UPDATE: Mini USA sent a announcement with official details and pricing for the Carbon Edition, which is available below. After an $850 destination charge, the models cost $37,100 with a manual gearbox.

Mini doesn't offer the John Cooper Works trim on the Hardtop Four-Door, but a handful of US customers can now order the next-best thing. The new Carbon Edition satisfies the needs of enthusiasts wanting extra power to go with the two additional doors, but Mini will only offer 150 of them here.

The Carbon Edition starts with the Hardtop Four-Door Cooper S and then layers on the John Cooper Works Pro Tuning Kit to create a 208-horsepower hot hatch. An upgraded exhaust with Sport and Track modes also comes with that package, according to MotoringFile. For extra style, they all wear a JCW body kit in Midnight Black, and there's a heap of carbon-fiber trim to fit the name. Matte black stripes amplify the menacing look and feature a little Carbon emblem cut into the ones on the sides. Additional improvements include LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, and JCW interior trim.

The array of improvements don't quite take the Carbon Edition to the full 228 hp from the JCW Hardtop Two-Door, but Mini spokesperson Mariella Kapsaskis tells Autoblog that the US product team handpicked these parts to get as close as possible. If this limited-edition, four-door hot hatch intrigues you, get on the phone with a dealer soon. According to Kapsaskis, the first examples are already at dealers, and the Carbon Edition might not last long with just 150 of them on the road.

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MINI Carbon Edition: The fastest, loudest, and most powerful MINI Hardtop 4 Door we make.

The Carbon Edition combines the already powerful MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door model with the new John Cooper Works Pro Tuning Kit, valve exhaust system and high-grade carbon fiber accessories. The result is 208 horsepower and an ultra-aggressive exhaust note with Sport and Track Mode*.

The exhaust flap is operated wirelessly via two clicks of the Bluetooth controller and unleashes devilish backfire pops and crackling sound on the overrun.

Genuine carbon fiber mirror caps, air intake trim, and tailpipe finishers are offset against Midnight Black metallic paint and exclusive matte black sport and side stripes accented by a red pinstripe.

The JCW Exterior Package and additional accessory parts further distinguish the edition, with the aggressively styled body kit, rear spoiler, and 17" JCW Track Spoke Black Wheels.

These exterior upgrades are complemented on the interior by an 8.8" high-resolution screen with navigation, JCW steering wheel, sunroof, heated seats, and MINI's Harman/Kardon premium sound system.

Customers looking to order a Carbon Edition should contact their local MINI dealer.

ACCESSORY HIGHLIGHTS:

JOHN COOPER WORKS PRO TUNING KIT
• Increases the standard Cooper S engine performance from 189 to 208 horsepower.
• Delivers superb responsiveness through reduced exhaust gas back pressure and adapted software engine update.

JOHN COOPER WORK VALVE EXHAUST SYSTEM
• Track and Sport Modes:
- Track Mode: For track use only, delivers maximum emotional sound.
- Sport Mode: Significantly sportier and more emotional than the standard Cooper S for everyday use.
• Made from high-quality stainless steel for exceptional quality and longevity.
• Controlled via handheld Bluetooth 4.0 Exhaust Remote Control.

JOHN COOPER WORK AERO KIT ADDITIONS
• Blackband front spoiler
• Matte black rear spoiler add-ons

CARBON FIBER AIR INTAKE TRIM

CARBON FIBER MIRROR CAPS

CARBON FIBER TAILPIPE FINISHERS

SHORT SPORTY ANTENNA

BLACK LINE HEADLIGHT AND TAILLIGHT RINGS

MATTE BLACK SPORT AND SIDE STRIPES
• "CARBON" glossy black badging
• Red pinstripe

MINI COOPER S HARDTOP 4 DOOR $25,100

CARBON EDITION ACCESSORY PACKAGE $3,500
JOHN COOPER WORKS PRO TUNING KIT
VALVE EXHAUST SYSTEM: SPORT AND TRACK MODES
BLUETOOTH EXHAUST CONTROL
CARBON FIBER MIRROR COVER
CARBON FIBER TAILPIPE FINISHERS
CARBON FIBER AIR INTAKE TRIM
JOHN COOPER WORKS PRO AERODYNAMIC KIT ADDITIONS
MATTE BLACK SPORT AND SIDE STRIPES
SHORT SPORTY ANTENNA
BLACK LINE HEADLIGHT AND TAILLIGHT RINGS

MIDNIGHT BLACK METALLIC POINT

CARBON EDITION OPTION PACKAGE $3,000
PANORAMIC SUNROOF
LED HEADLIGHTS
DYNAMIC DAMPER CONTROL
HARMAN/KARDON PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM
COMFORT ACCESS
HEATED SEATS

JCW EXTERIOR PACKAGE $2,500
17" JCW TRACK SPOKE BLACK WHEELS
JCW AERODYNAMIC KIT
REAR SPOILER
WHITE TURN SIGNALS

JCW INTERIOR PACKAGE $400
JCW STEERING WHEEL
ANTHRACITE HEADLINER
JCW DOOR SILL FINISHERS
STAINLESS STEEL PEDALS AND FOOTREST

WIRED PACKAGE (NAVIGATION) $1,750
8.8" INFOTAINMENT SCREEN XL
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
CENTER ARMREST
ENHANCED BLUETOOTH AND AUDIO STREAMING

RETAIL MSRP (Manual Transmission) $36,250**
+ $1,500 SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION $37,750**

*Off-road / track use only
**Not including $850 D&H

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