MINI Cooper S (R56) JCW
In 2006, the second generation of the MINI was launched with a completely new body design based on a re-engineered platform, new interior and updated selection of engines.
Thanks to the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit for the MINI Cooper S, the output of the 1.6 litre twin scroll turbo engine was increased to an 141 kW/192 bhp, with maximum torque up to 250 Nm (270 Nm in overboost).
In mid-2008, Mini brought out a new addition to the JCW family – the Mini John Cooper Works. This is in fact not another power kit, but a whole new version of the R56 Mini Hatch, model code MF91 (MM91 in the Clubman version). This new version comes with major differences from the factory, compared to the 192 bhp (143 kW) power kit that can be supplied through the dealer network:
- Maximum power of 155 kW (208 bhp) at 6000 rpm, and 260 Nm of torque (280 with overboost). This is achieved by means of a new, uprated turbocharger, larger-bore exhaust and a sportier ECU map. Fuel consumption and emissions are also up, however, compared to the 192 bhp (143 kW) kit which has no change compared to the standard 175 bhp (130 kW) Cooper S.
- Electronic limited slip differential (EDLC – Electronic Differential Lock Control). This is infinitely variable between 0% and 50%, as opposed to the permanent 30% of the optional LSD fitted to the R56 MINI Cooper S.
- DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) as fitted as standard on all current BMW models. The John Cooper Works is the first variant of the Mini to come with DTC which, to date, is not available even as an option on other variants. The main difference between DTC and the existent DSC is the ability to “remap” the parameters for the traction and stability control systems, to allow a sportier drive while still employing these systems at the last minute, without fully deactivating them.
Brembo 4 pot caliper JCW brakes, consisting of: four-piston aluminium fixed front brake calipers finished in red with John Cooper Works logo, red painted single piston rear calipers, perforated and grooved ventilated front brake discs (316x22mm or 12.44×0.87in), rear brake discs (280x10mm or 11×0.39in).
Those modifications led to a faster 0-100km/h time of 6,5 seconds and a higher top speed of 238 km/h (148 mph).
Visually, the Mini Cooper S MK2 (R56) Works featured an aerodynamic body kit in body colour – consisting of a front and rear apron and side sills – as well as 18-inch light alloy wheels. Additional, the John Cooper Works accessory range included a carbon roof spoiler, sports seats, sports steering wheel and selected equipment components made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic.
Mini Cooper S MK2 (R56) Works
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316 mm Ventilated Discs
280 mm Discs