2020 Hampton Roads International Auto Show

Virtual Showroom

Mini

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Mini Countryman
STATUS: Major power gain for JCW model - A "big" Mini sounds like an oxymoron, but it's one way to describe the Mini Cooper Countryman. It uses the same turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines available in the rest of the Mini fleet, but the John Cooper Works (JCW) model is the king of the Countryman with its 301 horsepower. That's a gain of 73 horsepower over the 2019 model and more than the double the output of the base engine. The JCW also comes with Mini's ALL4 all-wheel-drive system, which is optional in the Countryman S. In normal traction situations, the rear wheels are simply along for the ride. Under hard acceleration or on slippery surfaces, up to 100 percent of the engine's torque can be diverted to the rear wheels. For more fuel savings, the S E ALL4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) combines the turbo four-cylinder and six-speed auto transmission with an 88-horsepower electric motor for a total system output of 221 horses and 284 pound-feet of torque. For 2020, increased battery capacity gives the plug-in an estimated 16 miles of range, up from 12, before the gasoline engine engages.Base price (incl. destination): $29,250
Type: Compact utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 1.5-liter I-3, turbocharged (134); 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged (189 /301, JCW); 1.5-liter I-4, turbocharged, with electric motor (221)
Transmissions: Six-speed manual; six- /eight-speed automatic (opt.)
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 22/32/26
Base weight (lb.): 3,300