John Cooper Works massaged the MINI Cooper into its most bonkers variation yet, a 2.0L turbo 306 hp little monster that goes 0 to 60 in 5 seconds, and tops out at 165 mph, all while handling like an oversized go kart. It’s got a giant roof spoiler, upgraded cooling, a lowered suspension, brakes, lightweight wheels and more.
A new variant of the MINI Cooper that runs purely on electric power. Its front-wheel motor cranks out 181 hp, and its battery offers a range of roughly 124 miles. Like other MINIs, expect go kart-like handling, possibly even more so thanks to the battery pack’s low center of gravity. We rather dig the funky new wheel design too.
BMW decided to make it a little easier to for us test its many vehicles by creating the BMW Test Fest, a day-long event at the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, California. With over 80 cars from BMW, Rolls-Royce, and MINI, here’s a taste of what we experienced.
The sickest looking MINI ever. It sports an aggressive new grille, a carbon fiber aero kit, awesome Union Jack taillamps, and a stripped down interior with a roll cage and racing seats. No word yet on power or other performance improvements, but it’ll surely pack many.
The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman gets a zesty new engine with 228hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque, as well as standard AWD, sport suspension, Brembo brakes, and 18″ alloy rims. Inside there’s more space than ever, with seating for five, and sweet JCW sport seats.
The latest addition to MINI’s John Cooper Works lineup is this amped up version of their compact crossover, packing a twin-turbo engine that makes 228 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque, an all-wheel drivetrain, sport suspension, Brembo brakes, and bold JCW body styling.