A new, more powerful version of the Mini Cooper has been launched.
The 2017 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works is about to hit US stores this December and when it does, it is about to deliver great horsepower designed to make the crowd go with awe.
The base model has an all-wheel drive system that is powered by a 2.0-liter twin-turbo four- cylinder engine. It is capable of delivering up to 228 horsepower coupled with 258 lb ft of torque. While on paper it might look like a minimal upgrade, the car is capable of delivering at least 39 horsepower more than the base model Cooper S. When compared to the base model, it is almost 100 hp more.
The 2017 Mini Clubman can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 6 seconds. That’s more than enough power for the average rider. The powertrain is mated to an eight speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission gearbox. The new car has been designed with sports lovers in mind. It boasts of stylish black sports seats on the inside duly accentuated by red linings on the sides.
It’s not just the looks but the new Mini Clubman has sporty features including a JCW sport suspension for improved comfort even in uneven surfaces. An aero body kit is integrated in the car with enhanced engine and has brake cooling capabilities. The ride height has been reduced by 0.4 inches but it shouldn’t affect overall performance because the car uses large 18-inch JCW wheels.
Buyers have so many options when they are interested in customizing the 2017 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works. The Rebel Green paint job coupled with the sports stripes is just one example. The sport seats are covered with Dinamica fabric for increased comfort and durability. You can also upgrade the car with full leather seats but the cost for doing so has not been revealed by the brand at the moment.
Features found in the new model includes a heads up display, red accent finish on the dashboard, illuminated trim close to the door handles and exterior lighting that welcomes passengers on board. Many of these modifications are minor and are not going to directly contribute to the performance of the vehicle. However, they make the John Cooper Works edition get the oomph factor that is mandatory for special edition launches like this 2017 Mini Clubman.