The MINI John Cooper Works Clubman gains all-paw traction

The MINI John Cooper Works Clubman is also the first JCW MINI to gain all-wheel drive.

MINI recently implemented some changes to the new John Cooper Works Clubman.

The first is the addition of MINI’s latest ALL4 all-wheel drive system, making it the first John Cooper Works model to sport all-paw traction. This of course means some more power can be squeezed out.

Horsepower remains at 228, utilizing the same 2.0L TwinPower Turbo four-banger as the regular JCW Cooper. But the torque gets a hefty bump from 236 pound-feet to 258 lb-ft, making it the torquiest MINI ever made.

The sprint to 60 miles per hour only takes six seconds now with the standard six-speed manual. Optionally available is a ZF-sourced eight-speed Steptronic automatic.

With a host of suspension upgrades, the new JCW Clubman gets a nice drop in stance by almost a half an inch. This lowers the center of gravity for improved body control and handling.

Helping to separate the JCW Clubman from the standard Clubman S besides the extra 39hp and lead in torque, is an aggressive lowering body kit. A sport-tuned exhaust is added to accentuate the new TwinPower four, and other enhancements remind you that you’re not in a standard Clubman S.

The new 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman hits dealerships in December. Pricing will be announced closer to date.



2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman – Technical Specifications
Engine type 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, turbocharged and direct-injected
Drive ALL4 all-wheel drive
Cylinders 4
Lifting 3.7 in.
Bore 3.2 in.
Compression rate 10.2:1
Engine power 228 hp
  (5200-6000 rpm)
Engine torque 258 ft lbs
  (1450 rpm-4500 rpm)
Transmission type 6-speed manual 8-speed Sport Automatic w/Paddle Shifters
0-60 mph 6.0 s 6.0 s
Top speed 147 mph 147 mph
US Curb weight 3450 lbs 3486 lbs
Doors 6
Seats 5
Veh. length 168.3 in.
Veh. width 70.9 in.
Veh. height 56.7 in.
Wheelbase 105.1 in.
Cx 0.34
Ground clearance 5.6 in.
Turning circle 37.1 ft.
Legroom front 41.4 in.
Legroom 2nd row 34.3 in.
Shoulder room front 54.7 in.
Shoulder room rear 52.8 in.
Headroom front 40.2 in.
Headroom rear 38 in.
Front Seat Volume 52.7 ft³
Rear Seat Volume 39.8 ft³
Trunk volume (seats in use) 17.5 ft³
Trunk volume (roof closed) 47.9 ft³
Power-steering EPS
Tires/Rims Standard Optional
Front tires 225/40 R18 92Y XL 225/35 R19 88Y XL
Front rims 8J x 18 LM 8J x 19 LM
Rear tires 225/40 R18 92Y XL 225/35 R19 88Y XL
Rear rims 8J x 18 LM 8J x 18 LM
Track front 61.1 in. 61.1 in.
Width of the rear track 61.2 in. 61.2 in.
Run flat tires yes yes
US Tank capacity [gallons] 13.2 gal.
Fuel grade (minimum/rec.) 89/91
Emissions classification ULEV II

– By: Chris Chin

Source: MINI

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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