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John Cooper Work Mini Countryman - Web Exclusive

The 1.6-liter engine gets stronger pistons and intake valves, as well as optimized intake and sports exhaust plus a larger intercooler.

Greg Emmerson
Feb 29, 2012
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Despite some confusion surrounding Mini’s involvement in the 2012 World Rally Championship, the company is finally offering a high-performance version of the model that competes in that series.

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Autumn 2012 will see the global introduction of the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman that will also be the first JCW model with all-wheel drive traction. The stock four-cylinder turbo engine will produce 211hp combined with either a new six-speed automatic transmission or the standard six-speed manual.

The 1.6-liter engine gets stronger pistons and intake valves, as well as optimized intake and sports exhaust plus a larger intercooler.

The maximum output is reached at 6000rpm, while peak torque of 207 lb-ft is available between 2000 and 5600rpm. The Overboost function briefly pushes this figure up to 221 lb-ft between 2100 and 5200rpm.

The JCW sprints 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds, and while US fuel economy figures are not yet available, average fuel consumption of 32.6mpg US was recorded in the EU test cycle, which represents a good return for the performance (automatic transmission: 29.4mpg US).

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The sixth John Cooper Works model is identified by exclusive paint finishes and interior materials available for order. The car is equipped with an aerodynamic body kit with front and rear aprons plus side skirts to optimize airflow.

The standard 18” Twin Spoke wheels have polished spoke fronts and black rim wells. Optional 19” wheels can be ordered as an option.

The standard sports suspension includes stiffer spring and damper settings, strengthened sway bars and a 10mm drop in ride height.

Pressing the Sport Button tweaks the engine responses, the character of its soundtrack and adjusts the power assistance provided by the steering.

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Customers can choose from seven colors for the exterior paintwork. While a contrasting paint can be specified for the roof and mirror caps in the exclusive Chili Red as well as Light White and Jet Black. Also available are optional Sport Stripes in the same colors.

The John Cooper Works logo appears on the radiator grille, tailgate, door sills and near the side indicators.

The Chili Red is also used as flourishes for the sports seats that have a Diagonal Track Carbon Black cloth trim with red contrast stitching; while options include

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