Thursday 26 August 2010

Photo Gallery: 2011 MINI Countryman

The Mini Countryman will start from £16,000 when it goes on sale in September. The Mini Countryman will go on sale with the choice of three petrol and two diesel engines, varying in power from 89bhp in the One D Countryman to 181bhp in the Cooper S Countryman.

The Countryman is 398 mm longer than the regular Mini (at 4,097mm), 316 mm wider (at 1,789 mm) and 170mm higher (at 1,577mm). The Countryman offers 350 litres of luggage space and 1,170 litres with the rear seats folded.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, DAB digital radio, rear parking sensors, alarm, Dynamic Stability Control, 6 airbags and a tyre pressure warning system.

The ALL4 models will cost an additional £1,065 for the Cooper D and £1,220 for the Cooper S above the standard front wheel drive Countryman versions.

The ALL4 is front wheel driven in dry conditions, but when wheel slippage is detected on the front wheels or if the car is being driven passionately, an electro-magnetic clutch, located on the rear axle, engages drive to the rear wheels.

BMW says that to ‘enable this imperceptible change to the driven wheels a propeller shaft from the front axle is driven constantly and is ready to direct drive forces from the front axle to the rear in lightning time’. The amount of power sent to the rear wheels is ‘infinitely variable between one per cent and 100, depending upon the driving conditions.’

So, your £16k will buy you a Countryman One with a 1.6, 96bhp petrol engine. Combined fuel economy is 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions are 137g/km. The Countryman One D commands a £1,000 over the petrol variant. The 1.6D has 90bhp, does 64.2mpg combined and emits 115g/km.

More information can be found here.

Full photo gallery of the 2011 MINI Countryman:

2011 MINI Countryman

2011 MINI Countryman

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