By George Polgar
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The most recent MINI John Cooper Works Clubman All4 version pays homage to the unique humble MINI from financial system automotive, born of the mid-50s Suez Canal gasoline disaster, to a world class rally, inventory automotive circuit racer, and 60’s popular culture icon.
The John Cooper Firm, a Method One Constructors Champion in 1959 and 1960, created a pint sized racing engine, which took the MINI to new heights of exuberant efficiency.
Since 2001 the MINI collection beneath BMW possession has been a powerful success within the id politics of automotive advertising. It’s quirky attractiveness – low and boxy with the wheels pushed far out to the 4 corners – has attracted consumers of adventuresome tastes on a broad age spectrum from cool in search of Millennial to nostalgic Boomers.
The pushed ethic of the present administration has produced a properly engineered and properly-put collectively product that makes the a lot of the unique MINI format.
The newest John Cooper Works version packs a boisterous 228 horsepower German constructed 2.zero-liter turbo 4 and an amazingly spacious and accommodating four-door. The premium finishes of the inside are highlighted by the kitschy big round middle-sprint mounted instrument console.
Base priced at $35,000 the maxed out MINI sport mannequin tops $forty five,000.
Seating capability: 5 MSRP:
Horsepower: 228 hp
Dimensions: 168″ L x seventy one″ W x fifty seven″ H
Curb weight: three,450 lbs
Wheel measurement: 18″ diameter, eight″ width