I think it is 6 speed, but the Clubman has the 8 speed. I asked my ordering dealer, but I got no response as they won't know. The UK site says nothing. Autocar and in particular the German reporter Greg Kable is normally pretty good, but they could just be making assumptions that because the new Clubman has the 8 speed the JCW Convertible will also.Interesting. That's the first mention I've seen of the 8 speed in the convertible. MINI USA has the specs up and mentions only the 6 speed options like the F56. Motoring file has the official press release up and it makes no mention of the 8 speed.