Driving report mini clubman john cooper works

The john cooper works has previously been the sportiest lifestyle coin in mini. However, the top model offered with 170 kw / 231 hp but only 29 kw / 39 hp more than the cooper s. When driving, the difference is hard to notice and the chassis was at its limits. Mini, as a model maintenance acceptance, now equips him with the four-cylinder from the bmw m 235i, a primary chassis suprarise and serial all-wheel drive. So he comes up with the increased performance well, as a first exit shows.

Strangers to 225 kw / 306 hp, he now reaches 4.9 seconds of agricultural trunk pace and driving off 250 km / h. At least as important is the torque plus 130 nm against the pre-model maintenance variant at now 450 nm. As consumption for the new version are 7.4 l / 100 km in the catalog.

The eternal talk of "gokart feeling" prohibits itself

Since a mini traditionally does not define themselves above all about the long-term acceleration, it is persistently tried to put it on the highest agilitat, but some terms are too badly strapaced. This is not the case of respect for the mini-schopfer alec issigonis not, at a car that is 4.27 meters long and 1550 kilograms difficult to speak of "gokart feeling".

The current model convinced demanding customers not completely with the driving dynamics anyway. This is obviously the reason from which the most powerful john cooper works now gets a defensive landing gear, including dome strut, adapted steamers and engine mounts. As a mechanical differential barrier, the clubman jcw has a torse b differential on the front axle, while a haldex coupling for the power distribution between the two axes are state. There are known agilitate-prerequisite tricks, such as torque vectoring by brake intervention. A stiffer body completes the agilitate measures.

Agiler’s deflection, reduced underlying

We drove the ten millimeters lowered model with conventional sports suspension. It is tuned firmer, but not passed by unstart. Only with fast successive floor unevenness comes the body in storing movement. On the other hand, we were pleased about an agile deflection, well-grave curve behavior and above all a reduced underlying.

However, it is not completely disappeared and the steering of the mini suffers from the current bmw syndrome of strong rucksigners in sports mode. Apparently one can not otherwise encounter the strong drives that act on the front wheels. There is all the more weight that you can not configure the driving program "sport" in this suspension variant, unlike the adaptive steamers.

In the interior, a little more playful mini interior awaits with the full-time monitor in essteller format. The infotainment and its operation are entries that pays close to bmw here. That rotary prere boards and graphics are more likely to be playful than objective, is a keynail to the lifestyle. Place is at the front and back enough and if you put the leaning of the ruckbank, the trunk of 360 liters wave to 1250 liters. The level of the loading floor is variable, the loading edge remains quite high.

Still without deadwinkel-warner

Since the mini clubman (internal code f54) uses the ukl kit, he must refer to a camera-based, adaptive cruise tempo. This is the fact that the automated spacer control works only up to 140 km / h and a deadwinkel-warner is still not relevant. For this is all wheel drive "all4" in the high-performance model now series-mabig and in the headlights there are now optional led lights with matrix function. The mini clubman john cooper works costs at least 44.900 euros.