Is the “evil” Mini JCW faster with the ICE of the new all-electric Mini?May 18, 2020
The Fast Lane Car channel on YouTube decided to check who is faster – the new electric car from the Mini or Mini John Cooper Works of the R56 generation with a classic internal combustion engine.
Mini recently admitted that the next generation of high-performance John Cooper Works may lose its internal combustion engine. And although this seems unlikely at the moment, the British company has already taken the first steps towards its all-electric future with the launch of the Mini Cooper SE. This is the first fully electric production car of the brand, having a relatively modest single-engine power plant with a capacity of 184 hp. and a moment of 270 Nm.
The Fast Lane Car channel on YouTube decided to deliver the new Mini electric car against the Mini John Cooper Works R56 generation. It is important to note that this JCW was modernized by the dealer – a modernized intake system was added, an exhaust system and an ECU was reconfigured. Thanks to factory modernization, the little car has a capacity of about 200 horsepower, which is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.
At least on paper, a hatchback with a modernized internal combustion engine has a slight advantage. The 2010 Mini JCW should be able to reach 100 km / h in about 6.8 seconds.
Its modern all-electric successor takes 7.3 seconds to sprint to a hundred.
You may be surprised at the results of the speed competition, but there are at least two good reasons for this. Firstly, a JCW with a traditional ICE is clearly not a new car, which means that there are fewer “horses” left under its hood. Secondly, you need to shift gears in JCW, which adds a subjective factor to car performance. But which of these two cars is more fun to drive? Check out the video at the top of this page to find out.
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