Alongside the updated 2019 MINI Clubman, MINI Malaysia also unleashed two new JCW models into our local market, the “just-as-angry-looking” but much more powerful JCW Countryman and JCW Clubman.
Both the 2.0-litre turbocharged JCWs now boasts much higher output with 306 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Previously, the 2017 JCW Countryman and JCW Clubman only made 231 hp and 350 Nm – that’s a substantial 75 hp and a whopping 100 Nm bump.
As a result, the JCW Clubman can do the century sprint in 4.9 seconds (down from 6.3 seconds), while the JCW Countryman in 5.1 seconds (down from 6.5 seconds). Both models top out at an eletronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h.
Power is fed to all four wheels via an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. All that power would mean nothing without proper brakes and suspension setup.
As such the Countryman is fitted with Adaptive Suspension while the Clubman gets the JCW Sports Suspension that allows it to sit 10 mm lower than the standard model. Brakes are four-pot caliper units for added assurance.
Only the Clubman gets the new LED headlights with Matrix Light Function – the first of its kind in a MINI. Both however, wear the same shoes in the form of 19-inch JCW Circuit Spoke wheels.
As if the exterior doesn’t scream JCW loud enough, the tuner’s touches also extend to the steering wheel, door sills and instrument cluster. Adding a touch of opulence to both the JCW’s racy image is the panoramic sunroof.
A head-up display, 8.8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Harman Kardon sound system make up the list of on-board equipment.
Those keen on taking a closer look can head on to the Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur, Ingress Auto Bangsar and Wheelcorp Premium showrooms.
The new JCW Clubman and Countryman comes with 4-years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service, with prices set at RM 358,888.00 and RM 378,888 respectively.
With the Balloon Financing from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the JCW Clubman can be had from RM 4,098.00 per month while the JCW Countryman starts from RM 4,328.00 per month. Both are estimates based on estimates of 80% loan on a five-year tenure.