This looks like a feisty one on paper
It was only a matter of time before the latest addition to Mini's lineup – the Clubman – received the John Cooper Works blessing.
Mini is also experimenting a bit as it's the first time they offer the 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine with the new ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
The four-cyl powerplant has TwinPower Turbo tech and churns out 231 hp (170 kW) – that's 39 hp (29 kW) more than the Cooper S Clubman – and can work together with either a manual six-speed gearbox or a Steptronic eight-speed automatic transmission.
According to Mini, the automatic drinks 6.8 l/100 km while the manual is a bit thirstier, requiring 7.4 l/100 km.
Further down gimmick boulevard, you'll find a sports exhaust system, Brembo brakes, and 18-inch JCW Black Grip alloy wheels.
Keeping you safe during fun sessions is the Dynamic Stability Control system with traction and electronic differential lock control features. On demand, Mini can fit in a damper control gizmo, along with larger, 19-inch wheels.