Powerful appearance and maximum performance: The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.


Munich. The MINI John Cooper Works models have always
been known for their exhilarating performance. With its 2.0-litre
four-cylinder engine, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman
embodies this unmistakable driving experience. The new model
generation of the spacious all-rounder has grown noticeably and offers
even more space, comfort and safety. And thanks to its ALL4 all-wheel
drive system, the Crossover is also very capable off the road.

“The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman embodies a unique combination
of style, power and a sense of adventure. With its powerful 300 hp
engine and sporty design, it is the perfect companion for anyone
looking for something special”, says Stefanie Wurst, head of the MINI brand.

The new design is characterised by an upright and minimalist
silhouette, through which the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman
exudes a sense of adventure, versatility and reliability. The John
Cooper Works logo has also been redesigned with a modern, clearcut
look. For the first time, the logo is being used on the new MINI John
Cooper Works Countryman in the classic black, red, and white colour scheme.

With its sleek design, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman has
a drag coefficient of just 0.26, making it one of the most aerodynamic
cars in its class. This helps the engine, which generates 221 kW/300
hp, to accelerate the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds. The
400 Nm of torque and top speed of 250 km/h make for an exhilarating
driving experience.

Exceptional performance makes dynamic driving a
The standard all-wheel drive system distributes its
power precisely and reliably in every driving situation. A
high-performance braking system with brake calipers in Chili Red
colour ensures powerful and precise deceleration. The characteristic
sound of the exhaust flap system also makes the MINI John Cooper Works
Countryman instantly recognisable as a high-performance model. Inside,
the engine sound generated in real time enhances the emotional driving
experience. An exclusive JCW sound extension boosts the sound of the
engine start and intensifies the soundscape with racing-inspired
engine sounds.

Optimised pistons, connecting rods and engine mounts extract maximum
power from the two-litre turbo engine. An advanced, dual-drive exhaust
turbocharger supercharges the engine. Together with the dethrottled
air intake to the combustion chamber, this enables the MINI John
Cooper Works Countryman to generate beefy performance and delivers an
even more dynamic driving experience in every bend. The tyre diameter,
which has been increased by 30 mm, is now 710 mm and the increased
tyre width of 245 mm enhances the typical MINI go-kart feeling.
Aerodynamically optimised 19 and 20-inch wheels, exclusive to JCW,
round off the extensive range.

Advanced assistance systems provide added comfort.

The new MINI JCW Countryman features 12 ultrasonic sensors and
four surround-view cameras in total. They support the innovative
driver assistance systems and enable partially automated Level 2
driving in the comprehensive Driving Assistant Professional option
package. The assistant can detect gaps in the traffic necessary for
changing lanes heading towards an exit and brings the vehicle to the
optimum speed for the assisted lane change. For the first time,
drivers in the MINI Countryman can take their hands off the steering
wheel on highway-like routes at speeds of up to 60 km/h, provided they
continue to keep a close eye on traffic and remain ready to intervene
at any time.

Great stature on any terrain.
The new MINI John
Cooper Works Countryman has a bold and sporty look that reflects its
performance and versatility. The exterior features a number of
model-specific details that enhance its overall appearance. For
example, the aerodynamic elements with vertical reflectors on the
front of the car emphasise its wide stance, while the new MINI LED
headlights with horizontal bars in JCW Signature Mode give the
crossover a more expressive look. The front end is also characterised
by the newly designed octagonal grille in high-gloss black and the
newly designed three-colour JCW logo.

The newly designed C-pillar seamlessly joins the contrasting roof in
motorsport-inspired Chili Red. The roof curves down towards the rear,
giving the MINI JCW Countryman an agile silhouette despite its
increased height and width.
The high-contrast exterior design,
combined with the Legend Grey body colour, emphasises the sporty look
of the model. At the rear, the upright John Cooper Works Signature
Mode tail lights frame the upright vehicle body and underline the
increased width.

Minimalist interior features racing DNA.
In the
interior, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman inspires with a
reduced design. The cockpit is divided into an upper and lower
section, with vertical door handles and air vents in the upper area.
This emphasizes the upright and larger overall impression of the
spacious crossover. The red and black colour scheme at the dashboard,
along the door panels and on the high-grade JCW sports seats, is a nod
to MINI’s racing heritage. The dashboard is made of a two-tone textile
made from recycled polyester.

The rear of the vehicle is highly versatile and spacious. The rear
row of seats can be adjusted in length by up to 13 centimetres. With
the rear seat folded down, even bulky items can be easily transported
in the 460liter to 1,450 litre luggage compartment.

Increased functionality makes for an immersive driving experience.

You can use the toggle switches on the MINI toggle bar to
control all driving functions. The central, high-resolution OLED
display is home to all the other functions. Here, you can also select
the new MINI Experience Modes and set up your preferred driving
ambience using specially designed backgrounds and sounds. The go-kart
mode provides a particularly sporty driving experience, and you can
hear the engine sound with impressive intensity in the cabin. The MINI
projector on the back of the OLED display can be used to bathe the
dashboard in atmospheric colour schemes and patterns that correspond
to the selected Experience Mode.

In addition, you can use the voice assistant to operate numerous
functions, such as navigation, telephone, and entertainment.
Voice-controlled interaction takes place on the circular OLED display
in the form of an animation of graphic elements, typography, and an avatar.

In case of queries, please contact:
Corporate Communications

Julian Kisch, Spokesperson Product Communications MINI
E-mail: julian.kisch@mini.com

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communications MINI
E-mail andreas.lampka@mini.com

MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption combined:
8.3 – 7.8 l/100 km according to WLTP; CO2 emissions combined: 187-177 g/km).


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