The all-paw Clubman John Cooper Works will run to 60 mph in six seconds, the same number of doors it has.

It was at the beginning of the year when Mini took the wraps off its latest ALL4 all-wheel-drive system for the Clubman. For those who want more than the 189 horsepower (141 kilowatts) and 207 pound-feet (280 Newton-meters) of torque produced by the 2.0-liter turbo engine in the Clubman S ALL4, Mini will be offering from the 2017MY the flagship JCW with 228 hp (170 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) on tap.

While on the aforementioned Clubman S the AWD layout is optional, it’s going to come as standard on the JCW. Customers will get to pick from a standard six-speed manual and an optional eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. If you are a fan of numbers, the manual model tips the scales at 3,450 pounds (1,564 kilograms), while the auto adds 36 lbs (16 kg) of weight for a total of 3,486 lbs (1,581 kg).

Regardless of selection, the Clubman JCW will need a brisk six seconds to cover the 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) sprint and will top out at 147 mph (236 kph). For the sake of comparison, the ALL4-equipped Clubman S with the auto needs an extra 0.9 seconds for the sprint and will reach only 140 mph (225 kph).

As you would imagine, there’s more to the Clubman JCW than its standard AWD and beefier engine. Riding on bespoke 18-inch alloy wheels and equipped with a JCW-specific sport suspension, the new flagship of the family will be visually distinguishable thanks to its beefier aerodynamic body kit and the fat exhaust tips featuring a chrome finish.

The upgrades continue on the inside where the six-door Clubman in the spicy JCW flavor will reward buyers with a pair of body-hugging front seats featuring integrated headrests. To further enhance the sportiness of the cabin, Mini has given it stainless steel pedals and a new leather-wrapped steering wheel exclusive to the JCW range. Speaking of leather, the Dinamica/Carbon Black leather upholstery comes with red accents also noticeable on the sportier instrument cluster dials as well as on the gear or selector lever.

The options list is quite generous and includes a wide variety of goodies, ranging from Dynamic Damper Control to a Harman Kardon premium sound system. If you really want to fit the Clubman JCW with all the bells and whistles, Mini also has a panoramic sunroof on offer, along with heated front seats, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, and beefy 19-inch wheels.

In United States, the Mini Clubman JCW will go on sale in December, with pricing to be announced closer to the model’s launch. It goes without saying that all of the upgrades over the $29,450 Clubman S ALL4 will command a significant premium, so expect somewhere in the region of $35,000 - $37,000.

Source: Mini

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