MINI’s range-topping John Cooper Works version of the second-gen Clubman wagon has been spied once again testing on public roads.

MINI’s range-topping John Cooper Works version of the second-generation Clubman wagon has been spied once again testing on public roads.

With an overall length of 4253mm (293mm more than before), it’s hard to call the second generation Clubman a MINI anymore, especially since width and height have also gone up by 115mm (to 1800mm) and by 16mm (to 1441mm), respectively. The six-door wagon was introduced earlier this year and at the moment the hottest version available is the Clubman S which has a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine rated at 192 PS (141 kW) and 280 Nm (300 Nm with overboost). Those who want more will have to wait for this, the range-topping Clubman John Cooper Works (JCW).

It’s easy to identify this prototype as the Clubman JCW after looking at the front bumper which hosts beefier air vents while the enlarged brake calipers are another clear giveaway this is a top-spec Clubman. Lurking underneath the hood will be a 2.0-liter turbo with 231 PS (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque as seen in the regular JCW hatchback.

Taking into account the Clubman S runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 7.1 seconds, the meaner JCW will probably complete the task in around 6.5 seconds. Consequently, top speed will also increase a little bit from 141 mph (228 km/h) to somewhere in the region of 155 mph (250 km/h).

MINI will probably show us their Clubman JCW at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 before putting the car on sale in the summer.

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MINI spied testing out the upcoming Clubman John Cooper Works