Full specs for Mini’s new Countryman have been revealed, as increased dimensions see the model step into the C-segment.

The latest Countryman is the biggest Mini yet, and comes packed with a host of state-of-the-art technologies.

This increase in dimensions can only mean one thing, a larger cabin, and that allows for five full-sized seats plus increased luggage capacity – up to 450 litres behind row two, or 1,309 behind row one.

A number of new engines and transmissions are available to power the model, available with both manual and Steptronic gearboxes and with front- and all-wheel drive.

These engines are all sourced from the latest Mini TwinPower Turbo generation and offer from 136 to 192bhp and 220 to 400 Nm of torque, while remaining efficient with an mpg of 64.2 and C02 emissions dropping as low as 113 g/km. The fastest Countryman will be able to reach 60mph in as little as seven seconds.

Meanwhile, a plug-in hybrid model Countryman is the first of its kind to be offered by the BMW-owned carmaker. The new Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 hybrid features a turbocharged petrol engine combined with an electric motor, achieving fuel consumption of 134.5 mpg, while boasting a 0-60 mph time of just 6.7 seconds.

The aforementioned technology includes Mini’s acclaimed satellite navigation system, Bluetooth, cruise control, emergency e-call and active guard among others.

Owners will also be able to extensively personalise their Countryman, with colour, trim and technology options.

UK dealerships are taking orders for the new model now, with prices starting at £22,465. First deliveries are expected in February.


January 20, 2017