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MINI John Cooper Works Range gets a new engine

Sun, 20 May 2012

MINI JCW range gets new engines

MINI has had a play and a tweak with the 1.6 litre turbo engine in the MINI John Cooper Works Range to make it more appealing.

The Geneva Motor Show this year saw the debut of the latest MINI JCW – the MINI Countryman John Cooper Works – and with it output figures we though might be arriving across the MINI JCW range.

Those figures saw the output of the 1.6 litre lump in the JCW rise to 215bhp and, surprisingly, managed to come in with economy figures for the JCW Countryman that were much the same as the rest of the JCW range.

But it appears that the decent set of figures for the Countryman JCW were because MINI has had a play with the JCW lump to deliver a new engine with much the same output – the rest of the JCW range sticks with 211bhp – but with improved economy.

From July 12th – when the new engine starts being dropped in to the MINI JCW range – you’ll be able to get more miles to the gallon thanks to efficiency tweaks and Brake Energy Regeneration. You” also be able to opt for a six-speed auto box, if you must.

The improvements mean the MINI John Cooper Works does 42.8 mpg withy emissions of 153g/jm, thew  MINI John Cooper Works Clubman does 42.2 mpg with 155g/km emissions, the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible does 41.4 mpg with 157g/km emissions, the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe 42.8mpg and 143g/km and the MINI John Cooper Works Roadster 41.4mpg and 157g/km. All figures are poorer if you opt for the six-speed auto.

The improvement MINI has wrought to the JCW engine have given improvements of around 10 per cent in economy and emissions and will be fitted to the whole MINI JCW range from July 2012.

By Cars UK