The subcompact crossover SUV, Mini Countryman was the first car of SUV structure which was introduced under Mini marque by BMW brand. Mini Countryman was launched in year 2010 and is found very much similar to Mini Paceman as per its exteriors and interiors. The 5 door SUV is comprised of front engine layout with front/four wheel drive and it can be driven in either 6 speed manual or automatic transmission. Mini Countryman is currently found in its second generation and was unveiled at New York International Auto Show 2014. The countryman is an impeccably fine example of how to embed a dedicated SUV structure into a compact body to be called a Mini.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Mini Countryman is powered by a single engine variant with 1598 cc engine volume. The 1.6-litre powerful engine with Direct fuel injection, twin power turbo, inline 4 cylinders and 16 valves burns out a maximum power output of 190 hp between 5500 to 6500 rpm and maximum torque of 240 Nm between 1600 to 5000 rpm. Mini Countryman reaches to a top speed of 218 kmph accelerating from halt to 100 kmph in 7.5 seconds. The average combined fuel consumption of Mini Countryman lies between 6.0-6.2 litres over 100 kilometres.
The distinctive exterior designing of Mini Countryman comprises of slightly styled front headlamps on the curvy bumper with dual sectioned front radiator grille and front fog lamps. The fog lamps and front headlamps are designed to enhance visibility at night. The air intake section allows an ample of air to pass through the engine and increase fuel efficiency. The side skirts of Countryman are typically designed with high positioned rear bumper and LED taillights. The roof antennae with body coloured bumpers adds a point to its exterior alluring character. The exterior measurements of Mini Countryman measure 4109mm X 1789mm X 1561mm (L X W X H).
The radiant interior features of includes an automatic transmission with Steptronic mode that allows you to drive with utmost convenience. The dials are designed in stylish anthracite and the speedometer design dominates the front console by its redolent round figure. The manual air conditioner allows you to maintain a cool and desired temperature inside the car with respect to outside temperature. You can create you own space by the leather/cloth upholstery designed in Mini Countryman. The door trims consists of elliptically designed outlining with door inlay and center rail inlay in it. The dashboard is supremely aesthetic in appearance, it embeds a large dial at the centre with houses the speedometer on the circumference and a 7-inch touchscreen in the middle. The steering with leather wrapping houses an audio/video control and Bluetooth handsfree calling feature.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Safety in Mini Countryman is ensured by its active and passive safety feature that includes an automatic stability control with traction control system that prevents the front wheels from getting interlocked and spinning as well. Efficient braking in Mini Countryman is provided by Cornering brake control, anti-lock braking system and electronic brake-force distribution. The dynamic stability control with Hill start assist prevents the car in case of unstable driving conditions. Other safety features of Mini Countryman are front airbags for the driver and passengers, rigid body structure, dynamic brake light and more.
Mini Countryman is known for its nimble handling with upscale cabin materials and roomy seats. The excellent fuel economy offered by Mini Countryman is just an added bonus, it is one of the most “eye candy” cars on the roads, but is not just style and no substance, get inside and a lot more is waiting for you.