MINI John Cooper Works models get new 2.0 liter turbo, launching at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

MINI | July 9th, 2014 by 5
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The next generation MINI John Cooper Works will launch at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and will bring a power increase to the super sporty …

The next generation MINI John Cooper Works will launch at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and will bring a power increase to the super sporty MINI. The JCW model will be powered by a new 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine developing around 230 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

The new engine is planned to succeed the existing turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline unit, which produces 215 hp. The new unit produces 16 hp and 52 lb-ft more, promising to provide future John Cooper Works models with added performance potential.

The new B48 2.0-liter engine can produce anywhere from the standard 189 horsepower to 231 hp. In the newly introduced third-generation MINI Cooper S hatchback, the engine produces 189 hp.

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As in the latest Cooper S hatchback, the new 2.0-liter engine will be mated to either a new six-speed manual or updated six-speed automatic gearbox.

[Source: Autoweek]

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