The hot Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4 is now available to order, priced at $53,900 plus on-road costs — an $11,000 jump over the 141kW Cooper S.

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The Mini Clubman JCW spin-off has an all-wheel drive configuration, that sends torque to the rear axle on demand electro-hydraulically, giving better traction than FWD versions.

Power comes with an up-tuned 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with 170kW of power and 350Nm of torque, matched to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with paddles. Good news — you can order a six-speed manual, too.

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This power output matches the JCW hatch and convertible, but there’s an extra 30Nm of torque, which helps offset the extra weight of the Clubman’s stretched wheelbase and six-door configuration.

Mini claims a 0-100km/h sprint time of 6.3 seconds, paired with potential combined-cycle fuel use of 7.2L/100km under more subdued driving.

Mini offers various wheel and tyre packages, including a 19-inch wheel shod in 225/35 run-flat tyres, or an 18-inch wheel with non run-flat Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

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There are also two no-cost suspension options. The Clubman JCW can be fitted with firmer sports suspension that chops 10mm from the ride height — in tandem with the 19s — or you can have two-stage adjustable dampers with the 18s.

Equipment levels aren’t exactly scarce. Standard-fit items include adaptive cruise control (works up to 140km/h, and has stop-and-go), autonomous braking, park assist, speed-limit information, keyless entry, LED headlights with auto high-beam, and six airbags.

There’s also a 12-speaker harmon/kardon sound system, DAB+, 8.8-inch touchscreen with Professional sat-nav, a head-up display, leather seats, JCW styling additions, changeable LED interior ambient lighting and an illuminated Mini logo that projects from the mirrors onto the pavement at night.

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Mini being Mini, there are options.

Convenience pack — $2200

Electric memory seats with electric lumbar adjust

Through-loading via 40/20/40 seats, plus a rear armrest

Anti-dazzle mirrors

Climate pack — $2400

Sunroof

Glazed windows

Heated front seats

Control pack — $650

Full adaptive LED headlights

Tyre-pressure monitor