The Clubman JCW is the flagship amongst the Clubman range, and is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 228bhp and 258lb ft of torque — increases of 39bhp and 51lb ft over the next most powerful Clubman, the Cooper S.
Mini claims a 6.3sec 0-62mph time and a top speed of 148mph. This sprint time puts it directly between the Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Sport (0-62mph in 6.9sec) and S3 Sportback (5.3sec). It’s slower than both, though. The 2.0 TFSI has a top speed of 151mph and the S3’s is a governed 155mph.
The Clubman JCW benefits from Mini’s All4 four-wheel drive system, as well as upgraded suspension, braking, cooling and exhaust systems. The turbocharger has been tweaked, too, and is made from a material that can withstand extreme heat.