New JCW Clubman most powerful Mini yet


JCW badge now worth a 25% power boost on Mini Countryman and Clubman.

Mini has revealed its latest John Cooper Works (JCW) five-door wagons, with more power than ever before. The iconic JCW badging now confirms very compelling 2-litre turbocharged power for both the Mini Clubman and Countryman, boosting a significant performance advantage over the previous derivatives of each.

Credited as the most powerful Minis yet, these new 2-litre JCWs are good for 225 kW and 450 Nm. Those engine output numbers signify healthy gains of 55kW and 100Nm over the previous JCW Countryman and Clubman. As before, the drivetrain is an eight-speed automatic transmission distributing torque to all four wheels.

With the substantial increases in engine output, come commensurate improvements in performance. The slightly lighter JCW Clubman runs a 0-100kph time of 4.9 seconds (1.4 sec quicker than before), whist the gravel travel friendly JCW Countryman competes that same benchmark in 5.1 seconds (1.5 sec swifter).

Balancing the all this additional performance are larger brakes (now featuring four-piston rear callipers) and a mechanically locking front differential, to aid traction when accelerating out of tight radius corners.

Styling upgrades to distinguish the latest iteration of JCWs from their less potent Mini siblings include redesign front and rear bumpers, a pseudo aft diffuser and large 95mm diameter exhaust ends. As with other Minis, the JCWs have Matric LED headlights and the Union Jack illumination patterns LED taillights.

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