The all new Mini John Cooper Works Countryman will make its world premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on the 8th March. The Countryman is powered by a newly developed four-cylinder engine boasting a twin-scroll turbocharger, petrol direct injection and variable valve control, and producing 218 hp. It is the first John Cooper Works model to offer a six speed automatic gearbox as an option. It is capable of 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds and has a top speed of 140mph.
Standard features include sports exhaust system, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, DSC stability control with DTC and options include exclusive Chili Red contrasting paintwork for the roof and exterior mirrors, and 19-inch light-alloy wheels. Standard interior equipment includes sports seats, a sports steering wheel, and model-specific displays and controls.
Visitors to the International Geneva Motor Show 2012 will also be treated to a first look at three new interpretations of established models. The MINI Baker Street embodies the youthful, fresh and innovative trendsetting style of the brand, while the MINI Bayswater focuses primarily on the sporting verve and agile handling for which MINI is renowned. The third member of the trio, the MINI Highgate Convertible, exudes an exclusive aura and displays a modern interpretation of British style.