Click on the Mini above for more pictures of the 2008 John Cooper Works package
Update: The horsepowr figure was changed from 218 to 207.
The MINI brand from BMW proves that cars need not be ridiculously expensive to be stylish and desirable, and they don't need huge engines to be fun-to-drive. While we think that even the base-model MINI with its 1.6 liter naturally-aspirated engine strikes a great balance between power and fuel economy for a vehicle this size, those looking for some extra get-up-and-go can opt for the turbocharged Cooper S model. For those who are never satisfied, Mini will be revealing their new 2008 John Cooper Works package at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
The Works package bumps power from 172 to 207 while achieving the same fuel mileage number of 34 miles per gallon on the highway. If you need a bit more room, the JCW package will also be offered on the Clubman, which is nearly as fuel efficient. Anytime power goes up without a detrimental effect on economy, we're all for it. See? Fun can be frugal.
[Source: MINI via Autoblog]