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Mini John Cooper Works (2014): price, dates, market launch

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A on the paper is Mini John Cooper Works an extremely sporty small car - comparable to an Audi S1. If you take its performance values ​​as a basis, the Mini John Cooper Works is poaching like its Ingolstadt competitor even in the field of sporty compact cars. With its 231 hp, the Briton trumps a VW Golf GTI Performance, for example. Only by 1 hp - but still.

Most powerful mini in history

The most powerful mini draws its power -Series model of the previous history from a four-cylinder turbo. The unit is known from the Mini Cooper S, where it develops 192 hp. However, a specially developed turbocharger, which is supposed to generate increased boost pressure, and specific pistons allow the performance to swell further.

Compared to its predecessor - equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo - the new Mini John Cooper Works by 20 hp too. The maximum torque of the sporty small car climbs from 260 to 320 Nm, which it already reaches from 1,250 rpm and can hold up to 4,800 rpm.

A 6-speed gearbox transfers the power of the Mini John Cooper Works the front axle. For a surcharge, Mini installs a six-speed automatic transmission (6-speed Steptronic Sport transmission) in the front-wheel drive. Mini offers a multifunction steering wheel with gearshift paddles for those who want to change gear themselves despite the automatic and want to be a racing driver.

Mini John Cooper Works in 6.1 seconds to 100

Couples the Mini Four-cylinder turbo to the manual switch, the Mini John Cooper Works sprints to country road speed in 6.3 seconds, leaving its predecessor two tenths behind. The automatic transmission is a bit faster (6.1 seconds). The sportiest Mini should pass the elasticity test from 80 to 120 km /h in 5.6 seconds. With 246 things the highest of the mini feelings is reached. If need be, a Brembo sports brake system destroys the kinetic energy.

Despite the better driving values, the new Mini John Cooper Works should consume less gasoline (5.7 instead of 6.6 liters). The new JCW has not slimmed down, but has at least kept its weight adjusted for equipment.

The driver plunges the Mini John Cooper Works, which is equipped with a standard sports suspension, into the fray of corners with the electromechanical power steering. Also on board: DSC(Dynamic Stability Control), DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and a front axle limited-slip differential. 17 inch light alloy wheels are supposed to provide grip. The Mini John Cooper Works is optionally available on 18 inchers. Black wheel arch surrounds underline the sporty look.

Rear spoiler for the mini

Multiple (radiator, side, trunk lid ) Mini labels its new John Cooper Works, which looks out of LED headlights. In contrast to the Cooper S, the front apron has two additional air inlets, which are supposed to ensure the air supply for the radiator. The two new air inlets were placed where the fog lights are in the Cooper S.

The mini designers have redrawn the side skirts and the rear apron. Mini equipped them with flaps and a diffuser element in the lower area. In the middle the two thick tailpipes of the sports exhaust system peek out. In addition, Mini has given its sports model a rear spoiler.

In the interior, passengers sit on sports seats with integrated headrests. The British brand has provided the door sills with the John Cooper Works logo. The standard equipment also includes the leather steering wheel, the gear or gear selector lever in John Cooper Works style, the stainless steel pedals and the anthracite-colored headliner.

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