MINI introduces the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit and Exhaust
MINI of North America is introducing the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit. The new kit utilizes a retrofit exhaust system, aftermarket components and engine software programming increasing the engine power output and exhaust system performance.
It increases the engine’s power output on the Cooper S and Cooper S ALL4 on the Clubman and Countryman models from 189 to 208 hp and pushes the maximum torque to 221 ft-lb between 1,350 and 4,600 rpm. At the same time, the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit also provides reduced exhaust gas back pressure, in combination with adapted engine software, to deliver the sporty responsiveness MINI owners have come to love across the John Cooper Works variants.
The Tuning Kit and exhaust, which can be purchased and installed at any local MINI dealer in the U.S., includes a Bluetooth actuated exhaust valve system to easily switch between two operating modes – Sport mode and Sport+ mode. The Sport mode is approved for unrestricted use on public roads while the Sport+ mode is designed for use on the race track.
Both modes accentuate the car’s sporty character and underscore its emotionality with a voluminous and exhilarating sound for a more intensive driving experience. The exhaust system is made from high-quality stainless steel for exceptional quality and longevity.
For that racing inspired look, the tuning kit can be fitted with a choice of JCW Chrome or Carbon Fiber tailpipes.