Now that the 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop and S models are on sale, the automaker can focus its attention on the high-performance John Cooper Works model. These new spy shots show a Mini Cooper Hardtop John Cooper Works (JCW) prototype testing in the snow.
Yellow and black camouflage cover much of the
JCW prototype’s front end, lower sides, and rear hatch and bumper,
suggesting the high-performance model will sport more aggressive styling
than the base model and the sportier S model.
Despite the camouflage, we can tell the prototype gets a more
aggressive front fascia compared to the Cooper S model, though the side
sill and rear bumper aren’t as aggressive as those on the JCW concept shown at the Detroit auto show in January. Front and rear brakes are larger and sport red calipers.
The base Cooper
is powered by a turbocharged 134-hp 1.5-liter I-3, while the Cooper S
model’s turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 makes 189 hp. Both engines are mated
to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. We expect the Cooper
JCW model to get a more powerful version of the Cooper S’ turbo
2.0-liter with around 230 hp.
Thanks to: Motor Trend