Don’t like the size of the MINI, but still wants the oomph of a John Cooper Works? Well, then you are in luck because, MINI has just announced the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman as well as the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.
Billed as the most powerful models in the brand’s sixty year history, the JCW version of the Clubman and Countryman is powered by 4-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology that puts out 306 HP and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft) of torque, paired to a driveline that comprises of an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission with launch control, mechanical limited differential lock (at the front axle) and ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
All told, the new engine offers around 75 horses more power and 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) of torque over the preceding engine. Apart from the drivetrain and driveline, the duo also touts specifically engineered chassis, plus additional reinforcement modifications to the body structure, engine connection and chassis fastenings.
Armed with the new found power and torque, the new MINI John Cooper Works Club makes the century sprint in just 4.9 seconds and the Countryman does it in 5.1 seconds – shaving 1.4 and 1.5 seconds off the 0-100 time of the respective previous models.
Other common features include sport suspension, JCW sport seats, 18-inch Grip Spoke black alloy wheels, selectable driving modes, comfort plus pack, comfort access, and piano black interior trim.
No words on when the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and MINI John Cooper Works Countryman will be rolling into the showrooms and just exactly how much the respective model costs is not clear. We read on U.K. website, the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman has a RRP of £34,750, but we not quite sure about the Countryman.
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