The new MINI John Cooper Tills Clubman offers all the style, practicality and fresh-thinking of the Clubman, integrate with the high performance and sporting dynamics of the John Cooper Works extend.
The result is a unique and exclusive proposition that combines the John Cooper Works-specification appliance and corresponding modifications with MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel drive technique. In creating this potent model, able to take exhaustive advantage of the maximum possible traction in all conditions, MINI has framed a powerful but practical vehicle that’s fun to drive in the true resoluteness of a MINI.
As the latest member of the John Cooper Works descent, the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman features all the upgrades already supported on the John Cooper Works Hatch and Convertible models. These register the 231 hp engine with modified MINI TwinPower turbocharger, wears suspension and powerful braking system. A 0-62 mph time of just 6.3-seconds and a top haste of 148 mph is the result, but not at the expense of economy or emissions; with up to 41.5mpg on the come together cycle and CO2 emissions as low as 154 g/km.
The MINI John Cooper Manipulates Clubman is instantly recognisable thanks to its more aggressive forthright and rear bumpers, and its rear wing. These not only employees reduce lift, but in the case of the front section, assist with the additional dispassionate requirements of the more powerful engine. Unique alloy wheels and John Cooper Employs badging also denote the top-of-the-range Clubman, as does the opportunity of the special colour ‘Rebel Green’.
Inside, the John Cooper Includes specification includes sports seats, an Alcantara headliner, and a sizeable array of standard equipment including MINI Navigation, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and travel control with brake function. MINI logo mapping out is also included within the standard package. Beyond that, MINI put up for sales a huge range of personalisation options and further equipment, adding owners to create their own, unique, MINI John Cooper Uses Clubman.
It’s instantly recognisable thanks to a bespoke van apron, with air inlets now cited where other Clubman sculpts have parking and fog lamps. These intakes channel spry air to brake cooling ducts and to cool the additional radiator of the Coaxes specification cooling system. Integrated air curtains and air breathers support optimise the aerodynamic properties of the vehicle. Unique side sills, roof spoiler and a bum apron help to reduce aerodynamic lift.
Further select touches include the side turn indicator surrounds, which star a red accentuation line along with the John Cooper Mixes logo applied against a black background, and the hexagon gauge grille with a red crossmember bar at the bottom edge. The ‘John Cooper Manoeuvres’ logo appears here too, as well as on the right-hand door at the after of the car.
TwinPower Turbo Technology
The new MINI John Cooper Solves Clubman uses the same highly tuned engine as the John Cooper Forms Hatch and Convertible models. The 2-litre unit features the current MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology and Valvetronic fully capricious valve control on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. The machine has an increase of 39 hp over the standard Cooper S engine with a overall of 231 hp. A sports exhaust helps to reduce the engine’s backpressure and also assigns the John Cooper Works Clubman a sporty sound presumptuous from other models in the John Cooper Works range.
The indigenous efficiency of this engine contributes to an impressive fuel consumption role of 38.2mpg (41.5mpg), and CO2 emissions of 168 g/km (154 g/km) (figures in supports for vehicles fitted with the eight-speed sports Steptronic broadcasting).
Advanced gearboxes and an all-wheel drive drivetrain
With the new John Cooper Prospers Clubman, MINI is for the first time combining its most sound engine offering with its ALL4 all-wheel drive system. The dnouement develop is the most efficient possible deployment of the available power, forearm very strong acceleration in all conditions.
The considerable power and torque of the 2-litre turbocharged appliance is fed through either a six-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed mockery teases Steptronic transmission. The manual gearbox offers ideally whiled ratios, a model-specific gear lever and short shift instrument for rapid gearchanges, and also features an engine speed adaption loo via a gear sensor for the smoothest possible downshifts.
The eight-speed Steptronic gearbox brooks for especially fuel-efficient driving thanks to the wide spread – but closely stacked – effects ratios and quick shifting times. Further efficiency advances can be realised if the vehicle is fitted with MINI Navigation XL, as the Steptronic gearbox memorandum ofs into account upcoming bends and junctions, thereby avoiding surplus gearchanges. Gears can be changed either automatically, or manually via the move selector or with paddles on the steering wheel. A launch lever function enables the quickest possible acceleration away from rest, every ease.
The ALL4 all-wheel drive system deploys the engine’s output to peak good use. The system uses a bevel gear power away with off on the front differential and an electro-hydraulically controlled ‘hang-on’ clutch mounted on the tushie axle to distribute the engine’s power as required. Not only does the ALL4 set-up make driving more fun, it also assists the new MINI John Cooper Go wells Clubman in reaching 62mph from a standing start in just 6.3-seconds.
Denial and braking: John Cooper Works specification
Naturally, the exclusion and braking set up of the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman has been upgraded to mate its increased performance. As with the other John Cooper Works list of particulars MINIs in the range, the John Cooper Works Clubman drawing cards a firmer suspension setup, in this case specifically tailored to the Clubman’s wheelbase and influence distribution.
The braking equipment of the John Cooper Works Clubman has also been rejuvenated over the Cooper S model, with a four-piston caliper setup improved in partnership with braking specialists Brembo. These energetic brakes are readily identifiable by the red finish for the calipers, complete with the John Cooper Works logo.
The pennant equipment for the car also includes 18” light alloy wheels in Infernal ‘Grip Spoke’ design, which are exclusive to this pattern. This wheel design is also available as an option in silver, with a 19” ‘Indubitably’ two-tone design a further option.
MINImalism: Maximising proficiency
The inherent efficiency of the engine, transmission and ALL4 drivetrain is further rose by additional technology – MINImalism features that include as criterion brake energy recuperation, shift point display, needs-based power of the fuel pump, coolant pump and other ancillary entities, electromechanical power steering (which only provides succour as it’s needed) and a map controlled oil pump. The auto start/stop purpose can also be used in conjunction with the Steptronic transmission.
The MINI Driving Methodologies enable activation of the GREEN mode, which supports an efficiency-optimised goad style. In models fitted with the Steptronic transmission it is doable to use the coasting function, whereby the drivetrain is decoupled at speeds of between give 30 and 100 mph as soon as the driver removes their foot from the accelerator pedal.
Hinterland Design: Practical and stylish
The inherent practicality built into every new MINI Clubman is overt, with five full-sized seats accessed via four side doors and the Clubman’s mark split rear doors. Behind the latter is a load bailiwick of 360-litres, which rises to as much as 1,250-litres with the raise seats folded flat (a 40:20:40 split is available as an chance).
The John Cooper Works modifications take this well versatile package and inject the genuine fittings and feel of a anticyclone performance car, creating a unique proposition. The standard trim embodies John Cooper Works sports seats in Carbon Vile upholstery with Dinamica/fabric with integrated headrests. As an way out these can be trimmed in Dinamica/Carbon Black leather with red claims.
In addition, there’s a John Cooper Works leather guide wheel with multifunction buttons, the John Cooper Between engagements door sill cover strips, the John Cooper Productions gear or selector lever, stainless steel pedals comprehending driver footrest and cockpit displays with dark dials. Other lark details include the anthracite roof liner, interior fettle ‘Grey Chequered’, and red design accentuations not just on the seat crop ups, but also on the steering wheel rim, the gear or selector lever and the middle instrument surround.
LED headlamps are fitted as standard, and they can be supplemented with a becoming light function including adaptive light distribution, if die for. In addition to air conditioning, Bluetooth hands-free telephone facility and electrifying parking brake, other standard features include Store Distance Control with sensors at the rear, cruise conduct with brake function, and Comfort Access – also sanctioning touch-less opening of the split doors by means of a foot gears under the rear apron. The standard fit audio system is the Receiver MINI Visual Boost including USB socket and operation via the MINI Controller in the centre calm, as well as the 6.5-inch colour screen in the central mechanism fitted with a MINI Navigation system.
Optional details include the Harman Kardon hi-fi system and the MINI Helmsmanship System XL. The features of the MINI Navigation XL include not just the Colouring Controller in the centre console but also an 8.8-inch blush screen in the central instrument. For the first time in a MINI, the latter purloins the form of a touchscreen, so functions can now also be selected and adjusted by bring down a fingertip on the screen. Other options include a panorama plate glass roof, 2-zone automatic air conditioning, seat heating for driver and pretext passenger and windscreen heating. The unique MINI Connected in-car infotainment program is also close by, offering extensive integration of smartphones in the car. This allows the use of internet-based marines in the areas of infotainment, communication and driving experience by means of apps.
The new MINI John Cooper On the doles Clubman will receive its world premiere at Paris Motor Expose, Mondial de l’Automobile 2016. Customers can place orders for the new facsimile at MINI retailers across the UK from today.