The 2014 Mini John Cooper Works Concept is the hottest new version of a once-tiny car. The Works Concept recently rolled onto the NAIAS Auto show in Detroit.
Basically, this concept is a preview of the next line of JWC variants. The John Cooper's have been in the market since BMW re-launched the Mini in the early 2000s. This concept will be the largest John Cooper works yet; itâ€™s a bit wider and the 3rd gen Mini has also grown by about 4.5 inches in length.
|Vehicle Type: Hatchback||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gals (50 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 26 city / 35 hwy|
|Length: 151.3 in. (384.3 cm)||Wheel Base: 97.1 in. (246.6 cm)|
|Height: 55.7 in. (141.5 cm)||Width: 66.3 in. (168.4 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 2679 lbs (1215 kg)||Ground Clearance: 5.1 in. (13 cm)|
|Luggage Capacity: 5.7 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: Inline 4 Turbo||Displacement: 1.6 Liter|
|Horsepower: 208 HP||Max RPM: 6000 RPM|
|Torque: 192 lb-ft @1750-5500 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Manual|
|0-60 mph: 6.2 seconds||Maximum Speed: 148 mph (238 km/h)|
* Base John Cooper Works trim
Mini said that the concept will feature 'an unmistakable engine soundtrackâ€™. This 2014 Mini Cooper is powered by a 134-hp turbocharged 1.5 liter 3-cylinder.
On the other hand the new Cooper S will feature a turbo 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine developed by BMW. This engine will produce 189 hp and 207 lb-ft torque.
This concept features a sports exhaust system which help the Mini breathe easily.
One of the most noticeable parts of this car is the front sprinter; its modular design includes 3 blocky air-intakes that dominate the car's style. The color is exclusive to this Concept and is known as the Bright Highways Grey.
In addition to the huge front air intakes, this car has LED headlights together with black surround on the front grille. An aerodynamic package comes with side skirts and a rear bumper with a diffuser and air outlets.
The car rides on handsomely chunky set of 18-inch 5-spoke wheels.
The wheelbase has been stretched with rear doors added. A thrilling driving experience awaits the driver; the car will have the latest in technology and other great features.
Cargo room is expected to increase in the 4-door model, specially once the rear seats are folded down.
The amount of interior space should be close to that of the Mini Clubman. Despite its size, Mini has promised that the interior features will give the driver a fun, comfortable driving experience.