Detroit Auto Show 2015: The all-new 2015 MINI John Cooper Works with more power under the hood
2015 MINI John Cooper Works is the highest performing and most fun to drive car. That is how David Duncan described the all new MINI which made its appearance at the Detroit Auto Show 2015. Although no one can away the idiosyncratic charisma of classic MINI but this new edition brings a refreshing approach to the legacy. 2015 MINI John Cooper Works has an ultra-rejuvenated look with a paint job exemplified by the black hood stripes and a crimson roof.
Under the hood the car has a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder BMW engine that produces 228 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. This shoots the car from 0 to 60 in just six seconds aided by the six-speed, paddle shift automatic/manual gear system. The technological and hardware upgrade doesn’t stop there as it has electronic locking differential, alloy wheels, improved suspension, Brembo brakes and optional dampers.
Jochen Goller, vice president of MINI sales, said:
For now, the MINI John Cooper Works offers the perks of a driving car, with that “go-kart feeling at its best.
Race driver Rauno Aaltonen, winner of the 1967 Rally Monte Carlo in MINI Cooper S expressed that the high amount of torque of this modern MINI really takes you back in the seat when you push the pedal.
There is no word yet on the official pricing of the limited edition 2015 MINI John Cooper Works, but it is expected to have a price tag of $36,600 which is than the current breed of MINI’s and added price for accessories that you want to install or want to get the car custom-made.