The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is the first 4x4 model to wear the John Cooper Works Countryman badge and will go on sale priced from £28,595.
Powered by a newly developed 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol turbocharged engine, it produces 218hp and 300 Nm of torque on overboost, which is enough to propel the John Cooper Works Countryman from 0-62 mph in 7 seconds.
Power is distributed between the front and rear axles by an electromagnetic centre differential positioned directly on the final drive; DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) including DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock Control) are linked to the ALL4 all-wheel drive as standard.
You can opt for either a six-speed manual transmission or MINI’s six-speed automatic gearbox with Steptronic function and steering wheel shift paddles available as an option.
There is a standard-fitted aerodynamic kit which features the John Cooper Works logo on the radiator grille and tailgate with front foglamps fitted as standard. There is a selection of seven exterior paint shades available; contrast paint finish for the roof and exterior mirror caps can be ordered in white and black, as well as the red shade available exclusively for John Cooper Works models; Sport Stripes in white, black or red are optional.
On the inside there is the John Cooper Works cockpit design with sports seats, sports steering wheel, interior trim strips in Piano Black, anthracite-coloured roof liner and dark speedometer and rev counter dials; John Cooper Works door sills; optional: sports seats with Lounge Leather trim in Carbon Black Championship Red, interior trim strips in Chili Red.Published 8 September 2012