MINI’s Electric Revolution: JCW E Prototype Set for Goodwood Festival of Speed Debut

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MINI's Electric Revolution
MINI's Electric Revolution

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed because MINI is bringing the electric heat! The energetic brand under the BMW umbrella is set to reveal a groundbreaking concept the very first MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) with an electric drivetrain.

This isn’t just a static debut; MINI is throwing down the gauntlet by putting the MINI John Cooper Works E Prototype through its paces on the renowned Goodwood hill climb.

While a full reveal is slated for later this year, this electrifying hot hatch promises to deliver exhilarating performance without sacrificing the JCW’s legendary driving fun.

MINI fans who crave the rumble of a gasoline engine can breathe easy the brand has confirmed continued production of both battery-electric and petrol-powered JCW models, ensuring there’s a MINI to suit every driving preference.

MINI's Electric Revolution
MINI’s Electric Revolution (MINI)

MINI is revamping its iconic hot hatchback, promising a power boost for the new iteration. Rumors hint at a 10 to 20 horsepower increase over the current 228 hp engine, translating to a more exhilarating driving experience.

Driver engagement gets another exciting shot in the arm with the return of a manual transmission option alongside the existing automatic gearbox.

While the official revealing date remains under wraps, MINI has confirmed a late 2024 or early 2025 arrival in showrooms for the gasoline-powered JCW, following its expected fall reveal.

Details about the electric counterpart of the JCW are still under lock and key, but enthusiasts can likely expect a similar release timeframe.

In the meantime, MINI will be setting the stage at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed with a showcase of various models.

Visitors can catch a look at the Countryman, Aceman, and Cooper, both in its classic three-door form and the recently revealed five-door variant.

The fully-electric Cooper SE will also be on display, offering a peek into MINI’s future of emission-free driving excitement.

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