Designed for top performances: The engine impresses with its overwhelming traction. Every component has to withstand extreme tests before it earns the title “John Cooper Works”. The result is boost pressure ripe for the racetrack with tremendously powerful pistons and valves. They drive the 1.6-litre direct injection engine to its maximum. The overboost raises the torque by a further 20 Nm to as much as 280 Nm. Restraint? It’s practically impossible.