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2015 MINI John Cooper Works Press Kit

2015 MINI John Cooper Works

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

The new MINI John Cooper Works.
Profile.

• Green light for the latest edition of the top athlete in the small car segment; the new MINI John Cooper Works combines authentic race feeling with the premium characteristics and extended product substance of the latest MINI Generation; distinctive, tradition-steeped, based on a vehicle concept combining MINI and John Cooper Works, with performance qualities which are exceptional within the competitive environment.

• Extreme driving fun and exclusive charisma based on technology for engine, suspension and aerodynamics derived directly from motor racing as well as model-specific design features for the exterior and interior; greater differentiation from the MINI 3 door highlights the model’s individual character.

• Most powerful engine ever fitted in a serial production model of the British premium brand; 2.0-litre 4-cylinder spark ignition engine developed based on well-established racing expertise drawing on the latest generation of power units with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology; output increased to 170 kW/231 hp, performance-oriented power delivery and highly emotional sound due to specific design of pistons, turbocharger and exhaust system, combined fuel consumption according to EU: 6.7 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 155 g/km.

• Engine output increased by 10 per cent as compared to predecessor model; maximum torque increased by 23 per cent to 320 Newton metres; 6-speed manual transmission as standard, 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission as an option; acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds (minus 0.2 seconds) with manual transmission or 6.1 seconds (minus 0.6 seconds) with automatic; elasticity improved by 10 per cent (80 – 120 km/h in 5.6 seconds); 6-speed manual transmission as standard, 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission as an optional extra; fuel consumption and CO2 levels in conjunction with automatic transmission reduced by approximately 20 per cent to 5.7 l/100 km and 133 g/km in the EU test cycle.

• Suspension technology precisely harmonised with the power and performance characteristics of the engine; newly developed Brembo sports brake system; exclusive 17-inch John Cooper Works Race Spoke light alloy wheels; electromechanical power steering with Servotronic; Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) and Performance Control; Dynamic Damper Control optionally available.

• Aerodynamically optimised body design: model-specific front apron with large cooling air inlets which also occupy the space allocated to the fog lamps in the MINI 3 door; distinctive side sill and rear apron design; John Cooper Works rear spoiler.

• Unmistakable appearance due to model-specific design and equipment features; LED headlamps with white direction indicators; wheel arch surround with distinctive contours; radiator grille, side scuttles and tailgate with John Cooper Works label; sports exhaust system with special tailpipes; new Rebel Green body paint finish available exclusively for the new MINI John Cooper Works.

• Characteristic sports car flair in the interior; exclusive John Cooper Works sports seats in Dinamica/fabric with integrated headrests; John Cooper Works entry sills; John Cooper Works steering wheel with multifunction buttons and shift paddles in conjunction with 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission; John Cooper Works gear lever or selector lever; cockpit displays, central instrument display surround in model-specific design; pedals and driver footrest in stainless steel; anthracite roof liner; MINI Driving Modes as standard.

• Weight-optimised and crash-optimised body structure; vehicle weight the same as the predecessor model when adjusted for equipment features; standard safety fittings include front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, 3-point automatic belts on all seats, with belt tensioners and belt force limiters at the front, ISOFIX children’s seat attachment at the rear and optionally also on the front passenger seat, tyre pressure control and partially active engine compartment lid for optimised pedestrian protection.

• Additional emphasis of the exclusive character of the new MINI John Cooper Works due to model-specific special equipment features and John Cooper Works Tuning accessories; optional MINI Head-Up Display with exclusive display content; roof and exterior mirror covers in Chili Red; 18-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels, John Cooper Works bonnet stripes and perfectly harmonised exterior and interior components in the John Cooper Works Pro design line available as part of the MINI Original Accessories program.

• High-end options to increase driving fun, comfort and safety: Park Distance Control; parking assistant; rear view camera; Driving Assistant including camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection; lighting package with LED interior lighting; MINI Excitement package with interactive LED light ring on the central instrument and interior ambient lighting with continuously variable colour adjustment; Comfort Access: electrically operated glass roof; interior and exterior mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function; seat heating; 2-zone automatic air conditioning; MINI navigation system; MINI navigation system Professional; MINI Radio Visual Boost; Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system; additional customisation options with roof and exterior mirror colours, bonnet stripes, seat upholsteries, interior surfaces and Colour Lines as well as particularly high-quality MINI Yours features.

• Diverse MINI Connected in-car infotainment program; Intelligent Emergency Call and MINI TeleServices available for use with permanently installed SIM card; wide range of functions and the opportunity for ongoing expansion due to apps that allow integration in the car via smartphone; exclusive MINI functions such as Mission Control, Dynamic Music, Driving Excitement and MINIMALISM; MINI Connected XL Journey Mate with Real Time Traffic Radar; online connection also allows the use of social networks such Twitter, foursquare and Glympse, the reception of RSS news feeds and entertainment features such as Spotify, GoPro, AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster/Rhapsody and TuneIn.

• Engines, driving performance figures, fuel consumption and emissions figures:

MINI John Cooper Works: 4-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control),
capacity: 1 998 cc, output: 170 kW/231 hp at 5 200 – 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 320 Nm at 1 250 – 4 800 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 6.3 seconds (automatic: 6.1 seconds),
top speed: 246 km/h (246 km/h), average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.7 litres (5.7 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions according to EU: 155 g/km (133 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

Exterior dimensions:
Length: 3 874 millimetres
Width: 1 727 millimetres
Height: 1 414 millimetres
Wheelbase: 2 495 millimetres

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Press Kit: MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop

MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop

 

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

  • Green light for the latest edition of the top athlete in the small car segment; the new MINI John Cooper Works combines authentic race feeling with the premium characteristics and extended product substance of the latest MINI Generation; distinctive, tradition-steeped, based on a vehicle concept combining MINI and John Cooper Works, with performance qualities which are exceptional within the competitive environment.
  • Extreme driving fun and exclusive charisma based on technology for engine, suspension and aerodynamics derived directly from motor racing as well as model-specific design features for the exterior and interior; greater differentiation from the MINI 3 door highlights the model’s individual character.
  • Most powerful engine ever fitted in a serial production model of the British premium brand; 2.0-litre 4-cylinder spark ignition engine developed based on well-established racing expertise drawing on the latest generation of power units with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology; output increased to 170 kW/231 hp, performance-oriented power delivery and highly emotional sound due to specific design of pistons, turbocharger and exhaust system, combined fuel consumption according to EU: 6.7 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 155 g/km.
  • Engine output increased by 10 per cent as compared to predecessor model; maximum torque increased by 23 per cent to 320 Newton metres; 6-speed manual transmission as standard, 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission as an option; acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds (minus 0.2 seconds) with manual transmission or 6.1 seconds (minus 0.6 seconds) with automatic; elasticity improved by 10 per cent (80 – 120 km/h in 5.6 seconds); 6-speed manual transmission as standard, 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission as an optional extra; fuel consumption and CO2 levels in conjunction with automatic transmission reduced by approximately 20 per cent to 5.7 l/100 km and 133 g/km in the EU test cycle.
  • Suspension technology precisely harmonised with the power and performance characteristics of the engine; newly developed Brembo sports brake system; exclusive 17-inch John Cooper Works Race Spoke light alloy wheels; electromechanical power steering with Servotronic; Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) and Performance Control; Dynamic Damper Control optionally available.
  • Aerodynamically optimised body design: model-specific front apron with large cooling air inlets which also occupy the space allocated to the fog lamps in the MINI 3 door; distinctive side sill and rear apron design; John Cooper Works rear spoiler.
  • Unmistakable appearance due to model-specific design and equipment features; LED headlamps with white direction indicators; wheel arch surround with distinctive contours; radiator grille, side scuttles and tailgate with John Cooper Works label; sports exhaust system with special tailpipes; new Rebel Green body paint finish available exclusively for the new MINI John Cooper Works.
  • Characteristic sports car flair in the interior; exclusive John Cooper Works sports seats in Dinamica/fabric with integrated headrests; John Cooper Works entry sills; John Cooper Works steering wheel with multifunction buttons and shift paddles in conjunction with 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission; John Cooper Works gear lever or selector lever; cockpit displays, central instrument display and car key in model-specific design; pedals and driver footrest in stainless steel; anthracite roof liner; Driving Excitement package as standard.
  • Weight-optimised and crash-optimised body structure; vehicle weight the same as the predecessor model when adjusted for equipment features; standard safety fittings include front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, 3-point automatic belts on all seats, with belt tensioners and belt force limiters at the front, ISOFIX children’s seat attachment at the rear and optionally also on the front passenger seat, tyre pressure control and partially active engine compartment lid for optimised pedestrian protection.
  • Additional emphasis of the exclusive character of the new MINI John Cooper Works due to model-specific special equipment features and John Cooper Works Tuning accessories; optional MINI Head-Up Display with exclusive display content; roof and exterior mirror covers in Chili Red; 18-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels, John Cooper Works bonnet stripes and perfectly harmonised exterior and interior components in the John Cooper Works Pro design line available as part of the MINI Original Accessories program.
  • High-end options to increase driving fun, comfort and safety: Park Distance Control; parking assistant; rear view camera; Driving Assistant including camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection; lighting package with LED interior ambient lighting with continuously variable colour adjustment; Comfort Access: electrically operated glass roof; interior and exterior mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function; seat heating; 2-zone automatic air conditioning; MINI navigation system; MINI navigation system Professional; MINI Radio Visual Boost; Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system; additional customisation options with roof and exterior mirror graphics, bonnet stripes, seat upholsteries, interior surfaces and Colour Lines as well as particularly high-quality MINI Yours features.
  • Diverse MINI Connected in-car infotainment program; Intelligent Emergency Call and MINI TeleServices available for use with permanently installed SIM card; wide range of functions and the opportunity for ongoing expansion due to apps that allow integration in the car via smartphone; exclusive MINI functions such as Mission Control, Dynamic Music, Driving Excitement and MINIMALISM; MINI Connected XL Journey Mate with Real Time Traffic Radar; online connection also allows the use of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and Glympse, the reception of RSS news feeds and entertainment features such as Spotify, GoPro, AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster/Rhapsody and TuneIn.
  • Engines, driving performance figures, fuel consumption and emissions figures:
    MINI John Cooper Works: 4-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control),
    capacity: 1 998 cc, output: 170 kW/231 hp at 5 200 – 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 320 Nm at 1 250 – 4 800 rpm,
    acceleration (0–100 km/h): 6.3 seconds (automatic: 6.1 seconds),
    top speed: 246 km/h (246 km/h), average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.7 litres (5.7 litres)/100 kilometres,
    CO2 emissions according to EU: 155 g/km (133 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.
  • Exterior dimensions:
    Length: 3 874 millimetres
    Width: 1 727 millimetres
    Height: 1 414 millimetres
    Wheelbase: 2 495 millimetres

Download the BMW Group PressClub Global Press Kit: The New MINI John Cooper Works.


collectibles: 2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP brochure

2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP brochureA COLLECTOR’S ITEM YOU’LL DEFINITELY WANT TO TAKE OUT OF THE BOX.

THE 2013 MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS GP. THE FASTEST PRODUCTION MINI EVER.

After a six-year hiatus, the fastest production MINI is back with exclusive powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic technologies inspired directly by time on the track. And while it’s scarcely available for even he keenest collectors, a MINI that will lap the Nürburgring in 8:23 is going to be hard not to play with.

Because each MINI dealer will receive only one GP, with the rest being ordered by telephone, MINI USA created a simple single-fold, four-page brochure for the MINI JCW GP.

Inside is a list of Technical Data including Engine, Performance, Weight/Capacity, and Wheels.  Images highlight the GP’s 211 hp engine, adjustable suspension, Recaro seats, rear brace, aerodynamic rear spoiler, and unique 17″ light alloy wheels.

Learn more at MINIUSA.COM/GPII.

 


MINI JCW GP press reviews

MINI JCW GP

MINI recently invited the media to the Circuito Mallorca RennArena to test-drive the MINI John Cooper Works GP on the track.  And the reviews from the automotive press are coming in.  Read the articles from the sources you trust most.

Auto Express: MINI JCW GP II [November 10, 2012]

Autocar: First drive review: Mini John Cooper Works GP [November 10, 2012]

Automobile: First Drive: 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP [November 10, 2012]

Autoweek: 2013 John Cooper Works GP Is Maximum Mini [November 9, 2012]

Car and Driver: 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP First Drive – Review [November 2012]

Car Enthusiast: Track test: MINI John Cooper Works GP [November 8, 2012]

evo: New 2013 mk2 Mini John Cooper Works GP review and track test [November 2012]

Motor Trend: First Drive: 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP [November 15, 2012]  New!

MSN Cars UK: MINI John Cooper Works GP (2012 onwards) [November 14, 2012]

PistonHeads: Driven (Briefly): MINI GP [November 12, 2012]

The Telegraph: Driven: Mini Cooper Works GP [November 9, 2012]

What Car?: 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP review [November 9, 2012]

We will add more reviews as we find them.  Updated November 17, 2012.

 


24-Hours Nürburgring 2012 wrap-up

Team Partl Motorsport MINI No. 143

The 40th running of the 24-Hours Nürburgring wasn’t a big success for MINI with just one team making it to the finish line.  From all the MINI teams in the 24-Hours Nürburgring, only the MINI John Cooper Works CHALLENGE No. 143 of Team Partl Motorsport was still racing at the end, finishing 2nd in the SP 2T class and 41st place overall.  All of the other MINIs retired due to accident (s.i.g. Motorsport MINI No. 146) or mechanical issues.

Read the MINI Motorsport article Through the Green Hell with a glowing turbo.

Results

Pos. PIC Laps No. Team
41 2 131 143 Team Partl Motorsport
119 4 118 145 s.i.g. Motorsport (Coupé)
127 5 80 146 s.i.g. Motorsport
142 6 41 148 Schirra-motoring
167 7 1 144 Besaplast Racing Team 2

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MINI teams in the 24-Hours Nürburgring

Schirra Motoring MINI No. 148

Last year, MINI Motorsport introduced the MINI Coupe by entering a race-prepared version in the 24-Hours Nürburgring.  Both MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance entries completed the race.

This year, MINI Motorsport is not entering any factory-sponsored teams.  However, four private teams are entering a total of five MINIs in the race running from May 19th to the 20th.

Number Team Drivers Car
143 Team Partl Motorsport Hermann Bock
Max Partl
Jörg Weidinger
MINI JCW CHALLENGE
144 Besaplast Racing Team 2 Franjo Kovac
Fredrik Lestrup
Steffi Halm
Jürgen Schmarl
MINI JCW CHALLENGE
145 s.i.g. Motorsport Ingo Gaupp
Friedhelm Erlebach
Jürgen Bretschneider
MINI JCW Coupé
146 s.i.g. Motorsport Hitoshi Gotoh
Steffen Schmid
Dirk Lauth
MINI JCW
148 Schirra-motoring Friedrich von Bohlen
Remo Frieberg
Hari Proczyk
Harald Grohs
MINI JCW

See the 24-Hours Nürburgring Starting List 2012.

s.i.g. Motorsport MINI JCW


MINI John Cooper Works brochure [2011]

MINI John Cooper Works brochure [2011]
MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS.
VEHICLES, ACCESSORIES AND MOTORINGGEAR
.

The latest addition to the Library of Motoring collection is this all-new MINI JCW brochure.  Updated for the model year 2011 vehicles, the square-back brochure contains 37 pages of JCW items from the MINI John Cooper Works models to JCW keychains.

Contents include:

  • CONCEPT
  • EQUIPMENT DETAILS & ACCESSORIES
  • MOTORINGGEAR
  • FACTS

Colors shown: Pepper White, Chili Red, Ice Blue, Interchange Yellow, Midnight Black Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Horizon Blue Metallic, Hot Chocolate Metallic, Spice Orange Metallic, Eclipse Gray Metallic, Laser Blue Metallic.

The MINI USA catalog number is 2010 AG JCW MY11 5.5K-0910.


MINI JCW vs. Citroën DS3 Racing vs. Renaultsport Clio

MINI JCW vs. Citroën DS3 Racing vs. Renaultsport Clio

Nearly a year ago, Auto Express compared the MINI Cooper S vs. Citroën DS3 vs. Alfa Romeo MiTo.  Now they have another three-way comparison, this time with more performance-oriented models: MINI JCW, Citroën DS3 Racing, and the Renaultsport Clio.

Is Citroen about to gate crash the hot supermini market? Until now, two cars have ruled supreme here, but the French company is aiming to get back on track with its new DS3 Racing. And you can’t argue with its credentials.

The newcomer was developed by the team of engineers responsible for powering Sebastien Loeb to a record-breaking seven consecutive World Rally Championship crowns. And it uses the same engine as one of the finest exponents of the hot hatch art: the MINI John Cooper Works. With tuned suspension, in-your-face looks and a limited run of only 200 cars destined for the UK, the DS3 Racing looks set to take the chequered flag in this test. Or does it? Keeping the Citroen honest is another French model with a proven motorsport pedigree.

The Renaultsport Clio 200 is our current class champion, and mixes frantic performance with attractive prices and pin-sharp handling. Add the optional Cup Chassis pack, and it’s sure to give the DS3 something to think about.

So will the MINI John Cooper Works. The go-faster version of the legendary baby Brit is a former Auto Express award winner, and delivers a familiar combination of retro style and cutting-edge technology. Which one will win the hot hatch match-up of the year…?

Find out the results of the comparison at Citroen DS3 Racing vs rivals.