For the Geneva Motor show this past week MINI unveiled the John Cooper Works Countryman and Clubvan concept.

For the Geneva Motor show this past week MINI unveiled the John Cooper Works Countryman and Clubvan concept.

The Countryman JCW features an aerodynamic body kit, a lowered sports suspension with 18-inch alloy wheels, high-performance brakes, a sports exhaust system and the obligatory JCW badging and racing stripes. Inside there are sport seats, a sport steering wheel and piano black or Chili Red trim. Elsewhere, there's revised instrumentation and JCW-branded sill plates. Power output is 218 PS (160 kW / 215 hp) and 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) of torque - 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) with overboost from a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine. It is connected to an all-wheel drive system which translates into a 0-100 km/h time of 7.0 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph) or 223 km/h (139 mph) with the optional six-speed automatic. Fuel consumption averages 7.2l/100 km (39.2 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions are 167 g/km. With the automatic transmission the figures suffer to 8.0l/100km (35.3 mpg UK) and 187 g/km.

The Clubvan concept obviously based on the Clubman turns the passenger going vehicle into something more suitable for commercial purposes. To accommodate increased cargo space the Clubvan features the removal of the rear passenger seats plus the additiona of the opaque polycarbonate panels in place of the rear side windows. There is also stainless steel honeycomb separator behind the front seats to protect driver and passenger from any loose cargo objects. Additional features include Clubman style doors on the passenger side that provide easy access and side-hinged rear doors for easy entry to the rear cargo area.

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New MINI Countryman JCW and Clubvan concept in Geneva