Even though the 2017 MINI Countryman has just been unveiled, the world is already waiting for the John Cooper Works model and behold, as the 2017 MINI Countryman John Cooper Works is confirmed to already be in progress after spy photos of it had emerged as well as rendering shots from RM Car Design. The 231hp hot crossover is expected to debut in just a few months.
As usual in MINI, the launch of a new model means the launch of a sportier version of it that will carry the JCW name. The acronym JCW indicates more performance and more dynamic of all MINI. For these units are reserved with more powerful engines with specifications and sportier setting . Something that, despite its SUV character will also be receive in the renewed MINI Countryman .
Recent 2017 MINI Countryman John Cooper Works spy photos and rendering shots produced by RM Car Design which you can find at Auto Evolution show a slight change in the exterior design. Camouflage is not very extensive and covers only areas that really be altered including a different bumper, where the fog lights disappear and the height of the body is slightly lowered.
Brake discs are also larger than and are accompanied by striking red calipers. As the JCW unit power block will increase to 231 horses and as usual, a higher power will always be associated with better braking system according to BMW Blog.
Power for the actual model is expected to have 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine used on the new Clubman JCW. It will produce 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet (350 Nm) of torque, fed to all four corners through either a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional eight-speed automatic which can reach up to 147 mph. Expect similar numbers with a slight increase for the 2017 MINI Countryman John Cooper Works.
The 2017 MINI Countryman John Cooper Works will come out next year. The engineers and developers are finalizing testing and tuning of the most dynamic version of the MINI family. Now we just have to know what price it will be and whether it will be associated with ALL4 all - wheel drive.
Meanwhile, take a look at the JCW version of the Mini Clubman at the video below: