THE name Cooper when it comes to MINI, has always denoted top end performance and rally winning prestige, and now, John Cooper Works has launched the second top athlete of the new model generation; the new MINI John Cooper Works Convertible, which invites racing fans to enjoy extreme driving fun in a particularly fashionable way. this unique vehicle concept in the small car segment combines an authentic racing feel with intense open-air enjoyment and the premium quality of the new MINI generation.
The thrilling performance and extrovert charisma coupled with the drive, suspension technology and aerodynamics developed on the basis of well-established racing expertise, are echoed by the distinctive design features in the unmistakable style of John Cooper Works.
The 2.0 litre 4-cylinder power unit developed exclusively for John Cooper Works models utilises the current engine generation with MINI Twin-Power Turbo Technology at its heart. With its fascinating performance characteristics and highly emotional sound (due to distinctive design of pistons, turbocharger and exhaust system) the most powerful engine in the MINI portfolio can now produce 231 bhp; 20 hp up on its predecessor.
With the 6-speed manual transmission as standard, or a 6-speed Steptronic sport transmission available as an option; the combined EU fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100 km (automatic: 5.9 l/100 km, and a combined EU CO2 emissions of 152 g/km (138 g/km).
All these features add up to a renowned marque that has evolved into an extremely sporty modern legend with acceleration figures of 0 – 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, and a top speed of 242 km/h. Set to go on sale in Europe in March, the new Cooper convertible is expected to have a price tag of around €33.000.