Mini has introduced the Countryman and Clubman hatchback in the “charged” version of the John Cooper Works. Fans of “horses” under the hood, of course, will be happy, but the conservatives have a reason to grieve.
The models received a two-liter gasoline engine with a capacity of 306 HP (450 Nm). For comparison, the pre-reform versions could boast only 231 HP and 350 Nm of torque. Now there is no alternative to the gearbox – by default hot hatch equipped with 8-speed “automatic,” the manual transmission is no more. But I hasten to reassure would have automatic transmission has a possibility of the manual transmission.
The vehicles are equipped with ALL4 all-wheel-drive system by default and have a mechanical differential lock, which helps to achieve improved maneuverability and will be useful if the route passes over rough terrain. Also, mini engineers comprehensively upgraded the chassis, introduced new exhaust and engine cooling systems, improved brakes.
Of course, with such a list of innovations Countryman JCW and Clubman JCW could not become quicker: 5.1 and 4.9 seconds is required to accelerate from a place to 100 km/h. It is 1.5 and 1.4 seconds faster than could predecessors.
Date of commencement of sales of new products and the price is not yet announced.