BMW will be showcasing its new
MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2015. The
power for the new John Cooper Works Hardtop is delivered by a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder
engine that was developed based on the latest generation of power units with
MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. It generates a maximum output of 228 bhp and a
maximum torque of 320Nm approx. The car accelerates from 0 to almost 100kmph in
Power delivery to the front
wheels is affected as standard via a 6-speed manual transmission which has been
adapted in detail to the engine's performance characteristics. The transmission
itself, also newly developed for the latest model generation, is characterised
by low weight, short shift travel and optimized acoustic and vibrational
characteristics, as well as providing an innovation which comes into play
impressively when the new Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop is driven in sporty
style. A gear sensor allows active engine speed adaptation, or rev-matching.
When changing gear, the engine speed can be automatically adapted to the
rotational speed of the input shaft for the gear selected. This ensures
jerk-free clutch engagement, thereby enhancing comfort when shifting down a
A 6-speed Steptronic sports
transmission is also optionally available for the Mini John Cooper Works
Hardtop. This automatic transmission combines high efficiency and a high level
of shift comfort with increased shift dynamics and fast gear shifts. In manual
mode, it is possible to change gear using shift paddles at the steering wheel.
In combination with the automatic transmission, the new Mini John Cooper Works
Hardtop also features the automatic engine start/stop function, preventing
unnecessary fuel consumption caused by idling at junctions or in congested
The Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop has been created for fans
who appreciate authentic race feeling, premium quality and a high level of
everyday practicality. The extremely powerful engine, sports exhaust system and
sports suspension with exclusive 17-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels
combine for a high performance motoring experience that Mini owners expect from
the John Cooper Works variants. A sports brake system developed in
collaboration with specialist manufacturer Brembo, as well as the John Cooper
Works aerodynamics kit including a model-specific rear spoiler and newly
developed John Cooper Works sports seats comprising integrated headrest all go
together to complete a precisely harmonized overall package.
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