As well as the hot new Cooper SD, MINI are offering a Sports Pack on all MINI hatchback and convertible models.
The Sport Pack brings some of the styling features from the top-of-the-range John Cooper Works models and sticks it on the lower performance models.
Ordering the Sport Pack adds a unique front and rear apron with black detailing, horizontal slats on the fog lamp surrounds and a honeycomb mesh over the main air intake. The rear apron also features prominent sculpting at the outer edges while sweeping, curved side skirts continue the sporting theme.
On the inside you get John Cooper Works door strips, while the driver gets JCW black sports leather steering wheel with contrasting red stitching. Order a manual gearbox on your new MINI and you’ll get a red shift pattern on the gear knob and matching red stitching on the leather gear lever and handbrake gaiter. Cloth-leather sports seats, a Sport Button, Piano Black interior trim, white indicators and bonnet stripes are also included.
It’s not all cosmetic tweaks, there are some changes to the electronic driver aids. The Sport Pack comes with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) to complement the standard Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system. DTC allows more wheel slip before the electronics intervene, while EDLC can brake a spinning wheel in tighter corners, enhancing traction and increasing cornering speed.
Finishing off the Sport Pack is a set of lightweight 17 inch John Cooper Works Cross Spoke alloy wheels. The Pack is available in eight body colours.
Additionally, there are now some attractive John Cooper Works Accessory retrofit additions available exclusively for MINI Cooper S in Hatch, Clubman and Convertible form. These include performance-enhanced engine management and a specially-designed air filter system to maximise the twin-scroll turbo engine output at 200hp (from 184hp) and 250 Nm of torque, with 270Nm using Overboost. The kit also includes a sports exhaust silencer that delivers a more rorty engine note, and the option of 18 inch Cross Spoke Red Stripe alloy wheels.
Available from April, the Sport Pack can be ordered as a factory-fit option.
MINI Sport Pack Pricing:
|MINI One/One D Hatch||£2995|
|MINI Cooper/Cooper D Hatch||£3245|
|MINI Cooper S/Cooper SD Hatch||£2260|
|MINI One/ Convertible||£2785|
|MINI Cooper/Cooper D Convertible||£2995|
|MINI Cooper S/Cooper SD Convertible||£2150|