Mini Convertible Gets the John Cooper Works Treatment

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The new hot version of the Mini Convertible has arrived.

The Mini John Cooper Works Convertible takes everything great from the hardtop model and adds the joy of open-air driving. Providing motivation is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine making 228 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Jumping from 0 to 60 mph will take 6.4 seconds with the manual gearbox while the auto will do it just 0.1 second faster.

Dynamic damper control is available with the car while a sport suspension and chassis enhancements come standard. Larger Brembo brakes handle slowing this little pocket rocket down.

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Sportier looks come courtesy of a body kit, standard 17-inch wheels and LED headlights. Inside, a black and red color scheme help to give the JCW some added style.

Springing for the John Cooper Works Convertible will set you back $36,450, while the base model convertible sells for $26,800.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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