All-New 2017 MINI Countryman Unveiled

Posted: Oct 26 2016, 1:43pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 26 2016, 1:48pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
All-New 2017 MINI Countryman Unveiled
  • The Biggest, Most promising and Adventurous MINI is here
  • First ever plug-in hybrid available on Countryman as Cooper S E ALL4 variant

The MINI Countryman is the definition of a new and a revolutionized MINI. New MINI Countryman will make its World Premiere at the Los Angeles International Auto Show at a press conference on Wednesday, November 16th, at 11:50 am PDT.

This is the first time when a MINI Cooper ALL 4 Variant will be available in a plug in hybrid module. The company is launching three of the new MINI Countryman variants i.e. Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S E All4 hybrid at Los Angeles International Auto Show. Cooper and Cooper S will go on sale in March 2017, while Cooper S E ALL4 plug-in hybrid goes on sale in June 2017.

The biggest news out of this is that MINI USA has announced today one of the biggest MINI presented ever by the company. Along with that the company is claiming it to be most adventurous too. It is the first time ever when a MINI model is being offered in hybrid module. This will give the MINI lovers all the chances of getting the best of both worlds and will also let them enjoy the latest technology.

The new MINI Countryman is totally new in shape and size. It has been redesigned to give a unique and new but easily identifiable MINI look. As BMW Group Engine is working alongside MINI for better production of cars. Along with this MINI Countryman is not only the biggest car ever built by company but is very efficient in terms of technology being used in the car too.

According to the Vice President of MINI in US, Thomas Felbermair, “The addition of the plug-in hybrid option is a major milestone for the brand and we look forward to bringing this exciting new vehicle into one of the top performing market segments.”

Other than that MINI Copper SE ALL4 Countryman will be released as well. This will be the first one that will be offered in hybrid module with zero emission by the British car maker. It will have a 3 cylinder gasoline engine and a synchronous electric motor.

Every MINI Countryman will come standard with:

an expansive Panorama Sunroof

Sensatec Leatherette Upholstery

Comfort Access keyless entry

MINI Connected infotainment system with 6.5-inch high-resolution display

Rear View Camera with guidelines

Rear Park Distance Control (parking sensors)

Bluetooth supporting Telephone, Audio Streaming, and Siri Eyes Free

Automatic Headlights and Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

Fore-and-Aft Sliding Rear Seats with Reclining and 40:20:40 Split-Folding Backrests

17-inch light alloy wheels (Cooper) or 18-inch light alloy wheels (Cooper S)

“The plug-in hybrid concept perfectly matches the new MINI Countryman because it offers intelligent all-wheel drive as well as being able to run on electricity alone both in urban areas and over longer distances, too. This is unique in the segment,” says Uwe Seitz, MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 project manager.

The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4: an overview of the highlights.

The new MINI Countryman – an overview of the innovations.

Powerful proportions, 7.8 inches longer than its predecessor.

Five fully-fledged seats, clear increase in space and versatility.

Power opening and closing tailgate

MINI Picnic Bench: fold-out load loading sill cushion as a comfortable seat on the luggage compartment lid and for general outdoor use

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4: the first ever MINI with plug-in hybrid drive.

New generation of engines and gearboxes, efficiency-optimized all-wheel drive system ALL4.

Central instrument with touchscreen function for the first time.

MINI Country Timer measures driving fun over demanding terrain.

MINI Connected App as a personal assistant on a day-to-day basis and when traveling.

MINI Find Mate: everything you need on board at all times – or in view.

2017 MINI Countryman is the brand’s first ever plug-in hybrid model.

High-quality BMW Group eDrive components, configured to suit this specific model, that draw on expertise gained from the development of BMW iPerformance automobiles.

3-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor combine to produce a total system output of 221 hp.

Electric driving at speeds of up to 77 mph with a range of up to 24 miles*.

Novel driving experience due to the electrified all-wheel drive system ALL4.

Three operating modes available for selection via eDrive toggle switch.

Hybrid-specific displays.

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