Is there a noticeable difference between standard Cooper S & Cooper S JCW?
Hi can anyone tell me if they have experienced the difference between a standard Cooper S & a JCW? I ask as I'm currently looking at purchasing a 2004 JCW, it's 100 miles away from where I live & there aren't any JCWs any closer for me to test drive so would like some advice to save me a potential wasted journey. Recently test drove a standard Cooper S & was not impressed with the performance. I currently drive a 2006 Ford Focus ST, Cooper S felt slow compared to my ST.
Last edited by Davidwall17; Jan 7th, 2012 at 12:15 AM.
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Thanks for the reply hartge210, I'm hoping it feels close to the acceleration of my ST which is 6.5s 0-60 but I understand it's about the torque that gives the feel of the acceleration & knocking you back into your seat.
Yeah the STs are around the 225hp mark & around 236 lb-ft of torque in comparrison to the Cooper's 181 lb-ft of torque (according to figures if found on the net) but the Cooper has a weight advantage of a good 177 kg. I'll post back once I've driven the JCW.
Last edited by Davidwall17; Jan 7th, 2012 at 02:37 AM.
Well I drove 145 miles to test drive the JCW, didn't accelerate as quick as my ST but loved the car so decided to buy it. Has all the badges & stamps on the engine to say it's a genuine JCW, exhaust etc including certificate of authenticity but did not have the air box so I'm assuming that it must be the 200bhp upgrade (correct me if I'm wrong). Does anyone know if it's worth gettin my hands on a JCW air box or fitting another intake to get a bit more power out of it?
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