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More potent Mini announced


EVERY TIME the revved Mini brand launches a new Cooper and Cooper S model everyone knows that not too long afterwards, a more juiced-up Mini will be making its way on the scene.

These flagships are the John Cooper Works models and will feature the most powerful engine ever installed in one of the brand's serial production models.

The engine

The little terrier is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged motor with 170kW/320Nm, accelerating to 100km/h in 6.3 seconds and a maximum speed of 246 km/h. Elasticity has even been improved by 10 percent with a figure of 5.6 seconds for acceleration from 80km/h to 120km/h. The figures for average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the EU test cycle are 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres and 155gr per kilometre for the manual version and 5.7 litres/100km for the six-speed Steptronic sports transmission.

What do I get?

You get the upgraded engine, sports exhaust system, sports suspension and 17-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels and a sports brake system developed in collaboration with specialist manufacturer Brembo. There’s also the John Cooper Works aerodynamics kit, including a rear spoiler and a distinctive cockpit design, complete with newly developed John Cooper Works sports seats.

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