Some design tweaks and a 255 kW engine mark the ongoing MINI evolution with the uprated John Cooper Works Countryman due for local release in the fourth quarter of this year.
Equipped with specific modifications to the basic engine, advanced MINI TwinPower Turbo technology and an independent cooling system, the drive unitoffers maximum output of 225 kW along with maximum torque of 450 Nm allowing the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5,1 seconds.
In addition to model-specifically modified components, the chassis also features suspension and damping features refined with racing expertise, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and electromechanical steering. As an option, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman can be equipped with an adaptive chassis.
Its standard equipment 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 callipers painted in Chili Red.
The look has changed slightly with the redesign of the radiator grille. The standard LED headlights and the rear lights have been newly designed. At the front, the high-quality lighting technology is now even more recognisable, while at the back the Union Jack light design remains.
The Adaptive LED headlamps with variable light distribution and matrix function for the high beam lights are optionally available.
Inside, the digital instrument display behind the steering wheel with a diameter of 5,0 inches is a new optional equipment component. The optional Connected Media equipment in the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman also includes an 8,8-inch colour display with touchscreen function in the characteristic central instrument panel, which now features even higher quality design. In its new version, it has a bezel and touch-sensitive control panels with high-gloss Piano Black surfaces.
Thanks to a SIM card installed as standard, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is ‘always online’. This enables the use of numerous digital services. The MINI Navigation Plus option also provides real-time traffic data, the MINI Online Internet Portal, Apple CarPlay preparation and the seamless integration of the Amazon Alexa voice assistant among other things.