• Mar 25th 2005 at 9:05AM
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John Cooper Works Mini Cooper Convertible

On display at the New York Auto Show was the convertible outfitted with the John Cooper Works tuning kit and a ground effect package. For 2005, Cooper Works adds 7 horsepower, up to 207 at 6,950 rpm and torque is up a little to 180 lbs-ft at 4,500 rpm. Other updates to the Mini line for 2005 include an optional limited slip differential for all S models equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and an optional steptronic six-speed auto also only available in the Cooper S.

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      • 10 Years Ago
      The LSD is optional for 2005, its a $500 option on the S.
      • 10 Years Ago
      Nothing new here, The S-Works was featured at the 2004 Paris Auto Show, and in fact, was hidden deep within the Mini display.
      • 10 Years Ago
      The LSD is a $500 option, not standard. Also note this is the first time an auto is available for the MCS. Reviews have been very positive of its sport mode (with included steering wheel toggles too). The new JCW adds an intake (with cone filter and flap that opens for cowl induction over 4500rpm), higher volume fuel injectors, and updated ECU mapping. It is available as an upgrade to current JCW owners (like me...getting it next week!). The intake is also available separately and can be installed on all MINI models. That JCW car also features many other JCW accessories including brakes, shocks, and carbon fiber appearance accessories.
      • 10 Years Ago
      Bad positioning of words made it sound like the LSD was standard. Reworded. Thanks for correcting .
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