BMW announced the sale of its compact coupé Mini “John Cooper Works” starting from December in Japan.
3 Models will be available: Cooper Coupe, Cooper S Coupe and the John Cooper Works Coupe.
The very style 2 seater is also the fastest factory Mini ever. A 1.6L four cylinder engine paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox. A six speed automatic gearbox is also available for the Cooper Coupe and the Cooper S Coupe. The EU standard lists fuel consumption at 18.51 kms/liter. (You know that is not as good as the Demio!)
The 2 faster models add a twin scroll turbocharger and direct-injection to the 1.6 liter engine. In JCW trim, the Coupe has 208 horsepower at 6,000 rpm.
Speeding tickets for all three models: the Coupe breaks the speed limit (except on the Autobahn in Germany) at a max. of 140miles/hr (225kms), the S Coupe 142 MPH (228kms/hr) and the JCW 149 MPH (239 kms/hr).
Perhaps it should try stealing the Toyota Lexus LFA of its Nurburgring title?