The new Mini Countryman is some 20 centimetres longer than its predecessor and approximately 3 centimetres wider. Its wheelbase has been extended by 7.5 centimetres. This growth results in signi cantly increased space on ve fully- edged seats as well asa de nite increase in storage volume and luggage transport versatility. The raised seating position ensures an excellent view and hallmark driving fun. The rear seats can be shifted longitudinally by up to 13 centimetres. The folding rear backrest offers a 40 : 20 : 40 split. It also provides a variable tilt angle so as to be able to either increase seating comfort or gain additional storage space at the rear. The luggage compartment volume is 450 litres and can be extended as required to a total of 1,309 litres. This constitutes a maximum increase of 220 litres as comparedto the predecessor model.
The new edition of the MINI Countryman lines up for the start featuring entirely newly developed engine technology. For the market launch there are two petrol and two diesel engines of the latest generation available to choose from, each with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology:
MINI Cooper Countryman: 3-cylinder petrol engine,capacity: 1 499 cc, output: 100 kW/136 hp, max. torque: 220 Nm.
MINI Cooper S Countryman: 4-cylinder petrol engine,capacity: 1 998 cc, output: 141 kW/192 hp, max. torque: 280 Nm.
MINI Cooper D Countryman: 4-cylinder diesel engine,capacity: 1 995 cc, output: 110 kW/150 hp, max. torque: 330 Nm.
MINI Cooper SD Countryman: 4-cylinder diesel engine,capacity: 1 995 cc, output: 140 kW/190 hp, max. torque: 400 Nm.
The range also includes the rst ever MINI with plug-in hybrid drive:MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4: 3-cylinder petrol engine,capacity: 1 499 cc, output: 100 kW/136 hp, synchronous electric motor, output: 65 kW/88 hp, system output: 165 kW/224 hp, system torque: 385 Nm.
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