Mini has revealed the updated John Cooper Works versions of the Clubman and Countryman.
The biggest change resides under the bonnet, both models now pack the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine developing 225kW and 450Nm currently found in the BMW X2 M35i. Mini says this is the most powerful engine ever fitted to a production model.
The new engine offers an additional 55kW and 100Nm over the outgoing unit which means the JCW Clubman accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds, while the JCW Countryman can sprint to triple figures in 5.1 seconds – 1.4 and 1.5 seconds faster than in the previous models respectively. The top speed of each model is electronically-limited to 250km/h.
In both models, an eight-speed automatic sends power to the brand’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
There’s also a mechanical differential lock on the front axle and a redesigned braking system using 360mm discs at the front and 330mm discs at the rear. The rear discs are clamped by new four-piston calipers.
Other changes include a new exhaust system and a petrol particulate filter compliant with the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard. The JCW Clubman also gets LED headlights with Matrix high-beam function and Union Jack LED tail-lights.
More: All News