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MINI has launched the new Countryman lineup, which now includes the range's first plug-in hybrid model - the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4.

22 Jan 2017 | International News : U.K.

For the first time, MINI is offering a plug-in hybrid model with the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4. Drawing from expertise gleaned from across the BMW Group, this new hybrid features a turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor, reducing fuel consumption to 57.2km/L while enabling a 0-100km/h time of just 6.9 seconds.

The new Countryman lineup's range of engines put out 136bhp to 192bhp and 220Nm to 400Nm of torque
A three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with MINI TwinPower technology, producing 136bhp and 220Nm of torque, powers the front wheels of the Cooper S E Countryman. This engine is combined with a six-speed Steptronic transmission.

The rear wheels are powered by a synchronous electric motor housed under the floor of the luggage compartment. This motor offers 88bhp and 165Nm of torque, with all of the torque available from a standstill. The motor's output is sent to the rear axle via a two-stage single-speed transmission.

The new MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model to be launched in the brand's 57-year history. With its larger external dimensions, and increased space throughout the cabin and luggage area, it offers occupants even greater comfort and a genuinely premium ambience. Useful new features such as electric tailgate control with touch-free opening and unique options, including a fold-down picnic bench at the rear, add to the ownership experience.

The rest of the new MINI Countryman lineup is powered by an all new range of engines sourced from the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo generation, offering outstanding performance and efficiency. With between 136bhp and 192bhp, and 220Nm to 400Nm of torque, the new MINI Countryman can sprint from 0-100km/h in as little as 7.2 seconds. It also boasts a fuel consumption figure of 27.3km/L and C02 emissions as low as 113g/km.

The new MINI Countryman is available with both manual and Steptronic gearboxes, as well as front and all-wheel drive. The latter, MINI's ALL4 system, has been further refined for increased driving agility and efficiency. The new MINI Countryman is available to order at all MINI retailers in the U.K., with first deliveries expected in February. Prices for the plug-in hybrid model will be announced in due course.

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