New Mini John Cooper Works Countryman set to thrill with extreme performance, everywhere

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New Mini John Cooper Works Countryman set to thrill with extreme performance, everywhere

  • New front and rear look with redesigned front grille
  • Standard LED headlights, fog lights and LED rear lights in Union Jack design
  • New JCW-specific exhaust system with 95mm tailpipes for pronounced sportiness
  • 8-speed automatic transmission and MINI ALL4 traction system standard
  • New digital cockpit display and enhanced infotainment systems
  • Arrival in Australia scheduled for fourth quarter of 2020

The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman has been revealed today, with a fresh new look, new technology and refined equipment in a fun and versatile package.

The new John Cooper Works Countryman features similar aesthetic enhancements carried across the rest of the range, expressed uniquely in this top-of-the-range model for both the Countryman and JCW variants.

Exterior

The iconic MINI radiator grille now features a horizontal red stripe rather than an outline; standard LED headlights are in a new shape, and at the rear, union jack designs now integrate into the LED rear lenses.

New exterior colours White Silver metallic and Sage Green metallic apply to the JCW Countryman range as well, along with the new Piano Black Exterior option that darkens the headlamp surrounds, rear lights, radiator grille, door handles, and model lettering on the luggage compartment lid.

Powertrain 

High performance is standard fare with the John Cooper Works range, and in the new JCW Countryman MINI’s TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine produces 225kW and 450Nm. The car also features a new sport exhaust system with enlarged 95mm diameter tailpipes for an aggressive look.

This outstanding power is transferred to the road via an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and ALL4 all-wheel drive as standard – with an electronic front differential lock that guarantees sublime performance on all surfaces.

Thrilling power delivery is sustained through the power band, and the 0-100km/h sprint is executed in just 5.1 seconds 

Model

Engine

Power / Torque

0-100km/h

Fuel Use

CO2

John Cooper Works Countryman

4-cylinder petrol

225kW/450Nm

5.1s

(preliminary)

7.3 – 6.9l/100 km

(preliminary)

166 - 156/km

(preliminary)

In order to ensure not only straight line speed, the high-rigidity chassis features electromechanical steering system, body stiffening components, dampers, suspension parts and a DSC system made and/or recalibrated with John Cooper Works’ racing know-how.

Standard equipment also includes a sports brake system with 4-piston fixed caliper disc brakes on the front wheels and single-piston floating-caliper disc brakes on the rear wheels, as well as 18-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels with brake calipers painted in Chili Red.

Interior

The interior of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman increases its appeal with a new refined surface around the circular control unit in the centre instrument panel. Intelligently reorganised controls, touch-sensitive bookmark buttons and high-gloss Piano Black surfaces further underscore the car’s premium character. 

A new digital instrument display is also standard on the JCW Countryman, measuring 5.0 inches to display essential information concisely in front of the driver.

MINI Connected features also see an intuitive expansion, from Navigation Plus options restructured on the familiar 8.8-inch infotainment screen to enhanced Intelligent Emergency services and even Amazon Alexa integration.

The new car will arrive in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2020.


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