Versatility in Action: The New MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

Designed to impart an exclusive race car feeling, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is the perfect everyday ride.

Back in mid-April, MINI Indonesia revealed the second generation of the MINI Countryman that was assembled at BMW Group Production Network (PNW) 2, Gaya Motor, Jakarta, at the Indonesia International Show (IIMS) 2021 event. One model in particular, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, successfully stole our attention. It offers unbridled power and plenty of room for experiencing the thrill of racing in everyday driving scenarios.

First Impressions

At first glance, we can see that the car’s design has benefitted from detail updates, giving its character a sharper edge. Appearance-wise, the powerful charisma of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is now even more intensively emphasized with the redesign of the radiator grille. The standard LED headlights and the rear lights have been newly designed as well.

At the front, the high-quality lighting technology is now even more recognizable, while at the back, the Union Jack light design is, to put lightly, an irresistible eye-catcher. The aerodynamically optimized exterior features also contribute to the superior performance of this versatile athlete.

Another highlight is definitely the exterior colors, from White Silver metallic and Sage Green metallic, which are basically new. Moreover, the headlamp surrounds, rear lights and radiator grille are finished in high-gloss black instead of chrome, as are the door handles and the model lettering on the luggage compartment lid.

Basically, the expressive exterior of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman has been refined while the interior has been enriched with fresh accents. As such, the sports car flair of this new model has now been combined more extensively with a modern premium ambience. So, what you get is a MINI with four doors and a large tailgate, five full-size seats and an expandable luggage compartment to accommodate any kind of trip.

One particularly noteworthy element is the new 5-inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel. Moreover, there’s also an 8.8-inch color display with touchscreen functionality in the characteristic central instrument panel, which now features even higher quality design. This version has a bezel and touch-sensitive control panels with high-gloss Piano Black surfaces.

On the Road

Moving on to more technical features, fresh design features and re ned equipment emphasize the exclusive racing character of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. In short, it comes with 4-cylinder turbo engine with 306hp, 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission—which ensures superior performance at all times—ALL4 all-wheel drive and suspension technology designed using the race track expertise of John Cooper Works which guarantee fun and versatility.

Equipped with 2.01 MINI TwinPower Turbo technology, the drive unit impresses not only with its maximum output of 306hp, but also with its maximum torque of 450Nm. is is enough to propel the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 250km/h.

Moving on, in order to ensure not only hallmark agility, but also particularly high steering precision and handling that can be masterfully controlled even in highly dynamic driving situations, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman features a body structure and a connection with the chassis, which is characterized by high rigidity. In addition
to model-specifically modified components, the chassis also features suspension and damping features re ned with racing expertise, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and electromechanical steering.

Final Thoughts

All in all, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman brings its best qualities to bear both on the road and on unpaved terrain. The outstanding power of its 306 hp 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is transferred to the road via an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and ALL4 all-wheel drive as standard. This is basically a combination that guarantees extreme performance on all types of surfaces.

Furthermore, the extreme driving pleasure package is rounded off by suspension technology featuring the John Cooper Works racing know-how. On the other hand, its modified design, refined equipment and additional options bring out the sporty and exclusive character of this car to the full. To this end, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman not only masters daily transport tasks in city traffic, but also meets all comfort demands on longer journeys. In short, it’s designed to handle everything your journey throws at you.