North American International Auto Show 2015: 2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop John Cooper Works

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The 2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop John Cooper Works is the first JCW model built on BMW Group’s heard front-wheel drive architecture. It features a 2.0- liter 4-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, the most powerful engine ever installed in a production MINI.

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With 228 bhp and a maximum torque of 236 ft-lbs., it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 Seconds with the automatic transmission. The Manual is actually two tenths of a second slower. The MINI Cooper Hardtop John Cooper Works also features a sports exhaust, a performance oriented suspension and specific design features.


What is MINI Saying?
“This is undoubtedly an exciting time at MINI as we relaunch the John Cooper Works sub-brand as a true model in itself and with the most powerful engine we’ve ever had in a production model MINI,” said David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas. “The new MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop will be an important part of our business moving forward, offering customers a premium high performance vehicle in a small package.”


When Does It Go On Sale?
No word quite yet, but expect it some time late this summer, early next fall.


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