A hotter variant of the next-gen Countryman has been revealed, with all-wheel drive turbo power and new looks
The JCW variant will use a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque. This powertrain is mated to an all-wheel drive system and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Interestingly, the new Countryman JCW has less power and torque than the outgoing Countryman JCW that produced 225kW/450Nm.
The Countryman is based on the UKL2 platform and features completely redesigned styling for 2024.
The JCW will stand out from other Countrymans due to its two-tone red roof, quad exhaust outlets and unique JCW badging.
Mini will launch both combustion and electric versions of the Countryman in 2024, with the possibility of a JCW electric edition very likely, but unconfirmed.
There is little word on what power and torque figures can be extracted from the new Countryman’s chassis, but we did see a glimpse of performance Minis during the Munich Motor Show which occurred earlier this year.
Although both electric and combustion power is still the name of the game in modern motoring, it’s very likely that Mini will bring its go-kart handling performance JCW nameplate into the electric era.
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