MINI Carbon Edition is Fastest, Most Powerful MINI Hardtop 4-Door

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The fastest, loudest and most powerful MINI Hardtop four-door has arrived.

Dubbed the Carbon Edition, the model starts as a MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door model and then gets a John Cooper Works Pro Tuning Kit, a valve exhaust system and high-grade carbon fiber accessories.

The result is 208 horsepower (versus 189 hp standard) from a MINI sporting an ultra-aggressive exhaust note as well as Sport and Track modes. According to MINI, the exhaust flap can be operated wirelessly with two clicks of the Bluetooth controller and can unleash “devilish backfire pops and crackling sound on the overrun.”

To live up to its name, MINI has added genuine carbon fiber mirror caps, air intake trim and exhaust tip finishers that are offset against Midnight Black metallic paint and exclusive matte black sport and side stripes further accented by a red pinstripe.

SEE ALSO: 2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door Review

Buyers can also add the JCW Exterior Package, which adds an aggressively-styled body kit, rear spoiler and 17-inch JCW Track Spoke Black Wheels. On the inside, the MINI Carbon Edition is outfitted with an 8.8-inch high-resolution screen with navigation system, JCW steering wheel, sunroof, heated seats and MINI’s Harman/Kardon premium sound system.

The MINI Carbon Edition will start from $37,100 including destination and comes standard with a manual transmission. Opting for an automatic will cost $1,500 additional.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Nov 13, 2015

    $37 Grand??? No other vehicular choices exist or they just don't want the business

  • Libertarian1911 Libertarian1911 on Nov 17, 2015

    Only 208hp?!?!? It has a 2L motor and should be making 270 - 300hp. As much as I love my 2006 MCS there is no way I would buy one of these.