Mini Works tuning an in house product
Acording to Autocar the second generation Mini Cooper S Works will be an in-house production by BMW. Mike Cooper sold the John Cooper Works brand to BMW just before Christmas.
Mike Cooper will continue to provide retrofit JCW kits to dealers for first generation BMW Minis, but the fastest second generation Coopers off the Cowley assembly line will all have new BMW equipment. It is expected that the first JCWs will be built in the summer.
The purchase comes as recognition by BMW that engineering performance kits is getting complicated under new emission regulations. Kay Segler, the head of Mini brand for BMW, believes that JCW is a strong sub-brand and intends to develop it.