25/02 Offical news (source: AutoExpress) Has MINI Worked another marvel? Take a look at the first official pictures of the MINI Cooper S Works – in both hatchback and Clubman form for the first time. With the John Cooper Works brand now brought in house, we can expect to see more JCW badged MINIs than ever, and it looks like enthusiasts will be far from disappointed. Set to make its debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, the pair of red hot MINIs promise to be the wildest pocket rockets on the road. Equipped with a 208bhp turbocharged engine, race-developed chassis and hi-tech limited-slip diff, the John Cooper Works is capable of keeping pace with performance cars which have twice its power. To set the Works variants apart from standard Cooper S models, the range toppers get 17-inch alloy wheels, while the rear is dominated by stainless steel exhausts. Subtle Works logos sit on the grille, the tailgate and the large, bright red front brake callipers. Many more beefy extras are available on the options list. Inside, there’s a tactile leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel and heavily bolstered sports seats. Deep Recaro buckets are optional. Powered by a thoroughly redeveloped version of the Cooper S’s 1.6-litre petrol engine from the Cooper S, the JCW models come with a new twin-scroll turbocharger, strengthened pistons, a bigger oil cooler and revised fuel injection system create 208bhp and 260Nm of torque. That rises to 280Nm with an overboost facility. In the hatchback the sprint from 0-60mph takes a thrilling 6.5 seconds – and the Clubman is only 0.3 seconds slower. What’s more, thanks to parent company BMW’s Efficient Dynamics technology the design of the engine means the hatchback will return 40.9mpg and emit 165g/km of carbon dioxide, while the Clubman achieves 40.4mpg and 167g/km. The MINI chassis has also been thoroughly reworked, and there’s also the option of a 10mm lower ‘Extreme’ suspension pack. The ace up the MINI’s sleeve is the new Dynamic Traction Control differential. With three separate settings, drivers can tailor the set-up to suit the circumstances, from a full electronic safety net to race-ready mode. The John Cooper Works will go on sale in the UK in July. Prices are expected to start at £20,500 for the hatchback, while the Clubman is estimated to cost £21,700. 24/02 Unoffical news (source: AutoWereld) Everybody know the Mini Cooper and Clubman with John Cooper Works pakkets. But the realy sportive version of the Clubman was absent. In Genève we saw a John Cooper Works Cooper and Clubman with 211 pk. For offical information we must wait until 24 of februari. I can tel you that the John Cooper Works version of Mini Cooper and Mini Clubman have a power of 211 pk. Thats a little bit more that the 174 pk of the Cooper S. With a strong 1.6 liter turbomotor the Mini Cooper can in 6,5 secden and the Clubman 6,8 sec to 100 km/h. There are also a special in- and exterieur with mutch sportive details.