Mini has revealed its latest model to wear the John Cooper Works badge and it's the Countryman, making it the British car brand's first performance model to come with an all-wheel drive system.
Powering the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman is a newly developed 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that churns out 215hp and 280Nm of torque (300Nm with overboost), making it the most powerful drivetrain in the Mini model range. Paired with it is a standard six-speed manual gearbox, with a six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with shift paddles available as an option.
A standard sports suspension with firmly tuned springs and dampers gives the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman the kind of ride the brand is known for. Highlighting the model's sporty countenance are its aerodynamic kit to optimize airflow, powerful brakes with red calipers, lightweight 18-inch Twin Spoke light-alloy wheels, and the John Cooper Works logo on the grille and the tailgate.
This high-performance Countryman also gets a special John Cooper Works cockpit design with sports seats, sports steering wheel, Piano Black interior trim strips, anthracite-colored roof liner, and John Cooper Works door sills.
The Mini John Cooper Works Countryman is available with seven exterior paint shades, with the contrast paint finish for the roof and exterior mirror caps available in either white, black or the red shade available exclusively for John Cooper Works models. Sport stripes in either white, black or red are also available as an option.