2008 John Cooper Works MINI Cooper Clubman, Pictures To Go With Long…

2008 John Cooper Works Mini Cooper Clubman. That's sort of like saying Porsche Cayenne GTS. Performance monikers slapped on vehicles with inherant performance shortcomings. Yes, we know, the 2008 JCW Mini Cooper Clubman already got the unveil at Geneva, but it was a pretty big show, and Spin and myself didn't really… » 3/19/08 6:17pm 3/19/08 6:17pm

2008 John Cooper Works Mini Cooper Clubman Revealed, Officially!

In addition to the just revealed 2008 JCW Mini Cooper S, we've also got some great shots below of the new 2008 JCW Mini Cooper Clubman S. It's the first time JCW's gotten a hold of the Clubman, and the photos look great — better even the faux JCW Mini Cooper Clubman S we'd seen already. Unfortunately, we won't have a… » 2/23/08 6:00pm 2/23/08 6:00pm

Dutch Autoweek Gets It Wrong On JCW-Infused Mini Clubman

Last week, the folks at Autoweek.nl reported the release of the new JCW Mini Clubman. According to the Mini-gasmic folks at Motoring File, they were totally wrong. According to them, the pictures were actually some BMW press shots showing off how you could kit up the Mini Clubman with the current portfolio of… » 11/12/07 10:45am 11/12/07 10:45am

John Cooper Works Mini Clubman Revealed

Autoweek.nl is following in the embargo-breaking footsteps of its 'merican magazine cousins (not related). Whereas AutoWeek leaked the early deets on the Clubman, Autoweek.nl's releasing details on the new John Cooper Works edition of the slightly-bigger-than-mini Mini. Our Dutch isn't great, but it looks like it will… » 11/08/07 11:15am 11/08/07 11:15am

Frankfurt Auto Show: 2008 Mini Cooper JCW Challenge

As we told you a couple of weeks back, the tiny auto brand owned by BMW revealed both a car that's a wee bit bigger in size and one that's a wee bit bigger in horsepower, top speed and torque. More on the Clubman later. First off, let's go for More Power! with the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Challenge. It's a Mini… » 9/12/07 11:30am 9/12/07 11:30am

Mini to Reveal JCW Challenge Edition in Frankfurt

A Mini Cooper S built only for the track? Yes, please. And make it a double. Mini says it's rolling out a new Challenge edition of the Cooper S that offers higher top speed, increased torque, faster acceleration and better traction in exchange for DOT approval. Right, it's track-only. It's got the John Cooper Works… » 8/14/07 6:36am 8/14/07 6:36am

Geneva Pre-Show: Mini John Cooper Works R56

Funny story. Remember that new Mini JCW Motoring File talked about a few days back. Well, they were completely unwrong about that. It's the new Mini John Cooper Works R56 — a tuning kit for the MINI Cooper S's twin-scroll 1.6-liter four — and it's debuting next week in Geneva. The mild tuning kit can be installed on… » 3/02/07 10:15am 3/02/07 10:15am

Give Me One With the Works: Mini Planning JCW "Stage One Kit"

Those Mini followers at MotoringFile say more speed kitting that bears the name of John Cooper is on the way. Word is, the BMW brand will offer two new JCW products, not just one as it does now. Apparently, the really big news is a high-output, JCW-tuned Mini coming in 2008, which will reportedly be some measure of… » 2/28/07 6:53am 2/28/07 6:53am

The Mini GP: M-Power on the Cheap or Cynical Marketing Exersize?

Our buddy Gabe at Motoring File points us to a new test of the Mini John Cooper Works GP in the newsstand edition of Evo. The article poses the question foremost on Mini heads' minds, as it were. That is, is the GP a pure sports car, influenced by BMW's M-Power propellerheads, or is it a cynical tart job for those… » 7/10/06 10:43am 7/10/06 10:43am