At the upcoming Auto China 2010 in Beijing, MINI will premiere to the general public in Asia its fourth model, the MINI Countryman. Transferring the MINI brand's styling cues into a whole new "BIGGER" dimension, the all-new Countryman represents a four-door, four-passenger ride, which measures more than 4 metres and is available with ALL4 all-wheel drive option.

The unusual MINI stands out with bold, vigor and versatile design. It fills the gap between the classic MINI ride and the modern Sports Activity Vehicle.

At the Beijing Auto fair, the new MINI will be exhibited in two variants fitted with two different petrol power units. The first is the top-of-the-range MINI Cooper S Countryman model, which benefits from the ultra-potent, four-cylinder 1.6-litres engine that renders 184 horsepower (135 kW) and tops the efficiency table for its class. Also at the event, MINI will showcase the Cooper Countryman, a model equipped with a four-cylinder engine delivering output of 122 horsepower (90 kW).

The standard technology on the MINI Countryman highlights an innovative Center Rail storage and fastening system. It also offers a wide range of exterior shades, upholstery variations, decorative trims, high-end audio and navigation systems as well as numerous features specifically designed to allow customizing the vehicle in the customer's personal and unique style.