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Mini’s ‘Big’ Countryman Gets Torquey New Motor

JCW Countryman also gets tuner’s first AWD and automatic transmission.

by on Mar.02, 2012

The Countryman is the biggest model in Mini’s lineup and now it’s getting a new engine to match its extra girth.

Mini is introducing the John Cooper Works Countryman with a newly developed 211-horsepower version of the turbocharged 1.6-liter four cylinder Mini engine. The JCW Countryman will come standard with Mini’s ALL4 all-wheel-drive system, making it the first JCW Mini to put its power down through all four wheels.

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The other big news with the JCW Countryman introduction is the first John Cooper Works model in Mini’s lineup with an automatic transmission. Previous JCW models in Mini’s lineup have only been available with six-speed manual transmissions.

Mini expects the JCW Countryman to accelerate to 0-62 mph (0-100 km) in 7.1 seconds.