The 2013 MINI Hardtop will include the MINI 1.6 liter Cooper and Cooper S engines as well as the John Cooper Works option that has been extensively updated this year. These four-cylinder powertrains resemble the original MINI’s in cylinder number and placement, transversely over the front axle, but are cleaner, far more efficient and powerful. Both were developed utilizing BMW Group’s expertise in the field of engine development.
The MINI Cooper Hardtop accelerates from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds. The MINI Cooper S and John Cooper Works engines join the forces of direct injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger with the incredible power-enhancing and fuel-efficient technology known as Valvetronic. The MINI Cooper S Hardtop accelerates to from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds while the John Cooper Works does so in 6.2 seconds.
The MINI Cooper produces 121 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque, while the MINI Cooper S boasts 181 hp and 177 lb-ft respectively (192 lb-ft with overboost). The John Cooper Works model produces 208 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque at 1,850 – 5,600 rpm (207 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm).
Compared with the MINI Cooper Hardtop, the MINI Cooper S and John Cooper Works Hardtop have a more sporting suspension set-up, and as an option, all three models are available with a sport suspension for an even higher standard of driving pleasure.