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New Mini John Cooper Works Hatch

Mini John Cooper Works Hatch and Clubman on the stand at Geneva

New Mini John Cooper Works Hatch

Mini will resume production of John Cooper Works-tuned cars following the launch of the new Mini Cooper S Hatch and Mini Cooper S Clubman. Both versions will be available from July 2008 with 211bhp, capable of 62mph in 6.5 seconds. Even the speedo has been revised with a limit of 160mph to accommodate the new maximum speed of 148mph. The engine, brakes and suspension settings are all adapted from the Mini Challenge race car and a full range of John Cooper Works body styling is available too. Despite impressive performance figures both will return over 40mpg and meet the Euro 5 emissions standards for 2009. Prices for the hatch start from £20,500 and £21,700 for the Clubman. They will be unveiled at Geneva on 4th March.