2013 MINI Cooper Countryman JCW
AWD 6-Speed Turbo
2013 MINI Cooper Countryman JCW
- Black over Black with Red Accents
- All Wheel Drive
- 6 Speed Manual
- 1.6L Turbo I4
- Original Window Sticker
- Tastefully Modified
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“After flogging it through ice- and snow-bathed roads winding through the mountains, we have good news to report: This is the best Countryman by far, and it may well be the best John Cooper Works Mini.” – Car and Driver, December 2011
In addition to other advantages, Car & Driver absolutely loved the Countryman's handling: “Between allaying torque steer and providing outstanding grip, ALL4 turns the Countryman into a borderline handling hero. In back-to-back driving with its coupe counterpart, the Countryman's advantage was immediately clear. The coupe struggled to maintain a clean line through tight turns on the slick Alpine roads, sliding wide when it didn't have traction and, well, torque-steering wide when it did. The JCW Countryman never ran into the same problems, its more neutral behavior making it much easier to keep on line.”
Offered here in Chili Red and Absolute Black Metallic over red and black inside, is a very well-maintained and substantially upgraded 2013 MINI Cooper Countryman JCW. (Note: Please see the car's factory window sticker for a comprehensive list of standard equipment, as well as all optional equipment available at the time—including the highly regarded ALL4® all-wheel-drive system. The window sticker is shown in the accompanying photo gallery.) Manufactured in Graz, Austria, and sold in the U.S. by Mini of Grand Rapids, the car's odometer currently reads 64,665 miles, a very conservative 8,000 miles per-year since new. A Carfax-certified one-owner (and a non-smoker) vehicle, the car experienced a minor-damage incident five years ago. Professional repairs have long since been completed with no remaining sign whatsoever of the damage or the repair. The Mini has been regularly maintained by German Auto Service of Grand Rapids, including a recent 65,000-mile comprehensive service (including all fluids flushed and refilled, a new drive belt installed, and the cold-air intake cleaned).
Minis are known for their interesting two-tone paint combinations and this Countryman is no exception. The model's long roof is Chili Red, matched by mirror caps in the same color, while the remainder of the body is Absolute Black Metallic. Lower-body trim and fender flares are matte black. The paint finish is uniformly excellent with near-showroom gloss across the entire car. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) There are no dings or dents on the sheet metal. Factory badging—including the Mini logos front and rear, John Cooper Works grille emblem, and the “ALL4” emblems on the lower front fenders—is properly in place. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks. Factory 7-split-spoke, 18-inch wheels (with John Cooper Works center emblems) are mounted with Bridgestone® Potenza 225/40 performance tires. Red-painted brake calipers are visible through the wheels.
Inside, the Minis treat-for-the-eyes continues. Flashes of Chili Red adorn the door trim, dashboard, center console, piping on the leather seat upholstery, stitching on the steering-wheel leather, and door jambs. Otherwise, black is the color theme. Vertically pleated black leather adorns the four bucket seats and dashboard. The cabin carpeting are black as well and protected by JCW-branded factory all-weather floor mats. The carpeting extends throughout the rear cargo area provided in the Clubman long-roof Minis. The iconic Mini dashboard features the large, circular speedometer located in the center of the dash. (Directly in front of the driver, a circular tachometer is in place.) The circular design is echoed throughout the cabin on audio speakers, power-window controls, door handles, HVAC vents, seatbacks, and more. Even the knob on the shift lever for the 6-speed manual transmission is circular, and of course, highlighted with red. The condition of every interior surface is excellent with only one rear door armrest and the cargo area door jamb showing any appreciable wear.
Under the hood, the 1.6-liter, John-Cooper-Works-badged, turbocharged, inline 4-cylinder occupies a spotlessly clean engine bay. All components are present and properly located. This car has benefitted from a Stage 3 tune and over $15,000 invested in aftermarket upgrades including:
-MANIC® stage 3 tune with ODB2 hot swappable map controller (MANIC claims 300hp with all included mods)
-Milltech® Cat delete down pipe
-Quicksilver® catalytic-converter delete exhaust
-NM Engineering® Torque-Arm Insert, HI-FLO Turbo Air Charge Pipe, and HI-FLO Turbo Discharge Pipe
-Sprint Booster® throttle controller
-Forge Atmospheric® Blow-Off Valve
-Wagner upgraded intercooler
-Upgraded intercooler piping and turbo charge tubes
-Balanced Clutch Masters® aluminum fly wheel
-Stage 2 Clutch Masters® clutch kit.
-VP® cold air intake.
Viewed from below, the Mini's chassis is clean, complete, and free of damage. Expected light surface rust is present on some untreated metal. The center-routed exhaust system is a focal point.
The car's factory build and identification tags remain mounted, and the previously mentioned original window sticker is included in the sale. Also included is a second set of wheels with winter tries mounted.
While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '13 MINI Cooper Countryman in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
The combination of style, performance, and size offered by Minis makes for a presence unlike any other brand. In the Countryman long-roof (mini-station wagon) configuration, the cars offer excellent utility as well. This well-kept, thoughtfully upgraded Mini Clubman is bound to be a prized possession in its next owner's garage.