The 2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible delivers impressive performance, a sporty ride, and an open-air driving experience, thanks to its power-operated fabric top, which ope...
The 2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible delivers impressive performance, a sporty ride, and an open-air driving experience, thanks to its power-operated fabric top, which opens in 15 seconds and stores in a compact space above the trunk. The top includes a heated glass rear window. Inside, standard features for the John Cooper Works Convertible include cloth upholstery, six-way manually adjustable front sport seats, and a tilt/telescopic steering column with a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel. Aluminum-alloy foot pedals, keyless entry, a start/stop button, air conditioning, a climate-controlled glovebox, and a six-speaker AM/FM audio system with a CD player and an MP3 input jack also come standard. Owners can add such features as leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a navigation system with real-time traffic.
A turbocharged, performance-tweaked 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine drives the 2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible. The engine develops 208 hp and 207 lb-ft of peak torque, thanks to its Borg Warner turbocharger and modified cylinders and exhaust tuning. It links to a six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter, which is the only transmission available on this trim. The engine propels the two-door convertible from 0-60 in 6.2 seconds, with a top speed of 148 mph. A beefed-up performance suspension with sport-tuned shocks and springs provides a sporty ride. In addition, the convertible sits slightly lower than the other MINI Cooper trims, resulting in a lower center of gravity, improved handling, and better performance dynamics. Brembo front brakes with 12.4-inch brake discs provide plenty of stopping power. Safety features include six airbags, Dynamic Stability Control, traction control, and antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution. The John Cooper Works Convertible trim rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tires.