JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.
JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.

Fastest Mini ever set to reach our shores

Good things come in small packages. Now Mini is ensuring great things come in slightly larger packages.

The fastest ever production Mini will arrive in Australia this year boasting an ability top sprint from standstill to 100km/h in less than five seconds.

Prices start from $62,900 plus on-roads. The lower-spec variants will start from $57,900.

Mini’s John Cooper Works Clubman will pack a 225kW/450Nm punch from its four-cylinder TwinPower turbo petrol engine. That’s an extra 55kW over the previous model.

The same engine will also be available in the Countryman SUV derivative. It’s slightly larger frame means its 0.2 seconds slower than the Clubman over the 0-100km/h test.

The JCW Countryman starts from $65,900.

JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.
JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.

Both models have all-wheel drive to put all that power to the bitumen, as well as bigger brakes for improved stopping power.

A mechanical limited slip differential is thrown into the mix for extra front end grip and to prevent torque steer. Meanwhile, ride height has been dropped 10mm.

“Spirited driving fun has been quintessential to the MINI experience since our brand’s inception in 1959, and the JCW engine update will make the new JCW Clubman a true firecracker ideal for performance-loving Australians,” said Mini Australia general manager Brett Waudby.

“We are delighted to also offer this impressive engine in the JCW Countryman – which adds a whole new dimension to the way that car drives – while providing key updates to the Cooper S Clubman and upgrading our transmission offerings as part of our ongoing plan to broaden and freshen our line-up for MINI customers.”

JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.
JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.

JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman specification highlights:

Professional Navigation with 8.8-inch display

19-inch John Cooper Works alloy wheels, Circuit spoke in two tone

Sports suspension (note: JCW Countryman fitted with adaptive suspension)

Leather Cross Punch upholstery in Carbon Black with sports seats

Mirror package, extended

Head-Up Display

12-speaker harman/kardon audio system

Heated seat function, front

Electric seat function

Interior surface in piano black

Roof rails in black

Newly-styled LED head, tail and fog lights with continuous light ring

JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.
JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.

JCW Clubman ‘Pure’ specification highlights:

Professional Navigation with 8.8-inch display

18-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels, Grip spoke in black

Adaptive suspension

Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres

John Cooper Works sports seats in Dinamica/Leather

Mirror package, exterior

Black Line grille, head and tail light surrounds

Interior surface in Piano Black

Roof rails in black

Newly-styled LED head, tail and fog lights with continuous light ring

JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.
JCW Clubman and JCW Countryman will arrive in Australia this year.


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