2015 Mini John Cooper Works automatic UK review
Source : 2015 Mini John Cooper Works automatic UK review
Faster along with also more rounded than any ‘Works’ Mini before the idea. Still a committed prospect – to buy along with also to use – although rewarding to drive The brand-new 228bhp Mini John Cooper Works hot hatchback: the fastest-accelerating along with also most powerful Mini yet made, since you asked.The first properly hot Mini derivative benefitting by BMW’s move by 1.6- to 2.0-litres of swept volume, the JCW trumps its predecessor by transformative-looking margins – 10% on peak power, along with also 23% on torque. brand-new pistons, turbo, induction along with also exhaust systems deliver those output gains over along with also above the Cooper S.The overhaul to the JCW’s running chassis along with also driveline will be even more thorough – although, just like last Mini GP, the JCW shuns a proper mechanical limited slip differential for a brake-actuated torque vectoring setup.The front suspension gets uprated springs along with also dampers, brand-new tube-shaped anti-roll bars, lightweight support bearings, strengthened along with also lightened supports along with also wishbones, along with also triple-path strut mounts. The multi-link rear suspension has also been lightened along with also toughened up.Drive finds the idea way to the front wheels via a ‘split’ system of driveshafts, in which an intermediate propshaft running underneath the engine allows for the fitment of equal-length halfshafts for each driven wheel – along with also more consistent steering feedback as a result. Braking’s by 330mm Brembo iron discs along with also four-piston calipers up front, along with also wheels are 17in alloys as standard, with 18s an option.Beside in which choice of wheel, variable damper control will be the most dynamically influential option on the vehicle, substituting the standard passive shocks for switchable units with twin reservoirs, which you can firm up using the vehicle’s ‘Sport’ drive mode. Our test car had them fitted.
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