In our previous article, about the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain, we have already mentioned that the 2016 Paris Motor Show will be a station wagon stage. And Mini has given us more fuel to reinforce exactly the same idea with the introduction of the John Cooper Works version of the Clubman. Station wagons are all about versatility and sportiness.
The JCW Clubman ALL4 is 4.25 m long, 1.80 m wide, 1.44 m tall and it has a wheelbase of 2.67 m. As its name denounces, it is an all-wheel drive station wagon, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 170 kW from 5,000 rpm until 6,000 rpm and 350 Nm from 1,450 rpm up to 4,500 rpm.
Whether with the 6-speed manual or with the 8-speed automatic transmission, the JCW Clubman ALL4 goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 s and reaches a top speed of 238 km/h. Being fast is not the only attribute of the new station wagon, even if it is the most important one: its trunk can carry 360 l of luggage. That is not much, but it is way more than the Mini offers.
The sporty promise is revealed not only by the 18-inch John Cooper Works Black Grip Spoke alloy wheels or the Bridgestone Potenza 225/35 R18 tires, but also on the interior. Red is the main color on the speedometer and it is also present on the seats and brake calipers. The ambient lights can be adjusted to different colors, as the images above show.
There is still no information on when sales will begin, but it should not take long. To the lucky countries in which this station wagon will be offered, the JCW Clubman will probably be the most interesting one in offer.