Mini has revealed its updated John Cooper Works (JCW) Clubman and Countryman, which have received a significant lift to performance thanks to a new engine borrowed from the mechanically related BMW X2 M35i.
The high-performance pair will go on sale from July in Europe, however, Australian availability has yet to be confirmed.
CarsGuide has contacted Mini for an update on its JCW offerings Down Under.
The flagship Countryman will sprint from zero to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds.
Powering both models, the 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder develops 228kW and 450Nm, which translates to a 56kW and 100Nm boost over the previous powerplant, making them the most powerful road-going Minis to date.
Mini says the JCW-fettled Clubman will sprint from zero to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds, while the high-riding Countryman will complete the run in 5.1s, meaning, the updated models are 1.4 and 1.5 seconds quicker than their respective predecessors.