The MINI brand is known for its iconic design, agile handling, and fun-to-drive character. But what if you want more space, power, and versatility from your MINI? Enter the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, the most powerful and largest model in the MINI lineup. This compact SUV combines a powerful appearance and maximum performance with a spacious cabin and a range of features that make it suitable for everyday use and adventure.
A Turbocharged Engine with 312 Horsepower
The heart of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with twin-turbo technology that delivers 312 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with paddle shifters and a mechanical differential lock on the front axle. The result is a 0-60 mph acceleration in just 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman also features a sports exhaust system with a flap control system that enhances the engine sound and adds a racing flair to the driving experience. The driver can choose between different Experience Modes that adjust the engine sound, the steering, the suspension, and the transmission settings according to the driving situation and personal preference. The modes include Sport, Mid, and Green, as well as a new Go-Kart Mode that provides the most intense and dynamic sound and feedback.
A Sporty and Stylish Exterior
The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is not only powerful but also stylish and distinctive. The exterior design features a number of elements that emphasize the sporty character and the high-quality craftsmanship of the model. These include:
- A hexagonal radiator grille with a honeycomb pattern and a red crossbar.
- A front apron with large air intakes and a black splitter.
- LED headlights and LED fog lights with a piano black surround.
- Side skirts and wheel arch trim in body color.
- A rear apron with a diffuser insert and two tailpipes.
- A roof spoiler and a roof rail in high-gloss black.
- A John Cooper Works logo on the grille, the tailgate, and the side scuttles.
- A choice of seven exterior colors, including the new Zesty Yellow and the exclusive Rebel Green.
- A choice of three contrasting colors for the roof and the mirror caps, including black, white, and red.
- A choice of three alloy wheel designs in 18-inch or 19-inch sizes, with a John Cooper Works hub cap.
A Spacious and Sophisticated Interior
The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is not only a performance machine but also a practical and comfortable SUV. The interior offers ample space for five passengers and their luggage, with a cargo volume of up to 51.2 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. The interior also features a number of details that enhance the quality and the atmosphere of the cabin. These include:
- A digital instrument cluster with a 5-inch color display that shows the speed, the revs, the fuel level, and other information.
- A central instrument panel with an 8.8-inch touchscreen controls the infotainment system, the navigation system, the Apple CarPlay compatibility, and the Harman Kardon sound system.
- A multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles and a John Cooper Works logo.
- A head-up display that projects the speed, the navigation directions, and other information onto the windshield.
- A panoramic sunroof that lets in natural light and fresh air.
- A leather sports seat with integrated headrests, lumbar support, and heating function for the driver and the front passenger.
- A John Cooper Works leather gear selector and a stainless steel pedal set.
- A piano black interior surface with red accents and illuminated door sills.
- A MINI Yours Interior Style package that adds ambient lighting, chrome details, and wooden or leather trim options.
A Safe and Smart SUV
The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is not only a fun and fast SUV but also a safe and smart one. The model has a range of driver assistance systems and safety features that help the driver and the passengers enjoy a confident and convenient ride. These include:
- A rearview camera and parking sensors: assist the driver in reversing and parking maneuvers.
- A parking assistant: automatically steers the vehicle into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.
- A lane departure warning: alerts the driver if the vehicle drifts out of the lane without signaling.
- A forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking: warns the driver of a potential collision and apply the brakes if necessary.
- A speed limit information: displays the current speed limit on the instrument cluster and the head-up display.
- A cruise control with stop and go function that maintains a set speed and distance from the vehicle ahead and adjusts to the traffic flow.
- A driving assistant professional package: adds a steering and lane control assistant, a lane change assistant, and a traffic jam assistant that enables semi-autonomous driving on highways and in congested traffic.