MINI Works Clubman powers into Paris

Most powerful MINI Clubman yet on UK roads in December.

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MINI will unveil the John Cooper Works version of its latest Clubman at the Paris Motor Show on 29th September.

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.Clubman JCW

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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