JCW up­grades for Club­man and Coun­try­man

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Launch - — JAY WONG

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.

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