The numbers are in. The MINI JCW Countryman ALL4 will enter production in March 2017 and will have a starting price of $37,100 (excl. D&H). How does that breakdown? Lets take a look.

MINI USA is talking about value with this car despite edging close to 40k. Here are standard features:

– Unique version of John Cooper Works Aero Kit
– LED Headlights with Cornering Lights
– LED Taillights
– John Cooper Works Thrill Spoke 18” alloy wheels in black (20C)
– John Cooper Works leather steering wheel
– Anthracite Headliner
– Heated seats
– Comfort Access
– Rearview Camera
– Rear Park Distance Control
– Panorama Sunroof
– 6.5-inch Visual Boost media screen with MINI Connected
– Rear seat that folds (40:20:40) and slides fore and aft (60:40)
– MINI Driving Modes, MINI Excitement Package

How does it compare to the Cooper S Countryman? The JCW offers 228 HP which is a 39 HP difference over the MCS. But perhaps more impressive is the torque. The JCW has 258 ft-lbs, 51 ft-lbs up on the MCS. This gives the JCW Countryman a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds, a 0.8s-0.9s difference over the MCS (depending on transmission).

The chart on the following page demonstrates this in more detail.

Here’s the official word on some of the exclusive content:

Performance-Focused John Cooper Works Aerodynamic Kit.

Going beyond the John Cooper Works aero kit that’s available on other Countryman variants, the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman features several significant functional enhancements. Where one would normally find a driver’s side fog light, the John Cooper Works Countryman uses the space for special ducting to route cool air to the front brakes and to an auxiliary radiator – a John Cooper Works technical requirement to enable maximum performance.

John Cooper Works Sport Seats.

Heavily bolstered sport seats with integrated head rests. The standard
version is trimmed in carbon black cloth and Dinamica (micro-suede material).

As an option, the seat can be trimmed in black leather and Dinamica, which will also add red-stitching Dinamica trim to the door armrests. Both upholsteries feature red contrast stitching and John Cooper Works emblem set beneath the headrest.

The JCW Countryman will hit dealers in April.