Mini Countryman JCW

The Mini Countryman has been around since the 1960s when, as a small station wagon,  
it sold alongside the classic Mini. 
After being off the scene for a number of years, BMW brought it back in 2010, this time as 
the first Mini. 
While it could be argued that the Mini Moke that was built in Australia until the early 1980s 
could be classed as an SUV, the Countryman came with a raft of features not seen in the 
cute little Aussie Moke. To start with it had a roof – something that was an optional extra 
on the Moke!
But back to the present, and the latest version of the Countryman which has just arrived 
here and will go on sale in the first quarter of 2024.
It comes with innovative new technology including a host of new driver assist technologies, 
markedly increased versatility and an array of customisable options.
The new design philosophy of ‘Charismatic Simplicity’ pays homage to the minimalist 
design of the classic Mini while allowing each individual model to showcase its own unique 
New Countryman comes with two variants, 2WD C and AWD S. Each has three equipment 
level. C has Core, Classic and Favoured; S has Classic, Favoured and JCW Sport.
Prices range from $49,990 for the C Core to $63,990 for the S JCW Sport. On-road costs 
to be added,

Mini Countryman C

New Countryman is marginally longer (13 cm) and taller (6 cm) than the outgoing model.
It does provide a larger luggage volume than before, up to 505 litres with the rear 
seatbacks in place and 1530 litres when folded.
The entry-level Countryman C comes with a three-cylinder turbocharged engine that 
produces 115kW of power and 230Nm of torque. This allows it to complete the standard 
sprint from 0-100km/h in 9.0 seconds.
Countryman S gets a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 150kW of power and 
300Nm of torque. 
The Countryman C comes as standard with 18-inch light alloy wheels, while the 
Countryman S receives 19-inch light alloy wheels in its standard kit. Light alloy wheels of 
up to 20 inches in various designs are optionally available for further customisation.
Standard safety features include six airbags, ABS brakes with cornering brake control, 
autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane change warning, dynamic 
stability control, exit warning, intelligent emergency call, rear collision prevention and rear 
cross traffic alert with brake intervention.

Mini Countryman C

Driving Assistant Plus package is optionally available for Countryman C and standard for 
Countryman S. It adds camera and ultrasound-based assistance including active cruise 
control with stop and go functionality, collision prevention, surround view, remote 3D View, 
drive recorder and parking assistant.
Fitted with the new Mini Operating System 9, the Mini Interaction Unit can be operated 
intuitively via touch or voice, with the user interface reminiscent of an everyday 
smartphone. The new Mini Countryman now boasts wireless compatibility with both Apple 
CarPlay and Android Auto.
C Core: $49,990
C Classic: $52,990
C Favoured: $55,990
S Classic: $58,990
S Favoured: $61,990
S JCW Sport: $63,990
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your 
local Mini dealer for drive-away prices.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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