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Mini Countryman John Cooper works hits showrooms

Wednesday 12 April 2017, By Autovolo

Mini Countryman John Cooper works hits showrooms

Mini Countryman John Cooper works hits showrooms

Mini has given the all-new Countryman the John Cooper Works (JCW) treatment.

The performance version of the brand’s family car has been given a full JCW makeover with a twin-turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 231bhp, an increase of 13bhp over its predecessor.

This means it can go from 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 145mph.

The JCW version also comes with Mini’s ALL4 all-wheel-drive system, which is handy for icy conditions. But it also means this sporty SUV hatchback has extra grip through the corners.

On the outside, the John Cooper Works Countryman gets a stylish revamp including chunkier alloy wheels, a muscular looking bodykit, LED headlamps and a sports exhaust to name a few.

Inside there’s a choice of either a six-speed manual gearbox or eight-speed automatic gearbox which comes with paddle shifters on the back of the steering wheel.

The combined fuel consumption is 38.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of 169g/km for the manual box, and 40.9 mpg with emissions of 158g/km of CO2 for the automatic.

Standard equipment includes satellite navigation, keyless entry and sports seats. In the boot there’s plenty of space for a couple of suitcases or even a Labrador, with 450 litres of space with the rear seats in position or an impressive 1,390 litres with them down-a Mini van if you will.

As standard, the JCW Countryman comes with collision warning with city braking. This can be extended to include a driver assistance system that uses cameras to control the cruise control, pedestrian warning system, high beam assist and road sign detection. 

The Mini John Cooper Works Countryman is available now and costs from £30,675 for the manual and from £32,275 for the automatic.