The John Cooper Works models from MINI have always been a fascination for all MINI fans, and now they have the chance of seeing the latest generation in flash, in the latest details and photos. We are looking here at the most complete JCW Countryman the British carmaker has ever created, from all points of view.
Even if MINI has started building its products bigger and bigger than before, the all-new John Cooper Works seems to be less bulker, the model now coming with a more racing feel which perfectly blends in with a street attitude.
This is mainly highlighted by the car`s new styling elements, which makes it extremely sexy and appealing to the common eye. We are looking here at much larger air intakes at the front apron, adding as well slightly revised LED headlights, while the roof rails or rear spoiler remain practically unchanged, and reminding us of the rugged design that used to make the model extremely famous.
Other important features also refer to the new 18-inch alloy wheels or the new Brembo brakes with four-piston calipers at the front, or the updated suspension, all of them contributing to the car`s agility and advanced driving capabilities.
Inside, the cabin of the all-new 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman feels much more spacious and tweaked with the best materials. The interior`s main highlights refer to the JCW steering wheel, gear and headliner, all of them covered in anthracite, adding as well full panoramic sunroof, backup camera, 6.5-inch MINI Connected infotainment system or rear parking sensors.
There is also good news in the engine area as well, the British carmaker also adding a new edition to the lineup, in the shape of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-engine mill, packed to deliver 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and hooked to a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed Aisin automatic gearbox.
We should be able to witness an official debut at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, starting April, with the US dealers to have it around the same period.