2009 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible

2009 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible Pictures & Specifications
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Make: MINI
Model: John Cooper Works Convertible
Engine: 1.6 litre four-cylinder
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Maximum Power: 208 hp (155 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) @ 1850 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive

2009 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible

MINI Press Release
10 February 2009

A unique racing experience with 208 hp now also in the new generation of the open four-seater MINI – World debut at the International Geneva Motor Show – Extension of the wide range of John Cooper Works accessories for the MINI and the MINI Clubman.

The new MINI Convertible simply begs the enthusiast to drive with the roof down – and now comes with particularly sporting and dynamic features all round. Just a few weeks after the world debut of the open four-seater, the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible is being presented to the public for the first time at the International Motor Show in Geneva (5–15 March 2009).

This open-air version of MINI’s top performer combines the drive technology of a racing car with the beautiful aesthetic looks of the MINI Convertible, providing a unique driving experience characterised, first, by genuine passion for motorsport and, second, by the undiluted pleasure of enjoying the wonderful sun shining in and the pure wind rushing by.

Stormy enthusiasm is evoked in the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder power unit complete with a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct fuel injection. Maximum output is 208 hp all the way from 1,850–5,600 rpm, with peak torque of 192 lb-ft increasing briefly in the Overboost mode to 207 lb-ft.

The power unit is based on the engine featured in the MINI John Cooper Works CHALLENGE and raced for the first time in the 2008 MINI CHALLENGE. Accelerating zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, the outstanding performance and sporting character of the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible makes this new model an exceptional contender in the MINI Convertible segment.

The MINI John Cooper Works Convertible is the third model introduced by John Cooper Works integrated under the overall roof of the MINI brand. Like the MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop and the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008, this open-air top-flight performer represents the close connection between the two brands based on a decade-old tradition in motorsport and exerting a significant influence on the development of new models and components.

As with all other MINIs, the John Cooper Works models are built to the customer’s specifications at the MINI Plant in Oxford and sold worldwide through the MINI dealer network, representing the common values of driving pleasure, premium quality and individual style of the highest calibre, for which MINI is known.

The three outstanding performers proudly bearing the John Cooper Works label offer all the high standards of the BMW Group in terms of reliability, quality of finish and authenticity in design. And obviously these quality features also apply to the John Cooper Works performance components, which are geared perfectly to the MINI. Parallel to the launch of the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible, new accessories are now being presented by John Cooper Works, available for both the MINI and the MINI Clubman. The wide range of motorsport-inspired, retrofittable options already available is being expanded to include exclusive instruments offering the driver even more detailed information on the condition of the car and/or current driving conditions. So depending on his preferences, the driver may focus in particular on coolant temperature, the relative torque developed by the engine, and/or the car’s lateral acceleration in a bend or on a winding road.

The MINI John Cooper Works Convertible will go on sale in the U.S. starting in April 2009, at a retail price of USD$34,950, which includes the USD$650 D&H).

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