£2,999 (kit) + 10 hours labor
Getrag 6-speed manual
lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
hp @ 6950 rpm
hp per liter
(from Mini Press
Release) Performance-hungry MINI drivers will be delighted
to hear that a new John Cooper Works tuning kit for the MINI Cooper
S has been developed to produce more power, greater performance and
enhanced driving pleasure. The new kit is capable of generating
210bhp of power, a 0-62mph of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 143mph.
The kit will be available worldwide, for both the MINI Cooper S and
MINI Cooper S Convertible, following its unveiling at the Paris
Motor Show on Thursday, 23 September. Despite the increase in power,
the price for the new John Cooper Works Kit will remain unchanged
for the UK, at £2,999 (inc. VAT) + ten hours' labour fitting time.
The performance upgrade has principally been achieved through
changes to the air filter system, allowing greater airflow at high
revs (above 4500rpm) by triggering an extra air intake flap to
reduce pressure losses within the intake system. New fuel injectors
and engine management calibration are also required to ensure
optimum performance and durability under all operating conditions.
The arrival of the new Works kit was precipitated by the
modifications made to the MINI Cooper S earlier this year, including
changes to the gear ratios on the six-speed Getrag gearbox. In line
with the enhancements experienced on the new Cooper S, the new Works
Kit now accelerates from 50-75 mph in just 5.4 seconds as well as
its improved speed off the mark.
Mike Cooper, Managing Director of John Cooper Works commented:
"Whilst it equates to only a small increase on paper, it feels like
a considerably bigger hike. With the improved feel, throttle
response and sound quality, we're delighted with the results and
can't wait to pass the benefits onto our customers."
Great news for existing Works Kit owners is that they need not buy
an entirely new kit to realise the new levels of performance, but
can have an upgrade fitted (new air filter intake system, injectors
and calibration) at John Cooper Works, or any other official MINI
dealer, at a cost of £335 (inc. VAT) + one hours' labour fitting
time. Both the new kit and upgrade are fully approved by MINI which
means that vehicle warranty and MINI tlc service pack remain
Every component of the John Cooper Works is the result of years of
development work and innumerable road tests. The gutsy performance
and first-class handling are testament to 150,000 road miles of
durability testing and 20,000 miles of high-speed testing undertaken
by experienced and exacting engineers. It has been put through its
paces in 35-degree heat and a freezing minus 20 degrees.
210 bhp (154 KW) @ 6950 rpm
245 Nm @ 4500 revs
143 mph (230kmh)
5.4 seconds (4th gear)
6.7 seconds (5th gear)
CO2 emissions: 207 g/km
Also set for its debut
at the Paris Motor Show are a number of new John Cooper Works
New sports suspension uses specially developed components for
outstanding road-holding, including short and stiff coil springs to
reduce the car's ground clearance, allowing even faster cornering,
without compromising safety. Prices start at £495 for MINI Cooper S
models and £615 for MINI Cooper models.
Also, a new cross-brace in the engine compartment adds stability by
reducing body vibration.
The degree of safety is further optimised by the first class sports
brakes system, which combines larger brake discs and massive brake
callipers at the front with special brake pad linings on the rear
axle. The braking system is a genuine racing tool - just like the
18-inch star-spoke R95 light alloy wheels. All accessories have been
developed jointly by Mike Cooper's specialists and MINI engineers.
In order to generate an even sportier appearance, a new carbon fibre
rear spoiler, tailgate handle and exterior wing mirror covers have
been added to the list of available exterior accessories. On the
inside, for drivers after an authentic racing feel, a new carbon
fibre interior trim can be teamed with John Cooper Works Sports
All the new John Cooper Works accessories are available from the end
of September with the exception of the sports brake system, cross
brace and carbon fibre trim which will be offered from early 2005.