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Mini John Cooper Works Convertible

The John Cooper Works Mini Convertible gets the classic name and the performance upgrades to match. The power increase pushes the limits of what a small front wheel drive car can handle, but this just makes the Mini more entertaining and characterful.

The stiff chassis of this Mini shines through and is nicely responsive, filling the driver with confidence that when the when the tyres begin to hunt for traction you will be able to wrestle it back and keep it under control. When you want to drive less spiritedly the JCW Convertible is happy to quietly cruise and does so with respectable fuel economy but you can always feel the car’s eagerness there, waiting to break free and have fun.

The price increase over the standard Mini Cooper S is quite high (nearly 20%) for the fairly moderate performance gains but for those who value it, there is no contest and only the Mini John Cooper Works Convertible is worth considering.

Mini John Cooper Works Convertible Details

Production Dates2009-current
Length 3758 mm / 148 in
Width 1913 mm / 75 in
Height 1414 mm / 56 in
Wheelbase 2467 mm / 97 in
Turning Circle 10.7 m / 421 in
Luggage Capacity 125 litres / 4.41 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres / 13.2 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service Intervals Variable miles


Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 1598 cc
Power 211@6000 bhp
Torque 192@1750-5500 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
Kerb Weight 1315 kg / 2899 lb
UK Retail Price from £25,295
UK Insurance Group 36


Max speed (manual) 146 mph / 235 kph
Max speed (auto) 145 mph / 233 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 6.9 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 7.1 seconds

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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