Mini Goes Max with the John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4

Mini Goes Max with the John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4

The newest Mini in the substantial JCW (John Cooper Works) series is the 2017 Clubman ALL4. The model iteration premiered at the Paris Auto Show last fall, and went on sale this winter.

An extended body makes the car look even more prodigious, for a Mini. This is a seriously youthful little number with some serious machinery under the hood—which is a good thing, because its curb weight checks in at nearly 3,500 pounds.

The JCW Clubman ALL4 is outfitted with the same 2L twin-turbocharged engine that is found on other JCW cars; the powerplant, in the context of the JCW Clubman ALL4, produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The efficient 4-cylinder is paired with an eight-speed auto, or six-speed manual gearbox. The car’s top speed is purportedly 147 MPH; it offers a ‘green mode’ which sacrifices acceleration for even more efficiency.

The ALL4 mode transfers power to all four wheels, yes, but only when driving conditions demand that it do so. The JCW Clubman features a sport suspension as standard equipment, as well as an exhaust system tuned to create more of an auditory impression. The car sits a little lower that the standard issue Clubman, and gets the JCW body kit for a racing aesthetic and some functionality.

The JCW series is all BMW, that’s for sure, and, as a result, the racing look is enhanced by the luxury and cosmetic appointments you’d expect: customizable paint and trim colors, interior color schemes, and cabin flourishes bearing the JCW emblem. Seats are beefed up sports units with integrated headrests, and the infotainment system is controlled via a 6.5” screen. Options include a head-up display, Harmon-Kardon soundsystem, multi-zone climate control, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Mini John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4 base stickers at just shy of $36K.

   
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