F56 Mini John Cooper Works Concept looks great, but few details

Mini will unveil the practically production-ready John Cooper Works Concept at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. Details are scant at the moment, so we can’t tell how many horses the F56 JCW is packing … yet.

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F56 Mini John Cooper Works Concept front end
F56 Mini John Cooper Works Concept front end


We do know that the new John Cooper Works (or at the least concept) will feature uniquely designed 18-inch alloy wheels, dual central tail-pipes, an exclusive shade of grey, and plenty of red accents.

Like previous JCW models, the new one should feature more power than the Cooper S that sits below it. In the outgoing R56 model the Cooper S featured a 135kW/240Nm motor, while the JCW upped the stakes to 155kW/260Nm. Equipped with a 6-speed manual the R56 John Cooper Works was able to dispatch the 0 to 100km/h sprint in 6.5 seconds and was able to hit a top speed of 238km/h.

Expect those figures to be bettered by the F56 John Cooper Works model. For comparison’s sake the F56 Cooper S has a 2-litre turbo engine churning out 141kW of power and 280Nm of torque. This will chew through the 0 to 100km/h sprint in 6.8 seconds and see it through to a top speed of 235km/h.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]