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    (désolé j'ai pas traduit...)

    200bhp Punch For Ultimate MINI
    Hot hatch fans have never had it so good! With the Ford Focus RS, SEAT Leon Cupra R and Honda Civic Type R already available, plus Vauxhall's Astra GSi on its way, there's almost too much choice. But deciding what to buy is about to become a lot harder - with the arrival of the 200bhp MINI Cooper S Works. And Auto Express can exclusively reveal that the new model will be available from January, priced £18,000.

    Developed by legendary British tuning specialist John Cooper Works, the car follows on from its hot version of the MINI Cooper, which we drove in issue 681. The newcomer's appeal is simple - take a standard £14,500 Cooper S and add a performance upgrade kit to increase the 163bhp to a more potent 200bhp. As with the Cooper Works, customers will be able to specify the package with their new motor or have it fitted at a later date. Either way, the extra 37hbp will cost around £3,500 - but it promises to be money well spent, as the power hike will slash the car's 0-60mph sprint time from 7.4 to only six seconds.

    The legendary company is not your average tuner, either, as it has an even longer heritage than the MINI brand. Based in West Sussex, it has been involved in racing since 1940, and its modifications transformed the original Mini from city runabout into a giant-killing race winner in the Sixties. BMW has also involved the firm closely with the development of the current MINI range, and gives its blessing to the Works tuning packages.

    As a result, the modifications are extensive, but very professionally installed. Great care has been taken by John Cooper Works to create the optimum blend of performance increase without compromising reliability. A spokesman for the company told us: "We use proper mechanical modifications to generate the improved performance, and don't simply 'chip' the car. The changes will be similar to those seen on the current MINI Cooper Works, although this model will be more expensive as the power hike is greater."

    The alterations will include fitting a new head to the Brazilian-made 1.6-litre powerplant from the standard Cooper S. This will be gas-flowed and the car's supercharger features modified turbine blades to improve boost.

    An induction kit and a freer-flowing, large-bore sports exhaust will be added, while the engine management system will be reprogrammed. The spokesman revealed that the Cooper S Works kit will increase output right across the rev range. "More power will be available from the word go," he explained.

    The modifications to the engine boost maximum torque from 210Nm to a very impressive 253Nm. Visually, the customer can decide on the extent of the styling changes, but most buyers are expected to opt for the Works bodykit, which is closely based on the MINI's Aero pack, already available as an option on the standard Cooper S.

    Another downside of modifications is that the standard manufacturer warranty is normally invalidated - but not so with this new model, as the upgrade kit will be approved by BMW. Mat Watson


  • #2
    6000 Euros quoi, ca fait cher du cheval gagné meme s'il est noble!!!
    Apres la 2ème Cooper S de Geneve en 2002, une S Castagna, modèle unique et finalement une R56 S full brune!

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    • #3
      voui c'est vraiment po donné
      a ce prix autant monter un autre moteur dedans...
      Plus qu'a esperer qu'il y a moyen de grapiller sur le non changement du pot etc.. si c'est le prix de uniquement le prepa moteur argllll po pour moi, je tjs la solution hamann garantie aussi mais effectivement qui me semble nettement moins aboutie et plus" domageable pour le moteur ( culasse?)
      O/60 en 6 sec elle doit faire plus de 200 ch alors leur prepa.. wait and see je suis livré qu'en mars...d'ou pour le moment ca change po grd chose
      on verra ca lors de la visite des ateliers
      il fera peut-etre un tarif de groupe

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      • #4
        Top, je le fais monter dès que possible, sauf pour
        le kit aéro que je ne prens pas. A+

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        • #5
          Moi je descend en 13 pouces avec des 145 pour favoriser les accélérations!
          Apres la 2ème Cooper S de Geneve en 2002, une S Castagna, modèle unique et finalement une R56 S full brune!

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          • #6
            t'es le roi Kéké [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

            les roues de 12 pouces des anciennes Mini devraient bien suffire...

            pour ce qui est du kit works, je pense qu'ils enlévent des trucs dans la voiture, genre airbag, radio, siége passager, rétroviseurs... une cure d'amaigrissement pour arriver à ce niveau de perf.

            a+

            Toto

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            • #7
              </font><blockquote>citation:</font><hr /> pour ce qui est du kit works, je pense qu'ils enlévent des trucs dans la voiture, genre airbag, radio, siége passager, rétroviseurs... une cure d'amaigrissement pour arriver à ce niveau de perf. </font>[/QUOTE]La belle mère aussi mais ca coûte beaucoup plus cher; au moins le prix d'un déménagement à l'étranger. Mais pour ce prix la on améliore aussi l'accoustique et le confort auditif du véhicule.

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