MINI Countryman is the first SUV of the British premium brand MINI, owned by BMW Group, and it is the largest MINI ever built. Countryman was previewed by MINI Crossover Concept unveiled at Paris Motor Show in 2008. The car featured here is a facelifted Cooper S Countryman, having a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine made by BMW Group in partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroen. This MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 AT is owned by Romanian automotive enthusiast Razvan J. and it’s almost new, with less than 10,000 km on the clock.
Model: MINI Countryman / MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 AT
Production: 2010- (with facelift starting 2014)
Body type: SUV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 32,221 Euros
Engine: 1.6-litre (1,598 cc) inline four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, transverse mounted. The maximum output is 140 kW / 190 PS/hp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque is 240 Nm or 260 Nm with overboost (approx. 177 ft-lbs or 191 ft-lbs) available between 1,600-5,000 rpm (overboost between 1,700-4,500 rpm).
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission with torque converter and ALL4 All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Tyres: Bridgestone Dueler H/P 225/45 R18 91V (RSC)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.1 seconds
Top speed: 213 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 7.1 liters of gasoline per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 165 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 47
Dimensions (mm): L 4,109 / w 1,789 / h 1,561
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 350-1,170
Wheelbase (mm): 2,595
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,415 kg/1,490 kg
Front suspension: Single-joint McPherson spring strut axle with anti-dive control.
Rear suspension: Multi-link axle with trailing arms in aluminium lightweight construction.
Main standard equipment
Airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags for front and rear seats; DSC including ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control); Start/Stop; roof rails; heated windshield washers; heated side mirror and electrically adjustable and foldable; braking energy recovery.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Midnight Grey Metallic Paint (424); Hood Stripes (93); Steptronic Automatic Transmission (1,306); Chili Pack (3,123) consisting Leather Lounge Black Carbon, 18-inch alloy wheels with Turbo Fan design, Lights Pack, Velour Floor Mats, Extra Storage Compartments, rain and light sensor with automatic control for headlights and wipers, LED fog lights, xenon headlights for low and high beam, automatic air conditioning, Sport button, board computer, multifunction steering wheel; Adaptive Headlights (212); Black Tinted Headlights (84); Wired Pack (1,315) consisting MINI Navigation System, Radio CD MINI Visual Boost, vocal commands, Bluetooth, USB audio, AUX-IN, MINI Connected App Preparation; Heated Front Seats (245); Chromed Interior Elements (84); Chromed Exterior Elements (93); Sport Steering Wheel with multifunction and paddles (84); Anti-Dazzle rearview central mirror (127); rear parking sensors (296).
+ silent suspension
+ precise steering
+ nice engine sound
+ easy to drive
– creaky plastics in the interior
– feels heavy
Driven by Razvan J. for 3,000 km, 10 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 8,200 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni