MINI has updated Countryman John Cooper WorksJuly 22, 2020
Mini has updated the sportiest version of the Countryman. The “charged” Mini, which is actually not the Mini we knew it before, will be available from European dealers in November.
In May of this year, Mini introduced the world to the updated Countryman. The largest Mini you can currently buy, like its siblings, has received new lighting and a bumper. Today the automaker is unveiling an updated crossover version of its Countryman sports car, John Cooper Works.
Unfortunately, the update did not bring the Mini Countryman JCW an extra dose of power: last year, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder’s performance bumped up to 306bhp. and 450 Nm, which is 75 hp. and 100 Nm more than before. This power remains unchanged and is again distributed to all four wheels via the 8-speed Stetronic Sport automatic transmission. Such “filling” accelerates Countryman JCW to a speed of 100 km / h in 5.1 seconds.
The adjustments the Mini makes are mostly related to the exterior. The sportiest Countryman now features Union Jack’s signature taillights, a new rear bumper, and the same headlights as its less powerful siblings. The Mini’s front bumper leaves almost intact, but updates the grille, including adding a red dividing line between the bumper and bonnet. As with the “regular” Countryman, LED headlights are standard on John Cooper Works, while LED adaptive lighting is an option.
Mini is adding new body shades, White Silver Metallic and Sage Green Metallic, to order lists, and is also offering a new option in the form of the Piano Black Exterior package, which adds a gloss black instead of chrome trim around the headlights, taillights and grille. In the interior, a 5-inch digital instrument cluster is now available for a fee. An 8.8-inch large-screen Connected Media infotainment system is also available.
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