MINI John Cooper Works 

  • 2009
  • 208 HP 1.6L
  • 144 mph
Braking from 70 mph improved by nine feet, and it clung to the skidpad a little more tenaciously at the end of its stay, to the tune of 0.92 g. The Mini averaged 28 mpg over 40,000 miles, which is pretty good, considering how much time the throttle spent pinned to the floor.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2009)
Big dual exhaust pipes make the new engine's sound its best feature, though, a burbly drone with occasional little backfire-pops between shifts.
by MotorTrend (Nov, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the MINI John Cooper Works


John Cooper Works
6.3 s
911 GT3 RSR
3.4 s
Impreza WRX
4.6 s

Top speed

John Cooper Works
144 mph
911 GT3 RSR
193 mph
Golf GTI
130 mph


John Cooper Works
16.3 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s
GT 86
17.8 s

1/4 mile

John Cooper Works
14.9 s
911 GT3 RSR
11.6 s
Cooper S S
17.79 s

Data points Key details of the MINI John Cooper Works


John Cooper Works
208 HP
911 GT3 RSR
460 HP


John Cooper Works
207 ft-lb
911 GT3 RSR
331 ft-lb
Impreza WRX STI
300 ft-lb

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MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
In this situation, it electronically slows the spinning inside wheel to enhance grip and ensure that all available power is transferred to the road through the wheel with greatest traction.
EDLC works when the car is accelerating hard out of corners or tight bends.

MINI John Cooper Works
With the overboost function, the torque level can even be increased temporarily to 270 Nm for powerful acceleration in the engine speed range from 1 750 to 4 500 rpm.
The resulting package fires the MINI Cooper S to new performance peaks and even greater driving fun.
A sport button changes the electric-assisted steering to a more, you guessed it, sporty program with higher steering torque, and also changes the sensitivity of the accelerator pedal.
Engine internals are beefed up to handle the increased heat and output.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand MINI
Type of car Production car
Year 2009
City mileage 26 MPG
Highway mileage 34 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.7 lb/hp
Maximum hp 208 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 207 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,598 cc
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,849 lb
Width 75.3 in
Height 55.4 in
Length 146.2 in
Wheelbase 97.1 in

road tests

Top speed 144 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s
0-60mph 6.3 s
0-100mph 16.3 s


Drivetrain FWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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