Performance runs in the family: The MINI John Cooper Works models.

BMW:Performance runs in the family: The MINI John Cooper Works models.

Munich. When characteristic driving pleasure rises to
a thrilling race feeling, the John Cooper Works logo immediately comes
into focus alongside the unmistakable design features of the British
premium brand MINI. Each John Cooper Works model combines individual
style with challenging performance in its own unique way. The current
starting line-up of top athletes includes models from the small car
and premium compact segments. Each of them guarantees extreme driving
pleasure and fascinating charisma through drive and chassis technology
derived directly from motorsport as well as specific design features
in the exterior and interior.

The connection between MINI and John Cooper Works is based on a
decades-long tradition, joint successes in racing and a shared
awareness of driving pleasure, individuality and premium quality. Six
decades ago, the sports car designer John Cooper paved the way for the
classic Mini on the race tracks and rally tracks. Three overall
victories at the Monte Carlo Rally helped the British small car to
legendary status as early as the 1960s. In the more recent past, the
sporting career was marked above all by the six overall successes for
MINI in the Dakar Rally.

With the current John Cooper Works models, the passion for top
performance can also be experienced in everyday traffic. Their
technology, developed with racing know-how, and their
performance-oriented appearance secure them an exceptional position in
their respective competitive environment. As an original in the
premium segment of small cars, the MINI John Cooper Works (fuel
consumption combined: 7.1 – 6.8 l/100 km according to WLTP, 7.1 – 6.9
l/100 km according to NEDC; CO2 emissions combined: 161 – 155 g/km
according to WLTP, 163 – 158 g/km according to NEDC) embodies the
classic three-door body concept in a particularly sporty form.
Exclusive open-air pleasure creates an additional appeal in the MINI
John Cooper Works Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 7.4 – 7.1
l/100 km according to WLTP, 7.4 – 7.1 l/100 km according to NEDC; CO2
emissions combined: 167 – 161 g/km according to WLTP, 169 – 163 g/km
according to NEDC). Both models now enter the race with fresh design
accents. The most important changes to the exterior include the
reduced surface design at the front, the hexagonal radiator grille,
which has gained in size and presence, new side scuttles and a clearly
designed rear apron, in whose lower area a particularly striking
diffuser now frames the two tailpipes of the sports exhaust system.

A 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology
ensures spirited power delivery in both models. It generates a maximum
output of 170 kW/231 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm. The drive
torque is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual
transmission as standard and an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission
as an option. The MINI John Cooper Works needs 6.3 seconds (automatic:
6.1 seconds) to sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h. Its top speed is
246 km/h. Its top speed is 246 km/h. The MINI John Cooper Works
Convertible accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds (automatic: 6.5
seconds) and reaches a top speed of 242 km/h (automatic: 241 km/h).

With their chassis technology precisely tuned to the performance
characteristics of the engine, the two top sports cars enable an
intense performance experience. A sports brake system developed in
cooperation with the specialist manufacturer Brembo is just as much
part of the standard equipment as the 17-inch John Cooper Works
light-alloy wheels. The latest version of the Adaptive Suspension is
now available as an option, which with its new frequency-selective
damper technology ensures an optimised balance between sportiness and
ride comfort.

The two John Cooper Works models open up a further dimension of
inspiring performance and unrestricted suitability for everyday use
for the premium compact segment. With their variable interior space,
five fully-fledged seats, the most powerful engine ever developed for
MINI models and the ALL4 all-wheel-drive system as standard, they have
the ideal prerequisites to enthuse additional target groups for
extreme sportiness. The MINI John Cooper Works Clubman (fuel
consumption combined: 7.9 – 7.4 l/100 km according to WLTP, 7.0 – 6.6
l/100 km according to NEDC; CO2 emissions combined: 180 – 168 g/km
according to WLTP, 161 – 151 g/km according to NEDC) combines its
extremely sporty character with the individual body concept of a
modern Shooting Brake. Four side doors, the two split doors at the
rear and the dynamically stretched roofline help it to achieve modern
functionality and a lifestyle-oriented appearance. As the largest and
most versatile member of the Performance family, the MINI John Cooper
Works Countryman (fuel consumption combined: 8.2 – 7.6 l/100 km
according to WLTP, 7.0 – 6.6 l/100 km according to NEDC; CO2 emissions
combined: 188 – 173 g/km according to WLTP, 161 – 152 g/km according
to NEDC) is characterised by its robust appearance and particularly
generous interior space.

The most important thing they have in common is an irresistible
forward thrust that comes from the power of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder
engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology. The drive unit develops a
maximum output of 225 kW/306 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. It is
combined with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard. In
both models, the ALL4 all-wheel drive system takes on the task of
distributing the ample drive torque between the front and rear wheels
precisely and as required in every driving situation. The system is
supported by the mechanical differential lock integrated into the
automatic transmission. It acts as a transverse lock to reduce the
speed compensation between the front wheels. With a locking effect of
up to 39 percent, it promotes traction on unpaved terrain or in
adverse weather conditions as well as driving dynamics during sporty cornering.

A Brembo sports brake system with four-piston fixed calliper disc
brakes on the front axle ensures superior deceleration performance
even for the top athletes in the compact segment. Another component of
the standard equipment are the 18-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy
wheels. Adaptive Suspension is also available as an optional extra for
the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.

In all John Cooper Works models, a cockpit characterised by sporty
flair supports the performance experience. The redesigned Nappa sports
leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons on high-gloss black
surfaces and John Cooper Works logo can be heated as an option. John
Cooper Works sports seats with integrated headrests, a stainless steel
pedal set, an anthracite-coloured roof liner and a specific gearshift
or gear selector lever also come as standard. The standard equipment
in the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the MINI John Cooper Works
Countryman also includes the multifunctional instrument display, which
is available as an option in the other two top sports cars. In all
models, a new operating system offers optimised options for quick and
intuitive control of vehicle functions, audio programme,
communication, navigation and apps. Live widgets on the 8.8-inch touch
display of the central instrument now serve to activate the desired
menu item, which can be selected with a swiping motion similar to that
on a smartphone.

Two colour worlds are now available for the graphic display on the
central instrument and the multifunctional instrument display on the
steering column. The “Lounge” and “Sport” modes
offer relaxing blue and turquoise tones and an animating combination
of red and anthracite, respectively, which can also be linked to the
corresponding settings of the standard MINI Driving Modes for a
comfortable or sporty vehicle setup if desired.

Newly compiled trims and equipment packages allow the configuration
of all John Cooper Works models to be easily and specifically tailored
to personal requirements. The John Cooper Works Trim is available as
an alternative to the standard equipment. This option includes
particularly attractive exterior paint finishes such as Chili Red,
Rebel Green, Rooftop Grey metallic or Island Blue metallic. It also
includes John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels in size 18 inches for
the models in the small car segment and 19 inches for the compact top
sports cars, as well as exterior and interior surfaces in Piano Black
high gloss and Dinamica/leather upholstery in Carbon Black.

The comfort, connectivity and driver assistance equipment packages
offered for all John Cooper Works models have also been carefully put
together. New to the range for all top sports cars is the Lane
Departure Warning system included in the Driving Assistant. In
addition, Active Cruise Control now also includes a Stop & Go
function for the MINI John Cooper Works and the MINI John Cooper Works
Convertible. It can be used in conjunction with the 8-speed Steptronic
Sport transmission and enhances comfort in those situations where a
slow flow of traffic temporarily slows down extreme driving pleasure.

In case of queries, please contact:

Corporate Communications

Julian Kisch, Press Spokesperson Product
Communication MINI
Tel.: +49-89-382-38072
E-mail: julian.kisch@mini.com

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI
Tel.:
+49-89-382-23662
E-mail: andreas.lampka@mini.com

Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communication MINI and BMW
Motorrad
Tel.: +49-89-382-35108
E-mail: jennifer.ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.com

Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and power consumption were
measured using the methods required according to Regulation VO (EC)
2007/715 as amended. They refer to vehicles on the automotive market
in Germany. For ranges, the NEDC figures take into account
differences in the selected wheel and tyre size, while the WLTP
figures take into account the effects of any optional equipment.

All figures are already calculated on the basis of the new WLTP
test cycle. NEDC values listed have been calculated back to the NEDC
measurement procedure where applicable. WLTP values are used as a
basis for the definition of taxes and other vehicle-related levies
that are (also) based on CO2 emissions and, where applicable, for
the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies. Further information on
the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures is also available at www.bmw.de/wltp can be found.

For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and
official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the
“Manual on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption
of new cars”, available at sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil
Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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