MINI Performance Features: A Cut Above the Rest

2015 John Cooper Works

If you’re looking for some fun performance features in your next car, look no further. MINI has a new car for you.

What makes the MINI…well…less than mini? Quite fankly? Everything! From its powerful performance, superior handling and dynamic style to its overall value, the MINI is anything but miniature in terms of performance and presentation. Above all, when you first drive a MINI you’re going to notice the pickup you get from simply pushing the gas pedal. Its power is undeniable.

Check out the list below to see the best of all MINI performance features:

MINI Cooper

  • 5-liter 3-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology
  • Turbocharging, direct injection, VALVETRONIC, Dual VANOS
  • Electronic throttle
  • Dual-cone synchronizers
  • 6-speed manual

MINI Cooper S

  • 0-liter 4-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology
  • Turbocharging, direct injection, VALVETRONIC, Dual VANOS
  • Hood scoop air intake
  • Performance control
  • Performance suspension
  • Runflat tires
  • Brake Ducts
  • Available 6-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles

John Cooper Works

  • 0-liter 4 cylinder engine with TwinPower Technology
  • Tuned, Turbocharging, direct injection, VALVETRONIC, Dual VANO
  • Rear spoiler
  • Performance control
  • Sport suspension with stiffer front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Runflat tires
  • Available 6-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles


As you can see, there’s something for everyone when searching for the perfect MINI! If you’re interested in taking one out for a test drive (and trust us, you want to!), visit us at MINI of Pittsburgh!


Driving Fun and Efficiently with MINI’s John Cooper Works

A suite of new high-performance MINIs is coming to town. The John Cooper Works line of MINIs pack a punch of power and fuel efficiency as the newest incarnation of the MINIMALISM attitude.

The principle behind MINIMALISM relies on engine efficiency in fuel consumption and emission-reducing technology. The MINI John Cooper Works has both of these, while still offering instant power on the pedal.

The 2013 models will carry a next-generation John Cooper Works engine based on the powertrain in the MINI Cooper S. This powerhouse will use a twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and VALVETRONIC variable valve control. The VALVETRONIC throttle-free load control boosts the response of the engine, in addition to improving efficiency.

The 1.6-liter, 208 hp, four-cylinder engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, with an optional automatic that features Steptronic function. The electric motor only uses energy when power is needed, which helps to reduce fuel consumption. However, fuel efficiency hasn’t affected the power and fun in the drive. The 2013 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop can hit 60 from 0 in just 6.2 seconds. The ‘overboost’ function will take the new John Cooper Works engine from 192 lbs-feet of torque up to 207.

Model lines include the MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop, MINI John Cooper Works Clubman, MINI John Cooper Works Convertible, MINI John Cooper Works Coupe and MINI John Cooper Works Roadster. The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman will come with ALL4 all-wheel-drive.

2012 MINI John Cooper Works