JOHN COOPER WORKS
PERFORMANCE TUNED 208-HP TURBOCHARGED ENGINE
Uncompromising and bursting with energy, the MINI John Cooper Works? 208-horsepower, twin-scroll turbocharged power plant generates a fearsome 192 lb-ft of torque, with an Overboost function that delivers a whopping 207 lb-ft. This modern feat of motorsport engineering guarantees an adrenaline-pumping drive, head-snapping acceleration and unbeatable elasticity.
PERFORMANCE TUNED TRANSMISSION
To handle the raw muscle of the upgraded engine, the MINI John Cooper Works models have been fitted with a reinforced clutch and stout six-speed manual gearbox engineered to motor first and ask questions later.
4-PISTON BREMBOŽ BRAKES
Designed to help all that extra motoring momentum come to a graceful halt, MINI John Cooper Works models feature 4-piston aluminum BremboŽ front brake calipers with large, 12.4-inch, ventilated brakes discs. In race-ready red with exclusive signature John Cooper Works badging.
DSC + DTC + EDLC
Notch another victory for technical innovation and motoring thrills: the new MINI John Cooper Works models feature 3 different Sport modes that let the driver decide exactly how much assistance he wants controlling his MINI. With the default Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ?on? mode, your MINI will automatically intervene at the slightest hint of instability and help the vehicle stay on a straight path by adjusting the engine power management system and applying brake force where needed.
With one push of the button DSC is turned off and the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) takes over. Not only does this feature improve front axle traction when accelerating on slick or sandy surfaces, but it also helps deliver a more spirited ride with a higher threshold for wheel slip before the stability control system kicks in. It also reinstates power to the engine sooner than DSC, making your backroad sorties all the more engaging.
And lastly, for the highly-skilled sport Motorer, both DSC and DTC functions can be switched off completely, putting the driver in almost complete control. In this mode, the MINI will deliver full engine power at all times. And to help maintain traction and prevent the inside wheel from spinning during very aggressive cornering and acceleration, only the new Electronic Differential Lock Control system (EDLC) automatically applies brake power to a spinning drive wheel and con provide 50% locking power between the front drive wheels (mechanical limited slip differential typically offers only 30%).
17? LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS
Wide 205/45 R17 Run-flat tires hug the corners and maximize traction while the incredibly light, aluminum-alloy Challenge Spoke rims refrain from weighing you down.
As on all MINIs, the speedo is uniquely located in the middle of the dash. But for John Cooper Works models, you?ll see that the range has been extended to a limit-busting 160 mph to match the more powerful engine output.
Where does all that giddy-up come from? The twin-scroll turbocharger operates with high-boost pressure at an extremely high temperature, coupled with a specially designed exhaust turbine housing. This relatively low back-pressure not only boosts output, but also ensures that all emissions standards are met with no loss of performance. Then, by modifying the engine?s management software, the MINI John Cooper Works is aggressively tuned for the track, with an assertive engine growl to match.
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STAINLESS STEEL PEDALS
Yet another reason to get your foot down in the MINI John Cooper Works: stainless steel pedals, complete with footrest (not shown here) as standard equipment.
RED GEAR SHIFT PATTERN
Only available on the MINI John Cooper Works models, a unique gear shift knob with the shift pattern in race-ready red.
Wearing its name well, the MINI John Cooper Works models feature signature badging on the lower front grille, tailgate, front brake calipers and door entry sills.
First pioneered by John Cooper for a more distinctive look on the racetrack, the modern-day contrast roof is still unmatched. Available for the MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop in black or white, with matching exterior mirror caps and rear spoiler. The John Cooper Works Clubman can be had in a Silver or Black contrasting roof with complementing rear C-Pillar trim.
DUAL SPORT EXHAUST TIPS
Always up for a rumble: the optimized acoustics of the sport exhaust system deliver a throaty growl at the push of the accelerator. But they don?t just sound snappy, the wide (85mm), ?angle-cut? twin pipes look sharp too.
17? CHALLENGE SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
The MINI John Cooper Works comes standard with the distinctively designed 17? Challenge Spoke alloy wheels. But you can upsize with a set of 18? wheels from our range of John Cooper Works Tuning accessories.
SAFETY + MAINTAINENCE
ABS, CBC + EBD
An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) not only guarantees optimized braking distances, it also keeps the car steerable in the event of emergency braking. The Cornering Brake Control (CBC) enhances agility even in the sharpest bend, and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) manages the balance of the braking force between front and rear axle, depending on the weight distribution of the car.
DSC, DTC + EDLC
Helping every pilot feel like a pro, and safe, a MINI deploys a host of technical innovations to maintain control under even the most aggressive conditions. The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) feature helps a MINI stay on a straight path by intervening at the slightest hint of instability ? manipulating the engine management system and applying brake force where needed. Meanwhile, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) markedly improves front axle traction when accelerating on slick or sandy surfaces. And the new Electronic Differential Lock Control (ELDC) system helps maintain traction and prevent the inside wheel from spinning during aggressive cornering and acceleration.
What?s more, all but the ELDC feature can be turned off. So when motorers hit the track, they can choose a sportier mode that allows for varying degrees of slippage around the bends, and more responsibility for the pilot.
The MINI John Cooper Works models have state of the art safety systems. Resilient structural members, high levels of torsional stiffness and a safety steering column help provide all-round protection in the event of a collision or a roll-over.
MULTI-LINK REAR AXLE
This sophisticated multi-link rear axle is designed to guarantee that each wheel is always at an optimum angle to the road surface and can react independently without affecting the other wheels. Changes in the evenness of the driving surface impair neither driving response nor traction, ensuring perfect directional stability and road holding in all driving conditions. And an anti-roll bar counteracts lean on the bends.
SMART 6-AIRBAG SAFETY SYSTEM
The sophisticated technology behind the dynamic safety system knows exactly which of the six airbags (two front, two side, two head side-curtains) needs to open and when, and at what speed and force, creating a veritable safety cage on wheels. The dual-stage deployment mechanism even helps protect against the dangerous impact of secondary collisions.
FREE MAINTENANCE + SERVICE
Keeping your MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop or Clubman in top running form has never been easier thanks to our complimentary 3 year/36,000 mile no cost, full maintenance plan*. All scheduled service is 100% covered. What?s more, knowing exactly when to bring your MINI in is also a snap. Based on your unique motoring style and usage, your MINI will automatically alert you as soon as it requires a little TLC.
*All 2008 MINI Passenger Cars come with MINI Full Maintenance standard for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. MINI Passenger Car Limited Warranty for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, and a MINI Warranty against rust and corrosion perforation standard for 12 years with unlimited mileage. 24-hour roadside assistance comes standard for 4 years/unlimited miles. See MINI Service and Warranty booklet for more details, specific terms, conditions and limitations.