The MINI Cooper Carbon Edition might be the most striking member of the popular MINI Cooper lineup this year. It’s a Cooper S Hardtop 4-door with a John Cooper Works Pro Tuning Kit, a Valve Exhaust System, carbon fiber accessories, a host of additional features, and a metallic Midnight Black finish.
Tuning and Power
The John Cooper Works Pro Tuning Kit boosts the Carbon Edition’s horsepower up to 208. It drives tight and responsive. Of course, you can always simply opt for the John Cooper Works version with unique bodywork, some special interior features, an enhanced suspension system, and the twin turbo 4-cylinder that delivers 228 hp.
Attitude to Spare
With the MINI Cooper Carbon Edition, the Valve Exhaust System gives the midnight black car a beastly growl. It’s a superb auditory touch that really highlights the Carbon Edition’s Sport and Track modes.
Elegance and Assertiveness
Carbon fiber accessories include elegant touches, such as rear-view mirror caps, air intake trim, and tailpipe finishers. These round out this MINI Cooper’s beautiful look. The John Cooper Works Exterior Package adds an aggressive edge, with a styled body kit, rear spoiler, and 17” JCW Track Spoke Black Wheels.
Inside, expect luxury. The 8.8” touchscreen is sleek and modern, with navigation designed around the driver’s needs. A JCW steering wheel feels good in the hand. The sunroof reminds you that the Cooper is built around fun, while the Harman/Kardon premium sound system lets you share that fun with others.
Of all beauties in the MINI Cooper lineup, the Carbon Edition is one of the most complete in terms of included features. It’s exceptionally well thought out, and highlights just how well it’s designed with the driver in mind.