The interesting Mini Clubman wagon/estate/extended hatchback/panel van has been given the performance JCW treatment and its coming to SA
We do like the Mini Clubman here at Cars.co.za and we were happy to hear that Mini has given it the full performance treatment and slapped a JCW badge on it. It really looks the part thanks to big wheels, red Brembo brakes, go-faster stripes and large-bore exhaust tips.
Does it have the go to match the show? Why, yes! Mini has dialled up the power on the already decent 2.0-litre turbocharged four-banger and it now produces a tidy 170 kW, which is almost 30 kW more than the standard Clubman Cooper S. Torque sits at 350 Nm.
Here's where it gets interesting. Mini has fitted the Clubman JCW with its ALL4 all-wheel drive system, so there'll be none of that annoying torque steer and wheelspin when you execute launch start from standstill. Mini is claiming that it will hit 100 kph in 6.3 seconds and it will run onto a top speed of 238 kph.
It should sound great too, as Mini JCW packages include a rorty sports exhaust. You have two choices of transmission. There's a six-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed sports auto to choose from. The Mini Clubman JCW will be making its way to South Africa in the second quarter of 2017.