Not lengthy after Mini introduced the brand new Countryman to the world, the British carmaker has introduced the brand new performance-focused John Cooper Works variant. It follows a well-recognized recipe of visible updates and efficiency alterations that Mini says makes it a “pure pleasure to drive.”
A very powerful upgrades could be discovered on the hood. Powering the brand new John Cooper Works Countryman is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 312 hp in U.S. trim or 296 hp in Europe. Torque is capped at 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) and the dash to 62 mph (100 km/h) is handled in 5.4 seconds. The Mini gained’t cease accelerating till it hits 155 mph (250 km/h).
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The engine advantages from optimized pistons, new connecting rods, and has a revised air consumption and dual-drive turbocharger. New engine mounts are additionally featured and serving to to place the facility to the bottom are 245 mm width tires wrapped round accessible 19-inch and 20-inch wheels. The John Cooper Works Countryman might be offered solely in all-wheel drive.
Simply in case the efficiency alone isn’t sufficient to remind drivers that that is no bizarre Mini, the model has additionally fitted a brand new valved exhaust system and an engine sound generator within the cabin.
Visually, the John Cooper Works stands out from lesser variants because of shiny Chili Crimson accents on the entrance finish and LED headlights with a particular ‘JCW Signature Mode.’ Mini’s designers have additionally completed the grille in black, modified the C-pillars, and added new tail mild frames. The sporty theme continues into the cabin with a mixture of black and pink parts, JCW sports activities seats, and a dashboard with two-tone textile created from recycled polyester.
Homeowners will even have the ability to use some new Mini Expertise Modes via the central touchscreen. This setup will enable them to customise settings just like the display’s backgrounds and sounds. A go-kart mode has additionally been added to boost the driving expertise and amp up the sound of the engine.
U.S. costs for the brand new John Cooper Works Countryman begin at $46,900 excluding a $995 vacation spot and dealing with price. The primary examples ought to attain sellers in Might 2024.