Photo Comparison: MINI John Cooper Works F56 meets Audi S1 quattro

MINI | December 18th, 2014 by 5
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The new MINI John Cooper Works F56 comes on the market in April 2015 and will compete for the same customers with the Audi S1 …

The new MINI John Cooper Works F56 comes on the market in April 2015 and will compete for the same customers with the Audi S1 quattro.

The Audi S1 is powered by a TFSI engine with a single turbocharger that provides up to 20.3 psi of boost. It is rated at 231 horsepower (available at 6000 rpm) and 273 lb-ft of torque (from 1600 to 3000 rpm).

The power for the new John Cooper Works Hardtop is delivered by a 2.0- liter 4-cylinder engine that was developed based on the latest generation of power units with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. The new JCW also produces 231 horsepower but has less torque, 236 ft-lbs, than the Audi S1.

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In the Sport Auto Supertest at Hockenheimring and on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the new JCW is slower than the grippy Audi S1. The MINI JCW only comes with a front-wheel drive traction while the S1 gets the all-wheel drive.

When it comes to price, the two cars are similar. The Audi S1 starts from 29,950 euros while the new MINI John Cooper Works F56 sells for at least 29,900 euros.

To see how the two cars fare visually against each other, we’ve put together a photo comparison:

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[Source: Bimmertoday]

5 responses to “Photo Comparison: MINI John Cooper Works F56 meets Audi S1 quattro”

  1. jitorres4 says:

    I’ll still take the R56 over the F56; I cannot get used to that cartoonish taillights, which look even worse in person.

  2. Ali says:

    Actually, the Sport Auto Supertest archive indicates the Audi S1 achieved an 8:41 Nurburgring time whilst the R56 MINI JCW (that’s the older one) achieved 8:35. Both driven by Horst von Sauma. The new F56 JCW hasn’t been tested yet.

    Shame that the new Audi with 230bhp and 4WD can’t beat the older MINI. Wonder how the new MINI will increase the margin!

  3. Otto says:

    The JCW is so overdone, any mini hot hatch will look better.

  4. harrysongs says:

    Go into you tube @ watch a track race against the Audi SI & the Mini JCW GP, very interesting ,the GP admittedly is a lighter car but it see,s off the Audi S1 without to much trouble!! this new JCW is a much quicker car so there you have it!! please check out this you tube video its very good

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