The MINI John Cooper Works 2015 is a manual transmission version of the JCW hot hatch that brings an exciting and energetic approach to the car line. However, it can be said that it is still far from perfect. It could be the hottest ever hatch that JCW had ever produced, but the manual version is seen to be not as efficient as the automatic one. The manual transmission variant returns just over 42mpg and 155kg/m as compared to the automatic transmission’s 49mpg and 133kg/m in terms of CO2 emission. While this puts the manual model at a slight disadvantage when compared to the auto, there is certainly a huge price comparison between the two as the manual one is definitely the more low-cost model.
Can the MINI John Cooper Works 2015 Offer Plenty With Its Small Frame?
Upon further comparisons, the manual model of the MINI John Cooper Works 2015 is slower as compared to the automatic variant, but only by a fraction. The manual transmission is 0.2 seconds at a disadvantage than the auto. Testing the sprinting speed of both variants when it accelerates from 0 to 62mph shows that the auto clocks in at 6.1 seconds whereas the manual only arrives at 6.3 seconds. However, when drivers are out and about in the real world, this 0.2 disadvantage is almost, if not totally indistinguishable.
But with its small frame, the MINI JCW 2015 certainly packs power. The 228bhp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo is urgent and responsive. It is able to rip through the rev range with sheer severity that it almost makes drivers to be placed in a difficult spot to keep up with the gear changes. However, this is the appeal of the manual model of the JCW.
The extra later of interactivity given to the manual transmission model of this vehicle add a 6-speed gearbox that brings the entire package feel more “alive” (so to speak). The car is more alert and creates a more rewarding experience.
The entire package of the MINI John Cooper Works 2015 is, indeed, full of great features and specs. But there are also options to which buyers may even get carried away to shell out the extra cash in order to get the add-ons. One example are the adaptive dampers which toggle the car through Sport mode and normal driving mode. When Sport mode is activated, the steering wheel increases in weight, the exhausts become more gruff, and the dampers become firmer.