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|
|Engine power||228 hp|
|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|
|Veh. length||168.3 in.|
|Veh. width||70.9 in.|
|Veh. height||56.7 in.|
|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|
|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