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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Climate pack — $2400
Heated front seats
Control pack — $650
Full adaptive LED headlights