Mon 20 Oct 2008
Your local Mini Car Dealership should be showing the latest MINI car models soon since MINI has just announced the 2009 JCW (John Cooper Works) MINI Cooper cars at this year’s Geneva Auto show.
The three-door JCW MINI car is equipped with a revamped engine similar in design with the John Cooper Works Challenge Series cars.
The engine produces 207-horsepower at 6000 rpm and 192 pound-feet of torque between 1850 and 5600 rpm.
A six-speed manual transmission handles excessive torque.
Engine components are designed to sustain additional output and heat.
They are capable of reaching 148 mph and can accelerate to 62 mph in just 6.5 seconds.
The larger Mini Clubman takes 6.8 seconds.
A sport-button changes the electric-assisted steering to a sporty program with higher steering torque and changes the sensitivity of the accelerator pedal.
A standard sport suspension can be augmented with optional harder dampers and stronger front and rear stabilizers.
An optional John Cooper Works chassis lowers the car and replaces the dampers with harder ones.
Enhancements inside the 2009 JCW MINI cars include an anthracite headliner and gloss piano black trim.
The new car models utilize lighter rims, brakes and distinctive 17-inch alloy wheels that weigh less than 22 pounds each.
The complete line of Mini options and accessories along with John Cooper Works performance and appearance parts will now be available on JCW cars.
Before BMW’s purchase of the John Cooper Works brand, JCW devices were available as a dealer-installed option on MINI models.
They should be showing up at MINI Dealerships soon!