Published on June 14th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
MINI Cooper Coupe JCW To Liven Up The Premium Small Car Segment
This will be a new MINI for the keen driver looking for a level of agility unmatched in the small car segment. The MINI Coupé will come with the latest generation of four-cylinder engines; most powerful petrol and diesel units in the MINI range; engine technology underpinned by the development expertise of the BMW derived directly from motor sport; MINI John Cooper Works Coupé with 155 kW/211 hp, MINI Cooper S Coupé with 135 kW/184 hp, MINI Cooper Coupé with 90 kW/122 hp, MINI Cooper SD Coupé with 105 kW/143 hp; six-speed manual gearbox fitted as standard, six-speed automatic optional for MINI Cooper S Coupé, MINI Cooper Coupé and MINI Cooper SD Coupé. It will have a chassis set-up, weight balance and body structure geared squarely to providing unbeatable driving fun. It will return the promised go-kart feeling we enjoyed in the original version. It will have Electric Power Steering and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) as standard, DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) with EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock Control) optional (standard on MINI John Cooper Works Coupé). This “three-box” MINI will have a strikingly stepped rear end in the classic style of a gran turismo; sporty, flat coupé silhouette and will sit 29 millimeters lower than a standard MINI. It will have a distinctive “helmet roof” with integral roof spoiler; first MINI with an active rear spoiler to optimize airflow at higher speeds; rear spoiler extends automatically at 50 mph. Strict two-seater concept with extended stowage and loading capacity behind the driver and passenger seats; large, variable-use luggage area; large through-loading facility into the passenger compartment; wide and extremely high-opening tailgate makes loading easier. This will be Mini’s next evolution!