Published on March 10th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
MINI Countryman Blackheath Edition Shown During Track Event
Last week, MINI Malaysia treated MINIacs to a day at the Sepang International Circuit. Drivers got behind the wheel of some of the company’s most powerful John Cooper Works models, including the new 306hp JCW Clubman.
At the event, the company showed the Countryman Blackheath Edition for the first time. This limited edition variant of the popular premium compact SUV is based on the Cooper S spec and comes with the following:
- Midnight Black exterior colour
- Piano Black headlight and taillight, grille and accent trim
- Brushed Aluminium racing stripes
- newly updated TwinPower Turbo engine (192hp, 280Nm)
- 7-speed Sport DCT
- 19″ Circuit Spoke alloy wheels
- JCW Aerodynamics bodykit
The Countryman Blackheath Edition benefits from EEV status, but only 48 will be available at RM254K.
Here’s the press release with more information.
MINI, the most sophisticated compact premium automotive brand in Malaysia today held the MINI Track Day 2020 at the Sepang International Circuit, bringing together MINIacs and driving enthusiasts for an exciting day on the racetrack.
The MINI Track Day 2020 offered a range of thrilling activities which saw two groups put their driving skills to the test during the MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Track Experience and MINI Driving Experience. Drivers went behind the wheel of some of MINI’s most powerful JCW models and were also able to fully immerse themselves in the heritage of the JCW legacy, while enjoying a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with the classic MINI JCW.
The MINI models put to the test during the MINI JCW Track Experience included the New MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP and the New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP, as well as their 3-Door and 5-Door counterparts – offering concentrated power with motor racing genes. Drivers were given the exclusive opportunity to take their allocated MINI vehicles on the racetrack to experience for themselves the pure performance and signature go-kart feeling MINI is known for through the decades.
Additionally, the MINI Driving Experience showed drivers how they can get the most out of a MINI in terms of safety, performance and driving fun. Here, they experienced high-speed handbrake turns, further underlining the great handling of the MINI vehicles, complete with state-of-the-art technology, modern levels of safety, quality and reliability. Most importantly, drivers expanded their driving skills and gained knowledge about correct vehicle handling and driving in critical situations.
Also on display for the very first time was the New MINI Countryman Blackheath Edition – a limited-edition dramatic all-black design MINI Countryman variant, reminiscent of the stunningly dark shrub land of Blackheath, South East London in the United Kingdom.
The New MINI Countryman Blackheath Edition, the first special edition of its generation, offers menacing looks with its Midnight Black exterior colour and Piano Black design features – the highly-coveted stylistic choice for timeless elegance. The New MINI Countryman Blackheath Edition is also the first MINI Countryman to be powered by the newly updated MINI TwinPower Turbo engine, paired with the 7-Speed Sport Dual Clutch Transmission. The limited-edition MINI arrives complete with the latest update of the MINI Connected App for a seamless and unique ownership experience of the New MINI Countryman Blackheath Edition.