TodayApril 16, 2022

2009 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible

2009 New York auto show- Jim McDowell, President MINI USA, takes me on a vehicle walkaround the
2009 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible.

McDowell says there are less emissions, more performance, an automatic rollover bar and a convertible that opens or closes in fifteen seconds going 18 miles per hour or less.

The press release says the turbocharged 1.6-liter four cylinder engine JCW Convertible gets 34 mpg. The engine gives 208 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Including destination, the JCW Convertible starts at a hefty price of $34,950.

McDowell says the 2009 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible will be in dealers showrooms in May, 2009.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.