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MINI John Cooper Works

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The Mini John Cooper Works comes on to the market as a product of the British based car maker British Motor Corporation (BMC) which works in partnership with BMW in the production of the Mini brands. The marquee Mini is owned by the Germany based car maker BMW. The first Mini has been in production from the early 1960s and came with a 848cc engine which had the ability to generate 25kW. The Mini John Cooper Works is based on the John Cooper Works Challenge car.

The Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) model can also be defined as the Mk II version of the Cooper S vehicles; which comes with a much more powerful engine. The Mini John Cooper Works model has been on the market from the year 2009 and comes with an engine which is capable of generating a maximum power of 155kW – generated at 6000rpm and the vehicle can deliver a maximum torque of 260Nm generated between 1850 and 5600 rpm. The Mini JCW model can accelerate from zero to 100km/hr in just 6.5 seconds and the vehicle makes use of a 50 liter fuel tank. Its combined fuel consumption ratio is 6.9 liters per 100km and the urban cycle for the Mini JCW is 9.2 liters per 100km. In the extra urban setting, the Mini JCW is capable of 5.6 liters per 100km.

The Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) records an unladen weight of 1140kg and its maximum permissible weight is 1590kg, while the permitted roof load is 75kg. The Mini JCW provides a boot space of between 160 & 680 liters. It measures 3729mm in overall length, 1683mm in overall width and 1407 in height. The model makes use of a 6-speed manual transmission. The exterior flair of the Mini JCW is derived from such features as the rear spoiler, the alloy wheels and the run flat tyres, with the roof and glass layout taking on the variable intermittent wipers, rear defogger and the rear window wiper features. The vehicle comes with cargo tie down for towing and hauling.

The suspension of the Mini JCW is best defined by the MacPherson struts & stabilizing bars on the front and the Multi link & stabilizing bar on the rear. The vehicle also adopts the four-wheel independent suspension. The Mini JCW provides safety from many passive and active safety features which include the 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System, the front & rear side-mounted airbags, the Emergency Braking Assist (EBA) and the 2 front headrests. Security comes in the form of the engine immobilizer and the optional alarm system. Other safety features include the front fog/ driving lights, 2 rear headrests, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, the stability and traction control system. The safety of the Mini JCW is further solidified by the addition of the rear & front height adjustable headrests, the post-collision safety system and the tyre pressure monitoring system.

The front seating is takes on the height adjustable driver & passenger seats, the sport front seats, cloth material and rear adopts the split-folding seatback. Power features are also provided and these provide easy handling and convenience. These come in the form of the remote power door locks, the power mirrors and the 2 one touch power windows. The Mini JCW provides great convenience from the cruise control function, the front door pockets, the manual rear seat easy entry and the front seatback storage. Instrumentation comes in the form the clock, tachometer and the trip computer. The vehicle also incorporates an entertainment portfolio from a diverse layout of features which include the AM/FM radio, CD player, the auxiliary MP3 audio input, radio data system and the speed sensitive volume control. The car comes pre-wired for a telephone system. It is a vehicle that has taken all the refinement expected from any urban small family car. The Mini JCW is a solid deal which can be counted among many.

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