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– New 4-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology and 225 kW/306 hp with 450 Nm.
– Increase in output compared to the previous models: 55 kW/75 hp.
– Cooling concept incorporates know-how from the race track.
– New exhaust system with remarkable sound development and Petrol particulate particulate filter compliant with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard.
– MINI ALL4 all-wheel drive as standard.
– New 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission with integrated mechanical differential lock for the front wheel.
– Model-specific chassis design and coordination.
– New bigger John Cooper Works sport brake system.
– Extremely rigid body structure, motor connection and chassis fastenings.
– New LED headlights with Matrix high beam function and LED rear lights in Union Jack design in the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman.
The high-performance drive of the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman generates a maximum torque of 450 Nm in the broad engine speed range between 1 750 and 4 500 rpm, which is around 28 percent higher than that of the previous engine. The maximum output of the new 4-cylinder engine has been increased by approximately 32 percent. The new top level of 225 kW/306 hp is reached between 5 000 and 6 250 rpm. The resulting pulling power enables the new engine of the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman to produce an acceleration performance of 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, while the figure for the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is 5.1 seconds, ensuring an impressive level of elasticity during spontaneous speed bursts. For the first time with MINI vehicles, the maximum speed of the new top sports performer is now electronically limited to 250 km/h.
Speed burst manoeuvres are accompanied by the striking sound of the newly developed, model-specific sport exhaust system. The extreme output of the engine makes itself more intensively felt than ever before, with an emotionally charged acoustic design that matches the load requirements while underlining its performance character. When driving at a relaxed pace with optimised consumption and low engine speeds, the sound produced is more reserved and sonorous. The twin exhaust system leads into a new, particularly large-volume rear silencer. With its low level of exhaust back pressure, this benefits the engine’s spontaneous power delivery. The external diameter of the tailpipe trims integrated in the right and left of the rear apron is 95 millimetres for the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and 85 millimetres in the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. To optimise emissions, the sports exhaust system is fitted with a petrol particulate filter. Emission control in both of the new John Cooper Works models is in line with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard.
The transverse-mounted front engine in both of these extreme sport vehicles transmits its phenomenal power to the 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission – another new development. The latest generation of the transmission displays enhanced internal efficiency and an extended steering axis inclination. This means lower engine speeds when driving in a higher gear, which translates to lower fuel consumption. A new transmission control increases both the gear shift dynamics and driving comfort. Gear shifting and acoustic comfort have also been further optimised. The converter lockup clutch closes immediately after driving off, creating a direct connection to the engine, accompanied by a spontaneous driving experience. Shift paddles are mounted as standard on the steering wheel for manual gear selection. Moreover, the 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission offers a launch function for accelerating from standing with optimum traction and maximum dynamics.
The new automatic transmission also features an integrated differential lock It functions transversely to reduce the speed compensation between the front wheels. Under load conditions, this means that a locking effect of up to 39 percent can be generated. The mechanical differential lock is interconnected with the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), which aids both the traction of the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman on loose terrain or in poor weather conditions, as well as the driving dynamics when taking bends with a sporty driving style. The locking effect has the result of transferring the drive torque to the other wheel should one front wheel start to spin. This prevents a loss of traction while maintaining propulsion – even with differing frictional values between the left and right wheels. Similarly, the differential lock supports the vehicle’s agility when changing direction quickly or accelerating dynamically out of a bend, by applying targeted shifting of the drive torque.