Mini Coopers have always excelled at zipping about, and the largest-in-the-lineup Mini Countryman is no exception. The 2020 Mini Countryman has been ratcheted up a notch, at least in the case of the performance-oriented John Cooper Works (JCW) trim.
With thoroughly re-engineered mechanicals, the JCW's 2.0-liter turbocharged engine now wrangles another 73 horsepower over last year's model, making for a grand total of 301 hp. The newfound gusto gives the Countryman JCW the ability to scoot to 60 mph in as little as 5.1 seconds.
Across the rest of the Countryman lineup, all models now get standard automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and automatic high beams. A new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for front-wheel-drive cars and an eight-speed automatic for all-wheel-drive models round out the notable changes.