MINI Cooper S (F55/F56) JCW
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.
Mini Cooper S MK3 (F55/F56) Works
6,1 (Auto) / 6,3 (Manual)
|Top Speed (km/h)|
|Top Speed (mph)|
5,2 (Auto) / 5,7 (Manual)
133 g/km (Auto) / 155 g/km (Manual)
6 AT (Auto) / 6 MT (Manual)
1220 kg (Auto) / 1205 kg (Manual)