MINI Cooper JCW Convertible 4-Day Review by Autos.ca
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Since temperatures rose even over there, the guys from Autos.ca decided to take MINIs 'funtastic' JCW Convertible out for a spin for a couple of days, to see exactly what it's like to be 'NOT NORMAL'.
As you probably imagined from the first time you read the title, the end result was a lot of fun. The 1.6-liter engine that develops just over 200 HP and 260 Nm of torque bolts to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds whilst also giving you that go-kart feeling.
Having the top down whilst doing all of this is just the icing on the cake. As their test proved, MINI really though this car through and fitted it with all sorts of things that might've gotten left out if anyone else built it.
Such things include the locking rear seats that prevent thieves from entering the boot compartment when the top is down and the digital display that actually works in the sun and changes color so that it's readable even in direct sunlight.
Usually, fuel consumption is off during test drives because people drive them insanely just to see how they cope. This one makes no exception as the editor shamefully admitted but the average mpg reached 33.6 (7 l/100km) which is just short of the 36.7 mpg (6.4 l/100 km) officially declared.
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