Mini's flagship estate brings the fight to the Audi S3 Sportback with four-wheel drive and a 0-62mph time of 6.3sec
Jimi Beckwith
29 September 2016

The Mini Clubman JCW has been revealed, and is making its debut at the Paris motor show

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.

Read about this year's Paris motor show here

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.

These exterior changes comprise more aggressive and aerodynamically beneficial front and rear bumpers, as well as a rear wing. The Clubman JCW also gets exclusive 18in wheels, while inside, an Alcantara headliner and sports seats have been fitted.

The Clubman JCW is priced between the two A3 variants, at £29,345 in manual form, or £30,945 when fitted with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. 

UK deliveries are expected to get under way in December.

Keep up with all the latest Paris motor show news, with all the latest reveals and details here

Our Verdict

Mini John Cooper Works
Mini's John Cooper Works auto is less highly strung than before but quicker than ever

Faster and more rounded than any ‘Works’ Mini before it. Still a committed prospect – to buy and to use – but rewarding to drive

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