Video: Fifth Gear drives the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe

UK TV show Fifth Gear spent some time behind the wheel of the new MINI John Cooper Works Coupe. At the wheel of the 211-hp coupe is sitting the fans’ favorite Vicki Butler-Henderson, the famous driver that entertained us recently with the new BMW M3 GTS.

The MINI Coupe JCW is powered by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, plus numerous technological details carried over directly from motor sport.

The engine outputs 155 kW/211 hp at 6,000 rpm, has maximum torque of 260 Nm/192 lb-ft at 1,850 – 5,600 rpm (280 Nm/207 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm). Acceleration from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) comes in 6.4 seconds, with a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph).

Average fuel consumption according to EU standard is 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers (39.8 mpg imp).


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