2011 MINI Countryman combines versatility, comfort and exclusiveness
2011 MINI Countryman takes the driving pleasure into a new dimension. This is the first MINI with four doors and big tailgate while the a versatile interior offers space for up to five people. The body length is more than 4 metres so there is plenty of inside space. Furthermore, the seating position is raised and the ride comfort is optimised.
There are three petrol and two diesel engines in the range. The puniest petrol variant is in MINI One Countryman developing 98hp. The next is MINI Cooper Countryman with 122 hp and the top-of-range 184 hp MINI Cooper S Countryman, whose 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine is the most efficient unit in its displacement class.
The diesel line-up offers MINI One D Countryman with 90 hp and incredibly low fuel consumption. The second diesel powered unit is in MINI Cooper D Countryman delivering 112 hp.
All engines in MINI Countryman meet the EU5 exhaust gas standard in Europe and the ULEV II standard in the USA.
All Countryman models come with MINI ALL4 - all-wheel drive system, which allows the driving fun you expect from the brand to be experienced off the beaten track as well. An electromagnetic centre differential positioned directly on the final drive varies the distribution of power seamlessly between the front and rear axles. The ALL4 system is available for the MINI Cooper S Countryman and MINI Cooper D Countryman.
The suspension of MINI Countryman features a front axle with MacPherson spring struts and forged track control arms, multi-link rear suspension and the electromechanical power steering system EPS. The MINI Countryman comes as standard with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system.
Its unmistakable design exudes an air of originality, robustness and versatility. Four doors and a large tailgate, a striking roof shape and an upright front end reinforce its status as an individualist within the MINI ranks. Countryman features short overhangs, a high window line, the wrap-around look of the windows and the car's powerful over-the-wheel stance create a familiar appearance transplanted onto larger exterior dimensions
Other exterior characteristics are the hexagonal radiator grille, large headlights set into the bonnet, side indicator surrounds, voluminous wheel arches and vertical rear light clusters.
The rear seats slide fore-and-aft individually or in a 60 : 40 split , the angle of the backrests can be adjusted, and the backrests can be folded down either individually or in a 40 : 20 : 40 split (three-seat bench) – all of which allows luggage capacity to be increased from 350 litres to a maximum 1 170 litres.
The rear of the MINI Countryman can be specified with two individual seats or – as a no-cost option – a seat bench for three passengers. The rear seats slide fore-and-aft individually or in a 60 : 40 split (three-seat bench), the angle of the backrests can be adjusted, and the backrests can be folded down either individually or in a 40 : 20 : 40 split (three-seat bench) – all of which allows luggage capacity to be increased from 350 litres to a maximum 1,170 litres (12.4 to 41.3 cu ft). The MINI Countryman is also fitted as standard with the innovative Centre Rail storage and fastening system.
MINI Countryman includes top-of-class standard equipment such as air conditioning and a CD audio system. There are also a wide range of options including exterior paint finishes and interior colours designed exclusively for the Countryman. The option list doesnt end here, it also features a host of upholstery variants, trim elements and model-specific equipment items, and high-quality audio and navigation systems. A further in-car entertainment highlight is the unique MINI Connected system, which includes the web radio and Mission Control functions.
MINI Countryman is an excellent vehicle, which definitely will be one of the best selling cars in the UK. Its versatility, comfort and exclusiveness will catch a lot of attention.