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Mini unveils the Mini Convertible John Cooper Works. With the same high performance engineering changes, as the Hatch model with the John Cooper Works BADGE, the Convertible’s 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbo engine produces 211 hp and up to 280 Nm maximum torque with overboost use.

The newcomer’s petrol power plant is a heavily revised version of the 1.6-liter turbo unit in the MINI Cooper S models, and the same as those in the MINI CHALLENGE race car. The engine is lighter, stronger and with a larger air intake and exhaust system, designed specifically for John Cooper Works cars.

The transmission’s gearing is strengthened to handle the extra available power, pushes the car on a remarkable performance of 132hp per liter, but still capable of an astonishing 39.8 mpg.

The long list of standard kit all MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio includes a custom John Cooper Works Alcantara steering wheel, sports seats, John Cooper Works floor mats and glossy piano black interior. Air conditioning is available as standard, as it is now on all new MINI.

Performance of the Works car is through an exclusive speedometer, up to 160mph the account for the car of the higher speed than the other MINI. A Sport button is located before the gear hold. Press activates a bespoke engine control map produced promotion earlier in the rev range and sharpen the steering and gas response. The gear knob with a red Gearing chart is only for the MINI John Cooper Works. Unique lightweight 17 “alloy wheels in Cross-Spoke CHALLENGE design, shod with Run-flat tires on the new Convertible. A John Cooper Works aero kit is the standard tuning and brand logo is on the boat, BBQ, brakes and door sills.

Extra large disc brakes along with upgraded bright red Brembo performance brake calipers are supplied. Chassis technology to ensure a sporty and safe driving, are also standard features of the MINI John Cooper Works:

Unique for MINI John Cooper Works models EDLC. With DSC off completely, the car’s Electronic Differential Lock Control provides an even sportier driving experience. EDLC works when the car accelerates hard from corners and tight bends. In this situation, it electronically slows the spinning inside wheel to improve traction and ensure that all available power is on the road by the wheel with the most traction. In contrast to the way DSC and DTC manage power delivery to the wheels, EDLC not the throughput of the engine power, which means that the driver’s near total control over the handling of the car.

Text and Pictures: BMW AG

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