MINI has unveiled the John Cooper Works Countryman, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It features a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with 218 PS (160 kW / 215 hp).

MINI has unveiled the John Cooper Works Countryman, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Looking decidedly aggressive, the model is outfitted with an aerodynamic body kit, a lowered sports suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels. There's also high-performance brakes, a sports exhaust system and the obligatory JCW badging.

The cabin features sport seats, a sport steering wheel and piano black or Chili Red trim. Elsewhere, there's revised instrumentation and JCW-branded sill plates.

Power comes from a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 218 PS (160 kW / 215 hp) and 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) of torque - 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) with overboost. It is connected to an ALL4 all-wheel drive system which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph) or 223 km/h (139 mph) with the optional six-speed automatic.

In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 7.2 L/100 km (39.2 mpg UK) and have CO2 emissions of 167 g/km. With the automatic, the figures degrade to 8.0 L/100km (35.3 mpg UK) and 187 g/km.

Pricing information hasn't been released, but the JCW Countryman will start arriving at European dealerships this fall.

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