Manic 2017 Mini JCW Countryman Revealed: That's One Hot Crossover

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The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman has been revealed ahead of its official debut in April at the Shanghai Motor Show. The new John Cooper Works-tuned Mini will be the flagship car of the Countryman range.

Powering the new Mini JCW Countryman is a revised version of Mini's 2.0-litre twin-scroll turbo four-cylinder petrol engine that now kicks out 228bhp (13bhp more than the previous-gen model) and 350Nm of torque which is sent to all four wheels through either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

The new Mini JCW Countryman is capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds (thanks to the presence of launch control on the auto gearbox)and will keep on accelerating to a top speed of 233km/h.

Mini has also added stiffened springs and dampers, Servotronic variable steering, and four-piston Brembo brakes to ensure that its newest miniature speedster handles the corners and stops properly.

In terms of design, the 2017 JCW Countryman plays host to new front bumper with brawny cooling intakes, a new body kit specific to the JCW variant along with a new roof spoiler.

The new fast Countryman sits on either 18 or 19-inch JCW alloy wheels and features multiple badges of Mini's in-house tuning division to remind everyone else about what exactly you're driving around town.

Inside, the new JCW Countryman new sports seats with integrated headrests along with an upgraded multi-function steering wheel and anthracite roof lining. Also present is a 6.5-inch sat-nav system which can be upgraded to an 8.5-inch unit.

Prices for the new Mini JCW Countryman are expected to be revealed in Spring 2017 and deliveries are expected to start by the middle of the year.

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