The new MINI John Cooper Works

MINI JCW 2015 MINI has carried a passion for motor racing in its genes for 55 years and this is expressed more intensely than ever before in the extreme driving fun  offered by the latest generation. The tradition-steeped premium car  manufacturer now launches the current edition of the top athlete in the small car segment – the new MINI John Cooper Works. The exceptional standing of the new MINI John Cooper Works is due to the most powerful  engine ever installed in one of the brand’s serial production models,  suspension technology refined with racing expertise and model-specific design features which not only optimise the car’s aerodynamic features but also underscore its exclusive charisma. With its irresistible temperament  and enthralling performance figures, it outperforms the sportiest variants of  the new MINI just as strikingly as it does the predecessor model with the  John Cooper Works logo on the radiator grille.

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The power required for this new top-level driving fun is delivered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that was developed based on the latest generation of power units with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. It generates a maximum output of 170 kW/231 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Newton metres, accelerating the new MINI John Cooper Works from standing to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. This is an increase in sprint capability of 0.2 seconds or 3 per cent as compared to the predecessor model. Elasticity has even been improved by 10 per cent.

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With a figure of 5.6 seconds for acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h, the new MINI John Cooper Works even leaves top-class sports cars in the shade. This optimised pulling power is combined with exemplary efficiency. The figures for average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the EU test cycle are 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres and 155 grams per kilometre. In conjunction with the optional 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission, the figures are 5.7 litres and 133 g/km – almost 20 per cent lower than the predecessor model.

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Technology for the engine, suspension, body and interior derived directly from motor racing defines the exclusive, performance-oriented character of the new MINI John Cooper Works. Combined with the further refined product substance of the new MINI, a top athlete has been created for fans who appreciate authentic race feeling, premium quality and a high level of everyday practicality.

The extremely powerful engine, the sports exhaust system, the sports suspension with exclusive 17-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels and a sports brake system developed in collaboration with specialist manufacturer Brembo, the John Cooper Works aerodynamics kit including a model-specific rear spoiler and the distinctive cockpit design complete with newly developed John Cooper Works sports seats comprising integrated headrest all go together to create a precisely harmonised overall package.

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This gives the new MINI John Cooper Works fascinating performance qualities including not just high-speed acceleration capacity but also exceptional agility, a high degree of steering precision and precisely controllable handling in very sporty situations on the road as well as excellent deceleration figures. This set of unmistakable characteristics reflects longstanding experience in motor racing and bears witness to the tradition-steeped link between MINI and John Cooper Works. Ever since legendary designer John Cooper discovered the sporting talent of the classic Mini presented in 1959, his name has stood for maximum driving fun and spectacular success on the race track with the small British car.

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Anthony Hood – Freelance Contributor Anthony is an avid motoring and photography enthusiast. His interests lie in 4WDriving and camping, performance cars, street rods, drag racing, burn out competitions, circuit racing and hill climbs. He is our resident hoon with heaps of experience. Married with three children and a qualified diesel mechanic and fitter, he has worked in the industry since leaving school over 16 years ago. His sheds are full of race cars and engines in various stages of working order. Anthony doesn’t get caught up in the marketing hype of the automotive industry and is fairly blunt. He brings a very laid back approach to reviewing vehicles.