Sep 21, 2016
The New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman.
MORE SPACE FOR DRIVING PASSION.
The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman is the biggest top athlete in the history of the British brand to date. The bonus in terms of roominess, everyday practicality and long-distance suitability offers a new range of opportunities to enjoy racing passion. The fact that the extremely sporty temperament typical of the John Cooper Works models reaches a whole new dimension in this model is due to the fact that the most powerful engine ever fitted in a MINI is combined with the latest version of the all-wheel drive system ALL4 for the first time.
The standard all-wheel drive system forms part of a precisely assembled overall package comprising not just the powerful 4-cylinder turbo engine, the sports suspension complete with 18-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels, the Brembo sports brake system and distinctive body features for optimised aerodynamic properties and cooling air intake but also a model-specific cockpit with John Cooper Works sports seats.
This guarantees enthralling performance when accelerating from zero to 100 km/h, for instance, which takes 6.3 seconds with both the standard 6-speed manual transmission and the optional 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission, accompanied by the powerfully emotional sound of the sports exhaust system. Power transmission to all four wheels increases agility on spontaneous sprint manoeuvres as well as when taking bends in dynamic style, ensuring supreme forward thrust even beyond the asphalt.
With its matured premium characteristics, its innovative body concept and its performance-oriented technology, the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman is well-equipped to tackle the challenges of both day-to-day traffic and race track driving. The race feeling can be sensed at all times, deriving from John Cooper Works motor racing expertise that has been accumulated over decades, as well as an equally tradition-steeped association with the MINI brand. It was the legendary sports car designer John Cooper who laid the foundations for the sensational sporting career of the classic MINI, culminating in three overall victories at the Monte Carlo Rally. Ever since then, the name has been the epitome of authentic racing passion and extreme driving fun in vehicles of the MINI brand.