Introducing the MINI Clubman John Cooper Works
Another chapter unfolds in the story of the hottest MINI models, in the form of the MINI JCW Clubman, a.k.a. MINI John Cooper Works Clubman, and it just so happens to be the most powerful MINI ever.
MINI JCW versions are the flagship choices of the MINI range, and showcase the ultimate package for those looking to get their hands on the fastest, most powerful and most stylish MINI models available. The JCW Clubman takes the original MINI Hatch and adds in some more practicality and unique looks for a car that is as stylish and adventurous as you are.
Discover this exciting addition to the John Cooper Works range in more detail below.
Engines and Performance
The MINI John Cooper Works Clubman features a new 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. It produces a hefty 302bhp, which ensures a 0 to 62mph time of just 4.9 seconds.
To compliment the power on offer, the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman is fitted with all-wheel drive, ensuring all the increased power can be deployed, and can be done so safely, thanks to the enhanced grip and traction that the all-wheel drive gives.
As is the case with this enhanced performance, the transmission suits the car perfectly, being a smooth 8-speed automatic, with the ability to change gears manually with the sporty flappy paddles located just behind the steering wheel, adding to this unique MINI’s sense of occasion.
Despite the performance available from this flagship MINI, the 2.0-litre petrol engine and automatic transmission help the car return up to 38mpg.
Chassis and Handling
As with any range-topping JCW model, performance upgrades have been undertaken in several key areas. With tweaks to the chassis, brakes and suspension, this hugely fast MINI is an absolute joy to drive, fizzing with character and typical MINI charm.
Each JCW benefits from stiffer sports suspension, which is more focused than the regular Clubman models, and unsurprisingly results in a more focused and sportier driving experience. Step inside and you will find sculptured sports seats with additional bolstering, giving you a more supportive feel for when you really want to get to grip with the car’s extra performance capabilities.
Being a MINI, and a JCW version at that, the handling is still go-kart like and pin sharp. The standard car sits proudly on 18-inch John Cooper Works Grip Spoke alloy wheels in black, however you can upgrade further to some rather handsome 19-inch John Cooper Works Circuit Spoke alloy wheels, in a striking two-tone finish.
Technology and Drive Modes
Whilst the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman has racing in its DNA, you can configure the car to suit your current mood via a trio of selectable driving modes, which include: Green, Mid and Sport.
The modes are pretty self-explanatory with Green mode ideal for doing the majority of miles, as it concentrates on saving fuel and improving efficiency. Mid mode is kind of a middle ground as you would expect being fairly efficient, but giving you more of the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman racy character. Then there is Sport mode, which increases the throttle response and just makes the car feel much more tight and serious, ready for full-on JCW thrills.
Technology is presented via a central hub as such, in the centre of the dash with a sharp infotainment screen. Delve into it and you will find a host of custom settings, sat nav and quirks and features to make this JCW tailored to your exact requirements.
Being a MINI, safety is also well catered for with the MINI JCW Clubman offering:
- Cruise control with brake function
- Intelligent emergency calling (E-call)
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
- Airbags for driver and front passenger, 8 airbags as standard; 2 front, 2 side and 4 head airbags
- Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
- Tyre Pressure Warning System (TPWS)
Clubman John Cooper Works Models
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman
- 18" John Cooper Works Grip Spoke alloy wheels in black
- Piano Black Exterior
- John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit
- John Cooper Works sport exhaust
- John Cooper Works spoiler
- Red brake callipers with John Cooper Works logo
- John Cooper Works sport seats upholstered with Dinamica / leather in Carbon Black
- Walknappa leather steering wheel with grey seam and John Cooper Works badge on Piano Black lower steering wheel spoke
- Anthracite headlining
- ALL4 all-wheel-drive system
- Torsen mechanical differential
- Automatic air conditioning
- Seat heating
- Rear view camera
- Parking Assistant including Front Park Distance Control
Test drive the MINI Clubman John Cooper Works
With an array of improvements and upgrades over the standard MINI Cooper S Clubman, the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman represents the flagship MINI Clubman in the range and a MINI sure to excel both on the road and track, with added practicality benefits too.
Experience one for yourself, and discover this unique MINI in all of its glory by contacting your nearest Stratstone MINI retailer today.