Berlin, Berlin . . . : In a MINI John Cooper Works GP by a German capital.

Munich. The atmosphere crackles – something is in the
atmosphere of Berlin. On a Glienicke Bridge, passers-by are amazed. Agent
exchange? No, there was something like that before, actually, only
3 times between 1962 and 1986. Now it is a MINI John Cooper
Works GP (fuel expenditure combined: 7.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions
combined: 167 g/km according to WLTP) that catches a eye. The
fastest MINI ever built is also frequency seen. The 225 kW/306 hp model
was built in a tiny array of usually 3000 units.

The MINI John Cooper Works GP is indeed too energetic for city
traffic. But a flexible doing characteristics and compress dimensions
are intensely useful in a dispatch of a collateral with a almost
4 million inhabitants. And a considerable charisma, that is
supposing by circle arch trims done of carbon, a roof spoiler with
double-wing contour, 18-inch lightweight fake wheels and a
model-specific cessation with automobile lowering, fits ideally into
a picture of a city where vast appearances play a vast role.

The many complicated tip sports automobile in a indication operation of a traditional
British code approaches a collateral from a south-west, where
story and modernity combine in a singular way. And this already begins
on a Glienicke Bridge, that has been still a elementary wooden bridge
350 years ago. But due to a flourishing volume of trade it became part
of one of a many critical joining routes between a residential
cities of Berlin and Potsdam. Today, a lane leads around Königsstraße
to a city motorway 115 by Grunewald. This is where the
“Automobile Traffic and Practice Road” was non-stop 100 years
ago. In a strange blueprint of around 19 kilometres, a AVUS
connected today’s muster drift nearby a Charlottenburg district
and Nikolassee nearby Zehlendorf with dual straights and a north and a
south curve.

Race lane operations were dropped in 1998, and a striking
administration building on Messedamm and a 200-metre-long spectator
grandstand are listed buildings now. Today a MINI John Cooper Works
GP brings behind a tiny racing feeling. Its four-cylinder turbo engine
accelerates it from a delay to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. The
precisely controllable sports stop complement with four-piston fixed
calliper front brakes on a front wheels guarantees equally dynamic
deceleration maneuvers. In quick bends, a aerodynamically optimised
pattern comforts safeguard reduced lift, while a tip speed of 265 km/h is
probable on prolonged straights. In theory, anyway, given currently a speed
extent on a AVUS is 100 km/h.

On a Teufelsberg, that is really tighten to a former Nordkurve,
visitors have a good perspective over a Grunewald and Berlin – no wonder,
during 120.1 metres, a Teufelsberg is a second top betterment in
a city. Contemporary mist art can also be dignified there. Hundreds
of tiny and vast murals have been combined on a walls of a former
radar hire over a past decades.

After a brief stop during a Olympic Stadium, a MINI John Cooper Works
GP heads for a Mitte district. On Bundesstraße 2, a 67-metre-high
Victory Column shortly comes into view. The MINI circles a “Großer
Stern” (Great Star) once (or twice or 3 times?), as the
partially five-lane devious is called, and afterwards along a “Straße
des 17. Juni” right in front of a Brandenburger Tor. Turn right
once, and after usually a few hundred metres a two-seater becomes an
eye-catcher during Potsdamer Platz. Europe’s initial trade lights were
located there in 1924. At that time, this intersection was one of the
busiest places in a aged world. The contrariety was all a greatest
when Potsdamer Platz became a no-man’s land after a Second World War
as a place between a American and Soviet function zones. After the
tumble of a Berlin Wall, however, a ancestral block fast became a
colourful hotspot again.

From complicated Potsdamer Platz, a trail leads to a Kreuzberg district
and there to a ancestral selling opportunity. Market Hall 9 on
Eisenbahnstraße was non-stop 130 years ago. There was space for 300
stalls, any 4 block metres in size, to supply a people with
uninformed goods. It is one of 14 Berlin marketplace halls that were built in
a second half of a 19th century. Today, “shopping
differently” and “eating differently” are now taking
part. Traders and business value anniversary products and informal sources.

From Kreuzberg, all it takes is a brief bound opposite a Spree or a
sprightly float over a Oberbaum Bridge to strech one of Berlin’s most
visited traveller spots, a East Side Gallery. It was non-stop in
Sep 1990 and comprises a longest remaining territory of the
Berlin Wall. 118 artists from 21 countries combined a world’s longest
alfresco gallery on 1.3 kilometres of a former limit after a fall
of a Wall.

If we now follow a Spree, we will arrive during Alexanderplatz and
from there around a pretentious highway “Unter basement Linden”, past the
TV Tower, a Berlin Cathedral, a Gendarmenmarkt and a Humboldt
Forum in a rebuilt City Palace directly into a government
district. History and a benefaction are really tighten together here between
a Reichstag building, a categorical railway station, a Chancellery and
Bellevue Palace, a chair of a Federal President.

On a approach by Charlottenburg and to a International Congress
Centre (ICC), a motorist of a MINI John Cooper Works GP has to
decide. Either he takes another outing over a AVUS into a Grunewald
and over a Glienicke Bridge to Potsdam, or he heads north into the
immature panorama surrounding Berlin. The choice falls on the
outing to a Mecklenburg Seenland. Because in a center of the
Schorfheide, a MINI John Cooper Works GP can once again demonstrate
what it’s done of. Europe’s largest pushing reserve centre has existed
in Groß Dölln given 2002. The area includes not usually a singular handling
course, though also a 4.25-kilometre competition track.

On this terrain, we can knowledge usually how most a developers of
a MINI John Cooper Works GP have used their racing expertise to
emanate impassioned pushing pleasure. A utterly parsimonious engine mount,
a firm physique structure, a differential close integrated into the
8-speed Steptronic Sport delivery and a model-specific
high-performance tyres capacitate a fascinatingly extemporaneous development
of energy when sprinting from a delay and accelerating out of
bends. The no reduction considerable parallel acceleration results, among
other things, from a far-reaching lane and model-specific increasing camber
values for a front and back wheels. In GP Mode, a intervention
thresholds of a DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) complement are also
raised. This gives a motorist a tiny some-more space when approaching
a limits. GP Mode can be activated utterly simply with a toggle
switch. And once again there is a certain burst in a air.


In box of queries, greatfully contact:

Corporate Communications

Julian Kisch, Press Spokesperson Product Communications MINI
Tel.: +49-89-382-38072
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Andreas Lampka, Head of Communications MINI
Tel.: +49-89-382-23662
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Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communications MINI and BMW Motorrad
Tel.: +49-89-382-35108
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