MINI bumps HP for 2010

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  1. Nathan

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    The 2010 MINI Cooper, Cooper S and Clubman models are getting a slight boost in power for the new year. Starting with the base Cooper and Clubman models, it now puts out 3 more horsepower from the 1.6L than last year, not really a big deal I guess. The Cooper S and Clubman S models now put out 9 more horsepower from the turbocharger 1.6L. The S models equipped with the manual transmission get a new self-adjusting clutch with carbon coated linings, which supposedly improves pedal feel and service costs.

    The 2010 MINI models will be arriving this March.
     
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    I saw that the JCW will be at 212hp. How does that compare to last year's?
     
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    Improve who's service costs? Does the stealer make more, or does the customer pay less?

    Mark
     
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    Any word on what changed to get these extra HP? Did they change anything up or is it all in the tuning?
     
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    Probably new engine mgmt. tuning, or is the 2010 when they start valvetronic??
     
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    #6 Sideways, Jan 15, 2010
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    Huh...
    Why wait for March?!? Unless there is a stockpile of motors lying around (which we all know is not the case thanks to Just-In-Time-Production)
    Why not impliment the change NOW???
     
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    MINI 2010 specs

    I found the specs for all the new models. Looks like the JCW is a very modest HP increase. The S will get a bump up to very nice 184HP
     

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    2009 JCW sales lit;
    208 HP @ 6000
    192 Ft. Lbs @ 1850 - 5600 with over boost to 207

    Mine has fully variable valves, but couldn't find where they call it "valvetronic", which I thought was because that name was exclusive to BMW name branded cars.:confused5:

    I also suspect they were able to increase the HP by tweeking the electronics (they are slowly moving from conservative to conservative -1, with engine risk taking).:eek6:
     
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    Here's the topless specs...
     

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    I though BMW called is Vanos.

    VANOS (Variable Nockenwellen Steuerung) is an automobile variable valve timing technology developed by BMW in close collaboration with Continental Teves. VANOS varies the timing of the valves by moving the position of the camshafts in relation to the drive gear. This movement varies from 6 degrees of advanced to 6 degrees of retarded camshaft timing.
     
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    Sehr gut!
     
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    Ah, yes....Nathan, you are correct.


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    we know the JCW is conservatively rated. That said, I'd like to know real-world gains with basic bolt-ons and tuning. I'm toying with the idea of a JCW Clubman but for the money, just might end up with a late year 996.
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Not a 996.
     
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    I know...the bastard child of the 911 world. That's the beauty though.....aesthetics aside, they are still 911's and can be had for cheap.
     
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    The bump in hp is seen threw the Entire RMP Band not just in the top end so its a new tune and makes the new cars run with a little bit more pep :) We just got ours and its a big difference in pep all around :)
    Very Nice
     
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    If it's really just a tune, would it be possible to administer it to the 08's and 09's? Not that 3hp is anything to get super excited about....
     

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