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The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 debuts

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Characteristic MINI driving fun is now available in fascinating, sustainable form. The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 is the first model of the British premium brand in which a plug-in hybrid drive provides the option of mobility that is purely electric and therefore emissions-free, in addition to offering the thrill of athletic agility and supreme versatility. The job of providing efficient forward propulsion is shared between a 3-cylinder petrol engine and a synchronous electric motor. Together they produce a system output of 165 kW/224 hp. Equally impressive is the average fuel consumption of 2.1 litres per 100 kilometres and the CO2 emissions figure of 49 grams per kilometre (EU test cycle figures for plug-in hybrid vehicles). The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 is thus the perfect vehicle for urban target groups who wish to enjoy the benefits of purely electric mobility when commuting between home and work every day, for example, while at the same time benefiting from unlimited long-distance suitability at the weekend.

The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 combines the variable space concept of the new model generation’s largest member with the sustainability of BMW Group eDrive technology and an electrified all-wheel drive system. The front wheels are powered by the combustion engine, the rear wheels by the electric motor. The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 is able to run on electricity alone not just in urban traffic but far beyond, too – at a top speed of 125 km/h and with a range of up to 40 kilometres. Drawing on the power of both drive forms, it offers driving fun away from surfaced roads, too. “The plug-in hybrid concept perfectly matches the new MINI Countryman because it offers intelligent all-wheel drive as well as being able to run on electricity alone both in urban areas and over longer distances, too. This is unique in the segment,” says Uwe Seitz, MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 project manager.

The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4: an overview of the highlights.
– The brand’s first ever plug-in hybrid model.
– High-quality BMW Group eDrive components, configured to suit this specific model, that draw on expertise gained from the development of BMW iPerformance automobiles.
– 3-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor combine to produce a total system output of 165 kW/224 hp.
– Fuel consumption in the EU test cycle: 2.1 litres/100 km, CO2 emissions: 49 g/km.
– Electric driving at speeds of up to 125 km/h with a range of up to 40 kilometres.
– Novel driving experience due to the electrified all-wheel drive system ALL4.
– Lithium-ion high-voltage battery can be charged at a wallbox in 2:15 hours.
– Three operating modes available for selection via eDrive toggle switch.
– Hybrid-specific displays. (more…)


New MINI Countryman premieres

 

New MINI Countryman

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

As the new generation of the MINI Countryman sees its premiere, the tradition-steeped British brand continues its advance into the premium compact segment. The new MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the brand’s 57-year history. Having been completely newly developed, it now reflects considerable advancements in the areas of space, functionality, athletic flair and premium characteristics.

The new MINI Countryman (combined fuel consumption: 7.0 – 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 159 – 49 g/km) achieves its unique standing among direct competitors due to its powerfully expressive design, efficiently shaped bodywork and in particular its unmatched driving agility. The latest version of the all-wheel drive system ALL4 ensures driving fun beyond paved roads, too. What is more, the new MINI Countryman is the first model of the brand to be available with a plug-in hybrid drive. In the form of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 it has a range of up to 40 kilometres running on electrical power alone.

The new MINI Countryman – an overview of the innovations.
– Powerful proportions, 20 centimetres longer than its predecessor.
– Five fully-fledged seats, clear increase in space and versatility.
– Electrical tailgate control as well as touchless opening and closing of the tailgate.
– MINI Picnic Bench: fold-out load loading sill cushion as a comfortable seat on the luggage compartment lid and for general outdoor use.
– MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4: the first ever MINI with plug-in hybrid drive.
– New generation of engines and gearboxes, efficiency-optimised all-wheel drive system ALL4.
– Central instrument with touchscreen function for the first time.
– MINI Country Timer measures driving fun over demanding terrain.
– MINI Connected App as a personal assistant on a day-to-day basis and when travelling.
– MINI Find Mate: everything you need on board at all times – or in view. (more…)


MINI Countryman Special Edition

MINI Countryman Special Edition

MINI UK has announced a limited edition (250 vehicles) MINI Countryman Special Edition.  It is offered in the exclusive paint color combination of Absolute Black Metallic with roof and mirror caps in Space Grey Metallic.

From BMW Group PressClub UK:

• New MINI Countryman Special Edition launched in the UK

• Limited production of up to 250 models

• Space Grey Metallic roof and mirror caps exclusive to the MINI Countryman Special Edition

• MINI Navigation System fitted as standard

MINI is launching a new limited edition Countryman in the UK, the MINI Countryman Special Edition.

The MINI Countryman Special Edition has been developed by the manufacturer’s Special Order programme, set up to allow customers to place orders for special edition models direct through MINI Retailers.

Instantly recognisable by its exclusive Space Grey Metallic roof and mirror caps, teamed with 18” 5-Star Double Spoke alloy wheels in black and Absolute Black Metallic body paint, up to 250 MINI Countryman Special Edition models will be available for customers in the UK.

The latest edition to the Countryman range comes packed with standard equipment including MINI Navigation System, Voice Control, MINI Connected, Enhanced Bluetooth™ with USB audio and multi-function steering wheel. Front Seat Heating, Automatic Air Conditioning and Xenon Headlights are also included as standard.

Inside, the MINI Countryman Special Edition has been styled to be as impressive as the outside, with interior surfaces in Piano Black and leather upholstery in Gravity-Carbon Black.

Customers can choose between two model variants, the MINI Cooper S ALL4 Countryman or the MINI Cooper SD ALL4 Countryman in either manual or automatic transmissions. Both model options are paired with MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system which provides excellent traction and quickly reacts to changes in road conditions, while still providing MINI’s unique driving experience.

Customers can order the new MINI Countryman Special Edition at MINI Retailers now.


The 500,000th MINI Countryman

500,000th MINI Countryman

MINI has built the 500,000th MINI Countryman, a MINI Cooper S Countryman in Kite Blue Metallic.  The 500,000th MINI Countryman will be shown at the upcoming 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show from November 20-29, 2015.  Kite Blue will be offered for the Countryman starting next Spring.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Munich/Los Angeles. With a double US premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2015, MINI puts the spotlight on the latest products to emerge from the change of generation in the brand’s model range. At the international trade fair on the west coast of California, the British premium automobile manufacturer presents both the new MINI Clubman and the new MINI Convertible to the American public for the first time. Both models provide the perfect basis for additional target groups to access the distinctive MINI feeling in its very latest form. The anniversary of a successful model will also be celebrated in Los Angeles: the 500 000th MINI Countryman will be presented at the stand of the tradition-steeped British brand.

By extending its model range, the MINI brand is providing an impetus for its continued growth in the American automotive market. The USA continues to be the most important single market for automobiles of the MINI brand. The appeal of the latest model generation is reflected in this market, too, in the high level of demand for the new MINI 3 door and the new MINI 5 door. They too will be on show at the LA Auto Show, along with the top athlete of the new model generation, the MINI John Cooper Works.

Successful all-rounder: 500 000 MINI Countryman produced to date.
Another success factor in the USA, too, is the MINI Countryman – the brand’s first model with four doors, a large tailgate, five seats and optional all-wheel drive. 500 000 of this talented all-rounder have already been produced, guaranteeing authentic MINI driving fun even beyond the sphere of urban mobility. The anniversary vehicle will be on display at the 2015 LA Auto Show. It is finished in the colour variant Kite Blue metallic, which is presented on the body of the anniversary car for the first time and will be available for the MINI Countryman as of spring 2016.

The LA Auto Show was first held in the year 1907. It is the last highlight of the year in the industry’s international auto show calendar and offers an interesting look ahead to the automobile trends and innovations of the upcoming season. This year, automobile manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world will be presenting their current models and products along with future-oriented studies and concepts at the Los Angeles Convention Center from November 20th to 29th 2015.

The 500,000th MINI Countryman


MINI wins two 2015 Total Quality Awards

MINI JCW Roadster

Strategic Vision released its 2015 Total Quality Awards Winners List and a couple of MINIs made the list.

The list is based on their Total Quality Index, a “measure of the total ownership experience” which includes the following:Strategic Vision Total Quality Award

  • Satisfaction with the complete ownership experience
  • Perception of quality
  • Owner reported delight
  • Future purchase intent
  • Emotional attachment to vehicle

As you can see, the criteria is very subjective.

The discontinued MINI Cooper Roadster won the Standard Convertible segment beating out the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible.  The Roadster scored a 935 out of 1,000, the highest score of any car in any segment.

The MINI Cooper Countryman tied for first place with the Dodge Challenger in the Specialty Coupe segment although it had a slightly lower score (893 versus 895 for the Dodge).  In Second place was the MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door (892).


special edition: The MINI Countryman Park Lane

MINI Countryman Park Lane

Just days away from the start of the Geneva International Motor Show, which runs from March 5th to 15th, MINI has debuted a special edition MINI Countryman. Recycling the Park Lane name, this edition is available on the MINI Cooper Countryman, MINI Cooper S Countryman, and MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4.

From the BMW Group press release:

  • World Premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show
  • New edition model with exclusive design and equipment features
  • Available in Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S ALL4 starting in July 2015

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 2, 2015…Bold athletic flair and supreme versatility define the character of the MINI Countryman. As the first MINI with four doors, a large tailgate, five seats and optional all-wheel drive, it took on the role of an irresistible front-line force from the very outset – both in the conquest of additional target groups for the British premium brand and in the area of off-road driving. Its irrepressible forward thrust and flexibility are now expressed even more strikingly in an exclusive edition model. The MINI Countryman Park Lane sees its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2015.

The MINI Countryman has enabled the brand to establish a secure standing in the premium compact crossover segment. Unmistakable design, premium quality, an interior concept of exemplary versatility and typical MINI driving fun both on and off the road go together to create an overall package that is unique in this category of vehicle, meeting the multi-faceted mobility needs of demanding target groups in urban traffic and beyond. In this way the MINI Countryman has successfully asserted itself as an all-round talent with individual style. For the first time, this special status within the competitive environment is now underscored with a special edition model. A distinct design and color concept as well as high-end equipment features make the MINI Countryman Park Lane an authentic ambassador for versatile driving fun in the compact segment.

The MINI Countryman Park Lane indicates its high-end individual flair at first sight with a specially developed design and color concept. The body finish in Earl Grey metallic is combined with the entirely new color variant Oak Red for the roof and exterior mirror caps, supplemented with optional sport stripes in the same color for the bonnet, tailgate and lower side sections. The characteristic side turn indicator surrounds in chrome known as side scuttles also comprise an inlay in Oak Red. The MINI Countryman Park Lane boldly accentuates its classic athletic character with 18-inch light alloy wheels in Turbo Fan Dark Grey design and the MINI ALL4 Exterior visual package including silver body elements for the front and rear apron as well as the side sills.

Exclusive emblems on the side scuttles and the cockpit surface bear the inscription “Park Lane,” as do the entry sills. The interior surfaces in Oxide Silver for the door bezel and cockpit trim and Cross Stripe Grey for the side surrounds of the center console were also designed exclusively for the MINI Countryman Park Lane. These go together with the inlay color Carbon Black for the door trim and center console to create a sporty and premium ambience in the interior.

Located in the London borough of Mayfair, Park Lane is one of the most distinguished addresses in the British capital. MINI itself has a prestigious showroom there. It is the third time that Park Lane has lent its name to an exclusive edition model of the brand. A version of the classic Mini with particularly high-end fittings bore the designation in 1987, while another MINI Park Lane came out in 2005, following in the footsteps of its predecessor after the brand’s relaunch. Now the tradition of naming design and edition models made by the British premium automobile manufacturer after London streets and districts is applied to the MINI Countryman for the first time.

The precisely coordinated exterior and interior features of the MINI Countryman Park Lane underscore both the versatile functionality and the exclusive charisma of the premium compact model. With its high-end features and versatile customization options, this all-round talent offers five seats, including a rear seat that can be shifted longitudinally and has a folding backrest with a 40:20:40 split. As a result the luggage volume can be expanded from 17.5 to 42.2 cubic feet as required, allowing the MINI Countryman not just to tackle the challenges of everyday urban traffic but also transport bulky sports equipment or carry everything required for a family holiday.

Powerful, efficient engines and high-quality suspension technology ensure that the hallmark brand agility known as the go-kart feeling is brought to life in the compact segment, too – further enhanced by an additional facet with the permanent all-wheel drive system ALL4 that was developed especially for MINI. What is more the car’s raised seating position offers a supreme view of the road, giving the characteristic MINI drive feel a whole new dimension. Above this, the 208 hp MINI John Cooper Works Countryman provides extreme driving fun: here the engine power is transmitted to all four wheels as standard.

The MINI Countryman Park Lane is offered with three powertrain variants: The MINI Cooper Countryman, the MINI Cooper S Countryman with 181 hp, and the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 with all-wheel drive.


first next-generation MINI Countryman spy photos

autoevolution MINI Countryman Spy Photo

Photo by autoevolution.

Two separate sources have published spy photos of the next-generation MINI Countryman.  The new Countryman will have more a more rugged appearance and share a platform with the BMW X1.  It will grow in size as a result.

View five autoevolution photos at 2017 MINI Countryman Spied for the First Time.

View seven Auto Express photos at New MINI Countryman spied in testing.

Auto Express created this rendering showing what they think the next Countryman will look liked.

autoevolution MINI Countryman spy photo

Photo by autoevolution.

Auto Express MINI Countryman Rendering

Image by Auto Express.


revised MINI Countryman debuts

2015 MINI Countryman

MINI has announced a revised MINI Countryman for 2015 with production beginning this summer.  A quick list of the new features includes:

  • Cooper: grille has two ribs finished in matte silver
  • Cooper S: horizontal radiator grille rib finished in chrome
  • JCW: horizontal radiator grille rib finished in red
  • Cooper S: curved “S” in red in grille
  • Visual underride guard elements standard
  • New colors: Jungle Green Metallic, Midnight Grey metallic, and Starlight Blue Metallic
  • Piano Black Exterior package
  • 17″ 5-Star Triangle Spoke Design alloy wheels
  • Optional LED fog lights, parking, and daytime driving lights
  • anthracite-colored dials

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

New version of the first MINI with four doors, a large tailgate, five seats and optional all-wheel drive; new MINI Countryman (combined fuel consumption: 7.1- 4.2 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 165 – 111 g/km) hones its profile as an all-round talent for versatile mobility and an active lifestyle; fresh measures to ensure the continued  success of the premium compact model that has sold more than 350,000 units worldwide; selective design modifications; further enhanced driving performance figures; optimised fuel consumption and emissions; increased engine output in the new MINI Cooper S Countryman; market launch of all model variants including the top sports model MINI John Cooper Works Countryman in July 2014.

Striking accents underscore the distinctive interpretation of the hallmark MINI body design; clear emphasis of the specific dimensions and proportions convey variable functionality and versatile athletic flair over all terrains; characteristic hexagonal radiator grille in new design reinforces the presence of the upright front section; visual underride guard elements for the front and rear apron and side sills now standard in conjunction with the all-wheel drive system MINI ALL4 (exception: MINI John Cooper Works Countryman) and optional for all other model variants; new standard and optionally available light alloy wheels with reduced weight and optimised aerodynamics properties; tyres with reduced rolling resistance as an option; new exterior paint finishes in Jungle Green metallic, Midnight Grey metallic and Starlight Blue metallic; additional customisation options include contrasting colours for the roof and exterior mirror caps, bonnet stripes and Sport Stripes as well as Piano Black Exterior – available for MINI for the first time.

Refined details, optimised acoustic comfort and reinforced premium characteristics in the interior; dark dials for road speed and engine speed; MINI John Cooper Works Countryman additionally with John Cooper Works logo in the central instrument; ventilation controls with chrome applications; five seats and exceptional variability with rear seats that can be shifted 13 centimetres longitudinally, backrests that are tilt-adjustable and foldable in a 40: 20 : 40 split; luggage compartment volume can be extended from 350 to as much as 1 170 litres.

Extensive engine portfolio comprising 4-cylinder petrol and 4-cylinder diesel engines; all engine types now with emission rating according to EU6 emission standard; increase in output by 5 kW to 140 kW/190 bhp in the MINI Cooper S Countryman; optimised driving performance and fuel consumption figures due to extended MINIMALISM technology including improved aerodynamic properties; 6-speed manual transmission as standard, 6-speed automatic transmission as an option (exception: MINI One D Countryman); MINI specific all-wheel drive system ALL4 optional for the models MINI Cooper Countryman, MINI Cooper S Countryman, MINI Cooper D Countryman and MINI Cooper SD Countryman, as standard in the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.

Outstanding safety; MINI Countryman with top 5-star rating on the Euro NCAP crash test thanks to extensive standard equipment features in the areas of active and passive safety, now supplemented with type pressure control on each individual wheel and daytime driving light.

High-quality standard trim and a wide selection of options for additional driving fun, increased comfort and maximum customisation; new LED fog lights including daytime driving and parking light in LED technology; other features available include xenon headlamps and adaptive turning light, comfort access, panorama glass roof, automatic air conditioning, removable tow hitch with trailer load of up to 1 200 kilograms, MINI navigation system, Sport Button, sports suspension, sports leather steering wheel with shift paddles for automatic transmission, multifunction steering wheel with cruise control, Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and model-specific John Cooper Works accessories.

Extensive MINI Connected in-car infotainment program; unique functional diversity and permanent expansion options with apps integrated in the automobile via smartphone; increased driving fun with typical MINI functions such as Mission Control, Dynamic Music, Driving Excitement and MINIMALISM Analyser; online connection also enables the use of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and foursquare as well as Glympse, RSS news feed reception and entertainment programs such as AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster/Rhapsody and TuneIn.

 

Model variants:
MINI John Cooper Works Countryman: 4-cylinder petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC technology,
capacity: 1 598 cc, output: 160 kW/218 bhp at 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 280 Nm at 1 900 – 5 000 rpm (300 Nm at 2 100 – 4 500 rpm with overboost), acceleration (0-100 km/h): 6.9 seconds (automatic: 6.9 seconds),
top speed: 228 km/h (225 km/h), average fuel consumption according to EU: 7.1 litres/100 kilometres (7.5 litres), CO2 emissions: 165 g/km (175 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper S Countryman: 4-cylinder petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC technology,
capacity: 1 598 cc, output: 140 kW/190 bhp at 5 500 – 6 500 rpm, max. torque: 240 Nm at 1 600 – 5 000 rpm (260 Nm at 1 700 – 4 500  with overboost), acceleration (0-100 km/h): 7.5 seconds (automatic: 7.8 seconds),
top speed: 218 km/h (214 km/h), average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.0 litres/100 kilometres (6.8 litres), CO2 emissions: 139 g/km (157 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4: 4-cylinder petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC technology,
capacity: 1 598 cc, output: 140 kW/190 bhp at 5 500 – 6 500 rpm, max. torque: 240 Nm at 1 600 – 5 000 rpm (260 Nm at 1 700 – 4 500  with overboost), acceleration (0-100 km/h): 7.7 seconds (automatic: 8.1 seconds),
top speed: 215 km/h (213 km/h), average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.4 litres/100 kilometres (7.1 litres), CO2 emissions: 148 g/km (165 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper Countryman: 4-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC technology,
capacity: 1 598 cc,
output: 90 kW/122 bhp at 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 160 Nm at 4 250 rpm, acceleration (0-100 km/h): 10.4 seconds (automatic: 11,6 seconds),
top speed: 191 km/h (184 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 5.9 litres/100 kilometres (6.9 litres), CO2 emissions: 137 g/km (159 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4: 4-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC technology (in the MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 with automatic transmission also: twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection),
capacity: 1 598 cc,
output: 90 kW /122 bhp at 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 160 Nm (MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 with automatic transmission: 190 Nm) at 4 250 rpm, acceleration (0-100 km/h): 11.5 seconds (automatic: 11,7 seconds),
top speed: 186 km/h (184 km/h), average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.7 litres/100 kilometres (7.0 litres), C02 emissions: 156 g/km (164 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6

MINI One Countryman: 4-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC technology,
capacity: 1 598 cc,
output: 72 kW/98 bhp at 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 153 Nm at 3 000 rpm,
acceleration (0-100 km/h): 11.9 seconds (automatic: 13,9 seconds),
top speed: 175 km/h (170 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 5.7 litres/100 kilometres (6.9 litres), C02 emissions: 134 g/km (159 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper SD Countryman: 4-cylinder turbodiesel with aluminium crankcase, common rail injection and variable turbine geometry,
capacity: 1 995 cc,
output: 105 kW/143 bhp at 4 000 rpm, max. torque: 305 Nm at 1 750 – 2 700 rpm,
acceleration (0-100 km/h): 9.2 seconds (automatic: 9.4 seconds),
top speed: 200 km/h (197 km/h), average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.5 litres/100 kilometres (5.7 litres), C02 emissions: 119 g/km (149 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4: 4-cylinder turbodiesel with aluminium crankcase, common rail injection and variable turbine geometry,
capacity: 1 995 cc,
output: 105 kW/143 bhp at 4 000 rpm, max. torque: 305 Nm at 1 750 – 2 700 rpm,
acceleration (0-100 km/h): 9.3 seconds (automatic: 9.4 seconds),
top speed: 197 km/h (195 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.8 litres/100 kilometres (5.9 litres), C02 emissions: 126 g/km (156 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper D Countryman: 4-cylinder turbodiesel with aluminium crankcase, common rail injection and variable turbine geometry, capacity: 1 598 cc (MINI Cooper D Countryman with automatic transmission: 1 995 cc), output: 82 kW/112 bhp at 4000 rpm, max. torque: 270 Nm at 1 750 – 2 250 rpm, acceleration: (0-100 km/h): 10.9 seconds (automatic: 11.3 seconds), top speed: 186 km/h (181 km/h), average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.2 litres/100 kilometres (5.6 litres), C02 emissions: 111 g/km (148 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper D Countryman ALL4: 4-cylinder turbodiesel with aluminium crankcase, common rail injection and variable turbine geometry,
capacity: 1 598 cc (MINI Cooper D Countryman ALL4 with automatic transmission: 1 995 cc),
output: 82 kW/112 bhp at 4000 rpm,
max. torque: 270 Nm at 1 750 – 2 250 rpm,
acceleration (0-100 km/h): 11.6 seconds (automatic: 11,9 seconds),
top speed: 181 km/h (176 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.7 litres/100 kilometres (5.9 litres), C02 emissions: 123 g/km (155 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI One D Countryman: 4-cylinder turbodiesel with aluminium crankcase, common rail injection and variable turbine geometry,
capacity: 1 598 cc,
output: 66 kW/90 bhp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 215 Nm at 1 750 – 2 500 rpm,
acceleration (0-100 km/h): 12.9 seconds,
top speed: 171 km/h,
average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.2 litres/100 kilometres, CO2 emissions: 111 g/km, exhaust emission standard: EU6.

Exterior dimensions:
Length: 4 097 millimetres (MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 and MINI Cooper D Countryman ALL4: 110 millimetres, MINI Cooper S Countryman and MINI Cooper SD Countryman: 4 109 millimetres, MINI John Cooper Works Countryman: 4 133 millimetres)
Width: 1 789 millimetres
Height: MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 1 549 millimetres) Wheelbase: 2 595 millimetres

[Source: Press Kit: The new MINI Countryman.]

Read the additional Press Kit: MINI USA Unveils 2015 MINI Countryman with World Premiere at New York International Auto Show.


ALL4 coming to Cooper Countryman and Cooper Paceman

MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4

MINI is bringing its all-wheel-drive option to the Cooper versions of the Countryman and Paceman.  Will they have enough power?

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Munich. The spontaneous power delivery and precise handling of the MINI  all-wheel drive system ALL4 is now available in two more models: ALL4 will be available for the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman from July 2013. This increases the number of all-wheel versions within the MINI model range to ten models. The new models are also fitted with 6-speed manual transmission as standard, with 6-speed automatic transmission available as an option.

With the enhanced traction, driving stability and ability the permanent all-wheel drive system helps the driver stay in control while driving on snow, sand or slippery surfaces, as well offering extra grip on twisty roads.  ALL4 is based on an electromagnetic centre differential and distributes drive force at continuously variable levels between the front and rear axle. Its electronic control system is integrated directly in the DSC control unit (Dynamic Stability Control), enabling it to direct drive torque quickly and precisely to where it can be most effectively transformed into propulsion.

In the new models MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 and MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4, the all-wheel drive system distributes the power of a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine with an output of 90 kW/122 bhp between the front and rear wheels. Spontaneous forward thrust is guaranteed by the engine’s maximum torque of 160 Newton metres (190 Nm with automatic transmission), at an engine speed of 4,250 rpm.

As a result, the MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds (automatic: 11.7 seconds). The top speed is 184 km/h (182 km/h). Due to the high level of efficiency of both engine and drivetrain as well as extensive MINIMALISM technology, the boost in driving fun goes hand in hand with low levels of fuel consumption and emissions. The MINI Countryman ALL4 has an average fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres (automatic: 7.5 litres) on the EU test cycle and CO2 emissions of 167 (175) grams per kilometre.

The relation between driving fun and fuel consumption is equally impressive in the MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4. This model takes 11.8 seconds (automatic: 11.6 seconds) to accelerate from standing to 100 km/h and attains a top speed of 185 (183) km/h. Its fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels on the EU test cycle are the same as those of the MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4.

With this extension of the model range there will be four versions of each of the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman with optional ALL4 in future. The previously available portfolio comprises the models MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 and MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 (135 kW/184 bhp), the MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4 and the MINI Cooper SD Paceman ALL4 (105 kW/143 bhp), along with the MINI Cooper D Countryman ALL4 and the MINI Cooper D Paceman ALL4 (82 kW/112 bhp). The top sports models MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and MINI John Cooper Works Paceman transmit their outstanding engine output of 160 kW/218 bhp to all wheels as standard.

MINI has conquered new terrain since the market launch of the MINI Countryman and has welcomed a new group of customers into the MINI  family.

Read the press release (with more photos) ALL4 times ten for maximum driving fun: MINI extends its range of all-wheel models to include the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman.


online MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman brochure

MINI COUNTRYMAN. MINI PACEMAN. brochure (cover) MINI COUNTRYMAN. MINI PACEMAN. brochure (page 31)

MINI UK just released an online brochure for the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman.  The big and detailed brochure contains 102 pages of colorful photos and  graphics, interior and exterior colors and options, and model specifications.  The brochure also includes the John Cooper Works models as well as JCW tuning and MINI accessories.

UK Part Number: 92.00.0.002.958 MARCH 2013

Download the MINI COUNTRYMAN. MINI PACEMAN. brochure (UK).