F60 Countryman

World Premier: 2017 MINI JCW Countryman

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The 2017 MINI JCW Countryman is here and a little earlier than we had been lead to believe. The formula isn’t surprise however. The 228 hp 2.0L engine that powers the rest of the JCW range is here along with the higher torque tune (258 ft worth) that debuted in the JCW Clubman this past fall. This gives the JCW F60 Countryman a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds – .4 seconds faster than the R60 version that came before it.

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Confirmed: Apple CarPlay is Coming to the MINI Countryman in 2017

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Over a year ago we told you that MINI was working behind the scenes to bring Apple CarPlay to market. Now we can confirm the timing. According to sources familiar with MINIs’ plans, Apple CarPlay will be available on the F60 MINI Countryman beginning with July 2017 production. This option (yup, it’ll be an option) will only be available with MINI’s new touchscreen navigation (OE 609). The standard 6.5″ iDrive system in the Countryman will not be available with CarPlay.

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