The Mini line is similar to the breed of pug dogs, short, stocky and ridiculously hard to stop looking at because they turn from ugly to adorable to irresistible depending on how you are looking at it. This new 2013 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works All4 is no different. It’s a bit rolly looking, low to the ground with some slightly augmented aero bits for that added touch of irresistible, and like other minis, it is expected to sell faster than a penny sale at WalMart.
Of course, the pricing won’t be the same as a WalMart sale could offer. This model starts at $34,000 and with options it adds up quickly. Those options includes an automatic six speed transmission with paddle and sport shifting map for $1,250 additional. You can also opt for Recaro sport seats for another $2,750. The JCW strut brace and JCW-specific sport suspension will be a bit extra as well and you are getting close to a $45,000 investment quickly. There are nine body colors to choose from, so the chances of running into a Mini twin with this model is going to be few and far between, unless of course everyone chooses the black and red model shown.
As mini as this model is, the 2013 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works All4 has some impressive storage space. It can range from 12.4 cubic feet up to 41.3 cubic feet and there is additional cargo space beneath the floor which is super handy for just about anything you’d like to take on the road with you.
The critics do give kudos to how the steering feels and while they would appreciate a bit more power, the 1.6 liter N18 transverse turbo four-cylinder engine gives a pretty aggressive 215 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque which is more than enough to haul yourself, passenger and cargo around the roadways.