The 2015 Mini John Cooper Works had its premiere scheduled for the next year, when it would debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. However, luckily for us, the new model was revealed sooner, so we now know all its specs. The new model is performance-oriented, so it will come with the most powerful engine even installed in any production Mini. Such attitude and performance will be perfectly combined with its exterior and interior design, which will resemble the traditional and well-known Mini design language, but also, it will bring a certain sporty feel. The design, and other details, was mostly based on the John Cooper Concept, which was introduced some time before. The production model will resemble the aforementioned concept quite a bit, so now we do now more or less everything about the new model. Let’s take a look at its impressive specs.
Bold & Aggressive Exterior
The exterior of the new 2015 Mini John Cooper Works is quite interesting. Of course, the new sports hatchback kept the design language and style that comes with every Mini, but it also presented it in a completely new lights. The new model is quite striking, with bold and dominant appearance. The exterior does differ other Minis, especially at the front. The front end features honeycomb mash hexagonal grille and huge air inlets, which go perfectly with slightly updated headlights. The side look changed a bit in order to become more aerodynamic. The shape of the hatchback is very fluent and smooth, but that doesn’t mean that the side look is dull. Au contraire, it is very sporty, with ascended wheel arches. Speaking of the wheels, the new Mini John Cooper Works comes with various wheels for you to choose from. The standard ones are 17-inch wheels, while the optional ones include the awesome 18-inch John Cooper Cup Spoke light alloy wheels. All wheels come with Brembo brakes which will surely improve its performance. As for the rear end, it looks like it was borrowed from a racing car. The rear holds a rear diffuser and roof-mounted spoiler. The 2015 Mini John Cooper Works really has stunning appearance; it depicts it nature of an urban, fast and modern hatchback to the detail.
Interior Changed with Sporty & Attractive Feel
As for the interior, the 2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop comes with a really sporty cabin. There are sports seats with integrated headrests, which can be wrapped in either Carbon Black fabric or an optional leather. Also, the cabin features leather steering wheel with mounted controls, very modern black and red details and a lot of equipment. The interior is really impressive, as you can see on the picture below – it is modern, aggressive and sporty, a true interior for an urban and unique new performance hatchback.
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Impressive Powertrain
The 2015 Mini John Cooper Works will come with impressive powertrain. It will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mill which can generate 228 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Like we mentioned before, this unit is the most powerful one to ever be installed under the hood of a production Mini. Therefore, you can imagine how cool will be to drive this hatchback. The new model will accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in just 5.9 seconds, if using the automatic transmission, while the manual transmission comes with a bit worse time of 6.1 seconds. The maximum speed of the new 2015 Mini John Cooper Works is 153 mph. Speaking of the transmission, there will be two options available, as you might have concluded. The standard one will be the six-speed manual transmission, while the optional one will be a shiftable six-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox. As for the drive type, the hatchback comes with front-wheel drive only. However, the new model will offer three drive modes. The standard mode is the MID mode and the other two modes are Sport mode, which focuses on the performance, and the Green mode, which pays attention to the fuel efficiency.
Expected Release Date
The 2015 Mini John Cooper Works will be released shortly after its premiere next January. As for the price, there is no information about this topic yet.
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