Advertisement

New MINI John Cooper Works Model Previewed With Detroit Concept

 
Follow Viknesh

MINI John Cooper Works concept, unveiled at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

It was only a couple of months ago that MINI first revealed its new 2014 Cooper, the third generation of the modern MINI and the biggest one yet. Now MINI is giving us a preview of the upcoming John Cooper Works performance variant with a new concept on show this week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

The concept features all the typical JCW cues, including many performance-enhancing items. These include 18-inch light alloys, aerodynamic aids and a sports exhaust system. The tail-pipes of the concept’s exhaust system also features a special chrome finish which we bet will be offered as an option to buyers of future JCW products.

ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford F-150: 2.7-Liter EcoBoost & 700-Pound Weight Loss

The concept also dons enlarged intakes up front, LED headlights, black detailing around the grille, a rear spoiler and special body attachments designed to channel air efficiently around the C-pillars. The final touch is a new shade of paint MINI is calling Bright Highways Gray. The paint finish has a special manufacturing process, where it's first hand-polished and then covered with a clear coat in order to create a lustrous sheen.

With the latest MINI Cooper offering a slate of more powerful engines plus a longer wheelbase and wider track compared to the outgoing model, it is only natural the eventual JCW version will lift the bar higher in the performance stakes compared to its own contemporary version. We wouldn’t be surprised if it even manages to outshine last year’s JCW GP special edition.

To see what else is on show in Detroit, head over to our dedicated hub.



_______________________________________

Follow Motor Authority on Facebook.

Advertisement
 
Follow Us

Advertisement

Take Us With You!

 
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We care about your privacy. By submitting your request, your data will be subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms and you agree that the dealers checked above may contact you using an auto dialer or an automated message.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Research New Cars

Go!

Related Used Listings

Browse used listings in your area.


 
© 2014 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.