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Mini John Cooper Works Countryman: Extremely athletic, extremely versatile

Edward Green ▼ | July 12, 2018
The second generation of the MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the entire range of the tradition-steeped British brand.
Mini John Cooper Works Countryman
Speedy   From zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds
Mini John Cooper Works CountrymanWith an output of 170 kW/231 hp (combined fuel consumption: 7.4 l - 6,9/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 169 - 158 g/km), it is the most powerful engine ever to be fitted in a MINI: in combination with the standard all-wheel drive system ALL4 and a robust vehicle concept, it ensures that the latest addition to the family of top John Cooper Works athletes takes the MINI experience to a whole new level – in terms of both race track feeling on the road and extreme driving fun over unsurfaced terrain.

Mini John Cooper Works CountrymanThe new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds with both the standard 6-speed manual transmission and the optional 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission. In doing so it is 0.8 or 0.7 seconds faster than the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4. The superior performance qualities of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman are likewise reflected in its elasticity on interim sprints, cornering agility and deceleration performance.

Mini John Cooper Works CountrymanThese qualities are the product of an overall package that has been compiled based on John Cooper Works racing expertise, including 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 optimise aerodynamic properties and cooling air intake, and a model-specific cockpit with John Cooper Works sports seats.

Mini John Cooper Works CountrymanThe standard 6-speed manual transmission is weight-optimised in design as well as exhibiting a high level of internal efficiency and shift comfort. A gear sensor enables active engine speed adaptation for particularly dynamic shifting. Short shifts and the model-specific gear lever knob facilitate precise gear selection. An 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission is optionally available, operated by means of a distinctively designed selector lever as well as shift paddles at the steering wheel.