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If you had your sights set on a MINI John Cooper Works but the lack of space is disheartening, fret not, because the new Clubman can now be had in JCW form. Set to make its debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, the JCW Clubman shares the same engine with its smaller sibling, although it does benefit from MINI’s all-wheel drive system – ALL4 – and a lot more torque.

MINI says the JCW Clubman represents the first-ever combination of the current 2.0 litre petrol engine developed for John Cooper Works models with the new generation of the all-wheel drive system ALL4. Said engine dishes out 231 hp and 350 Nm of torque, which makes it 30 Nm more powerful than the JCW Hardtop and Convertible.

The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard, or an optional eight-speed Steptronic auto. Regardless of transmission choice, the JCW Clubman will make the 0 to 100 km/h run in 6.3 seconds, and go on to hit a top speed of 238 km/h. That makes it quicker than the auto Clubman S ALL4, which makes the sprint 0.6 seconds slower, and with a lower top speed (-13 km/h).

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Torquey engine aside, the other additions to the JCW Clubman include a sports exhaust system, Brembo brakes, 18-inch John Cooper Works Black Grip Spoke light alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tips, and a sporty JCW body kit that boasts better aerodynamic efficiency. For a little extra, you an also tag on MINI’s Dynamic Damper Control and 19-inch light alloy wheels as well.

Inside, JCW sports seats upholstered in Dinamica/fabric (with integrated headrests) replace the regular ones, and there are stainless steel pedals, along with a new leather-wrapped steering wheel. Standard kit here sees a 6.5-inch colour display for the infotainment system and air-conditioning, MINI Excitement Package, and Harmon Kardon sound system, while options include a larger 8.8-inch colour touchscreen and heads-up display.