MINI John Cooper Works is for fans of the brand who like a bit more oomph with their driving.

Performance

The MINI John Cooper Works is the most powerful MINI ever produced. For just over €36,000 the JCW carries a 2.0 litre TwinPower Turbo engine that produces a whopping 320Nm of torque and 231 hp. Putting the foot down from the off should bring you from 0-100km/h in a very fast 6.1 seconds and surprisingly this is from their six-speed Steptronic gearbox. In general, we would say to opt for a car like this with a manual box, but the automatic is very sweet. The manual offering is a 6-speed and it'll bring you from 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds. The automatic offering includes launch control, which helps to deliver the speed quicker than the manual.

Ride & Handling

MINI claims that this offering is much improved on the last. We've only managed to drive this on the open road and the grip on offer is more than satisfying. Steering is very responsive too and MINI uses bespoke axle kinematics to achieve this. This eliminates torque steer. Between torque steer compensation and improved dynamic stability control, taking bends is extremely simple.

Refinement

The interior shows the German precision that you would expect from anything made by BMW and the MINI has that precision with a touch of fun. The cabin is clean and crisp and the main noises you hear are the sweet sounds that the engine makes.

Quality & Reliability

Plastics within the vehicle are far from cheap in appearance and feel end it's clear that a lot of effort went into the cabin's feel. The infotainment system is intuitive too.

Safety & Security

The MINI Cooper scored 4 stars in the Euro NCAP in 2014 and much of the systems in use are the same in the John Cooper Works - especially the added drive systems. It scored 79% for adult occupancy and 73% for child occupancy.

Space & Practicality

Anyone who buys a MINI is not necessarily looking for space for a buggy, seven suitcases, and a week's shopping. That is not what this car is about. Of course it's not as practical as let's say an estate or an MPV, but as supermini's go this has a good sized boot and four adults could fit inside without too much effort - however, it's a much better cruiser for two.

View other variants of this car
Compare specs to an alternative car!

Key Facts

Make

Mini

Model
Mini Hatch
Variant
MINI Cooper
Trim
Cooper
Car Category
Supermini
First Launched
2014
Engine (L)
1.5
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Hatchback
Price New
€23,670
CarBuyersGuide Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€190
Tax Band
A3
L/100km Combined
3.0
Average km/L
33.3
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
40
Fuel Tank Range
1023 km
Cost of filling a tank
€52.56
Average Cost Per 200 km
€7.88
CO2 emmissions
109 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
136 bhp
Max Power kW
101
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1499
Engine Cylinders
3
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
210 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
10.1 s
L/100km Urban
5.90 L
L/100km Extra Urban
4.00 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Hatchback
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
278 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year warranty
Mileage
No distance limit
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
4

Dimensions

Boot capacity
278 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
175 mm
Tyre size back
175 mm
Rim size
5.5J × 15 mm
Length
3982 mm
Width
1727 mm
Height
1425 mm
Wheel Base
2567 mm
Front Track (mm)
1425
Rear Track (mm)
1501
Kerb weight
1145 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1670
Turning circle (m)
11

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
136 bhp
13 Variants
Sort by:
Hatchback
€20,900
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 211 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 102 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.9 s
  • New Price €20,900
Hatchback
€21,610
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 278 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 102 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.9 s
  • New Price €21,610
Hatchback
€22,150
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 211 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.0 s
  • New Price €22,150
Hatchback
€22,830
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 278 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.0 s
  • New Price €22,830
Hatchback
€22,930
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 211 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 136 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.9 s
  • New Price €22,930
Hatchback
€23,670
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 278 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 136 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.1 s
  • New Price €23,670
Hatchback
€24,230
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 211 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 116 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €24,230
Hatchback
€25,100
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 278 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 116 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.4 s
  • New Price €25,100
Hatchback
€28,440
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 211 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 192 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.8 s
  • New Price €28,440
Hatchback
€28,900
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 211 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 170 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.3 s
  • New Price €28,900
Hatchback
€29,350
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 278 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 192 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.9 s
  • New Price €29,350
Hatchback
€29,790
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 278 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 170 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.4 s
  • New Price €29,790
Hatchback
€36,370
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 160 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 231 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.5 s
  • New Price €36,370