10 August 2017

The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Arrives at GIIAS 2017.

Completes the strong lineup of MINI John Cooper Works variant.


Jakarta. The opening of the BMW Group Pavilion at Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2017 also marks the launch of the latest addition to the MINI John Cooper Works lineup in Indonesia, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. The largest variant from MINI John Cooper Works completes the model lineup - combining the racing character with MINI's signature driving experience.


"MINI John Cooper Works is all about high-performance engine, energetic and extreme go-kart driving sensation, and alluring, authentic design. We introduced the first MINI John Cooper Works to the Indonesian Market back in 2011. Ever since, this model has remained close to the adrenaline-seeking consumers in Indonesia. Today, the John Cooper Works model line-up is complete. We present to you, the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman," said Karen Lim, President Director of BMW Group Indonesia.


Peter Medalla, Head of MINI Asia expresses his excitement: "From 1960, the spirit and element of racing has become inseparable to the MINI brand. This was further enhanced by the success of MINI - after being transformed by the legendary racer John Cooper - by winning the Monte Carlo Rally two years in a row back in 1964 and 1965. Today, we proudly present the new MINI John Cooper Works, a vehicle that blends John Cooper's high-performance DNA with the individual design and MINI's signature driving sensation. This newest addition accentuates MINI’s unique character in the sport premium compact vehicle segment.”


MINI John Cooper Works: Authentic Sport.

The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman comes with 4-cylinder, 1,998cc engine installed that demonstrates performance characteristics inspired by motor racing. It has an innovative MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology with a turbocharging system integrated in the cast steel manifold, petrol direct injection, the fully variable valve control system VALVETRONIC and variable camshaft control (double VANOS). Made of highly temperature-resistant material, the turbocharger generates a charge-air pressure which is now increased to 2.2 bar. This creates the basis for highly energetic and long-lasting power delivery. The engine has maximum power of 231hp on 6,000 rpm while putting its maximum torque of 350 Nm on stream at between 1,450 and 4,500 rpm.


The particular features of the new engine developed for John Cooper Works models include specific pistons, a large charge-air cooler and an additional radiator. In addition there is a sports exhaust system that not only supports the engine’s performance characteristics but also gives them an impressive acoustic and visual dimension. Reduced exhaust gas pressure promotes spontaneous power delivery, while a controllable exhaust flap and the special geometry of the tailpipe help generate the highly emotional sound that is typical of John Cooper Works models. The sports exhaust system also has tapered chrome covers for the dual tailpipes.


The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds with 8-speed Steptronic automatic sports transmission, enabling an aggresive driving style. The high-performance engine from the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman maintains efficiency at 14 km/l and CO2 emission at 158 gram per kilometer. (based on EU testing)

Sports chassis for maximum agility when sprinting, on bends and during braking manoeuvres.

The high-quality suspension technology of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman offers the perfect basis for maximum performance and enthralling handling properties. It is designed to harmonise with the extremely high engine output of this versatile top athlete as well as its long wheelbase, large track and low centre of gravity. A single-joint spring strut axle at the front is combined with a multilink rear axle in a model-specific version. What is more, the standard sports suspension of the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman features a particularly tight set-up of the suspension and damping systems.


Exterior: a clear indication of versatile athleticism.

The exterior design of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman expresses the model’s distinctive combination of extreme athleticism and exceptional versatility. With a length of 4 299 millimetres, a width of 1 822 millimetres and a height of 1 557 millimetres, it is unmistakably the biggest top athlete in the family of John Cooper Works models. The typical proportions of a dynamic all-round sports car are further emphasised by model-specific features, in particular including the John Cooper Works Aerodynamics Kit. Key elements of the car’s powerful appearance include the large cooling inlets in the front apron, which take up the space reserved for parking lights and fog lamps in the new MINI Countryman.


Interior: more space for racing passion.

The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman comes with five fully fledged seats and in a characteristic sports car atmosphere. A distinctive cockpit design is combined with optimised space and a high degree of versatility. Head, shoulder and leg room are significantly more generous than in the predecessor model, both at the front and the rear. The rear seats can be shifted longitudinally by up to 13 centimetres in a 60 : 40 split, while additional versatility is provided by backrest elements that are tilt-adjustable and foldable in a 40 : 20 : 40 split. One unique option for pit stops in distinctive MINI style is the Picnic Bench, a flexible surface that folds out of the luggage compartment and provides seating for two people. Another optional fitting is an electric tailgate control that allows touchless opening and closing in conjunction with the standard Comfort Access.

High quality services to increase comfort, functionality, and individuality; the innovative MINI Connected.

The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman also demonstrates fascinating performance and great versatility in the area of connectivity. Going beyond the familiar functions of an in-car infotainment program, MINI Connected acts as a personal mobility assistant in the top athlete of the model range, too Based on a flexible platform, the Open Mobility Cloud, MINI Connected integrates the vehicle seamlessly into the MINI driver’s digital life via touchpoints such as the Apple iPhone and Apple Watch.


The vehicles come with MINI Service Inclusive, which includes free-of-charge regular maintenance for 5 years or 60,000 km, whichever comes first, as well as a 36-month warranty without mileage limitations. Also covered by BMW Group Tire Coverage for 3 years and includes replacement up to 4 tires per year up to 100% that covered the tires and labor cost, it covers damage caused by punctures, bulging, cut burst and torn or the vehicle continuing to run on flat tires. The tires will be replaced with the original one, terms and conditions apply.