2018 MINI Clubman John Cooper Works Review

November 27, 2017

MINI Clubman John Cooper Works Review

Reviewing the 2018 MINI Clubman John Cooper Works

Looking to get your hands on one of the most powerful Mini Coopers of all time? Say “hello” to the 2018 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works Countryman. It packs a major MINI punch.

Thanks to a 2.0 liter turbocharged 1-4, this 2018 MINI Clubman churns out a more-than-respectable 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. You’ll get plenty of zip out of this muscular model; it can hit 0-60 in 6.2 seconds, which is .4 seconds faster than the first generation version of the vehicle!

And don’t worry: the John Cooper Works Clubman can handle itself. It features standard all wheel drive and six speed manual to ensure you are in complete control of every mile of your experience. An eight speed automatic transmission is available as well, and it’s every bit as fun.

There are a lot of other upgrades to discover when you visit your local MINI Cooper dealership, including the “active engine speed adaptation”. Sounds sexy – but what does it mean? The car has an automatic downshift rev-matching that comes standard. When you downshift, that “whirring” sound your engine makes? This process stops that from happening and not only is a less jarring experience, it’s much better on your engine as well.

The 2018 Mini Clubman also has a few other performance upgrades, including the aero kit, a stiffer suspension, torque vectoring, and Brembo brakes. You’ll also find plenty of tech and luxury-oriented elements inside the vehicle as well. LED headlights, a panoramic moonroof, a keyless entry, and parking sensors all come standard with MINI. You can also opt to add features like driver assistance tech (including forward collision avoidance), active cruise control, navigation and a very cool heads up display.

Does the John Works live up to its name? More than! Come see for yourself at Braman MINI of Palm Beach.

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