WORLD PREMIERE: MINI John Cooper Works Clubman

MINI | September 20th, 2016 by 5
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MINI USA introduced today the newest addition to its iconic product line, the new 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman. At the heart of the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman sits a 2.0-liter MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology engine producing 228 hp, while the ALL4 all-wheel drive system helps deliver 258 lb-ft of torque, the most torque of any John Cooper Works model.  The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman also includes a sports exhaust, refined suspension technology and powerful Brembo brakes.

“Performance and versatility are part of our DNA and our heritage so naturally there has always been a plan in place to bring the John Cooper Works variant to the MINI Clubman model,” said Thomas Felbermair, Vice President MINI of the Americas. “The addition of the John Cooper Works design and performance enhancements and the new ALL4 all-wheel drive system to the already versatile MINI Clubman model we have once again raised the bar in the premium compact segment.”

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The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman can accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in six seconds with both the standard 6-speed manual transmission and the optional 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission, while the ALL4 all-wheel drive system can distribute the appropriate power as needed between the front and rear wheels in every situation on the road. A Launch Control function also enables traction-optimized acceleration with maximum dynamic performance from a stopped position.


The powerful Brembo sport brake system, which includes 4-piston fixed caliper brakes up front, provide the necessary stopping power on the road and on the race track.

Whether equipped with the standard sports suspension or the optional Dynamic Damper Control, the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman sits 0.4 inch lower to the ground, giving the vehicle a lower center of gravity and creating a sportier stance and enhanced aerodynamic and handling performance.

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MINI’s JCW Clubman includes characteristic interior design in sports-car style, like the sports seats in Dinamica/fabric and Carbon Black with integrated headrests, John Cooper Works door sill finishers, roof liner in anthracite, John Cooper Works leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and shift paddles in conjunction with the 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission, gear lever or selector lever and cockpit displays in model-specific design, pedals and driver footrest in stainless steel.

The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman comes equipped with a number of exclusive features not offered for other Clubman models, in addition to what is listed above, including:

  • Aerodynamic body kit including enhanced engine and brake cooling
  • Black 18” JCW Grip Spoke Wheels
  • John Cooper Works performance sport seats with integrated head rest
  • John Cooper Works sport suspension
  • Dual-outlet chrome-tipped sport exhaust

The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman will go on sale in December 2016 at MINI dealers across the U.S. Pricing for the U.S. market will be announced at a later date closer to start of retail.

2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4 – Technical Specifications
Engine type 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, turbocharged and direct-injected
Drive ALL4 all-wheel drive
Cylinders 4
Lifting 3.7 in.
Bore 3.2 in.
Compression rate 10.2:1
Engine power 228 hp
(5200-6000 rpm)
Engine torque 258 ft lbs
(1450 rpm-4500 rpm)
Transmission type 6-speed manual 8-speed Sport Automatic w/Paddle Shifters
0-60 mph 6.0 s 6.0 s
Top speed 147 mph 147 mph
US Curb weight 3450 lbs 3486 lbs
Doors 6
Seats 5
Veh. length 168.3 in.
Veh. width 70.9 in.
Veh. height 56.7 in.
Wheelbase 105.1 in.
Cx 0.34
Ground clearance 5.6 in.
Turning circle 37.1 ft.
Legroom front 41.4 in.
Legroom 2nd row 34.3 in.
Shoulder room front 54.7 in.
Shoulder room rear 52.8 in.
Headroom front 40.2 in.
Headroom rear 38 in.
Front Seat Volume 52.7 ft³
Rear Seat Volume 39.8 ft³
Trunk volume (seats in use) 17.5 ft³
Trunk volume (roof closed) 47.9 ft³
Power-steering EPS
Tires/Rims Standard Optional
Front tires 225/40 R18 92Y XL 225/35 R19 88Y XL
Front rims 8J x 18 LM 8J x 19 LM
Rear tires 225/40 R18 92Y XL 225/35 R19 88Y XL
Rear rims 8J x 18 LM 8J x 18 LM
Track front 61.1 in. 61.1 in.
Width of the rear track 61.2 in. 61.2 in.
Run flat tires yes yes
US Tank capacity [gallons] 13.2 gal.
Fuel grade (minimum/rec.) 89/91
Emissions classification ULEV II