Ad Radar

2013 John Cooper Works Lineup Receives New Engine and Optional Automatic Transmission

By Trevor Dorchies | May 21, 2012
Summoning its racing heritage from the 1960's, the John Cooper Works sub-brand from Mini has announced its lineup of 2013 models will boast a new engine, promising more power while sipping on less fuel and leaving a smaller carbon foot-print behind. The new-generation 1.6-liter four-cylinder twin-turbo engine is rated at 208 horsepower and is tweaked ever-so-slightly for each different model in the John Cooper Works stable. If that sounds familiar, it should, as it's the same engine currently used in the John Cooper Works Countryman. A six-speed automatic transmission will also be available on JCW vehicles starting with the 2013 model lineup, but the six-speed manual gearbox will still come standard. Every JCW Countryman will also come standard with Mini's ALL4 all-wheel drive system. Besides the addition of ALL4 all-wheel drive being a standard feature on the JCW Countryman, the five-door model will ride on a set of 18-inch wheels while the rest of the lineup skates along on 17-inch wheels. The biggest in the stable, the JCW Countryman can propel itself from a standstill to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 127 mph. EPA fuel figures haven't been released yet but early testing turned in solid figures. This latest engine to power the entire JCW lineup can be found in the hardtop, Clubman, convertible, coupe and the roadster. Originally based on the Cooper S engine, this next-gen JCW engine relies on a responsive twin-scroll turbocharger, and comes standard with direct injection, which comes in handy for quick and lively driving. BMW's Valvetronic system, which enhances engine performance and efficiency, also rides onboard all 2013 JCW models. The electric power steering component also plays a part in reducing fuel consumption as an electric motor can now sense when power steering assistance is actually needed. On the inside, the JCW lineup includes standard features like the Sport Button, which allows the driver to control the vehicle's acceleration and steering response, a Dynamic Stability Control system which includes Dynamic Traction Control and Electronic Differential Lock Control, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and bigger brakes. In all, each JCW model has been tuned a little differently than the other next to it. Here's a brief breakdown of the major differences and statistics below. 2013 John Cooper Works hardtop
  • 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds (6.4 seconds with the automatic transmission)
  • Top speed: 148 mph (147 mph with the automatic transmission)
2013 John Cooper Works Clubman
  • 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds (6.7 seconds with the automatic transmission)
  • Top speed: 148 mph (147 mph with the automatic transmission)
202013 John Cooper Works convertible
  • 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds (6.8 seconds with the automatic transmission)
  • Top speed: 146 mph (145 mph with the automatic transmission)
2013 John Cooper Works coupe
  • 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds (6.3 seconds with the automatic transmission)
  • Top speed: 149 mph (148 mph with the automatic transmission)
2013 John Cooper Works roadster
  • 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds (6.5 seconds with the automatic transmission)
  • Top speed: 147 mph (146 mph with the automatic transmission)
Source: Mini
  • Jcw Lineup
  • Jcw Lineup Passengers Side Three Quarters
  • Jcw Lineup Rear
 
1 comments
Hemisedan
Hemisedan

Can anyone tell in detail, what's the changes that has been done to the Aisan automatic so that it can live in the JCW? My wife says automatic next time. She seems to think that I snuck the six sped JCW by her two years ago. So, automatic JCW roadster this time. Stic

close