The Mini Clubman is the greatest Mini to this day to obtain the complete John Cooper Works (JCW) treatment, suggesting it now has sufficient speed as well as sufficient interior space. Because of its public launching at the Paris Motor Show, the brand-new JCW model gets a more potently turbocharged 2-liter engine compared the one in the Cooper S Clubman. This one has an additional 39 hp on tap, indicating that it provides 231 hp plus 35 0Nm of torque, which is accessible at simply 1500 RPM– making it fantastic for retreating rapidly from traffic control or for around town overtaking.
It can manage the 0-100 km/h dash in 6.3 seconds whether defined with a six-speed handbook or optional eight-speed automatic transmission and will go on to a top speed of 238 km/h, indicating that it’s just as well matched to long highway journeys as it is to city-center commutes and school runs.
The Clubman is a lot longer than a basic Mini, it’s 2.35 m from nose to tailgate so to ensure that it still provides go kart-esque handling, this is the very first JCW model to boast four-wheel drive as basic, when that operates in performance with the retuned sports suspension and the electronic stability helps– including a technique electronic differential, the automobile ought to feel much, much smaller sized and compact from the driver’s seat.
When usefulness is called for over performance, the new car retains the very same interior design as the basic design– 5 proper seats, 360 liters of storage area (which increases to 1250 liters with the rear seats folded flat) and rear split tailgate doors that open automatically for filling the trunk with one’s hands complete.