With a style like the Countryman in its collection, Mini may not be so mini any longer. At least not in an total feeling. But since BMW has remade the company in its own picture, Minis have become mini BMWs. That’s certainly the situation with John Cooper Works – the brand’s the efficiency brand – which Mini’s CEO, Dr. Kay Segler, plans to grow to go by the cause set by the BMW M category which he used to run. So if BMW can create X5 M and X6 M efficiency crossovers, so can Small. And here you have it.
We had a opportunity to generate the JCW-spec Countryman while it was still in progression again in Dec, but now Small has slipped the more information on the style scheduled for introduction at next week’s Geneva Powerplant Display. But lest you think the John Cooper Works Countryman is the dilution of a efficiency company in its program to a cross-over, of all elements, consider that what you see here is both the first JCW style with all-wheel generate and the most highly effective currently.
The 1.6-liter turbocompresseur four churns out 211 power and 207 lb-ft of twisting (221 on overboost) through a six-speed gear box (automatic or manual) and the All4 all-wheel generate program to move this juiced-up Countryman to 62 in 7.1 a few moments. Those motives are declared to the community through devices like 18-inch materials, aero kit, activities fatigue and optionally available Soup Red ceiling, showcases, lines and chair decrease.