At the end of this year, Mini is preparing a loud premiere of the fourth generation Cooper, but for now, marketers are squeezing the last juices out of the third generation of the cult model. In February, a four-seater electric convertible (by the way, the first in the history of the mass-produced car industry) Cooper SE Convertible was introduced, and today the British showed the John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition “three-door” – and it will also be limited to 999 copies, although the ideology here is completely different.
1to6 is an indication of a six-speed “mechanics”, which is offered without an alternative for a 231-horsepower hatchback. Currently, three-pedal JCWs cannot be ordered in the EU: only versions with an 8-speed Steptronic “automatic” are available in local configurators, and only customers from the UK and the USA have the right to choose.
The new special version is positioned as the most driving Mini, so adaptive dampers are installed here as standard. There are no other technical features. Outside, you can distinguish the JCW 1to6 Edition thanks to 18-inch wheels, abundant black decor (rear windows are tinted) and special nameplates and stickers with a gear shift icon and a special version logo.
A silver stripe runs through the body, in which a pictogram is also hidden. The interior is upholstered in a combination of leather and suede-like fabric with red stitching and is also replete with “1to6” logos.
The premiere of the special version will take place on May 20 at the Nürburgring. Sales in Europe, the US, Canada and Mexico will begin in September, the price has not yet been announced. Now for a three-door JCW with an “automatic” in Germany they ask for a minimum of 39.8 thousand euros, but for a package with an adaptive suspension you need to pay another 2.4 thousand. In Britain, the base JCW with the “mechanics” is estimated at 32.8 thousand pounds without taking into account options, and in the US a similar car will cost 35.4 thousand excluding taxes and options.