MINI John Cooper Works One year after its US premiere, MINI is set to present the new John Cooper Works, Superleggera Vision and MINI 5-door at January’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The new MINI JCW (John Cooper Works) is raring to go and now sees its world premiere at NAIAS. Highlights of the 2015 MINI JCW include a particularly powerful turbo engine, race-tuned suspension technology and an aerodynamically optimized body design. The MINI 5-door, on the other hand, is a new version of the original in the premium small car segment.

World premiere for the top athlete: the new MINI John Cooper Works.

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The new MINI JCW offers extreme temperament subject to precise control, making for especially fascinating driving fun in day-to-day traffic. Typical of the JCW variants, these characteristics are created by developing and harmonising technology details for the engine, suspension, body and cockpit based on in-depth racing expertise and geared towards top performance.

The most important components of this overall package are the powerful 4-cylinder turbo engine, a sports suspension including Brembo sports brake system and exclusive JCW light alloy wheels, the JCW aerodynamics kit and particularly large air inlets on the front section of the vehicle as well as a variant-specific interior in sports car style. With its exclusive design and equipment features, the new MINI JCW is set more clearly apart than ever from the other variants of the MINI family. It achieves significantly improved driving performance figures and a further reduced level of fuel consumption as compared to its predecessor.

MINI Superleggera Vision: British style meets Italian flair.

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Future-oriented technology and tradition-steeped automobile craftsmanship are combined in the concept study of a compact roadster created as a collaborative venture between MINI and the Italian design and body manufacturing specialist Touring Superleggera. The MINI Superleggera Vision presents a modern interpretation of a classic open-top two-seater merging British style with Italian flair. Elaborately crafted by hand, the study has an electric motor under the bonnet. The vehicle concept and design are homed in entirely on the essentials: driving fun and aesthetic appeal.

The roadster’s characteristic MINI proportions derive a fascinating charismatic touch from the unmistakable Touring Superleggera lines and surface finish. The lightweight construction, used for the body, contributes to pure driving fun, enthralling agility and groundbreaking efficiency. In the interior of the MINI Superleggera Vision, purist and therefore timeless aesthetic appeal is created by means of generous surfaces and high-quality materials which are especially authentic since they have largely been left in their original state.

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