In order to be a true compact car, the current Mini Clubman needed a sporty version. So the John Cooper Works division decided to offer us a more performance oriented Clubman.

Called the Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and expected to be officially unveiled during this year Paris Motor Show. Drive and suspension technology developed based on motor racing expertise, the all-wheel drive system ALL4 as standard, is all there.

First ever combination of the current 2.0-litre petrol engine developed for John Cooper Works models with the new generation of the all-wheel drive system ALL4makes use of 231 hp, 39 hp higher than that of the Mini Cooper S Clubman. There is a 6-speed manual transmission as standard or an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission optionally available. Combined EU fuel consumption is 7.4 l/100 km (automatic: 6.8 l/100 km) and combined EU CO2 emissions stop at 168 g/km (154 g/km).

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Traction-optimised power transmission to all four wheels helps accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds.

The exuipment level now include sports exhaust system, Brembo sports brake system, 18-inch John Cooper Works Black Grip Spoke light alloy wheels and Dynamic Stability Control DSC including Dynamic Traction Control DTC, EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock Control) and Performance Control as standard. Dynamic Damper Control and 19-inch light alloy wheels are optionally available.