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Mini John Cooper Works Roadster (2012-2015)

The Mini Roadster John Cooper Works has the top of the range powerplant and the fantastic performance that comes with it. The handling is a match for the engine and even the fuel economy isn’t too bad for a performance car. The JCW Mini Roadster gave competitors something to think about being the first properly quick budget roadster of its generation. It is great fun to drive but lacks the poise and finesse of a Lotus Elise.

The Mini Roadster is another opportunity for BMW to diversify the popular Mini brand. The 2-seater gets sports suspension a steeply raked windscreen and a choice of only the performance engines in the range. The addition of a full John Cooper Works performance package makes this a very competent sports car. The ride is firm which may not suit those wanting a more relaxed convertible experience.

Mini John Cooper Works Roadster Details

Production Dates2012-2015
Length 3758 mm / 148 in
Width 1892 mm / 74 in
Height 1391 mm / 55 in
Wheelbase 2467 mm / 97 in
Turning Circle 10.7 m / 421 in
Luggage Capacity 240 litres / 8.48 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres / 13.2 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service Intervals Variable miles

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Mini John Cooper Works Roadster Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels Front-wheel-drive
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 1598 cc
Power 211@6000 bhp
Torque 260@1750 nm
Transmission type 6-spd manual
Kerb Weight 1270 kg / 2800 lb
UK Retail Price from £24,995
UK Insurance Group 37

Mini John Cooper Works Roadster Performance

Max speed (manual) 147 mph / 237 kph
Max speed (auto) 146 mph / 235 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 6.5 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 6.7 seconds

Mini John Cooper Works Roadster Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (manual) 41.5 mpg / 6.8 L/100km
EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 38.7 mpg / 7.3 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (manual) 157 g/km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 169 g/km

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