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Long straights arouse his sprinting ability, in tight corners he shows his unmistakable talent. In the MINI John Cooper Works (Combined fuel consumption: 7,1 - 6,8 l / 100 km according to WLTP, 7,1 - 6,9 l / 100 km according to NEDC; Combined CO2 emissions: 161 - 155 g / km according to WLTP, 163 - 158 g / km according to NEDC) every kilometer becomes an experience - not only on the racetrack, but also on the road. The fascination that the top athlete exudes in the premium small car segment has grown again with the latest model update. With fresh design accents and extended standard equipment, the MINI John Cooper Works is more than ever in top form. A new operating system and attractive equipment packages also offer optimized options for enjoying extreme driving fun in an individual way.
MINI John Cooper Works
The character of the MINI John Cooper Works, which is consistently tailored to inspiring performance, is presented even more authentically by the British brand's new, particularly clear and puristic design language. At the front of the vehicle, the round LED headlights and the hexagonal radiator grille, which is provided with a red cross strut and now extends far down, are particularly evident. Enlarged cooling air openings ensure optimal temperature control of the drive and the brake system in extremely sporty driving situations. The model-specific side scuttles on the front side walls and the rear apron, which now has a distinctive diffuser to optimize the air flow in the rear area of the underbody, have also been redesigned.
The impressive temperament of the MINI John Cooper Works is reflected in the expressive appearance. The power source is the four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology developed with the racing expertise of John Cooper Works, which develops a maximum output of 2,0 kW / 170 hp and a maximum torque of 231 Nm from a displacement of 320 liters. After the start signal given when the car was stationary, it only takes 6,3 seconds for the MINI John Cooper Works with the standard 6-speed manual transmission to accelerate to 100 km / h. In conjunction with the optional 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the 100 km / h mark is reached in just 6,1 seconds.
Sports exhaust system with large stainless steel tailpipes
A sports exhaust system with two 85 millimeter stainless steel tailpipes accompanies the rapid sprint maneuvers with an emotionally charged drive sound. It is also part of the standard equipment, as is the sports brake system developed in cooperation with the specialist manufacturer Brembo. Four-piston fixed caliper brakes with internally ventilated discs on the front wheels and red brake calipers bearing the John Cooper Works logo ensure powerful deceleration and eye-catching color accents behind the standard 17-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels. 18-inch alloy wheels are also optionally available, including the new John Cooper Works Circuit Spoke 2-tone design.
The model-specific, sporty chassis set-up of the MINI John Cooper Works contributes to the agile handling, which is impressive not only in fast right-left combinations on the racetrack, but also in winding city traffic. A new version of the adaptive chassis is now available as an option, which with its frequency-selective damper technology ensures an optimized balance between sportiness and driving comfort. An additional valve smooths pressure peaks that occur within the damper when driving over small bumps and thus creates a harmonious driving experience. The necessary adjustment takes place within 50 to 100 milliseconds. The direct contact with the road during a sporty driving style is preserved. In the MINI John Cooper Works, the new adaptive chassis acts with a damping force that is more than ten percent higher than before.
Adaptive chassis is part of the John Cooper Works Trim
The adaptive chassis is also part of the John Cooper Works trim, which is offered as an alternative to the standard equipment and also includes exterior and interior surfaces in piano black high gloss, Dinamica / leather upholstery in carbon black for the John Cooper Works sports seats and a particularly high-quality exterior paintwork includes. You can choose from Chili Red, Rebel Green, available exclusively for the MINI John Cooper Works, or the new versions Island Blue metallic and Rooftop Gray metallic.
Individual requests in the areas of comfort, connectivity and driver assistance can be met in a particularly targeted manner with the newly compiled equipment packages. This includes new options such as steering wheel heating, the lane departure warning included in the Driving Assistant and the Stop & Go function for active cruise control. The standard equipment of the MINI John Cooper Works has been expanded to include Park Distance Control (PDC) with sensors at the rear of the vehicle.
As standard, the MINI John Cooper Works now also has a redesigned central instrument with an 8,8-inch touch display in black panel design as well as a new operating system whose modern graphics display the selection and control of vehicle functions, audio program, navigation, Makes communication and apps even more intuitive. For the first time, live widgets are available for this, which can be selected by means of a swiping movement on the touch display.
new displays on the central instrument
Also new: the displays on the central instrument and on the optionally available multifunctional instrument display on the steering column can be shown in two different color worlds. In the "Lounge" mode, the display surfaces appear in relaxing blue and turquoise tones. Switching to “Sport” mode lets the screen backgrounds glow in red and anthracite. If desired, the color schemes of the displays can be linked to the MINI Driving Modes standard in the MINI John Cooper Works. This means that when the SPORT driving mode is activated, the color of the display changes at the same time as the accelerator and steering characteristics and, optionally, the damper and gearshift characteristics. This creates a completely staged driving experience in which the start signal for extreme driving fun is both noticeable and visible at the same time.
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Fresh momentum for extreme driving fun: the MINI John Cooper Works.
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