Irresistible character matured on the race track. The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman (combined fuel consumption: 7.3 – 6.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 166 – 156 g/km, preliminary figures) brings its qualities to bear both on the road and on unpaved terrain. The outstanding power of its 225 kW/306 hp 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is transferred to the road via an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and ALL4 all-wheel drive as standard – a combination that guarantees extreme performance on all types of surface. The extreme driving pleasure package is rounded off by suspension technology featuring the John Cooper Works racing know-how. Modified design, refined equipment and additional options bring out the sporty and exclusive character of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman to the full.
Engine power meets versatility: The new high-performance athlete for the premium compact segment occupies the top position in both disciplines of the British premium brand’s model range. It offers unbridled power and plenty of room for experiencing the thrill of racing in everyday driving. In addition, the expressive exterior has now been refined and fresh accents have been added to the high-quality interior. The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman will be launched in November 2020.
With four doors and a large tailgate, five full-size seats, a variable-use interior and a luggage compartment volume that can be expanded up to 1 390 litres, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman can not only master daily transport tasks in city traffic, but also meet all comfort demands on longer journeys. The most powerful engine ever used in a standard MINI, the intelligently controlled all-wheel drive and the differential lock on the front wheels integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic transmission ensure superior performance at all times.
Equipped with specific modifications to the basic engine, advanced MINI TwinPower Turbo technology and an independent cooling system, the drive unit impresses not only with its maximum output of 225 kW/306 hp, but also with its maximum torque of 450 Nm. The spontaneous power delivery, which is sustained into high load ranges, enables the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds (preliminary figure). Speed burst manoeuvres are accompanied by the striking sound of the model-specific sport exhaust system. The tailpipes with an enlarged diameter of 95 mm are real eye-catchers, too.
In order to ensure not only hallmark agility, but also particularly high steering precision and handling that can be masterfully controlled even in highly dynamic driving situations, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman features a body structure and a connection with the chassis, which is characterised by high rigidity. 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 aerodynamically optimised exterior features also contribute to the superior performance of this versatile athlete. The powerful charisma of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is now even more intensively emphasised 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 is an irresistible eye-catcher. The Adaptive LED headlamps with variable light distribution and matrix function for the high beam lights are optionally available. The exterior colours White Silver metallic and Sage Green metallic as well as the option Piano Black Exterior are new. Here, the headlamp surrounds, rear lights and radiator grille are finished in high-gloss black instead of chrome, as are the door handles and the model lettering on the luggage compartment lid.
The interior also features new accents. The sports car flair of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is now combined even more extensively with a modern premium ambience. 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.
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