Various sources indicate that BMW will not make an M version of the new MINI but instead will assist John Cooper Works (the tuner of the original Mini) in rolling out the Works version. JCW already has a 134 hp conversion of the new 115hp Cooper available in the UK. It has been announced that they will have a 200 hp Works kit for the 163 hp Cooper S in January. Both include new cylinder heads as well as other upgrades. They are sold directly by JCW and the MINI dealers with full BMW approved/supported warranty. What remains to be seen is how BMW will roll this out to other markets. JCW is a small company and can't do worldwide distribution and support on their own. John Cooper Works