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 |  Jan 28 2010, 11:51 AM

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A high-performance version of the MINI Countryman crossover is “definitely under consideration” says MINI U.K.’s general manager Jochen Goller. Only recently did MINI officially confirm the Countryman model which is expected to make its word debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March. Currently the MINI Cooper S Countryman boasts the highest output with 184-hp. That would all change if a John Cooper Works model joined the lineup, putting out closer to 210-hp.

According to Goller, MINI is content (for now) to stick with six models, a number it will reach by the end of 2010 when the Coupe and Roadster models also join the lineup. And with no plans to introduce even more models, its likely MINI will follow its pattern of building sub-models, like the JCW lineup.

MINI hopes the Countryman will help keep customers who need and want something larger and a JCW model would help those who need larger, but also want a sporty vehicle. In reference to the Countryman, Goller commented that, “JCW has been a big success and we’ll look at doing it again here.”

[Source: AutoCar]

  • Enrique Chuman

    I drive the Contryman S with 184 hp, but I want the same model with 210hp.

    I need your answer because I am taking a desition to by a Mini.
    thank you

  • DENNIS SHEPARD

    this is my third mini 2had the jcw this countryman is short on power with the ext. weight I told the del. I need more power HELP use me as a test its ok Raiph schomp knows how I fill
    thanks Dennis S. (littleton Co.)