Becoming the Clubman range-topper, the JCW version will offer 231hp and 350Nm of torque from the same four-cylinder turbo engine used in its hatch and convertible sisters – 39hp and 50Nm more than the Clubman Cooper S.
The engine is matched to either a six-speed manual gearbox or the eight-speed Sports Steptronic auto transmission, while the All4 all-wheel-drive system also comes as standard.
As a result the JCW model slices seven tenths of a second from the 0-62mph recorded by AWD versions of the Cooper S, the 6.3 second time combined with a 148mph top speed.
JCW versions return best combined cycle fuel economy figures of 41.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 154g/km.
As in other JCW models the Clubman gains more aggressive front and rear bumpers, the front ones including extra cooling ducts, and a rear wing. Bespoke alloy wheels and John Cooper Works badging are also specified, while the car can also be chosen in a bespoke colour to JCW models, ‘Rebel Green’.
Inside, the JCW upgrades extend to sports seats, an Alcantara headliner and a long standard equipment list including MINI Navigation, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and cruise control with a brake function.
The novel projection of the MINI badge onto the floor alongside the doors is also included, while like other models there is a wide range of options to enable owners to personalize their car.
Dealers are already taking orders for the car, at prices starting from £29,345 with the manual gearbox or £30,945 in auto form. First cars are expected on UK roads before the end of 2016.