If you have a 2018 John Cooper Works Mini Clubman or Countryman then today is your lucky day.
MINI USA came to SEMA to debut new tuning kits for both cars that are meant to boost power while still making them streetable.
The kit is meant to work with the Cooper S, Cooper S ALL4 on the Clubman and Countryman models and will increase horsepower from 189 to 208 and will push total torque to 221 ft-lbs.
The power increase is achieved through a retro-fit performance exhaust and software tuning. Though, I think the coolest part of the entire kit is the exhaust which includes a valve that can be opened for more performance and a better exhaust note.
Even cooler is that the actuator for the valve is controlled via Bluetooth! How cool is that?
The kit can be installed at any MINI USA dealer and will set you back about $1,950, which isn’t too bad for what you get.
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For more info you can browse the official press release below as well.
Engine performance and exhaust sound enhancement kit for MY 2018 Cooper S and Cooper S ALL4 Clubman and Countryman model variants
- Expands existing JCW Tuning Kit offering beyond Hardtops and Convertible
- MINI Ice Blue special edition Cooper S Hardtop also on display at premier automotive specialty products trade show
Las Vegas, NV – October 30, 2017 – MINI USA has announced today the launch of the new MINI John Cooper Works Tuning Kit at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, expanding the current tuning kit offering to now include Clubman and Countryman models. The new John Cooper Works Tuning Kit utilizes a retrofit exhaust system, aftermarket components and engine software programming increasing the engine power output and exhaust system performance. This new John Cooper Works Tuning Kit can be installed on any MY 2018 Cooper S or Cooper S ALL4 Clubman or Countryman model, intensifying the vehicle‘s sporty performance and sound characteristics. The MINI USA team will also have the new MINI Ice Blue special edition Cooper S Hardtop on display at the show.
The John Cooper Work Tuning Kit increases the engine’s power output on the Cooper S and Cooper S ALL4 on the Clubman and Countryman models from 189 to 208 hp and pushes the maximum torque to 221 ft-lb between 1,350 and 4,600 rpm. At the same time, the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit also provides reduced exhaust gas back pressure, in combination with adapted engine software, to deliver the sporty responsiveness MINI owners have come to love across the John Cooper Works variants.
The John Cooper Works Tuning Kit, which can be purchased and installed at any local MINI dealer in the U.S., includes a Bluetooth actuated exhaust valve system to easily switch between two operating modes – Sport mode and Sport+ mode. The Sport mode is approved for unrestricted use on public roads while the Sport+ mode is designed for use on the race track. Both modes accentuate the car’s sporty character and underscore its emotionality with a voluminous and exhilarating sound for a more intensive driving experience. The exhaust system is made from high-quality stainless steel for exceptional quality and longevity. For that racing inspired look, the tuning kit can be fitted with a choice of JCW Chrome or Carbon Fiber tailpipes.
The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman Tuning Kit will go on sale in January 2018 at MINI dealers across the U.S. for the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,950.
Come visit the MINI USA booth in the Performance Pavilion #68100. Fully accessorized versions of the MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4 and MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4, as well as the new MINI Ice Blue special edition Cooper S Hardtop, will also be on display.