It arrives claiming a couple of milestones for Mini: the first new generation Mini to combine the JCW specification with all-wheel-drive (and the first to use the latest ‘All4’ system) and it has the highest torque so far (350Nm) from the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine.
The updated electro-hydraulic All4 system is lighter and more efficient and works in conjunction with the dynamic stability control system.
Maximum power remains 170kW and drive is via an eight-speed sports Steptronic automatic transmission (a six-speed manual is a no-cost option).
That all adds-up to zero to 100km/h in 6.3 seconds and combined-cycle fuel consumption is rated at 7.2l/100kms.
As standard, the Mini JCW Clubman rides on specially-tuned JCW suspension and 19-inch JCW alloy wheels with run-flat tyres. Keen drivers will tick the no-cost option box for fixed sports suspension which drops the ride height by 10mm.
Alternatively, another no-cost option delivers 18-inch alloy wheels fitted with non run-flat Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres. Tick this box and you can also order (again at no cost) the optional dynamic damper control.
Understeer-combating Mini Performance Control is standard.
Standard kit includes leather sports seats, Mini’s ‘Professional’ navigation system with an 8.8-inch colour touchscreen, head-up display, LED headlights and a reversing camera.
“Now with the John Cooper Works variant, we offer a high specification, high performance flagship for the Clubman range,” explained Mini Australia chief Tony Sesto. “The latest ‘All4’ all-wheel-drive system offers incredible traction over a wide range of surfaces, and of course there’s an impressive level of personalization options available.”
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