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When characteristic driving fun increases to an exciting race feeling, the unmistakable design features of the British premium brand MINI and the John Cooper Works logo immediately come into focus. The John Cooper Works models combine individual style with challenging performance in their own unique way. The current starting grid of the top athletes includes models from the small car and premium compact segment. Each of them guarantees extreme driving fun and a fascinating charisma through drive and chassis technology derived directly from motorsport as well as through specific design features in the exterior and interior.
MINI John Cooper Works models!
The connection between MINI and John Cooper Works is based on decades of tradition, shared success in racing and a shared awareness of driving fun, individuality and premium quality. Six decades ago, sports car designer John Cooper paved the way for the classic Mini to hit the racetracks and rally slopes. Three overall victories at the Monte Carlo Rally helped the British small car to achieve legendary status as early as the 1960s. In the recent past, the sporting career has been shaped primarily by the six overall victories for MINI at the Dakar Rally.
With the current John Cooper Works models, the passion for high performance can also be experienced in everyday traffic. Their technology developed with racing know-how and their performance-oriented appearance secure them an exceptional position in their respective competitive environment. As an original in the premium small car segment, the MINI John Cooper Works embodies the classic three-door body concept in a particularly sporty form. Exclusive open-air fun creates an additional attraction in the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible. Both models are now entering the race with fresh design accents. The most important innovations in the exterior include the reduced surface design at the front, the hexagonal radiator grille, which has increased in size and presence, new side scuttles and a clearly designed rear apron, in the lower area of which a particularly distinctive diffuser now surrounds the two tailpipes of the sports exhaust system .
Top speed is 246 km / h
A 2,0-liter four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology ensures high-spirited power delivery in both models. It generates a maximum output of 170 kW / 231 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm. The drive torque is transmitted to the front wheels as standard via a 6-speed manual transmission and optionally via an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The MINI John Cooper Works takes 100 seconds to accelerate from standstill to 6,3 km / h (automatic: 6,1 seconds). Its top speed is 246 km / h. The MINI John Cooper Works Convertible accelerates to 6,6 km / h in 6,5 seconds (automatic: 100 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 242 km / h (automatic: 241 km / h).
With their suspension technology, which is precisely tailored to the performance characteristics of the engine, the two top athletes enable an intense performance experience. A sports brake system developed in cooperation with the specialist manufacturer Brembo is also part of the standard equipment, as are the 17-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels. The latest version of the adaptive chassis is now available as an option. With its new frequency-selective damper technology, it ensures an optimized balance between sportiness and driving comfort.
John Cooper Works models with ALL4 all-wheel drive system
The two John Cooper Works models open up a further dimension of inspiring performance and unrestricted suitability for everyday use for the premium compact segment. With their variably usable interior, five fully-fledged seats, the most powerful engine ever developed for MINI models and the standard ALL4 all-wheel drive system, they are ideally placed to inspire additional target groups for extreme sportiness. The MINI John Cooper Works Clubman combines its extremely sporty character with the individual body concept of a modern shooting brake. Four side doors, the two split doors at the rear and the dynamically stretched roof line give it modern functionality and a lifestyle-oriented look. As the largest and most versatile member of the Performance family, the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is characterized by its robust appearance and particularly generous amount of space in the interior.
The most important thing they have in common is an irresistible urge to move forward, which comes from the power of a 2,0 liter four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology. The drive unit develops a maximum output of 225 kW / 306 PS and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. It is combined with an 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission as standard. In both models, the ALL4 all-wheel drive takes on the task of distributing the ample drive torque between the front and rear wheels precisely and as required in every driving situation. The system is supported by the mechanical differential lock integrated in the automatic transmission. It acts as a transverse lock to reduce the speed compensation between the front wheels. With a locking effect of up to 39 percent, it promotes traction on unpaved terrain or in adverse weather conditions as well as driving dynamics when cornering in a sporty manner.
Brembo sports brake system in the Mini
A Brembo sports brake system with four-piston fixed-calliper disc brakes on the front axle ensures that even the top athletes in the compact segment can decelerate with ease. Another part of the standard equipment are the 18-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels. An adaptive chassis is also available as an option for the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.
In all John Cooper Works models, a cockpit with a sporty flair supports the performance experience. The redesigned Nappa sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons on high-gloss black surfaces and the John Cooper Works logo can be optionally heated. Also on board as standard are John Cooper Works sports seats with integrated headrests, stainless steel pedals, an anthracite-colored roof lining and a specific gear lever.
multifunctional instrument display
The standard equipment in the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman also includes the multifunctional instrument display, which is optionally available in the other two top athletes. In all models, a new operating system offers optimized options for fast and intuitive control of vehicle functions, audio programs, communication, navigation and apps. Live widgets are now used to activate the desired menu item on the 8,8-inch touch display of the central instrument, which can be selected with a swiping movement, similar to a smartphone.
Two color worlds are now available for the graphic display on the central instrument and the multifunctional instrument display on the steering column. The “Lounge” and “Sport” modes offer relaxing shades of blue and turquoise or an animated combination of red and anthracite, which, if desired, can also be linked to the corresponding settings in the standard MINI Driving Modes for a comfortable or sporty vehicle setup .
new trims and equipment packages
Newly compiled trims and equipment packages make it possible to adjust the configuration of all John Cooper Works models simply and specifically to personal needs. The John Cooper Works Trim is available as an alternative to the standard equipment. This option includes, among other things, particularly attractive exterior paintwork such as Chili Red, Rebel Green, Rooftop Gray metallic or Island Blue metallic. It also includes 18-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels for the models in the small car segment and 19-inch for the compact top athletes, as well as exterior and interior surfaces in high-gloss piano black and Dinamica / leather upholstery in carbon black.
The equipment packages available for all John Cooper Works models in the areas of comfort, connectivity and driver assistance have also been carefully put together. The lane departure warning included in the Driving Assistant is new to the range for all top athletes. Active cruise control now also includes a Stop & Go function for the MINI John Cooper Works and the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible. It can be used in conjunction with the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and increases comfort in those situations in which the slow flow of traffic temporarily slows down extreme driving pleasure.
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