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Countryman

The Mini Countryman is a SUV car, and is the first such car to be under the Mini marque by The car was announced in January 2010, and launched at the 2010 Geneva Show as the first Mini SUV, and the first 5-door It is offered with a choice of two or wheel drive (known as and with 1.6 L petrol or diesel engines in various states of

Sales started in September as a 2011 model-year vehicle.

The has a longer wheelbase, more room, and higher ground than the Clubman. It uses of the engines as the Mini Hatch/Clubman but with an optional all-wheel-drive (dubbed ALL4) to allow off-road and rugged terrain The model options follow a pattern to the Mini Hatch, a choice of One, Cooper and S derivatives.

A 6-speed manual is standard on all models, with transmission available on petrol

Production

Countryman: Standard 28 – 31 MPG with 121 HP

Countryman S: Model, 26 – 32 MPG with 181 HP

Countryman ALL4: AWD Model, 25 31 MPG with 181 HP

In November 2010 NCAP awarded the Countryman a crash rating.

Motorsport

On 27 2010 Mini announced to enter the World Rally The Countryman is the chosen donor and Prodrive have been to prepare the Mini Countryman The factory team had its first outing at the start of the 2011 WRC at the Monte Carlo Rally, taking on the full calendar in

Marketing and reception

In June, preparation for the launch of the Countryman, invited grammy award and country/pop singer Michelle and urban pop producer Timbaland to on a new advertisement effort. Their new Getaway, focuses on the idea of meets country, and the music premiered on June 8, 2010.

Prize winning automotive Dan Neil suggested the Countryman had the shark – that is to say the car pushed the ethos beyond relevance, the zenith of popularity and the start of Neil suggested that by a vehicle that is longer, and taller, the company had forsaken the logic of the brand: excellent in a tiny size. In a March review titled What of ‘Mini’ Did You Not Grasp, BMW?.

Neil wrote with the tiny sharks have jumped.

Production –

Assembly – Graz,

Class – SUV

Body – 5-door SUV

Layout Front engine, front-wheel / four-wheel drive

Engine

I4 (One/Cooper), 1.6L Prince I4 (Cooper S). 1.6L BMW N47 diesel I4 D and One D)

Transmission – 6-speed 6-speed manual

Wheelbase 2,595 mm (102.2 in)

Length 4,097 mm (161.3 in). S: 4,110 mm (161.8 in)

Width 1,996 mm (78.6 in)

Height 1,561 mm (61.5 in)

MINI SD with 2.0-litre turbodiesel and 105 kW/143 hp

02.02.2011| Press

The MINI Cooper SD, due for launch in 2011, will be the most diesel variant yet in the MINI The new 2.0-litre engine developing 105 hp – available for the MINI, MINI MINI Convertible and MINI – will drum up even power yet burn extremely amounts of fuel. Motor enthusiasts will welcome the new Cooper Works Pack also on offer for the MINI and Convertible.

The new MINI Cooper SD slots the range above the MINI One D 66 kW/90 hp and MINI Cooper D 82 kW/112 hp as the most powerful MINI. Its 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit produces maximum of 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm. A characteristic of the new diesel is its mighty power, which remains on tap under heavy loads; torque of 305 Newton metres lb-ft) is available between and 2,700 rpm.

Add this to the balance between output and consumption familiar from the models in the MINI family extraordinary power development for a engine, and the MINI Cooper SD has all the the sporty driver could need.

In its basic construction, the new diesel fits the same as the 1.6-litre units fitted in the One D and MINI Cooper D. Its all-aluminium helps to keep the weight of the as low as possible, while the turbocharger variable intake geometry the right level of power at all speeds. The engine in the MINI SD has a model-specific and extremely powerful controlled by the engine management while common-rail direct with solenoid-valve injectors centrally in the cylinder head that the fuel is fed in extremely and efficiently. The injection system with maximum pressure of bar and ensures optimum mixture in the combustion chamber.

The new MINI Cooper SD is also as standard with an extensive of MINIMALISM technology. In addition to the efficiency, features such as Energy Regeneration, the Auto function, Shift Point Electric Power Steering and the operation of ancillary components to produce outstanding fuel for this output class.

To that its emissions are as clean as the MINI Cooper SD is fitted a diesel particulate filter and an catalytic converter. No extra of fuel are required to clean the filter. And, as with all MINI models, the new diesel meet the EU5 exhaust emissions

Comfort levels on the move, are aided by the four-cylinder engine’s low and harmonious acoustic properties; the particularly sonorous soundtrack of the Cooper SD unit when on through higher revs it above its two diesel stablemates.

In the MINI Countryman this diesel engine teams up either front-wheel drive or the system MINI ALL4. The Cooper SD Countryman sprints 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.3 seconds, the Cooper SD Countryman ALL4 in 9.4 on the way to top speeds of 198 and 195 km/h (123/121 respectively.

The front-wheel-drive MINI SD Countryman has fuel economy of 4.6 per 100 km, the all-wheel-drive variant achieves 4.9 per 100 km. CO2 emissions are 122 and 130 grams per kilometre

The models fitted with the new powerplant come as standard a six-speed manual gearbox, ratios are tuned carefully to the performance characteristics to enable and silky smooth acceleration. A weight of 44.8 kilograms lb) makes this the lightest of its kind. Added to which, it a new benchmark in the MINI segment its short shift travel and precise action.

A six-speed gearbox will also be from launch as an option. Its short shift times and “target gear” finding on downshifts also allow the to enhance the sporting character of the Cooper SD. The six-speed automatic also be available for the MINI D, MINI Cooper D Clubman, Cooper D Convertible and MINI D Countryman from spring

In the interests of delivering the optimum of engine and gearbox, these will also be powered by a diesel unit. This matches the output and torque of the engine in the model variants manual gearbox.

The MINI SD also uses model-specific features to show off its sporting The most powerful diesel in the range stands out – like the petrol model, the MINI S – with its extra-large air intake in the apron and an air scoop on the bonnet. the MINI Cooper S, it also its model identity in its side surrounds (in its case with lettering) and has twin tailpipes in the centre of the rear apron.

The Cooper SD, MINI Cooper SD and MINI Cooper SD Countryman come with an eye-catching spoiler.

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