Press Kit: the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman

MINI John Cooper Works Clubman in Paris

Nearly a year after the MINI Clubman went on sale, MINI has debuted the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman.  The JCW Clubman will make its world premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Having conquered the small car category, the latest generation of the John Cooper Works model family now takes the premium compact segment by storm, too. In terms of its exterior dimensions and space, the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman is the biggest top athlete in the history of the British brand to date. The bonus in terms of roominess, everyday practicality and long-distance suitability offers a new range of opportunities to enjoy racing passion.

Premiere for the first John Cooper Works model of the latest generation in the premium compact segment; new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman combines authentic race feeling with the most space, everyday practicality and long-distance suitability ever realised in a model of the brand; drive and suspension technology developed based on motor racing expertise, the all-wheel drive system ALL4 as standard and the versatile interior enable unique flexibility in terms of both driving properties and functionality.

Extreme driving fun and an exclusive aura due to the precisely harmonised package of engine, suspension, aerodynamically optimised exterior and sports car flair in the cockpit that is typical of the John Cooper Works models; the distinct vehicle character is given additional emphasis with model-specific standard features including LED headlamps, MINI Driving Modes, Park Distance Control, Comfort Access, Radio MINI Visual Boost, multifunction buttons on the steering wheel and cruise control with brake function.

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; 4-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology and 170 kW/231 hp; engine output 29 kW/39 hp higher than that of the MINI Cooper S Clubman; new version of the ALL4 system optimised for weight and efficiency with electrohydraulic regulation; 6-speed manual transmission as standard, 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission optionally available; combined EU fuel consumption: 7.4 l/100 km (automatic: 6.8 l/100 km, combined EU CO2 emissions: 168 g/km (154 g/km).

New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman with unique performance qualities, fascinating characteristics and powerfully emotional sound development; traction-optimised power transmission to all four wheels; acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds (automatic: 6.3 seconds); sports exhaust system, Brembo sports brake system, 18-inch John Cooper Works Black Grip Spoke light alloy wheels and Dynamic Stability Control DSC including Dynamic Traction Control DTC, EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock Control) and Performance Control as standard; Dynamic Damper Control and 19-inch light alloy wheels optionally available.

Innovative shooting brake concept, unique in the compact segment and interpreted in challenging, sporty style; dynamically elongated silhouette with long roof line; four side doors; sloping rear with hallmark split doors; Air Curtains and Air Breathers as well as other typical John Cooper Works design features to optimise aerodynamic properties; front section with especially large side cooling air inlets instead of parking lights and fog lamps; model-specific side sills; wide rear apron with integrated, tapered dual tailpipes of the sports exhaust system; John Cooper Works rear spoiler; hexagonal radiator grille with honeycomb pattern and cross member in Chili Red; John Cooper Works logo on radiator grille, side scuttles and rear; body finish in Rebel Green, red contrasting finish for roof and mirror caps, sport stripes in red or black as options available exclusively for John Cooper Works models.

Five fully-fledged seats; luggage compartment volume: 360 litres; by folding down the rear backrest, optionally available in a 40 : 20 : 40 split, the luggage volume can be expanded to 1 250 litres; touchless opening of the split doors as standard; storage package, roof rails and tow hitch with removable ball head optionally available.

High-end display and operating concept; instrument panel on the steering column; hallmark central instrument with standard 6.5-inch colour screen and optional 8.8-inch colour screen; toggle switch series including start/stop button for keyless activation and de-activation of the engine; centre console with armrest, MINI Controller, electric parking brake button, storage facilities and two cupholders; optional MINI Head-Up-Display with John Cooper Works specific display content.

Characteristic interior design in sports-car style; John Cooper Works sports seats in Dinamica/fabric and Carbon Black with integrated headrests; John Cooper Works door sill finishers; roof liner in anthracite; John Cooper Works leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and shift paddles in conjunction with the 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission; gear lever or selector lever and cockpit displays in model-specific design; pedals and driver footrest in stainless steel.

Weight and crash-optimised body structure; standard safety features include front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, ISOFIX child seat mountings at the rear and optionally also on the front passenger seat, tyre pressure display as well as Intelligent Emergency Call and collision warning with city braking function; LED headlamps with LED daytime running light, white turn indicators and LED rear lights as standard; adaptive light distribution and turning light as an option.

All driver assistance systems offered for the new MINI Clubman also available for the John Cooper Works model: rain sensor with automatic driving light activation, Parking Assistant, rear view camera and Driving Assistant including camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection.

Standard comfort features including air conditioning and Radio MINI Visual Boost with 6.5-inch colour screen, USB socket, AUX-IN socket and Bluetooth hands-free facility; wide-ranging options for additional driving fun and comfort including 2-zone automatic air conditioning, panorama glass roof, seat surfaces in Dinamica/leather, seat heating, MINI Excitement Package including LED ring for the central instrument, ambient lighting with adjustable colours and MINI logo projection from the exterior mirror on the driver’s side when opening and closing the door, heatable and folding exterior mirrors, interior and exterior mirrors with automatic dip function, heatable windscreen, Harmon Kardon hi-fi speaker system, alarm system including red LED status indicator in the fin antenna, MINI navigation system and Wired equipment package including navigation system Professional, operation via MINI Touch Controller and 8.8-inch colour screen with touch function.

Additional customisation options for the exterior and interior in the distinctive style of MINI and John Cooper Works: sport stripes, chrome-plated exterior mirror caps, Chrome Line interior, lighting package, MINI Yours sports leather steering wheel and MINI Yours Interior Styles in three variants.

Current selection of MINI Connected in-car infotainment functions; Intelligent Emergency Call and MINI TeleServices for use with permanently installed SIM card; constantly updated range of apps for integration in the car via smartphone; MINI Connected App as a personal mobility assistant with wide-ranging functions in the car and on the smartphone: appointment reminder, calculation of travel time based on current traffic data, pedestrian navigation to car park, route guidance, filling station and car park search, last mile navigation to meeting point, online-based services for the use of entertainment offers such as Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Deezer, Audiobooks from Audible, Napster/Rhapsody, TuneIn, Glympse and Life360.

MINI John Cooper Works Clubman

Engines, driving performance figures, fuel consumption and emissions:

MINI John Cooper Works Clubman: 4-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control), capacity: 1 998 cc, output: 170 kW/231 hp at 5 000 – 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 350 Nm at 1 450 – 4 800 rpm, acceleration (0–100 km/h): 6.3 seconds (automatic: 6.3 seconds), top speed: 238 km/h (238 km/h), average fuel consumption: 7.4 (6.8 litres)/100 kilometres, CO2 emissions: 168 g/km (154 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

Exterior dimensions:

Length: 4 253 millimetres

Width: 1 800 millimetres

Height: 1 441 millimetres

Wheelbase: 2 670 millimetres.


the new MINI Seven launched

MINI Seven

We had the debut of the special edition MINI Seven back in May, but now the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S versions are soon to be launched.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

A sense of individual style has always been an integral part of the unmistakable MINI feeling. With the new MINI Seven, the British brand now goes even further in showcasing the distinctive qualities of the original in the small car segment. The first design model of the latest MINI generation presents a particularly striking combination of the brand’s traditional values and the progressive product quality of the current models.

First design model of the current MINI generation; available as a MINI 3 door and MINI 5 door; new MINI Seven as an expression of premium characteristics and individual style with exclusive exterior and interior design features as well as high-end equipment options.

New MINI Seven underscores the distinctive character, British origins and tradition-steeped vehicle concept of the original in the premium segment of small cars; named after the Austin Seven, the model with which production of the classic Mini began in 1959.

Market launch of the design model with four engine variants as the MINI 3 door Seven (combined fuel consumption: 5.7 – 3.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 133 – 92 g/km) and the MINI 5 door Seven (combined fuel consumption: 5.9 – 3.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 136 – 95 g/km); output range from 85 kW/116 hp to 141 kW/192 hp.

Specific exterior design: MINI Yours body finish in the variant Lapisluxury Blue; three alternative paint finishes to choose from; roof and exterior mirror caps in Melting Silver; 17-inch light alloy wheels in exclusive MINI Seven Spoke two-tone design; MINI Seven door sill finishers; side scuttles with MINI Seven logo; bonnet stripes in Melting Silver with surrounds in Malt Brown available as an exclusive option.

Exclusive interior ambience with seats in fabric/leather finish Diamond Malt Brown, interior surfaces in Piano Black, optional Colour Line Malt Brown and MINI Seven logo on the central instrument surround.

Additional emphasis of the design model’s exclusive character with optional equipment package MINI Seven Chili; extension of the range of equipment features to include LED headlights, LED fog lamps, white direction indicators, automatic air conditioning, on-board computer, MINI Driving Modes, MINI Excitement Package, sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, rain sensor with automatic driving lights control, seat height adjustment on the passenger side, storage package, floor mats in velours and lighting package.

Design model MINI Seven in two body variants and with harmonised character; new MINI 3 door as a modern interpretation of the classic principle of the creative use of space with the highest level of space and ride comfort ever achieved in this model; new MINI 5 door as an innovative vehicle concept with wheelbase extended by 72 millimetres, third seat at the rear and outstanding figures within the small car premium segment in terms of legroom, headroom and luggage compartment volume.

Hallmark brand go-kart feeling due to high-quality suspension technology with model-specific suspension set-up in each case; optional sports suspension and Dynamic Camper Control; body and suspension in weight-optimised design and with optimised stiffness for agile and secure driving properties.

Full range of occupant protection features based on integrated safety concept and standard equipment including six airbags, 3-point automatic belts, ISOFIX child seat mountings and tyre pressure display for each individual wheel; increased efficiency due to engines and transmissions of the latest generation, extensive range of standard MINIMALISM Technology and optimised aerodynamic properties.

Modern display and operating concept with dashboard on the steering column as well as central instrument with extended display elements and optional illuminated LED ring; control of navigation, entertainment, telephone and vehicle functions via optional colour display up to 8.8 inches in size and MINI Controller in the centre console.

High-end options to enhance driving fun, comfort and individual flair including LED headlights, LED fog lamps, MINI Driving Modes, MINI Excitement Package, Comfort Access, electrically operated glass roof, 2-zone automatic air conditioning, Radio MINI Visual Boost, MINI navigation system and Wired equipment package including navigation system Professional with MINI Touch Controller.

Extensive range of driver assistance systems: MINI Head-Up-Display, Parking Assistant, rear view camera and Driving Assistant with camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection.

Current MINI Connected in-car infotainment program; the latest MINI Connected App including MINI Streetwise, online search, Sports Instruments and Force Meter; online-based use of social networks and entertainment features using the vehicle operating system; MINI Connected XL Journey Mate with real-time traffic radar; Intelligent Emergency Call and TeleServices via a SIM card permanently installed in the vehicle.

Engine variants:
MINI Cooper S 3 door / MINI Cooper S 5 door: 4-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control),
capacity: 1 998 cc, output: 141 kW/192 hp at 4 700 – 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 280 Nm at 1 250 rpm (300 Nm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 6.8 seconds (automatic: 6.7 seconds) / 6.9 seconds (automatic: 6.8 seconds),
top speed: 235 km/h (233 km/h) / 232 km/h (230 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 5.8 – 5.7 litres (5.4 – 5.3 litres )/100 kilometres /
0 – 5.9 litres (5.5 – 5.4 litres )/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 136 – 133 g/km (126 – 123 g/km) / 139 – 136 g/km (128 – 125 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper 3 door / MINI Cooper 5 door: 3-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control),
capacity: 1 499 cc, output: 100 kW/136 hp at 4 400 rpm,
max. torque: 220 Nm at 1 250 rpm (230 Nm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.9 seconds (automatic: 7.8 seconds) / 8.2 seconds (automatic: 8.1 seconds),
top speed: 210 km/h (210 km/h) / 207 km/h (207 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 4.6 – 4.5 litres (4.8 – 4.7 litres )/100 kilometres /
4.8 – 4.7 litres (4.9 – 4.8 litres )/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 107 – 105 g/km (112 – 109 g/km) / 111 – 109 g/km (114 – 111 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper SD 3 door / MINI Cooper SD 5 door: 4-cylinder diesel engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, common rail direct injection),
capacity: 1 995 cc, output: 125 kW/170 bhp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 360 Nm at 1 500 – 2 750 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.3 seconds (automatic: 7.2 seconds) / 7.4 seconds (automatic: 7.3 seconds),
top speed: 227 km/h (225 km/h) / 225 km/h (223 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 4.1 – 4.0 litres (4.1 – 4.0 litres )/100 kilometres /
4.3 – 4.1 litres (4.2 – 4.1 litres )/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 109 – 106 g/km (107 – 104 g/km) / 112 – 109 g/km (109 – 107 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper D 3 door / MINI Cooper D 5 door: 3-cylinder diesel engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, common rail direct injection),
capacity: 1 496 cc, output: 85 kW/116 hp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 270 Nm at 1 750 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 9.2 seconds (automatic: 9.2 seconds) / 9.4 seconds (automatic: 9.5 seconds),
top speed: 205 km/h (204 km/h) / 203 km/h (202 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 3.6 – 3.5 litres (3.8 – 3.7 litres )/100 kilometres /
3.7 – 3.6 litres (3.9 – 3.8 litres )/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 95 – 92 g/km (99 – 98 g/km) / 97 – 95 g/km (102 – 99 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.
* EU test cycle figures, fuel consumption dependent on the selected tyre format.

Exterior dimensions:
MINI 3 door:
Length: 3 821 millimetres (MINI Cooper S 3 door, MINI Cooper SD 3 door: 3 850 millimetres)
Width: 1 727 millimetres
Height: 1 414 millimetres
Wheelbase: 2 495 millimetres

MINI 5 door:
Length: 3 982 millimetres (MINI Cooper S 5 door, MINI Cooper SD 5 door: 4 005 millimetres)
Width: 1 727 millimetres
Height: 1 425 millimetres
Wheelbase: 2 567 millimetres


worldwide MINI sales for August 2016

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Global MINI sales increase their record pace with sales up over 10% for the month and 5.7% for the year.  The rest of the world is making up for the slow US sales.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Sales of MINI brand vehicles increased by 10.3% in August with a total of 22,575 delivered to customers worldwide. In the first eight months of the year, sales rose by 5.7% (223,913). The premium brand’s biggest growth drivers are the MINI Clubman, with 36,687 sold worldwide so far this year, and the new MINI Convertible – which achieved sales growth of 148.0% in August (2,153).

August 2016 August 2015 change year-to-date 2016 year-to-date 2015 change
22,575 20,471 10.3% 223,913 211,826 5.7%

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MINI USA sales for August 2016

MINI USA sales for August 2016

MINI USA sales for August 2016 are down 2.7%.  Sales for 2016 are down 14.0%.

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI Brand Sales

 

For August, MINI USA reported 4,969 automobiles sold, a decrease of 2.7 percent from the 5,109 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI USA reported a total of 34,887 automobiles sold, a decrease of 14.0 percent from 40,560 automobiles sold in the first eight months of 2015.

 

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • In August, sales of MINI Certified Pre-Owned set a record with 1,267 vehicles, an increase of 11.7 percent from August 2015.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales also set a record with 2,773 vehicles in August 2016, an increase of 2.9 percent from August 2015.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales year-to-date were 19,069, a 4.8 percent increase from the first eight months of 2015.

 

August 2016 August 2015 change year-to-date 2016 year-to-date 2015 change
4,969 5,109 -2.7% 34,887 40,560 -14.0%

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worldwide MINI sales for July 2016

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Global MINI sales continue their record pace with sales up 4% for the month and 5.2% for the year despite continued slower sales in the US.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Following on from its best-ever first half year, MINI achieved record sales in July with 26,439 (+4.0%) vehicles delivered to customers around the world. A total of 201,337 MINIs were sold in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 5.2% and the first time the brand has sold over 200,000 vehicles by this point in the year. The brand’s biggest growth drivers in the year-to-date are the MINI Convertible (17,225 / +65.9%) and the MINI Clubman, which has been delivered to more than 32,000 customers around the world.

July 2016 July 2015 change year-to-date 2016 year-to-date 2015 change
26,439 25,416 4.0% 201,337 191,355 5.2%

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MINI USA sales for July 2016

MINI USA sales for July 2016MINI USA sales for July 2016 are down 8%.  Sales for 2016 are down 15.6%.

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI Brand Sales

 

For July, MINI USA reported 4,774 automobiles sold, a decrease of 8.0 percent from the 5,191 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI USA reported a total of 29,918 automobiles sold, a decrease of 15.6 percent from 35,451 automobiles sold in the first seven months of 2015.

 

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • In July, sales of MINI Certified Pre-Owned set a July record with 1,197 vehicles, an increase of 8.0 percent from July
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales also set a July record with 2,629 vehicles in 2016, an increase of 3.6 percent from July 2015.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales year-to-date were 16,296, a 5.1 percent increase from the first seven months of 2015.

 

July 2016 July 2015 change year-to-date 2016 year-to-date 2015 change
4,774 5,191 -8.0% 29,918 35,451 -15.6%

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worldwide MINI sales for June 2016

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Global MINI sales continue their record pace with sales up 6.3% for the month and 5.4% for the year despite continued slower sales in the US.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

MINI achieved its best-ever June with 38,282 (+6.3%) vehicles delivered to customers around the world. A total of 174,898 MINIs were sold in the first half of the year, an increase of 5.4% compared with the same period last year.

 

“This is MINIs best first-half-year performance to date,” commented Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW AG Management Board member responsible for MINI, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad. “Our newest two premium models are proving to be strong growth drivers. We are delighted to see that the third generation of the MINI Convertible is proving so popular, while the MINI Clubman’s offering of every-day practicality in the larger compact class has won many new fans for the brand,” he continued. The new MINI Convertible has been delivered to a total of 14,136 customers in the first six months of the year (+54.5%), while 27,511 customers worldwide have received the keys to their new MINI Clubman.

June 2016 June 2015 change year-to-date 2016 year-to-date 2015 change
38,282 36,025 6.3% 174,898 165,938 5.4%

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MINI USA sales for June 2016

MINI USA sales for June 2016
MINI USA sales for June 2016 are down 20.4%.  Sales for 2016 are down 16.9%, an increase from May.

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI Brand Sales

For June, MINI USA reported 4,914 automobiles sold, a decrease of 20.4 percent from the 6,174 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI USA reported a total of 25,144 automobiles sold, a decrease of 16.9 percent from 30,260 automobiles sold in the first half of 2015.

 

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • In June, MINI Certified Pre-Owned sold 1,003 vehicles, a decrease of 4.6 percent from June 2015.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sold 2,284 vehicles in June 2016, a decrease of 5.7 percent from June 2015.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales year-to-date were 13,667, a 5.4 percent increase from the first half of 2015.

 

June 2016 June 2015 change year-to-date 2016 year-to-date 2015 change
4,914 6,174 -20.4% 25,144 30,260 -16.9%

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The MINI VISION NEXT 100 premieres

BMW Group VISION NEXT 100 Vehicles

The MINI VISION NEXT 100: “Every MINI is my MINI”

The key idea behind the MINI VISION NEXT 100 is responsible use of resources for personal mobility. The motto “Every MINI is my MINI” is about innovative car-sharing, with MINI fans of the future able to access and tailor any MINI to their own personal preferences, anywhere and at any time. The MINI will be available to everybody at all times, picking drivers up autonomously from wherever they like and adjusting the car’s appearance, driving characteristics and connectivity to suit the user’s personal lifestyle. New, customised mobility with the MINI VISION NEXT 100 builds on connected digital intelligence.

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worldwide MINI sales for May 2016

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Global MINI sales are up 3.6% for the month and 5.2% for the year despite continued disappointing sales in the US.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

MINI sales also grew in May with a total of 29,864 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 3.6% on the same month last year. Year-to-date, MINI sales are up 5.2% to total 136,617 in the first five months. The brand’s main growth drivers in May were the MINI Convertible (3,604 / +116.7%) and the MINI Clubman, which was delivered to a total of 4,681 customers around the world last month.

May 2016 May 2015 change year-to-date 2016 year-to-date 2015 change
29,864 28,831 3.6% 136,617 129,910 5.2%

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