The Essen Motor Show started off as a small gathering where tuners from Germany could showcase their latest creations. However, over the years, the popularity of the event has grown and now even manufacturers are joining in. This year BMW decided to unveil its latest line-up of M Performance accessories and parts at this venue while MINI also joined in the party.
The JCW tuning options are now more diverse than ever. With a range of individually tailored retrofit components in the areas of drive, suspension, aerodynamics, exterior and interior, hallmark brand driving fun can be intensified for extreme performance, always based on authentic, personal style. The international trade show for tuning and motor racing is therefore the perfect platform on which to present the current product range. Racing enthusiasts can find about the latest new products and the diversity of the John Cooper Works range in Hall 3 of the Essen exhibition centre from 26 November to 4 December 2016.
One particular feature of the John Cooper Works Tuning products and other retrofit components from the range of original accessories by John Cooper Works is that they are precisely harmonized with the character of MINI. As such they continue the tradition of the fitness program once developed by Formula 1 designer John Cooper for the classic Mini.
The new MINI Cooper S Convertible was at the receiving end for most tuning products from the JCW division. For this model as well as for the MINI Cooper S 3 door and the MINI Cooper S 5 door, a John Cooper Works tuning kit is available to increase engine output from 192 hp to 211 hp. The valve exhaust silencer system included in this kit provides a distinctive acoustic background to this increase in temperament.
Such features as John Cooper light alloy wheels in the sizes 17 and 18 inches and available in a number of different design variants create a characteristic combination of enhanced performance and visual presence. The John Cooper Works sports brake system comprises 4-piston fixed caliper brakes with perforated and grooved discs on the front axle and 1-piston floating caliper brakes on the rear axle, finished in Chili Red in each case.
On the visual side of things you’ll find black band spoilers for the front and rear apron in conjunction with the John Cooper Works aerodynamic package, available either ex works or as a retrofit option. You can also go for exterior mirror caps, an air inlet cover in carbon fiber, side stickers and side stripes, side scuttles and a Track Fix mount for GoPro cameras.