The latest version optimises space, versatility, functionality and ride comfort.
The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid ALL4 (combined fuel consumption: 2.0 – 1.7 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 14.0 – 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 45 – 40 g/km) combines efficiency and hybrid-specific all-wheel drive with the option of pure electric driving.
In addition to plug-in hybrid drive, the new MINI Countryman is also available with two petrol engines and one diesel engine featuring the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. The engines have seen extensive development and cover an output ranging from 100kW/136hp to 140 kW/178 hp. They already meet the emissions standard Euro 6d, which will not be binding until 2021. All three engines can be combined with the all-wheel drive system ALL4 on request.
The new MINI Countryman is instantly recognisable as the brand’s largest model: the MINI-typical three-part vehicle-body structure paired with a model-specific roof line. The car’s upright stature and increased ground clearance are indicate its generous interior space and robust character. The optional MINI ALL4 exterior look and roof rails, provided as standard, further underline the versatility of the new MINI Countryman, whilst the aerodynamically optimised exterior features on the Sport models add an extra touch of power.
The car’s front section has a precisely modified design with the new structure of the bumper covering, now entirely in body finish, ensuring a clear-cut and high-quality appearance. The redesigned radiator grille has the signature hexagonal contours and is surrounded by a slim, one-piece chrome frame. Its air intake is subdivided by three horizontal struts in the MINI Cooper Countryman and MINI Cooper D Countryman. The radiator grille of the new MINI Cooper S Countryman is characterised by a hexagonal grid pattern with a red “S” and a single chrome strut.
The redesign of the front section adds LED headlamps to the standard trim in the new MINI Countryman. The distinctive, slightly asymmetrically rounded contours of the headlamps are accentuated by a continuous band of light that takes on the function of both daytime driving light and turn indicator. The turning light included in the functional range of the LED headlamps provides intensive illumination of the side areas of the road when changing direction. The standard trim of the new MINI Countryman also includes LED fog lights, with a light band in the upper semicircle of each fog light serving as a parking light.
Adaptive LED headlamps with variable light distribution and matrix function for high beam are available as a newly added option. In addition to the turning light, they also provide bend lighting, automatically adapting their effect to the traffic situation and weather conditions. In urban traffic and when visibility is limited due to the weather conditions, the side area of the road is illuminated more intensely by adding the dimmed turning light. When driving on motorways it is possible to selectively increase the range of the high beam.
The adaptive LED headlamps in the new MINI Countryman now feature an automatic selective dip function for the high beam. For this purpose, the high beam is subdivided into four segments that can be activated and deactivated independently of each other and adapted to the situation on the road at speeds of over 43 mph. As soon as the front camera of the new MINI Countryman detects an oncoming vehicle or one driving ahead, the space that vehicle occupies is only illuminated at low beam brightness, while the other high beams continue to illuminate the rest of the road. As such, the matrix high beam is able to increase the range of vision while at the same time avoiding any dazzle effect on other road users.
The range of body finishes opens up new possibilities for an individual look, including the newly added colours White Silver metallic and Sage Green metallic. Depending on the model variant, the roof and mirror caps of the new MINI Countryman can be finished in black, white or silver as an alternative to the body colour.
The new Piano Black Exterior option, available for all variants of the car, is a de-chroming high-gloss black finish on the headlamp surrounds, rear lights, radiator grille and side scuttles, door handles and the model lettering on the luggage compartment lid. Additional identification features in high-gloss black are available from the range of Original MINI Accessories, including the MINI logo and the “Cooper S” and “ALL4” inscriptions in Piano Black. Matching exterior mirror caps and side scuttles with a grey-black flag pattern in Night Jack are also available for retrofit.
Depending on the model variant, the new MINI Countryman is fitted as standard with light alloy wheels in either 16 or 17-inch, with light alloy wheels in sizes up to 19 inches available as optional extras and as part of the Original MINI Accessories programme. 17-inch light alloy wheels in Channel Spoke Black are new to the range of ex-works options, as are 19-inch light alloy wheels in the design variant Turnstile Spoke 2-tone.
The new MINI Countryman has a versatile interior with three fully-fledged rear seats which fold down with a 40:20:40 split, expanding transport capacity and storage from 450 litres up to 1390 litres.
Selective customisation of the interior to reflect the customer’s personal style has become even more attractive with the addition of new options and a further developed product range. Chester Indigo Blue and Chester Malt Brown have been added to the selection of seat upholstery options and the Colour Line for the lower section of the instrument panel and door trim, previously available as a single option, is now an integral part of the leather trim designed to match the relevant colour scheme.
The MINI Cooper S Countryman and MINI Cooper Plug-In Hybrid ALL4 models now come with Piano Black interior surfaces for the cockpit and door bezels as standard. These are combined with accentuation strips in the variant British Oak. A new version of the highly exclusive MINI Yours interior surfaces is optionally available. The optional MINI Yours Interior Style Shaded Silver combines an illuminated cockpit bezel in the variant Shaded Silver with door bezels in Dark Silver and accentuation strips in Hazy Grey.
An extensively developed engine portfolio allows the new MINI Countryman to achieve an even more favourable balance between driving fun and fuel consumption. In addition to optimisation of CO2 levels, other aspects of the emissions performance have been consistently improved by including particulate filters for petrol engines and SCR with AdBlue injection for diesel engines. This means that all model variants of the new MINI Countryman now meet the particularly rigorous Euro 6d emission standard.
MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology is used in the 3-cylinder petrol engines of the new MINI Cooper Countryman and in the 4-cylinder petrol engine of the new MINI Cooper S Countryman. It now includes an exhaust manifold integrated in the cylinder head along with turbo charging, in highly effective cooling of the exhaust gases and the turbocharging system. At the same time, crankcase cooling can be reduced when demand is low in the partial load range by means of a new split cooling valve. In addition, petrol engine direct injection operates at a maximum pressure that has been increased from 200 to 350 bar.
Like the petrol engines, the diesel engines also have a new starter generator with optimised efficiency. In the 4-cylinder engines of the new MINI Cooper D Countryman, MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology consists of a turbocharging system featuring exhaust gas recirculation and common rail direct injection. The two-stage turbocharging system previously used exclusively in the most powerful diesel engine now also optimises the response of the 4-cylinder engine in the MINI Cooper D Countryman, with the injectors feeding fuel to the combustion chambers at a pressure of up to 2500 bar.
The new MINI Countryman is priced from £23,500 RRP and available to order now.