• Vast strength jump for the tip-spec Mini Clubman and Countryman
  • 301-hp 2.0-liter turbo
  • 8-tempo computerized completely, handbook transmission dropped
  • Popular ALL4 all-wheel power
  • Pricing no longer but launched, present JCW Clubman is $35,900, Countryman is $37,900
  • Arrives in showrooms slack summer time

The Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and John Cooper Works Countryman procure a sizable strength enhance for 2020, with output of their shared turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four mountain climbing from 228 to 301 horsepower—potentially the most ever supplied in a Mini. The output beneficial properties advance at a rate, nonetheless: The 6-tempo handbook gearbox has been dropped from the JCW Clubman and Countryman, because the 8-tempo computerized becomes the only real transmission offering.

What are the prices for the 2020 JCW Clubman and Countryman?

Pricing has no longer but been announced, but we’d demand a bump up from the present starting figures of $35,900 for the Clubman and $37,900 for the Countryman (plus $850 vacation divulge). The 2020 Mini JCW Clubman and Countryman ought to tranquil reach dealerships in slack summer time.

More horsepower and torque

Besides the 73-horsepower enhance to 301, the 2020 JCW Clubman and Countryman locate a fundamental amplify in torque, which goes from 236 lb-toes to 331, on hand from 1,750 rpm. Mini says the John Cooper Works Clubman can traipse from zero to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds—extra than a 2d quicker than the aged model. The JCW Countryman is in an analogous diagram quicker, taking 5.1 seconds to reach 62 mph whereas it wished 6.2 seconds before.

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An even bigger turbocharger helps attain the extra output, and extra changes to the 2.0-liter engine embody the crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, foremost bearing, and gasoline injectors. The engine cooling system has been enhanced and the transmission has its hang oil cooler. The extra worthy turbo 4-cylinder exhales thru a redesigned Sport utilize system. As before, Mini’s ALL4 all-wheel power is fashioned, even though parts maintain been beefed up to take care of the extra torque. So, too, maintain the brakes, which now embrace 4-piston rear calipers.

Uncommon efficiency

Curiously, with this engine replace, the John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman diverge from their Hardtop and Convertible JCW siblings. Those smaller Mini gadgets attain no longer procure the extra worthy engine for 2020, but as an various will preserve the 228-hp model—alongside with the choice of the handbook gearbox.

Don’t care about sizable strength? Then work a deal on the outgoing variations alongside with your local dealer now!

joe-lorio—-contributing-editor