Crossovers might not make for an exhilarating ride but that’s not their primary purpose anyway, right? They are more of a practical ride but every now and then a company such as MINI tries to challenge that. The new Countryman John Cooper Works is an attempt at that and could end up being the whip of choice for those who want both sportiness and practicality. But has the Countryman John Cooper Works nailed that? CarSwitch.com, an online platform for used cars for sale in Dubai, did some research to share the details with you.
Engine And Performance
The Countryman JCW carries a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of delivering 301 horsepower and 450Nm of torque, which is a significant improvement when compared to the outgoing variant.
The engine is flanked by an all-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the vehicle to go from a standstill to 60mph in only 4.9 seconds. It offers a top speed of 155mph.
The latest Countryman JCW flaunts the new TwinPower Turbo engine system with custom tweaks. A sport braking system has also been adapted according to the new vehicle and it also gets a new suspension setup. This makes the subcompact crossover the most athletic offering in its class.
The standard equipment has also received an upgrade and now includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen with the navigation pack, driving modes, and parking assistance. The standard kit comprises the John Cooper Works body kit, sport suspension, LED headlights, sports exhaust and performance braking system, and a Torsen mechanical differential.
Countryman John Cooper Works Exterior
The Countryman JCW flaunts racing stripes, which makes for a sporty exterior. 19-inch alloy wheels are optional and are worth considering if less than perfect roads bother you. There are also some subtle changes such as a new grille and revamped bumper design.
You can also check out this new mini countryman JCW!
Countryman John Cooper Works Interior
The interior is spacious and the head and legroom make this an ideal option if you need a family car.
In the middle of the dashboard, there is a circular hub that has the touchscreen infotainment system that can also be controlled using the dial you will find next to the gear lever.
The car offers 450 liters of boot space, in addition to the little spots around the cabin for tinier things. Should you need all the backspace, the rear seats can be folded to uncover a 1,390-litre space.
So, do we recommend the Countryman JCW? Please note that this is not a review, but looking at the specs, it surely seems like a worthy option if you need a family model with a bit of a sporty edge. However, if luxury matters to you, you might be better off with rival offerings.
Ultimately, it’s always a good idea to do a lot of research and assess your individual needs before taking the plunge.If you are looking for used cars for sale in Dubai, visit CarSwitch.com today as we make it easier for our customers to upgrade to a new car.