The MINI Countryman is already the biggest vehicle in the premium compact car company's stable, so it only makes sense that the John Cooper Works edition of the MINI crossover also offer more horsepower than has ever been available in one of the British brand's models. The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman trumps all other members of the MINI family in terms of horsepower and torque, giving the small SUV a definite kick in the pants compared to the standard version of the car.
The centerpiece of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman's performance prowess is its turbocharged, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The motor makes use of variable valve timing, a sport exhaust system and a generous intercooler in order to grind out 211 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque during normal operation. Like most JCW MINIs, the John Cooper Works Countryman also features an 'Overboost' feature that allows the turbo to spool up to the point where 221 lb-ft of torque are available for a brief period of time.