MINI Countryman gets the JCW treatment
The new Countryman John Cooper Works boasts standard all-wheel-drive and the most powerful engine yet in a MINI.
The second generation of the MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the entire range of the tradition-steeped British brand.
And another superlative now applies to the power unit of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman or JCW.
With an output of 228 hp, it is the most powerful engine ever to be fitted in a MINI in combination with the standard all-wheel drive system ALL4.
The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman sprints from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds with both the standard six-speed manual transmission and the optional eight-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic transmission.
In doing so it is 0.8 to 0.9 seconds quicker than the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4.
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The superior performance qualities of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman JCW are likewise reflected in its elasticity on interim sprints, cornering agility and deceleration performance.
These qualities are the product of an overall package that has been compiled based on John Cooper Works racing expertise.
This includes not just the engine and all-wheel drive system but also a sports suspension with 18-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels and Brembo sports brake system, special body features to optimize aerodynamic properties and cooling air intake and a model-specific cockpit with John Cooper Works sports seats.
It also sports exclusive standard features including MINI Driving Modes, LED headlamps, Comfort Access keyless entry and a 6.5-inch screen with the MINI Connected infotainment system.
With an addition of some 6.7 inches in length and 1.3 in width along with a wheelbase extension of 2.9 inches, space availability on the five fully-fledged seats is now significantly optimized.
The luggage compartment can be expanded as required from 17.6 cu ft to as much as 47.6 cu ft.