MINI John Cooper Works Countryman has been officially rolled out and is all set to hit production in November. The model will be offered with a cold-weather powertrain outputting 218 bhp to be sold in Europe as well as a warm-weather variant outputting 208 bhp that will be released in the U.S. Powered by a newly developed twin-scroll turbocharged engine, the model features the ALL4 all-wheel-drive system as standard which makes it the first JCW model to feature an all-wheel drive platform. With a peak torque of 221 lb-ft and a max 218 hp output, the four-cylinder 1.6-litre direct injection petrol engine comes mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission with a 6-speed automatic gearbox being offered as an option.
The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman has a top speed of 139 mph with the automatic transmission and a top speed of 140 mph with the manual gearbox. With either transmission, the model sprints from 0-60 mph in just 7 seconds. Thanks to an extensive use of MINIMALISM technology, the vehicle gives out just 184 grams of CO2 emissions per mile and returns a fuel economy of just 35.8 mpg. At 4.13 meters long MINI JCW Countryman comes with a standard aerodynamic kit and seven exciting exterior paint finishes to choose from. A sports suspension, red brake calipers and Twin Spoke design-laden18” light-alloy wheels are also offered as standard fittings on the mode.
The cockpit of the model is also laced with many sporting bits. Buyers can opt for either a three-seat rear bench or two individual seats at no extra cost. The adjustable rear backrest allows the MINI to boost its cargo capacity from 350 liters to up to 1,170 liters. The cabin of the model comes with a dark rev counter and speedometer, an anthracite-colored roof liner, Piano Black interior trim strips, a sports steering wheel and bespoke sports seats that help create a sports car ambience.
Via: Motoring File.