Due to demand in the United States, Mini USA has decided to bring a limited number of the John Cooper Works World Championship 50 to the stateside. Mini originally planned a limited production run of just 250 units for Europe only.
The United States will now get 50 of the 250 units of the limited production special edition hatchback. Sales will start later this summer with prices expected to be around $40,300.
The Mini John Cooper Works World Championship 50 is based on the Mini John Cooper works and is powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder with Twin-Scroll turbocharger and petrol direct injection. That’s good for a total of 211-hp with a maximum torque of 207 lb-ft. 0 to 60 mph comes in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 148 mph. Estimated fuel-economy comes in at 6.9 liters per 100 km (34 mpg in U.S. terms).
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– By: Kap Shah