The Mini JCW is, in all honesty, the most city-friendly car in the current times. That is provided you aren’t a single parent or don’t work at the metro construction site. Still, some would make things work because it is just so desirable. Yes, its sticker price is a bit hefty and it doesn’t follow the mathematician rule of more money equals bigger car but you’ve got to drive it once to know what I’m on about here.

The Mini JCW has surely worked its charm at the Top Gear India office, here are six quirky things about it that make it special.

Compact dimensions
It’s under four-metres long, and it’s shorter than a Renault Kwid. Yes, it’s the nearest thing to a legal go-kart. I can sense a few of you smiling already

Mini JCW

Centrally-mounted twin-pipes
The signature look of any hot-hatch. And unlike the fake scoop on the bonnet, this is functional.

Mini JCW

Proud to be British
Although owned by a German automotive giant that we’ve possibly heard of, Mini takes an effort to remind you of its roots in Britain. The Union Jack tail lamps make it instantly recognisable. Shell in an extra bit and you’d also get a Union Jack for the interior dash

Mini JCW

Start/Stop switch
It’s as unique as it gets. Every time you step in, you’ll be reminded to stand out from the rest. Time to trash those ‘daily motivation’ books, time to buy yourself a Mini JCW

Mini JCW

Speedometer cluster..
..is straight off a naked street-fighter. It’s compact yet packs in every detail you’d ever want. Oh, bonus is the last-decade BMW lettering for the numbers. Sweet

Mini JCW

Circular infotainment system
This is a typical Mini thing, but we just love how the infotainment system is the center-stage for not just the dashboard, but the entire cabin. It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s intuitive and it’s so close to your hand, you’d completely forget about the joystick selector hidden under the handbrake.

Mini JCW