The Paris Motor Show is an excellent opportunity for manufacturers to show off their latest models and concepts, and for MINI the biennial event hosted the unveiling of the new MINI Clubman John Cooper Works.
As a small estate model, the Clubman has heritage of being dynamic, practical and maintaining the MINI feel of fun driving for all. With the addition of the JCW model, the Clubman now offers all levels of comfort and dynamic ability, something that other compact cars can struggle to challenge. The Clubman also comes with a large amount of space, as the 360-litre boot can be expanded to as much 1250 litres, which can be accessed from the instantly recognisable rear split doors.
The JCW version brings ALL4 all-wheel drive as standard along with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology and model-specific modifications from MINI's John Cooper Works racing division. The engine produces 231hp and this takes the Clubman JCW from 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds. It can be paired with either the standard 6-speed manual or optional 8-speed Steptronic automatic sports transmission.
Also revealed in Paris was the five-door version of the stylish MINI Seven, a premium model of the MINI Hatch that has MINI history in its DNA. Named after the Austin Seven, alongside which the first MINI models were built, the Seven brings design to the fore with Melting Silver detailing, Diamond Malt Brown interior trim and contrasting paint finishes.
As well as vehicles, MINI previewed its new accessory and clothing line, the MINI Lifestyle Collection, which brings MINI-themed style to the high street and home with various new products.
For more information on MINIs' displays at the Paris Motor Show, contact your nearest Cooper MINI Centre.