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2023 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman 1

It’s a Countryman with the works!

Riley Riley

BMW has pulled the covers off a new Mini John Cooper Works Countryman.

It’s the one with a powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that goes like the clappers.

With 221kW of power and 400Nm of torqye, the sleek Countryman accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 250 km/h.

The new model offers more space, comfort and safety.

Allegedly, thanks to its ALL4 all-wheel drive system — it’s also very capable off the road.

The John Cooper Works logo has been redesigned with a modern, clear-cut look and for the first time is presented in a classic black, red, and white colour scheme.

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.

Optimised pistons, connecting rods and engine mounts extract maximum power from the engine.

An advanced, dual-drive exhaust turbocharger supercharges the engine.

Tyre diameter has been increased by 30mm to 710mm and an width of 245mm enhances the typical go-kart feeling.

Aerodynamically optimised 19 and 20-inch wheels, exclusive to JCW, round off the extensive range.

The characteristic sound of the exhaust flap system also makes the car instantly recognisable.

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.

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.

Inside, the cockpit is divided into an upper and lower section, with vertical door handles and air vents in the upper area.

This emphasises the upright and larger overall impression of the spacious crossover.

The red and black colour scheme of the dashboard, along the door panels and on the 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 130mm.

With the rear seat folded down, even bulky items can be easily transported in the 460-litre to 1450-litre luggage compartment.

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 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.

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