Mini Cooper S MK3 (F55/F56) Works

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Description

The third generation Mini was launched in 2014 based on BMW’s UKL platform. The model was 98 mm longer, 44 mm wider, and 7 mm taller than its predecessor, with a 28 mm longer wheelbase and an increase in track width.

In 2015, MINI launched the more focused Mini Cooper S MK3 (F55/F56) Works. The reworked TwinPower Turbo 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine generated a maximum output of 170 kW/231 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm, accelerating the new MINI John Cooper Works from standing to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds (automatic: 6.1 seconds) and providing a maximum speed of 246 km/h. The engine had turbocharging integrated in the exhaust manifold, direct injection with injectors arranged centrally between the valves, fully variable valve control in the form of VALVETRONIC as patented by the BMW Group and variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS).

The car also received sports exhaust system, sports suspension (single-joint spring strut axle at front and a multilink rear axle) with exclusive 17-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels and a sports brake system developed in collaboration with  Brembo

Visually, the John Cooper Works aerodynamics kit included redesigned bumpers with larger and functional air intakes taking the place of the foglamps, model-specific rear spoiler and rear diffuser. Inside, the distinctive cockpit design completed with newly developed JCW sports seats comprising integrated headrest, JCW leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, JCW gear or selector lever, stainless steel pedals including driver footrest and anthracite roof liner.

In 2016, MINI launched the John Cooper Works Challenge edition, with a limited production of 100 cars. The car came fitted with super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, adjustable suspension with NItron coilover spring and damper units, and Quaife automatic torque biasing (ATB) limited slip differential. On the exterior it featured lower front splitters, rear spoiler add-ons, rear diffuser, rear splitters, carbon fibre air intake, carbon fibre mirror covers and carbon fibre tailpipe finishers.

In 2019, MINI updated the JCW engine by integrating a new petrol engine particulate filter  inside the exhaust emissions system, allowing the car to be WLTP compliant while retaining the same levels of performance.

 

 

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Additional information

Model

Mini Cooper S MK3 (F55/F56) Works

Production

2015-present

Segment

B

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1998 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Electronic Injection

Power (hp)

231

Power (kw)

170

Power (@rpm)

@5200-6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

320

Torque (@rpm)

@1250-4800 rpm

0-100km/h

6,1 (Auto) / 6,3 (Manual)

Top Speed (km/h)

246 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

153 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

5,2 (Auto) / 5,7 (Manual)

CO2 (g/km)

133 g/km (Auto) / 155 g/km (Manual)

Gearbox

6 AT (Auto) / 6 MT (Manual)

Weight

1220 kg (Auto) / 1205 kg (Manual)

Length

3714 mm

Width

4006 mm

Height

1425 mm

Wheelbase

2495 mm

Front Track

1501 mm

Rear Track

1501 mm

Boot Space

278

Tire Size

205/45 R17

Front Brakes

Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

Discs