JCW upgrades for Clubman and Countryman
MINI Malaysia has launched the John Cooper Works (JCW) badge which is synonymous with more power and kit for the Clubman and Countryman models.
The new variants are currently estimated to be priced on-the-road with GST without insurance at RM328,888 and RM348,888 for the Clubman and Countryman respectively, while being accompanied by a four-year unlimited mileage warranty and free scheduled service intervals.
Externally, both the Clubman and Countryman have been garnished with JCW parts such as an Aerodynamic body kit, Burnish Black 19-inch Course Spoke wheels, grille, Chili Red roof and mirror caps, Chili Red decals, rear spoiler, stainless steel tail pipes, side scuttles, door sills and MINI Yours Logo projection for the puddle lights.
Meanwhile, the Countryman exclusively gets a Picnic Bench which folds out from the boot.
Under the hood, the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine now delivers of 231hp and 350Nm of torque for the ALL4 all-wheel drive system, managed by an eight-speed automatic gearbox with tiptronic and paddle shifters.
The Clubman does the 0-100kph sprint in 6.3 seconds (Countryman in 6.5 seconds) and onwards to a top speed of 238kph (Countryman does 234kph).
The latest ALL4 is also more compact, lighter and more efficient system which allows for an ideal balance of power distribution between the front and rear wheels for better traction.
In terms of fuel consumption on the combined cycle, the Clubman burns 7.2 litres per 100km, while the Countryman uses 7.4 litres.
Inside, there’s also JCW touches such as the sports seats with Dinamica Leather upholstery in Carbon Black and Red Stripes, stainless steel pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument cluster, centre display trim while being accented by Fibre Alloy (Clubman) or Piano Black (Countryman).
There’s also a high contrast colour Heads-up Display (HUD), which displays the current speed, gear position, rev-gauge and gear alert to tell the driver when to shift up.
Also included is a 3D navigation system that’s displayed on a new 8.8-inch screen (now with touchscreen technology), while a splitscreen function is also available to display two map views simultaneously.
Other features include MINI Connected, Bluetooth connectivity, a 20GB hard drive, a LED ring around the centre instrument, Parking Assist, six-speaker 410W Harman Kardon sound system, reverse camera, keyless-entry with red start-stop toggle, MINI Find Mate and an automatic tailgate for greater convenience.
“As we celebrate John Cooper’s 94th birthday, we are pleased to introduce two new MINI John Cooper Works models which carry the legendary high-performance DNA set by John Cooper as well as the reputation of premium sophistication that MINI is known for,” said BMW Group Malaysia managing director and CEO Han Sang Yun.
The JCW Clubman (left) and JCW Countryman.