2008 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 6 March 2007 , 18:03:07 byAlina

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Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works

Mini introduced the John Cooper Works Tuning kit for the MINI Cooper S at the 2007 International Automobile Salon in Geneva. This kit offers more power to the 1.6-liter engine and so it is now able to produce 192 BHP and 250 Nm of torque and can even go up to 270 Nm. The tuning kit offers components whose development is derived directly from expertise gained from motor racing. It includes a sport exhaust system, a sport air filter and electronic engine management system optimized for greater power efficiency. The driving becomes more fun as well. The look was also modified using the John Cooper Works elements. In the end you should know that the carmaker uses a lot of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic components for a visual impact. The Original MINI accessory program offers fans the possibility to increase the comfort and functionality of their vehicle.

The 2007 International Automobile Salon in Geneva hosted a world premier, namely the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit for the MINI Cooper S. Who could have thought that more power booster can be given to the most powerful version of the compact premium model? The John Cooper Works Tuning Kit for the MINI Cooper S increases the 1.6 litre two scroll turbo engine to 141 kW/192 bhp, with maximum torque up to 250 Newton metres in the engine speed range between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm. Via the overboost function the torque level can be increased to 270 Nm for powerful acceleration in the engine speed range from 1,750 to 4,500 rpm.

But this is not the only John Cooper Works component that is offered by the MINI brand. Other components like sports chassis, 18-inch light alloy wheels are some reasons for more adrenaline and more passion for the motor racing in every simple driving day. Of course, other important options like John Cooper Works sport seats, aerodynamics packages in body colour, sports steering wheel and selected equipment components made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic will make the driver even more anxious about the new MINI Cooper that offers an increased dynamic potential and is very charismatic.

Racing expertise for more fun in everyday driving

The John Cooper Works Tuning Kit for the MINI Cooper S includes components whose development is derived directly from expertise gained from motor racing. This most powerful version of the new MINI thus carries on a tradition which dates back to the legendary racing success of MINI and John Cooper Works in the sixties. The John Cooper Works Tuning Kit for the MINI Cooper S consists of a sports exhaust system, a sports air filter and an electronic engine management system optimised for greater power efficiency. The resulting package fires the MINI Cooper S to new performance peaks and even greater driving fun.

Perfect look for a sports vehicle

And the sporty look of the new MINI Cooper S can be further refined with the appropriate ingredients from the John Cooper Works collection. The sports suspension not only ensures even more agile handling but also lowers the suspension by 10 millimetres. In keeping with this, John Cooper Works provides an aerodynamic body kit in body colour - consisting of a front and rear apron and side sills - as well as several versions of 18-inch light allow wheels. The "Double Spoke" design has a particularly agile look and is new for 2007. The largest wheel authorised for the new MINI (dimensions 7J x 18) has low-section tyres sized 205/40/18 with runflat properties.

The perforated brake discs are also borrowed from classic racing technology. And finally, numerous equipment components in carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic give the MINI a new visual kick. The high-tech Formula 1 material is used for John Cooper Works trim panels for the front air inlet, exterior mirrors and tailgate handle - not made exclusively for the MINI Cooper S but also available for other model variations of the new MINI generation.

The new MINI: individuality is the key focus

A John Cooper Works roof spoiler with carbon spoiler is also available for the new MINI. John Cooper Works leaves its mark in the interior of this racy little car, too: the John Cooper sports seat (ED: not available for the US market) provides an attractive appearance and optimised lateral holding for dynamic travel. And if you want to be absolutely sure of having a good grip on the new MINI at all times, you will opt for the John Cooper Works sports steering wheel. It is optionally available with a cover in leather or Alcantara - a stylish touch of individual flair!

Alternatively, the Original MINI accessory range offers a single-section roof spoiler which can be finished in body colour. Even greater individuality is provided by additional headlamps, illuminated entry sills with free choice of lettering and a wide range of roof decor variations. In addition to the popular motives "Union Jack" and "Chequered Flag" - which are also available for the mirror covers and door handle trim elements - the roof of the MINI can also be decorated with the MINI lettering or even the markings for a helicopter landing spot ("Heliport" motif).

The Original MINI accessory programme also offers MINI fans the opportunity to increase the comfort and functionality of their vehicle. The MINI interface for integration of Apple iPod models means you have just the music selection you want as you drive. MINI-specific roof and rear carrier systems enable the safe transport of bicycles, skis, snowboards or roof boxes. The especially useful options also include high-quality textile floor mats, a rear protective cover, a luggage compartment tub and folding sun blinds. No matter whether sporty or practical: thanks to the extraordinary variety of the individualisation options available, every MINI is one thing above all else: unique.