Mini has revealed the 2018 John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4, which will be the company’s most powerful model of all time.
Controlled by a 2.0-liter direct-injected, turbocharged I-4, the car will produce 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is basic and an eight-speed automatic is optional. As its name recommends, Mini’s ALL4 all drive system is standard. Despite the transmission, Mini states the JCW Countryman ALL4 will range from 0-60 miles per hour in simply 6.2 seconds, which is around 0.8 2nd faster than the Cooper S Countryman ALL4 (189 hp and 207 lb-ft). Compared with the first-generation JCW Compatriot ALL4, the brand-new one has to do with 0.4 2nd quicker.
Mini states the manual transmission consists of “active engine speed adaption” which is an elegant method of stating it has automatic downshift rev-matching. On the other hand, selecting the automatic transmission nets paddle shifters and a launch control feature.
Other performance upgrades consists of Brembo brakes, torque vectoring, an aero package, active dampers, and stiffer suspension. Three driving modes, Sport, Mid, and Green, adjust throttle and engine note. For models geared up with the automatic transmission, the drive modes will likewise adjust shift habits and have the ability of decoupling the drivetrain at speeds more than 35 miles per hour (in Green mode).
The JCW Countryman ALL4 does not stint luxury and tech goodies too. Standard products consist of LED headlights, panorama moonroof, parking sensing units, and Comfort Access keyless entry. Optional functions consist of navigation, premium sound head-up display screen, and motorist support tech like forward accident avoidance, active cruise control, and automated parking help.
Mini states the 2018 JCW Countryman ALL4 will debut this April at the Shanghai Motor Show. The stylish Mini ought to likewise show up in U.S. showrooms around the very same time.