Press Release from BMW AG
(Translated somewhat from German, it could be cleaned up, but hey you heard it here first)
The international automobile salon in Geneva (8. to 18. March 2007) is scene for the world premiere John of the Cooper Works Tuning kit for the MINI Cooper S.
Mitte 2007 gets the anyway already strongest variant of the compact Premium models thereby now additional steam under the hood. With John Cooper Works Tuning kit for the MINI Cooper S the achievement 1.6 litres of the large twin Scroll turbo engine on impressive 141 kW/192 HP one increases and the maximum torque within the range between 1,750 and 5,000 routes is increased to 250 Newtonmeters.
By the Overboost function the torque can be raised with strong accelerating at short notice and in the speed range of 1,750 to 4,500 min-1 even to 270 Nm. Beyond that the mark MINI for the fans of the new MINI Cooper S has still further John Cooper Works components in the offer, which accelerate the pulse and into everyday life traffic bring passionate Racing Feeling.
In addition one sport chassis, punched brake disks for the front axle of the MINI Cooper S as well as 18 tariff light alloy wheels belong. Ideally to combine these options with numerous further offers from John Cooper Works accessories program, which supports the sport spirit, leave themselves.
With the aerodynamics package in car color, John Cooper Works sport seats, John Cooper Works sport steering wheel as well as selected equipment components from carbon fiber reinforced plastic not only the driving dynamic potenzial of the new MINI Cooper S, but also its sporty radiant emittance are still continued to increase.
Know-how from racing for more fun in the everyday life. John the Cooper Works Tuning kit for the MINI Cooper S covers components, whose development is based directly on know-how from racing.
Therefore also the highest performance execution of the new MINI continues evenly that tradition, which bases on legendary Racing successes of MINI and John Cooper Works from the 60’s. The John Cooper Works Tuning kit for the MINI Cooper S consists of a sport exhaust system, a sport air cleaner as well as one on a higher achievement yield optimized electronic motor control.
The package developed from it accelerates the MINI Cooper S to new maximum performances and still more driving fun. Perfect Look of a sport vehicle. Also the sporty radiant emittance of the new MINI Cooper S leaves itself with the suitable added from the collection of John Cooper Works still further to refine.
The sport chassis provides not only for an again agileres handling, but also for a setting lower by 10 millimeters. Suitably John Cooper Works an aerodynamic Bodykit in car color – consisting of front and tail apron as well as Seitenschweller – as well as 18 tariff of light alloy wheels in different versions offers. Particularly agil thereby the double spoke Design â€œdouble Spokeâ€ works.
The largest wheel released for the new MINI (dimension 7J x 18) carries Niederquerschnittsreifen the size for 205/40/18 with Runflat characteristics. The classical racing technology taken are also the punched brake letters. Numerous equipment components from carbon fiber reinforced plastic give finally also optically a new Kick to the MINI. From the Formel-1-Hightech-Material develops John Cooper Works screens for the front air intake, outside mirrors as well as rear flap grasp borders, which are not only exclusively for the MINI Cooper S, but also for the further model variants the new MINI generation available.
The new MINI: Individuality is largely written. For the new MINI beyond that John Cooper Works roof spoiler with carbon surface is available. Also in the interior of the popular curve artist the developers of John Cooper Works leave when desired gladly their traces: For an attractive optics and an optimized side stop during dynamic progressive movement John Cooper sport seat provides.
And who wants to go completely surely to have the new MINI at any time firmly in the grasp decides for John the Cooper Works sport steering wheel. It actual as much individual style must be also here – alternatively with leather or Alcantara purchase to have. Alternatively to it MINI accessories assortment a one-piece roof spoiler is available in the original, which in car color can be painted. For still more individuality auxiliary headlights, lit entrance borders provide also freely selectable signature as well as the large selection of roof decoration variants. Apart from the popular motives â€œunion Jackâ€ (British flag) and â€œcheck-talk flagâ€ (black-and-white-cross-hatched goal flag), which can also for mirror caps and door handle screens for the order, the MINI signature or even the soil marking of a helicopter landing pad (motive â€œheli coil havenâ€) the roof of the MINI zieren.
The original MINI accessories program offers MINI fan beyond that the possibility of increasing also the comfort and the functionality of their vehicle. With the MINI interface for the integration of Apple iPod models is on board gotten the musical desire program. MINI specific roof and tail carrier systems make the safe transport of bicycles, ski or Snowboards as well as roof boxes possible. Furthermore to the particularly useful options belong high-quality textile floor mats, a rear protection cover, a baggage compartment tub and sun protection folding screens. Completely equivalent whether sportily or practically: Owing to the unusual variety of the individualizing possibilities each MINI becomes above all one: singularly.
The John Cooper Works Tuning kit for the MINI Cooper S costs in Germany: 1689,80 â‚¬ (including VAT)