20 Apr 2016 MINI JCW
2016 MINI JCW
Meet the 2016 Mini John Cooper Works, the most powerful Mini yet. The 2.0-liter inline-four with its TwinPower turbo, has been dialed up to 228 horsepower and a very healthy 236 foot-pounds of torque. That’s enough to bring the 2,885-pound car from zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds — 6.1 if you opt for the six-speed manual transmission.
ABOUT THE MINI JCW
As in previous peppy Minis, all that power finds its way to the ground through the front tires, now routed through a differential that can be electronically locked. This prevents the nefarious one-wheel, peg-leg burnout that is the bane of many a fast-hatch driver.
The other typical problem for fast FWD cars is torque steer, and Mini has tackled that by getting smart with the electronic power steering. Step on the gas and the car automatically compensates, preventing any unwanted steering forces from getting through to the wheel.
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Specifications are based on a 2016 2DR MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS, this is not necessarily the same model reviewed in our episode.
- ENGINE: 1.6L I-4, FWD
- MAX TORQUE: 192lb.-ft
- ECONOMY HWY: 6.8L/100 km
- CURB WEIGHT: 1,260 kg
- TRANSMISSION: Automatic/Manual
- MAX POWER: 208 HP
- ECONOMY CITY: 9.1L/100 km
- ECONOMY COMBINED: 8.0L/100 km
- FUEL CAPACITY: 50.0L
- SEATING: 2