Being a JCW, this new Clubman of course is a quicker and more dynamically capable version of the long MINI.
It’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine produces 170kW and 350Nm of torque to place it at an 29kW and 69Nm advantage over the next most powerful Clubman and slashes the 0-100km/h sprint time down to 6.3 seconds and pushes the top speed to 238km/h.
That engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. They claim that, given a light enough right foot, as little as 6.8-litres can be sipped over each 100km/h traveled while emitting as little as 154g/km.
Just like all other Clubmans, though, this JCW version retains MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system while gaining a sports exhaust system, uprated Brembo brakes, 18-inch JCW alloy wheels, electronic differential lock, and dynamic dampers.
On the outside, it has been furnished with model-specific side sills, hexagonal radiator grille, larger cooling inlets up front, rear roof spoiler, a wider rear apron at the rear with integrated dual tailpipes, and of course the optional red or black stripes that run the length of the body.
Inside, there’s the usual unique MINI interior replete with central display framed within a circular stack that houses the 6.5-inch infotainment system display and upgradable to an 8.8-inch unit with BMW’s Professional satellite navigation system.
The sports seats are upholstered in Carbon Black with fabric and Dinamica material blend while the headliner is Alcantara. There’s also a JCW leather-wrapped steering wheel with multifunction buttons and paddle shifters, dual-zone climate control, panoramic glass roof, automatic headlamps and a Harman/Kardon audio system.
Australian showrooms should be receiving this new MINI Clubman JCW within the first half of 2017.