The latest Mini Countryman is relaunched in John Cooper Works sports specification, which retains the internal combustion engine unlike the standard model. The top version of the latest model has 300 horsepower and a go-kart-inspired driving mode.
At the beginning of this September, the stylish British brand Mini introduced the new third generation of the popular Countryman crossover, and today it is followed by a sports version bearing the name of the famous designer. The new Mini John Cooper Works Countryman is a new derivative of the brand’s all-rounder and has a more dynamic design, powerful four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. The Mini adds to this that it drives literally like a go-kart.
The new Mini John Cooper Works Countryman combines the minimalist design of the latest generation with aggressive red accessories. These are a characteristic feature of the John Cooper Works models and stand out perfectly in combination with the dark color. The designers also came up with a new, more modern and sophisticated logo, and already in the official photos we can notice the distinctive brake calipers in the typical red shade of Chilli Red.
The novelty undoubtedly needs a powerful braking system, as it is equipped with a turbocharged petrol two-liter four-cylinder with 221 kW (300 hp) and 400 newton meters, thanks to which it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds and can develop an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h The two-liter turbo engine has reinforced pistons, connecting rods and silent blocks, which it also complements with dual direct and indirect fuel injection.
The automaker says that thanks to ALL4 all-wheel drive, the latest Mini John Cooper Works Countryman won’t get lost even off-road, but you’ll enjoy it best on roads, ideally winding ones. The new driving modes of the Mini Experience are newly complemented by the GO-KART mode for an even more intense engine sound generated in real time, while the sports model also features a sports exhaust system for a more entertaining soundtrack from the outside.
With the latest Mini, you will of course spend a lot of time in cities, so it does not lack practical equipment. The sporty Countryman has 12 ultrasonic sensors and four cameras for monitoring the car’s surroundings in a 360° range, which help the innovative assistance systems. Newly, in the Mini Countryman with the Driving Assistant Professional package, level 2 semi-automated driving can be used – for the first time ever, you can take your hands off the steering wheel on expressways at speeds of up to 60 km/h.
But you’ll undoubtedly want to enjoy the latest Mini John Cooper Works Countryman, because by combining the brand’s signature sporty DNA of engineer John Cooper and the performance heart of a four-wheel drive, it opens up a whole new level of driving joy and fun. However, the British-German brand, belonging to the BMW Group, has not yet published an official Czech price list. So we will have to wait.