The GP booklet

I visited MINI of Peabody today and was given a couple of copies of the US MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works HP kit booklets, which I have scanned and put in a gallery:


The booklet describes the exterior (remodelled front and rear aprons, side skirts, new rear wing spoiler, 218 horsepower, 18″ light alloy wheels, thunder blue metallic paint with pure silver contrast roof), the interior (anthracite speedometer and rev counter dials with red needle), seating (Grey / Panther black cloth / leather with red stitching, adjustable thigh support, built-in heating, and no rear seats), equipment list (aero kit, a/c, DSC, JCW kit with 16″ breaks [sic], LSD, sports suspension, 18″ light allow rims, on-board computer, CD player radio with MFSW, anthracite interior) and technical data (weight 2649lb, max power 215hp+/-, max torque 180ft lbs @ 4500rpm, max speed >146, fuel consumption 24.7/38.0)

It’s interesting to compare this with the one from England – they are mostly identical but the English version has a few differences, including different units for the technical specs (218 hp UK compared with 215 SAE hp, 245 Nm torque UK compared with 180 ft lbs, etc).
Most significantly, the English car gets Recaro sports seats, not available in USA due to tighter airbag laws.


Also the English booklet doesn’t have the “breaks”/”brakes” typo!

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