| 03/03/2012 | 0 Comments

Celebrating its world premiere in Geneva will be the
 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, the first performance athlete in
 the brand’s line-up to combine John Cooper Works racing thrills with
 ALL4 all-wheel drive.

The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is
 powered by a newly developed four-cylinder engine boasting a twin-scroll turbocharger, petrol direct injection and variable valve control, and producing 160kW/218hp. And it comes as standard with an aerodynamic kit, lowered sports suspension, 18-inch light-alloy wheels and exclusive design features. This is the first John Cooper Works model available for order with a six-speed automatic gearbox as an alternative to the standard six-speed manual. The MINI John Cooper Works sprints from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in a paltry 7.0 seconds, while average fuel consumption of 7.2 litres per 100 kilometres (39.2mpg) in the EU test cycle represents an outstanding return when you consider the performance on offer.
Powertrain and chassis technology developed on the back of vast motor sport expertise, and the concept underpinning the first MINI with five doors and four/five seats, merge to establish the customary handling characteristics and appearance of John Cooper Works models in another new segment. The global introduction of the MINI John Cooper Works will get under way in autumn 2012.
The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is equipped as standard with an aerodynamic kit, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, a sports exhaust system with chrome tailpipes and door sills bearing the John Cooper Works logo. The colour shade Chili Red can be specified as a contrasting paint finish for the roof and exterior mirrors. And Chili Red flourishes for the interior, such as in the exclusive design of the sports seats, also add a distinctive flavour to the sports car ambience carried over from the other John Cooper Works models.

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