- 27,250 Miles
- Year Built: 2016(65)
Here we have the Fantastic Limited, 2016 (65) Mini Challenge 210, Hatchback, Manual, Finished in the only colour option, Stunning Moonwalk Grey Metallic with Black Cross punch leather Sports Seats. First Registered 11th January 2016 (65 Registration), Just 27,250 miles and 2 Private Owners from New
Based on the Mini Cooper S, Limited Production to celebrate the Mini Challenge Cup race. Just 210 cars, producing 210PS, thanks to the John Cooper Works performance upgrade, driver focused 6 Speed Manual Gearbox. Meaning 0-60 is completed in a brisk 6.8 Seconds and 146Mph Top Speed (Although these figures are taken from the lower power S), claimed Combined Figure of 48.7 Mpg. Driver engagement and fun was the design criteria and it does not disappoint.
Costing £30,000 (More than a base JCW) the Challenge 210 came with a host of Fixed Spec extras over the S –
- John Cooper Works (JCW) Aerodynamic Exterior Styling Pack
- JCW Pro Tuning Kit (210PS)
- JCW Pro Sports Switchable Bluetooth Exhaust with Carbon Tailpipes
- 18 Inch JCW Cup Alloys
- Variable Electronic Dampening Control EDC
- Carbon Fibre Bonnet Trim
- Carbon Fibre Mirror Covers
- Black Exterior Light Surrounds
- JCW Sports Spot Lights in Black Finish
- Challenge 210 Decal Pack
- Unique Serial Number Plaque #171
- Cross Punched Leather Sports Seats
- Heated Front Seats
- MINI Yours Fibre Alloy Interior Trims
- Chili Pack Including –
- 3 Spoke Multi-Function Sport Steering Wheel
- Automatic Air Conditioning
- Floor Mats Velour
- Interior Light Pack
- On Board Computer
- Auto Lights/Wipers
- Sport Button, Drive Modes
- Storage Compartment Package
- Media Pack XL Including –
- Large Colour Media Screen
- Satellite Navigation
- Enhanced Bluetooth Connectivity
- Centre Arm Rest
- Leather Steering Wheel
- Heads Up Display
- Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi
- Park Distance Control Rear
- Reversing Camera
- Metallic Moonwalk Grey Paint
- Mini Excitement Pack
- JCW Door Sill Trims
Lovely Standard Spec on this example:
- Sports Suspension
- Performance Braking System
- Twin Centre Exit Exhaust
- Mini Driving Modes
- LED Headlights with Daytime Running Lights
- LED Rear Lights
- Contrast Black Roof
- Drivers Digital Display
- Black Headlining
- Digital Radio (DAB)
- Drivers Display with Trip Computer
- Electric Windows
- Electric Mirrors
- 2 Zone Digital Climate Control with Air Con
- Cruise Control
- Tyre Pressure Control
- Push Button Start
- Remote Central Locking and Alarm
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Finance packages available for Business users and Private purchasers that can be tailored to suit your Individual requirements.
Part Exchanges welcome too of course.
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Limited to just 210 examples for the UK, and named to draw attention to the new MINI Challenge race car and its metric power output is 210PS – hence the name. Visually, the Challenge 210 gets a coat of grey paint, ‘Challenge 210’ striping and the full John Cooper Works aero kit. There’s a smattering of carbon fibre trim too.
Taking the Cooper S as a starting point, the Challenge 210 gets a new John Cooper Works pro tuning kit and exhaust (both fitted at the dealer, not the factory) that bumps power from 189bhp to 207bhp, and torque from 280Nm to 300Nm. It puts this power through both a six-speed manual transmission and the front tyres. Wheels are 18in John Cooper Works five-spoke alloy wheels.
No official 0-60mph time or top speed is quoted by Mini, but given the S sprints to 62mph in 6.8 seconds and the JCW in 6.3, we’d estimate somewhere around the 6.5-6.6sec mark for the Challenge. A 150mph top speed is also on the cards.
The most interesting addition though is a Bluetooth-activated valve in the John Cooper Works exhaust system, closed taking the volume down to something like the standard Cooper S. To give you an idea of just how raucous it is with it open, this car comes with a yellow warning tag on the controller – apparently the activation of ‘Track Exhaust Mode’ is not officially permitted on public roads in the UK. Give it full throttle and the rasping, crackling exhaust note bounces of trees and buildings for miles around. Selecting Sport mode in the standard Cooper S unleashes flurries of pops and bangs on the overrun – do the same here and those pops turn into small nuclear explosions.
In terms of performance, the Challenge feels pretty much ideal – its 207bhp is probably a sweet spot for the chassis, with enough punch for overtaking and dragging the nose out of corners without feeling excessive. The Mini’s standard rev-matching function on downchanges is excellent too, enacting perfect heel-and-toe changes every single time. Brake feel is good and there’s plenty of stopping power,