Mini Germany has launched petrol powertrain particulars for the upcoming third-generation Countryman vary, together with its sporty John Cooper Works (JCW) mannequin.
While it revealed the electric Countryman E and SE days ago on the IAA Munich motor present, Mini was but to element its inside combustion vary – till now.
Local pricing and specification of the new-generation Mini Countryman vary can be confirmed nearer to its native launch within the third quarter of 2024.
In Germany, Mini will provide a alternative of two engines together with a mild-hybrid 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder that includes an electrical motor offering 14kW of further energy.
Total system outputs for the mild-hybrid powertrain are 125kW of energy and 280Nm of torque.
Mini quotes a high velocity of 212km/h for the 1.5-litre turbocharged delicate hybrid engine.
The Countryman JCW will use the identical engine because the BMW X1 M35i: a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 221kW (5750-6500rpm) and 400Nm (2000-4500rpm) in European specification.
The JCW may even undertake the dual-clutch automated transmission from the BMW X1 M35i.
Mini quotes a high velocity of 250km/h for the Countryman JCW.
The new JCW’s outputs are down 4kW and 50Nm on the outgoing mannequin, whereas it’s 0.3 seconds slower to 100km/h with a 5.4-second dash time.
In markets just like the United States and Australia, the X1 M35i receives a barely adjusted tune of this engine with 233kW of energy and an unchanged 400Nm of torque. It’s unclear if the Countryman will comply with swimsuit.
The German configurator for the JCW variant reveals a alternative of two wheel designs and 4 colors: white, black, silver and darkish gray. The present automobile’s blue, crimson, and three separate greens are nowhere to be seen.
Underneath the JCW within the German combustion-powered Countryman vary are the Essential, Classic, and Favourite trims.
The vary begins from €39,900 (AU$66,936) earlier than on-road prices and extends to €60,210 (AU$100,995) for the JCW.
The new Countryman shares its platform with the new-generation BMW X1 that’s constructed on the identical plant in Leipzig, Germany.
It’s bigger than its predecessor, measuring 13cm longer and 8cm taller.
On the skin the Countryman has wider wheel arches and a C-pillar design that differs based on the car trim and relies on the car’s 4 roof colors. There are additionally flush door handles and tail lights that may be configured with completely different signatures.
There’s a newly design inside with a wealth of woven textile surfaces, a two-spoke steering wheel, vertically oriented air vents, and vertically mounted door handles.
There are a complete of eight “Mini Experience Modes” that change the ambient lighting projections, consumer interface, and synthesised engine sounds.
The centrepiece of the inside is a brand new 9.4-inch round OLED touchscreen infotainment system that runs the most recent Mini Operating System 9. It has been optimised for contact and voice management.