MINI Cooper S (R53) JCW GP

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Description

Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53) was launched in 2001 as the performance derivative of the premium B-Segment vehicle that the company developed and offered under BMW ownership. In 2006, the John Cooper Works company launched an even more focused, powerful and lighter limited edition – the Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53) Works GP (only produced in 2000 units).

The longitudinal control arms on the rear axle were made of aluminium, and the omission of the sound-deadening material and the rear seats have made further weight reductions. Modifications to the intercooler as well as engine tuning measures increased power output of the supercharged 1.6-litre engine on a standard MINI Cooper S JCW by 8bhp. In order that such power and the high maximum torque of 245 Nm are transferred securely to the road, the car featured a Limited Slip Differential and Dynamic Stability Control as standard. Finally it came with igh-performance brakes by John Cooper Works featuring red-lacquered brake calipers on the front wheels as well as specially-designed weight-reduced 18-inch alloy wheels.

The special edition was only be available in grey-blue metallic combined with a Pure Silver roof and Chili Red wing mirrors. A new aerodynamics package – front and rear aprons, a wing-shaped rear spoiler, underbody panelling and even lower side sills had been added. The air scoop on the bonnet and in the front apron also came in Pure Silver. Interior standard equipment included Recaro sports seats (only at the front), single CD, air-conditioning and a multi-function steering wheel.

 

Additional information

Model

Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53) Works GP

Production

2006

Segment

B

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1598 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Electronic Injection

Power (hp)

215

Power (kw)

160

Power (@rpm)

@7100 rpm

Torque (Nm)

250

Torque (@rpm)

@4600 rpm

0-100km/h

6,5

Top Speed (km/h)

240 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

149 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,8

CO2 (g/km)

207 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1180 kg

Length

3655 mm

Width

1688 mm

Height

1416 mm

Wheelbase

2467 mm

Front Track

1446 mm

Rear Track

1452 mm

Boot Space

Tire Size

195/55 R16

Front Brakes

294 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

259 mm Discs