Today marks the world premiere of the new 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman. The new sporty Clubman combines authentic race feeling with the most space, everyday practicality and long-distance suitability, a long with a drive and suspension technology developed based on motor racing expertise.

It also comes with a sporty suspension, aerodynamically optimized exterior and sports car flair in the cockpit that is typical of the John Cooper Works models. The distinct vehicle character is given additional emphasis with model-specific standard features including LED headlamps, MINI Driving Modes, Park Distance Control, Comfort Access, Radio MINI Visual Boost, multifunction buttons on the steering wheel and cruise control with brake function.

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The new JCW Clubman also combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine developed with the new generation of the all-wheel drive system ALL4. The 4-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology makes 170 kW/231 hp – 29 kW/39 hp higher than that of the MINI Cooper S Clubman. The engine is paired t a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission optionally available. The combined EU fuel consumption is 7.4 l/100 km (automatic: 6.8 l/100 km, combined EU CO2 emissions: 168 g/km (154 g/km).

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Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h comes in 6.3 seconds (automatic: 6.3 seconds).

A sports exhaust system, Brembo sports brake system was fitted behind the 18-inch John Cooper Works Black Grip Spoke light alloy wheels. 19-inch light alloy wheels are optionally available.

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All driver assistance systems offered for the new MINI Clubman are also available for the John Cooper Works model: rain sensor with automatic driving light activation, Parking Assistant, rear view camera and Driving Assistant including camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection.