For 2019 Mini have given the John Cooper Works a refresh, with the hot hatch now ready to meet the new Euro 6d-Temp emissions standards. These strict new emission standards have caused dozens of cars to be removed form sale through 2018 as manufacturers either struggle to adapt current drivetrains or simply just haven't bothered to try. Mini have decided like most others to combat the issue by using petrol particulate filters integrated into the sports exhaust system.
These filters while ensuring cleaner air from the cars exhaust, have not interfered with overall power output. The turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine is good for 231 PS (170 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm), exactly he same figures as the previous John Cooper Works Mini. Acceleration performance stands at 6.3 seconds for the 0-100 kph sprint for the Coupe and 6.6 seconds for the Convertible. Rolling acceleration from 80 to 120 kph is timed at 5.6 seconds, with the convertible achieving the same effort in 6.1 seconds. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and 8-speed steptronic auto.