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PostSubject: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   7th July 2011, 07:54



For years now we’ve talked about the JCW Countryman. And for years that talk has been fed by well placed sources and good info. But until now we’ve never even seen the most camouflaged prototype out testing. Until now. Behold, the JCW Countryman.

Thanks to the intrepid spy photographers at the Motor Authority we have our first look at the JCW Countryman. Lowered and clad with the JCW aerokit and 19″ JCW wheels this is the Countryman many of us have been waiting for. Now, let’s take a closer look at what to expect with the JCW Countryman.

Our sources have indicated for awhile that the JCW Countryman will come, from the factory, the way the R56 should have from the start. Because the factory at Magna Steyr has more option capacity, there’s more for MINI to spec the car with. So that means (as seen here) 19″ JCW R129 Double-Spoke wheels, JCW brakes, JCW aerokit and even the JCW suspension. Yes the JCW Countryman appears as if it will be well specced and sorted from the factory.

Then there’s the engine. With around 3,000 lbs to motivate we believe MINI won’t be sticking with just the 208 hp JCW engine. Based on some educational guesses and reading between the lines of what a few sources have said to us, we believe MINI will introduce a newer, higher power 1.6L JCW engine with the Countryman. What will that figure be? We don’t know but we’d guess something north of 215.

So when will this hyper-Countryman be available? With the Coupe being released in the next few months we’re guessing it will either be pushed to late this year or perhaps even early next. Our money is on Geneva and winter of 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   7th July 2011, 08:20

Wow, now i am not that keen on the countryman but have to say from that angle it looks really good and also colour combo looks smart, now lets go mud plugging.
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   7th July 2011, 09:36

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Wow, now i am not that keen on the countryman but have to say from that angle it looks really good and also colour combo looks smart, now lets go mud plugging.

... now a All4 JCW in a r56 shape.. Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   7th July 2011, 09:59

Now that looks the business!
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   7th July 2011, 10:52

Mmmmmmm.
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   7th July 2011, 22:36

SSCooperS wrote:
Mmmmmmm.

Neil you be carefull i think you might be coming around to the idea the other MINI's look good cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   7th July 2011, 22:46

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Mmmmmmm.

Neil you be carefull i think you might be coming around to the idea the other MINI's look good cheers

I think he likes it.. it would have to be beige though lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   7th July 2011, 23:43

If this is the first Glimpse of the JCW Countryman, then was the one on the stand at Goodwood a fake? Either way, both are great looking cars, and the Countryman is definitely growing on me. Albeit only in S guise, not keen on the Cooper / One grille at all.
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   7th July 2011, 23:50

I think the one on the Goodwood stand was a standard S, but had the JCW aero kit and wheels Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   8th July 2011, 07:03

Some more pictures..







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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   8th July 2011, 07:39

No now changed my mind, should only be used for off road mud plugging.
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   8th July 2011, 10:23

I really like it apart from the back view. I don't know what it is but just don't think it look right, maybe it would look better with two doors!! Wink Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   8th July 2011, 10:26

I'm hoping it will be an All4 model rather than 2 wheel drive..
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   8th July 2011, 11:49

mjnewham wrote:
paul d r56 wrote:
SSCooperS wrote:
Mmmmmmm.

Neil you be carefull i think you might be coming around to the idea the other MINI's look good cheers

I think he likes it.. it would have to be beige though lol!

Can't beat a bit of beige Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   8th July 2011, 16:38

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mjnewham wrote:
paul d r56 wrote:
SSCooperS wrote:
Mmmmmmm.

Neil you be carefull i think you might be coming around to the idea the other MINI's look good cheers

I think he likes it.. it would have to be beige though lol!

Can't beat a bit of beige Razz

Neil do you mean Jewish Gold. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The JCW Countryman Caught Testing   9th July 2011, 19:03

it looks nice
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