With just a few hours before its Geneva Motor Show premiere, the new MINI John Cooper Works F56 was spotted in Cologne, Germany during regular testing sessions. Sporting little camouflage tape, the new MINI JCW is still hiding some of the design details, including the JCW-specific front and rear bumpers, the large air intakes and the hood design cues.
The new 2015 MINI JCW is powered by a 231-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, which draws its power from a 2.0 liters engine and lay the foundation for a variety of tuning modifications with far more power.
With the standard 231 hp, the new MINI John Cooper Works accelerates, depending on the transmission of choice, in 6.1 to 6.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 246 km/h.
As an alternative to the manual six-speed gearbox, a six-speed sports automatic choice is offered.
Technology for the engine, suspension, body and interior have been derived directly from motor racing and define the exclusive, performance-oriented character of the new MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop. A sports brake system developed in collaboration with specialist manufacturer Brembo, as well as the John Cooper Works aerodynamics kit including a model-specific rear spoiler and newly developed John Cooper Works sports seats comprising integrated headrest all go together to complete a precisely harmonized overall package.
Stay tuned tomorrow for exclusive photos from Geneva.