All-New 2024 MINI Countryman Debuts, Spicy Specs Revealed

Matt Brand
November 9, 2023
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The 2024 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works has been unveiled, showcasing a sportier flagship with refined power and a luxurious price tag.

Set to hit Australian shores in the third quarter of 2024, this model has witnessed a subtle decrease in its European engine performance, now featuring a 221kW and 400Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre engine.

Despite the reduction from the previous 225kW/450Nm, the vehicle maintains its dynamic acceleration, achieving 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds.

Aligning with stringent European emissions regulations, the Countryman JCW has swapped its eight-speed automatic for a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Interestingly, this powertrain mirrors that of the BMW X1 M35i xDrive, yet Australian and US versions of the BMW boast higher outputs. Fuel efficiency remains a strong point, with a consumption of 8.0-8.6L/100km on the WLTP cycle.

The price reflects the Countryman's premium stature, with the German price pointing to a potential $100,000 cost for Australian consumers, a significant leap from the current models priced up to $75,946.

This SUV is not just about performance; it's also about presence and comfort.

The interior echoes the Countryman range's minimalist, high-tech ethos, enhanced with sport seats and striking red accents.

Practicality is not overlooked, with a boot space of 460 liters, expandable to 1450 liters.

Aesthetic enhancements include 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels, broader tyres, and exclusive Chilli Red detailing, paired with the new BMW M-style tricolour JCW badge.

These features not only improve the SUV's handling but also differentiate it visually in the competitive market.

What do you think of the all-new MINI Countryman JCW? Let us know in the comments section!

Thank you AutoExpress for images.

Matt Brand
Matt Brand, the esteemed car critic from Car Sauce, offers unparalleled expertise on all things automotive. From new car releases to pre-owned options, he provides in-depth analysis and honest evaluations to guide readers through the car-buying process. Join us as he delves into the exciting world of motoring.

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