BMW Mini Countryman

16 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on BMW Mini Countryman
Mini Countryman

BMW Countryman India

In January 2010, BMW Mini unveiled the Countryman (internally, the R60), a crossover SUV for model year 2011 in the foreign markets. The Countryman features five doors; a longer wheelbase, more interior room than the BMW Mini Clubman . higher ground clearance, the same range of engines as other models, and optional all-wheel-drive powertrain. The model derivatives follow a similar pattern to the Mini Hatch.

When we talk of small cars it is impossible to ignore the success of the Mini . which has captured the imagination of thousands of buyers who are tempted by the engaging drive, cheeky looks and high degree of personalisation. If there is one criticism it is space, but Mini is tackling that with the introduction of the Countryman . In Indian the Countryman will be positioned as a crossover SUV at a premium price range of over 25 lakhs.

BMW Countryman Engine . The BMW Countryman comes in both the fuel version. The Petrol engine comes in a 1.6-litre 98bhp, 122bhp and 184bhp trim level. The diesel engine comes in a 1.6-litre (98bhp and 122bhp).

The gear transmission options are a six-speed manual gearbox, sequential automatic gearbox on high output petrol engines. The BMW Countryman comes in trim levels for the One, Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper S all 4 variants.

BMW Countryman Exteriors . The exterior stretch has clear benefits when it comes to the cabin. The BMW Countryman is a genuine five-seater, although buyers are given a choice of a rear bench seat or a pair of individual seats with a storage system between the two. The boot space is larger than on both the hatchback and Clubman models, turning into a viable family car, as well as giving the potential for increasing the space through folding seats.

BMW Countryman Interiors . The retro toggle switches are continued from previous MINIs, the dinner plate sized central speedo is definitely a conversation starter when your friends glance inside and the mood lighting on Chilli pack grades is disco like. The Harmon Kardon sound system sounds very good too. The four door body style (five if you count the rear hatch) is far more practical than other MINI’s.

For the second row you can choose between two individual rear seats or a three-seat bench. Either way adults should find themselves comfortable in the second row. Rear seat legroom is decent and if you want to stretch out the rear seats can slide backwards, but at a cost to boot space.

The storage rail-system that runs between the front seats, or all the way back if you opt for the two individual seats in the rear, is a very distinctive and cool touch. This is by far MINI’s most practical model.

BMW Countryman Ride and Handling . The pleasure of driving is key to the Mini’s appeal in all its guises, and the BMW Countryman manages to retain most of this appeal. The steering is still sharp, if not quite as direct as the hatchback, and all the major controls respond keenly to inputs. It is far from hyperactive though, and is happy to trickle through traffic.

This is a more relaxed highway car than smaller MINIs, but still fun, and can put a smile on your face over a wide variety of road surfaces, but especially smooth surfaced twisty roads. The stiff feeling chassis should get the nod from enthusiasts. It corners well with a lack of body roll and the All4 variants offer high levels of grip and aren’t afraid of a little off-road fun either, remaining stable under heavy braking.The electrically assisted steering has impressive feel, is communicative and direct and as it’s speed sensitive, parking is never a chore.

BMW Countryman Specifications . The car has five doors with a SUV Layout. The drive is a Front engine and front-wheel drive with four-wheel drive Engines also available. The engines come in a 1.6L for the One and Cooper.

The 1.6L Prince turbocharged is for the Cooper S. The 1.6L BMW N47 diesel comes for Cooper D and One D. The 2.0L BMW N47 diesel engine comes for the Cooper D Automatic and Cooper SD models. All the BMW Countryman comes with a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual option. The Wheelbase measures 2,595 mm (102.2 in) with a Length of 4,097 mm (161.3 in) and the Cooper S has a length of 4,110 mm (161.8 in).

The overall Width measures 1,996 mm (78.6 in) Height 1,561 mm (61.5 in).

BMW Countryman Ex-showroom Price . The Countryman isn’t exactly cheap, but model for model, the pricing is very similar to the Volkswagen Golf . Impressively, resale values are stronger than the Golf’s, too, so expect more of your money back at resale time. Most versions of the Countryman also beat most rivals for CO2 emissions and fuel economy. The BMW Countryman price starts off from Rs 24 lakhs onwards which is significantly more than most what people would have guessed it would cost.

BMW Countryman Safety Features . The BMW Countryman come with six airbags, ESP, EBD, brake assist, stability control, corner braking control, load-limiting pretensioners on the front belts and adjustable head restraints for all seats. Adding four-wheel drive to the mix elevates the Countryman’s safety kit to a new level, as it already benefits from standard ESP and a strong safety cell. With high levels of performance and grip, the BMW Countryman is a car with a high level of active safety.

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BMW Countryman Awards . The BMW Countryman awards are as follows:

In November 2010 Euro NCAP awarded the Countryman 5-star crash ratings.

The Countryman becomes the first MINI product to win the Top Pick certification and only the second BMW product so-awarded after the agency upped its standards to include a roof strength test.

MINI Countryman named ‘Best Crossover of 2011’ in the Parkers’ New Car Awards.

BMW Countryman Competitors . The BMW Countryman as well as being compared against other sports cars, the Mini Cooper Countryman is also often compared to luxury cars, cars, mid-size SUVs and truck and SUVs. The Mini Cooper Countryman’s top rivals looking at the positioning and the pricing could well be in for a stiff competition compared to its other mini variants. From India it could face the wrath of Mitsubishi Outlander . Skoda Yeti and the Ford Endeavour .

Generally, some of the advantages of the Cooper Countryman compared to other sports car competitors are it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (28 mpg vs 18 mpg), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (35 mpg vs 31 mpg), has much more cargo space (41.3 ft3 vs 10.0 ft3), has standard roof rails (standard vs not available) and has slightly more airbags (5 vs 4). However, on average it is slightly less powerful (121 HP at 6,000 RPM vs 230 HP at 6,500 RPM), is much more sluggish (24.4 lb/hp vs 13.9 lb/hp), lacks rear spoiler and has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive).

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