The newest MINI Cooper features the most powerful engine ever installed in a
MINI production model. It made its debut today at the NAIAS.
The latest high performance addition to the MINI line up will be priced at $30,600 plus $850 destination and handling in the U.S. and will go on sale in the spring.
MINI's long history of rally-car racing has always been reflected in the brand's John Cooper Works performance series, and the newest Hardtop further extends that tradition.
"This is undoubtedly an exciting time at MINI as we relaunch the John Cooper Works sub-brand as a true model in itself and with the most powerful engine we've ever had in a production model MINI," said David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas. "The new MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop will be an important part of our business moving forward, offering customers a premium high performance vehicle in a small package."
Specially tuned for high performance on the track and on the road, the first John Cooper Works model to be built on the shared front wheel drive global architecture with BMW Group will be powered by the latest generation MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology four-cylinder engine. The car also features a sports exhaust, refined suspension technology and model-specific design features.