MINI John Cooper Works is the Sportiest Car of 2016

October 18th, 2016 by

Since 1980, readers of the German magazine Sport Auto have voted for their favorite cars in terms of performance and driving experience. In 2015, the categories grew to allow readers to vote on the sportiest import models produced by series manufacturers. And this year, out of a pool of 235 models, readers chose the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works hardtop as their number one sporty car.

While all MINI models are known for their athletic handling, it comes as no surprise to us here at Bill Jacobs MINI that the MINI John Cooper Works hardtop took home the top slot for sportiest car. After all, under its hood sits the most powerful engine ever installed in a MINI automobile. The two-liter four-cylinder engine incorporates model-specifically refined MINI TwinPower Turbo technology, and is capable of generating a peak output of 228 horsepower.

Right now, we’ve got the 2017 MINI John Cooper Works here at our dealership near Chicago, IL, among a host of other all-new MINI cars. Thanks to a full body aerodynamics kit, exclusive wheels and colors, and a host of other visual enhancements, it’s easy to spot these models. In addition to impressive engines, the MINI John Cooper Works features sport suspensions, oversized brakes, upgraded transmissions, and premium hardware.

The MINI John Cooper Works line is built to honor racing legend John Cooper, who took the Classic MINI out on the racetrack in 1961, taking the scene by storm thanks to what would become the hallmarks of the MINI brand: nimble handling, innovative engine and wheel layout, and near perfect balance.

We’ll be glad to take you out for a test drive in one of these stand-out MINI vehicles. We can also walk you through the ins and outs of some of our other great MINI models, like the 2017 MINI Paceman. Stop by and see us soon!